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drzoolander Mon 03-Aug-09 20:20:58

Hi, Due to have second daughter in next few weeks and unsure of name. On our shortlist:
Kara
Maya - worried about mis pronounciation?
Martha
Myla

What do you all think? Really need help. Thank you!

thisisyesterday Mon 03-Aug-09 20:24:43

ooh i really like Myla, it just... grabbed me! mmm yes Myla

love the others too, although i like Kara with a C

norktasticninja Mon 03-Aug-09 20:26:50

Yes, I really like Myla too, never heard it before but it definitely gets my vote.

jkklpu Mon 03-Aug-09 20:30:31

Maya or Martha for me - both lovely

maggievirgo Mon 03-Aug-09 20:33:05

Martha is the nicest. I know a couple of Maias, Mayas, Mias...

Kara I like, but I prefer Clara. Although Kara is quite nice.

Myla confuses me. It's OK. It's grown on me a bit since I first read your list a minute ago.

Martha though!

jellybeans Mon 03-Aug-09 20:35:16

I love Myla. Think it may be popular though soon, I know 2 baby Mileys too.

stubbyfingers Mon 03-Aug-09 20:36:53

Another vote for Myla here too - lovely soft sounds that feel nice to say too.

thisisyesterday Mon 03-Aug-09 20:37:14

maggievirgo that happened to me with Myla too.
I glanced at the list and kind of thought hmm, don't like that. then i said it in my head and thought actually.. and now i love it! lol

Tortington Mon 03-Aug-09 20:37:55

they are al kinda pretentious apart from martha - which is just ugly

MrsBadger Mon 03-Aug-09 20:38:11

MArtha is lovely
Cara with a C is also splendid

Myla I could take or leave - sounds a bit made-up (but I am a traditionalist)

pania Mon 03-Aug-09 20:40:12

I like Maya and Martha, but not Myla.

It makes me think of Mylar (plastic sheeting).

drzoolander Mon 03-Aug-09 20:42:35

Thank you everyone, some really interesting thoughts. Do you think Martha will become very popular with older names making a comeback?
Also, with Myla - Roger Federer recently named his daughter this. Liked it before but now worried this might increase popularity...??

MrsBadger Tue 04-Aug-09 08:45:59

Martha is already pretty popular - was 86th last year (ie below Eve but above Rose)

Ladyem Tue 04-Aug-09 09:51:06

Martha, Martha, Martha!!! I LOVE it!!! grin
I'd love to my baby Martha if she turns out to be a girl, but DH is set on Harriet!! Can't talk him out of it at all!!

Others are pretty, but Don't like Myla as it sounds a bit made up.

pasturesnew Tue 04-Aug-09 10:03:03

Kara - Kara "Starbuck" Thrace is a good character in Battlestar Galactica, I'd prefer Cara - nice name.

Maya - nice, true that it will get pronounced either as My-a or May-a but lots of names are like this, it wouldn't put me off

Martha - my fave from this list

Myla - this is a brand of fancy knickers www.mylausa.com/ which I find a slightly disturbing connotation for a young girl, sorry!

drzoolander Tue 04-Aug-09 19:14:26

Yeah the knickers connection has concerned my husband! Am thinking Myla is out, in the middle of the night I suddenly got the name confused with Myra, thinking of Myra Hindley. That has very much put me off!!

HerHonesty Tue 04-Aug-09 21:10:40

martha is lovely. top of my list at the mo. not even up the duff..

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