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Alternatives to Laura?

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BabyDubsEverywhere Sun 11-Oct-09 14:53:12

Laura is my Dsis name and I am thinking of using an alternative of this for potential DD2 name, really jumping the gun, but thought id get a head start. Any ideas? x

thesame Sun 11-Oct-09 14:57:14

Lauren
Laurie
Lola
Lara

thesame Sun 11-Oct-09 14:58:22

Elora

kitkatqueen Sun 11-Oct-09 14:58:47

Laria

Lorna

Paula ( sounds simililar )

are you looking for rhyming or same start letter or ?

BiteOfFun Sun 11-Oct-09 15:00:26

Lorna

Lauren

BabyDubsEverywhere Sun 11-Oct-09 15:01:18

Really like Elora, Lauren is my DN name hmm, not sure it will go with surname though. I had a hundred names before i though i might be pregnant!

BabyDubsEverywhere Sun 11-Oct-09 15:02:29

Not anything in particular, Laura just doesnt go well but would like to use something of my sister iyswim, her middle name is Jo so thats pants too

BabyDubsEverywhere Sun 11-Oct-09 15:03:27

Lorna is very nice, now on my list

Amapoleon Sun 11-Oct-09 15:06:22

What about pronouncing it the Spanish or Italian way, Lawra becomes lowra [as in ow I've hurt myself]

BabyDubsEverywhere Sun 11-Oct-09 15:09:23

ooo i really like that idea, and it does go better with surname. Thankyou.

pixiestix Sun 11-Oct-09 15:39:29

Lauralie
Laurel
Lori

Scottie22 Sun 11-Oct-09 20:17:12

Lara

Laurel

Lorna (is my sisters name lol!)

Lawreen

Lorena

Salonly Sun 11-Oct-09 20:33:32

Lara is fabulous.

AnyFuleKno Sun 11-Oct-09 20:49:23

Loretta, Layla, Leila, Lana

I like Laurel - Chloe Sevigny plays a character with this name in Woody Allen film Melinda and Melinda

electra Sun 11-Oct-09 20:50:36

I liked Laura and chose Lorna for dd1 for variation.

paisleyleaf Sun 11-Oct-09 20:51:47

Daphne and Kayla/Kaila are other 'laurel' names.
Rowan, Willow other shrub/tree names.

Jamieandhismagictorch Sun 11-Oct-09 21:49:19

I like Lara

What about Leah ?

TeamEdwardTango Sun 11-Oct-09 21:56:35

Lowri is Welsh (pronounced with the ow! I hurt my knee sound!!)

Pyrocanthus Sun 11-Oct-09 22:08:58

Flora.

Cortina Mon 12-Oct-09 09:14:54

Elodie
Laurie
Lavender
Laetita
Tara
Layla
Loreli

campion Mon 12-Oct-09 14:52:01

Second Flora.

MintyMoo Mon 12-Oct-09 16:47:44

Lowri is indeed Welsh for Laura (is my name) but the 'Low' part is prounounced like the word 'Low' as in opposite to high so it's Low-ree.

I am called Lowry constantly and it's incredibly frustrating, even when I pronounce it clearly. Most people who have the name pronounce it Lowri (from a facebook group I saw), the Lowry pronunciation is rarer and not the traditional Welsh one. People always think I'm named after the painter Lowry (I'm really not!) and it's constantly spelt wrong - Lori, Laurie, Lowry, Lowrie, Lowree etc

But I do love it despite the annoyances :D

paisleyleaf Mon 12-Oct-09 21:07:19

I'd thought Lowri was pronounced the same as the organ.
I like it with Minty's pronounciation.

qumquat Tue 27-Oct-09 15:04:06

Lorelei
Lana
Lyla

I love Lorna and Lara

(I'm a Laura and I love my name!)

mathanxiety Tue 27-Oct-09 15:10:00

Lara and Laurel

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