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Myra Julie Eve
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mumma1019 · 01/08/2020 09:06

What does everyone think of this name? My other children both have two middle names aswell. Julie is after my grandma so definitely want that in there. Unsure on Eve, I love Myra though! Last initial is W.

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NataliaOsipova · 01/08/2020 09:08

Unfortunately, Myra will forever be associated with Myra Hindley. I just wouldn’t do it.

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mumma1019 · 01/08/2020 09:10

Never thought about that!! I'm put off, it's so hard finding a name!

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mumma1019 · 01/08/2020 09:11

Any ideas of any similar to Myra?

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DramaDromedary · 01/08/2020 09:12

How about Lyra instead?

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1Bobbinwinder · 01/08/2020 09:14

I love Mara.

Agree you just can't do Myra.

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Cooltalkin · 01/08/2020 09:14

Not Myra , as pp said it will always be associated with hindley
Lots of other m names
Marissa
Melissa
Maria
Mel
Or something else entirely

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NataliaOsipova · 01/08/2020 09:15

Sorry! Didn’t mean to be a naysayer. It’s a shame, as it is a lovely name - just has really unfortunate associations. If you want something from that “generation” of names, I really like Margaret and think that is due for a comeback (like Meg for short too). That goes well with the Julie Eve as well.

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Whybirdwhy · 01/08/2020 09:15

Maria Julie Eve is lovely

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jollybobs89 · 01/08/2020 09:17

What about Myla instead of Myra

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mumma1019 · 01/08/2020 09:17

I'm loving an M name, I have an E and an A, so I'm wanting to go with M.

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epythymy · 01/08/2020 09:20

Maia? I like the name Julia as a first name...

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Jennygentle · 01/08/2020 09:21

Myra is just a complete no, unfortunately.
Mara
Melissa
Melinda
Marina
Maire
Maria
Merry
Marianne

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MsTSwift · 01/08/2020 09:22

You can’t call a baby Myra

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allinadaystwerk · 01/08/2020 09:25

Mara or maya are good alternatives. Julie is a nice comeback name

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CaffiSaliMali · 01/08/2020 09:27

Myra is a gorgeous name, but the Hindley association is hard to shake off.

Although according to the 2018 baby name stats there were 101 babies named Myra in 2018, ranked 431. This is the England and Wales stats. So clearly some people are choosing it, however I don't think I would be brave enough to choose it myself!

Alternatives:
Lyra
Mary
Marie
Mari (pron. Marry - Welsh for Mary)
Mara
Myla
Mila (mee-la)

Another Welsh version of Mary is Mair - pronounced like Myra but without the a, so Myrr. It's probably the closest you'll get sound wise, but it's tricky to say without it sounding like mire if you're not a Welsh speaker.

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Disfordarkchocolate · 01/08/2020 09:28

Miranda
Maura
Mary

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SpeedofaSloth · 01/08/2020 09:30

I prefer Julia or Juliet to Julie, TBH.
Eve is nice.
I knew a lovely Moira so I am a bit biased but I do quite like it, though I struggle to se it for a little girl somehow.

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tiredanddangerous · 01/08/2020 09:33

Miriam
Miranda
Maude
Maura
Marianne
Martha

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Newpuppymummy · 01/08/2020 09:33

I came on to say the same thing about Myra. When I think about it though it’s odd because I don’t feel the same way about Rose (West). I guess it’s because Myra is more unusual. Seems sad for a name to be forever associated with one evil woman.

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AcrobaticCardigan · 01/08/2020 09:33

Love Myla & Mila as suggested by PPs.

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guineapig1 · 01/08/2020 09:34

Myra is a lovely name and I’m not sure the Hindley association will so strong in 10-20 years plus. You could discount lots of lovely names by association!

Otherwise what about Meira which is quite similar. Also has a Welsh, Scandi and Indian connection if any of that helps!

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Lockdownlooks · 01/08/2020 09:34

Myra has too many connotations for me. I’m in my 40s though. Maybe younger people don’t know the name like that at all.

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MaverickDanger · 01/08/2020 09:34

I know a Myah.

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missmouse101 · 01/08/2020 09:36

Cara? Lara?

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Jamnotjelly · 01/08/2020 09:39

Mira? It's similar and has a nice meaning too

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