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If we are not Italian in the slightest.. is it ridiculous tp call a child...

(28 Posts)
allaboutme Tue 14-Jul-09 09:37:56


We are english and alreadt have two DCs with quite traditional english names...

dadintheshed Tue 14-Jul-09 09:42:04

I've heard a lot worse!

dadintheshed Tue 14-Jul-09 09:43:44

I've heard a lot worse!

splodge2001 Tue 14-Jul-09 10:35:18

nope - chiara - though italian doesnt sound uniquely so

Mammina Tue 14-Jul-09 10:44:23

no I think it's fine - it was the name of my italian penpal years ago smile

thell Tue 14-Jul-09 10:46:08

I think it's fine!

Metella Tue 14-Jul-09 10:46:46

It's very pretty.

ShrimpOnTheBarbie Tue 14-Jul-09 10:47:55

It's lovely.

loobylu3 Tue 14-Jul-09 11:19:59

It's v pretty and sounds fine. What are your other 2 called (if you don't mind me asking)?

Rindercella Tue 14-Jul-09 11:23:37

I love the name Chiara. Don't think it'd be a ridiculous choice for you at all.

allaboutme Tue 14-Jul-09 15:40:41

other two are Edward and Oliver

Pyrocanthus Tue 14-Jul-09 15:54:44

I don't think it's unheard of here - it's lovely.

nowwearefour Tue 14-Jul-09 15:54:44

how do you pronounce it? sounds pretty but i am prob saying it wrong in my head

castille Tue 14-Jul-09 15:57:26

It's pretty but without an Italian connection I'd go for Clara I think.

Lizzylou Tue 14-Jul-09 15:59:40

Lovey name, very pretty.
What is your surname like?

I loved Roman whilst pg, but we have a very Northern sounding surname, coupled with the fact we lived in Ramsbottom it just sounded naff grin

Pyrocanthus Tue 14-Jul-09 16:02:03

If your surname was Ramsbottom, that would make an outstanding name!

Pyrocanthus Tue 14-Jul-09 16:02:40

Though Roman Colchester might be misunderstood.

allaboutme Tue 14-Jul-09 16:04:49

You pronounce it
Key ah ra

surname slightly french sounding (althugh not french at all!)

stroppyknickers Tue 14-Jul-09 16:06:15

I would think you couldn't spell Keira, and it sounds a teeny bit too much like Kiaora or whatever that drink was...

muggglewump Tue 14-Jul-09 16:06:28

I have a Niamh and we're not Irish, so I think it's fine.

Lizzylou Tue 14-Jul-09 16:06:47

Or Roman Bath?

If it goes with your surname do it!

nickelbabe Tue 14-Jul-09 16:28:31

i love the name Chiara, because I have a friend called that.

I have to warn against it for a couple of reasons: everybody used to pronounce it chee-ara (with a "church" type "ch") instead of Keeara

and we used to sing the Kia-ora song - which might sound irrelevant for today, but i saw a retro kia-ora advert on a sky channel a couple of months ago.
my Chiara thought it was great because it said "we all ador-a" and she thought that was sweet.
(she was italian, btw)

PixiNanny Tue 14-Jul-09 16:40:13

I'd call my kid Chiara... but only because I heard it on Farscape first grin

Seriously though, it's okay, I'd be more inclined to name kids uniquely but still not too uniquely that it's weird...

jkklpu Wed 15-Jul-09 21:29:42

a lovely name - Italian for Claire

MaggieBeBold Wed 15-Jul-09 21:31:24

no. Clara is Spanish and Claire French for the same thing.

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