Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingBaby Names · 9 years ago

would you pronounce the name Lara like Laura?

or like Lar-uh?

I want to name my daughter Lara (pronounced like Lar-uh not Lor-uh...laura) But i want to know how i should spell it. Lara or Larah maybe?

Does that make sense?

Can you suggest some middle names? I was thinking of Lanae, but I am not sure about the double L's

Thanks for your help =)


@Kojak- I didn't ask if you liked it or not. If you dont like it, dont answer my question. For that, I reported you. Next time either answer the question or pass it up. Thanks

Update 2:

@Kylee's mom- I dont want to name her Laura, not that its a bad name, but its too common. Lara isn't as popular.


16 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    i would pronounce it like Lar-uh. its very cute. i personally love it like Larah. but that's just my opinion. i also like names like Lila with an h. (Lilah) i just find it much cuter.

    i think the "elle" sound is good with Larah

    Larah Michelle

    Larah Marielle

    Larah Brielle

    Larah Danielle

    Larah Arielle

    if you don't like those, maybe

    Larah Quinn

    Larah Elizabeth

    Larah Ann(e)

    Larah Alise/Elise

    Larah Jane

    Larah Renee

    Larah Grace

    Larah Juliet

    Larah Elaine

    Larah Cheyenne

    i love all the "elle" names and Larah Cheyenne. if you hate them though, i understand and wont be offended lol

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Lara is sweet and simple and feminine hihi..

    Well i pronounce it Lar-uh and i think its the best way to pronounce it

    So i think Lara looks nicer and more sophisticated than Larah..

    I think people are smart enough to make the difference between Lara and Laura,:)

    Go for Lara :')

    Now middle names- Lanae is beautiful but does not flow well with Lara

    Lara Michelle

    Lara Amelie

    Lara Helena

    Lara Kimberly

    Lara Noemie

    Would you consider 'Laure'?

    Its a french name or even Norah? :')

    Hugs :)

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  • 9 years ago

    I would pronounce Lara like Lar-uh. And i like it spelled just like that.

    Lara Lanae is so cute and I think the double L's are cute too.

    Lara Renae

    Lara Dae

    Lara Rae

    Lara Shae

    Lara Fae

    Lara Mae

    Lara Kae

    Lara Jae

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  • 9 years ago

    I would pronounce Lara Lar-uh. I'm Spanish though, so I don't know if that makes a difference, but at least at home in Spain she would definitely be Lar-uh, more emphasis on the first syllable, Laaar-uh.

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  • Larah for sure, because its easier to sound out that way and for sure does not sound like laura..

    Middle Names: dont like the double L, however Lanae is pretty and does go with Larah

    Larah McClain

    Larah Anne

    Larah Marie

    Larah Brooke

    Larah Nikole

    Larah Rose

    Larah Emily

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  • 9 years ago

    I'm a Laura and there were 4 Laura's and 1 Lara in my homeroom in high school. Lara is pronounced differently.

    I like Laura much better, but that is because that is my name. My mom wanted to name me Laurel, but thought it was too hickish.

    If your last name is Bean, you would have an LL Bean.

    I'm pregnant and if it is a girl(we don't like to find out) we plan on Mary Morgan (after my great grandma) and our last name begins with an S. That will make her MM's and she will definitley be a sweetie.

    Do what you feel in your gut or make the final call when you see your baby for the first time.

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  • 4 years ago

    My name is Lara...pronounced like Larr-uh...not Lare-uh....I've fought with people over the years saying Lora...and I concede that Laura is Lora. My middle name is sister is Diann Lischelle (Lisa and Michelle combo)...I was named after Dr Zhivago...I feel the Larah would confuse those people into like Sarah....perhaps Larra might help...good luck to you!

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  • "Sorry,No" is no reason to report. the answer isn't going against any of the Y/A rules or guidelines so just a heads probably won't be removed. His answer was so vague that it could be taken as "Sorry,no I would not pronounce it like Laura"

    Anyways to the question, I would pronounce Lara as -LAR-ah (like Lara Croft) and Laura as -LOR-ah)

    Good luck


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  • 9 years ago

    I would pronounce it Lar-Uh. Lar sounding like Jar. It's really pretty! You might like Kara too :)

    Some middle names you might like are: Reese or Michaela. But I think Lanae is perfect!

    Good luck :)

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  • 4 years ago

    My name is Lara and every Lara I've ever met has pronounced it "Lah-ra" (with the "lar" rhyming with "bar"). In practice though, it is constantly misspelled and mispronounced, even by people who know me well.

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