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KitKat1985 Sat 03-May-14 18:25:24

The name Lyra? As in the character of the same name of the Philip Pullman 'Dark Materials' trilogy (for those who have read it)? I'm looking for a girls name which is feminine without being 'cutesy', and not overly common without being bizarre?

Busymumto3dc Sat 03-May-14 18:26:42

Yes I love it

Also love Lila

flavourflave Sat 03-May-14 18:28:03

I love it too!

Smugfearnleyshittingstool Sat 03-May-14 18:29:10

Makes me think of Lyra pencils sorry

flavourflave Sat 03-May-14 18:30:01

Lilac, Lara, Lotus, Lumi, Lorelai...

ApplySomePressure Sat 03-May-14 18:31:37

Love it. I absolutely adore her character.

flavourflave Sat 03-May-14 18:32:48

Lenora, Lydia

Clara, Cleo, Farah, Myla, Noula...?

Busymumto3dc Sat 03-May-14 18:41:00

How about Nova? Or Nola?

I love both of those too!

Nunyabiz Sat 03-May-14 18:41:29

I immediately thought 'Lycra' and then going on the sound I thought 'Liar'

How about Lyla? Layla? Leila?
Not my taste but I suppose we're all different smile

BackforGood Sat 03-May-14 18:42:10

I've never heard it before clearly not well read, me and generally I don't like names I've not heard before, but, oddly, I do like that - it sounds like a name, IYSWIM, and sounds usable for an adult as well as a child or baby. Presumably won't give too many problems with spelling or pronunciation either. smile

BananaHammocks Sat 03-May-14 18:53:04

I think I'm fairly indifferent too it, the only think I don't like is that I've seen it mentioned on baby naming threads a lot and is shooting up the popularity charts at alarming speed!

DramaAlpaca Sat 03-May-14 18:54:13

I like it.

KitKat1985 Sat 03-May-14 18:56:19

Okay, some mixed views so far. I only ask as a lot of the names me and DH like are currently in the UK top 20, which isn't a problem per se, but I was trying to think of some options that weren't going to be so popular. DH said his first thought on hearing 'Lyra' was that it sounded like 'Lycra' and didn't like it (although it's grown on him), but other people have said they really like it. Tricky one. Thank you for all the replies so far. xx

Aliceinvodkaland Sat 03-May-14 18:57:09

I would just think someone was calling her a liar and couldn't pronounce it! smile

Montsti Sat 03-May-14 19:14:34

I like it. I know a little girl called this.

BurdenedWithGloriousPurpose Sat 03-May-14 19:17:38

Love it.

funnyoldonion Sat 03-May-14 19:22:02

Sophie Dahl named her daughter this, I love both the names and the books and Sophie for that matter, whoa I'm pretty loved up aren't I? X

CheckpointCharlie Sat 03-May-14 19:22:38

It's lovely and fairly unique I would imagine.

yesnoyesnoyesno Sat 03-May-14 19:30:06

I know a couple under 2

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 03-May-14 20:41:11

I like it a lot

BikeRunSki Sat 03-May-14 20:43:39

I like it. I know one, Who is about 3.


CPtart Sat 03-May-14 20:43:52

Too much like Lycra, my first thought too.

Whenwillwe3meetagain Sat 03-May-14 20:46:01

My DH suggested it the other day and it's really growing on me. He doesn't like many girls names do was amazed he came up w this. I'm still thinking Cleo is my fave but I really like Lyra too.

Ethiad Sat 03-May-14 20:56:14

It looks nice, but if it rhymes with Myra (as in Hindley) then I personally wouldn't use it.

Whenwillwe3meetagain Sat 03-May-14 21:04:10

Ethiad will you rule out Rose (west) too and any other murderess name ie Anne or Amelia?
I think Lyra is different enough from Myra for people to not associate the name w her.

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