What do you think of Maura?

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What do you think of Maura?
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Thu, 01-13-2011 - 11:28am

I won't go into the whys and whos of that name.

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Thu, 01-13-2011 - 12:46pm

If I saw it, my first thought would probably be "Too bad it's not Moira".

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Thu, 01-13-2011 - 12:56pm
I think you're confirming my feelings for it. I really want Miriam, Mariam, Marianne, or Marian, but I can't get DH on board. He suggested Maura (because it's Irish), but I'm not excited about it. He also suggested Moira, but I don't like the sound of "Moy-ra," and Maire, but again I don't care for the "Myra" sound and know that everyone will mispronounce her name for the rest of her life.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 01-13-2011 - 5:12pm

I love it!

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Registered: 04-06-2007
Thu, 01-13-2011 - 8:41pm

I LOVE Miriam!

I think these names work well with your other childrens' names. Do any of them appeal to you?

Maribel (NN Mari or Bel)
Matilda (NN Mattie, Tilda or Tillie)
Melinda (NN Mel or Mindy)
Monica (NN Monnie, Nic or Nicky)

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Registered: 11-25-2002
Thu, 01-13-2011 - 8:55pm

What about Maren? I considered this name for a while and got LOTS of positive feedback. In the end it wasn't frilly enough for me.

Maura immediately makes me think of other "mau" words like "maul" and "Maury Povich". Also, it's not crystal clear if it's MAW-ra or MOR-ah. Kind of the problem with Laura. (LAW-ra or LOR-ah, you never know.)

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Registered: 08-07-2006
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 9:18am
The name has to be somewhat Irish in order for my DH to accept it. I do LOVE Monica, but my MIL kinda ruined it for me. It's her name and her and I had a rocky start to our relationship.
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Registered: 10-11-2005
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 3:49pm
Have to admit my first response is the same as Elle's too bad it isn't Moira. I really prefer Moira to Maura, and I like it with Rosie and Frankie too!

That being said I adore Miriam. If this one had been a girl her middle name would have been Mira, but it was really tempting to go with Miriam as a first name instead.



Thank you for the sig Mary