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    do any of these match Ciara?

    Do any of these names fit nicely in a sibling set with our daughter Ciara? Let me know what you think of them (without being too brutal please, haha) and suggestions are welcome! Ciara is pronounced as Key-ar-ah. Thank you


    Calista
    Merida
    Courtney
    Malorie
    Bronwyn
    Rhiannon
    Martha
    Vienna
    Tessa
    Kirsten
    Aurelia
    Arabella
    Hadley
    Gemma
    Kiana
    Darcy
    Larissa
    Danielle
    Payton
    Eden
    Aurora
    Annalise
    Orla
    Lydia
    Verity
    Genevieve
    Ainsley
    Olive
    Audrey
    Meredith
    Harper
    Maeve
    Juliette
    Josie
    Valerie
    Emmeline
    Mirabelle
    Seraphina
    Isla
    Laura
    Lara
    Last edited by ciarasmummy; April 22nd, 2013 at 07:26 PM.
    Ciara Alison Grace (age 4)

    Favourite Names:

    Emmeline, Juliette, Danielle, Mirabelle, Seraphina, Violet, Valerie, Merida
    Duncan, Declan, Landon, Jake, Liam, Patrick, Finn, Joshua, Adam, Andrew

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    Ciara is a very pretty Celtic name that is pronounced "keer-uh" (eg. Keira is another spelling). You have a lot of names with an "ar" sound and unisex/boyish styles so I would eliminate them. I like these names with Ciara.

    Meredith
    Bronwen - this is the FEMALE Welsh spelling. Bronwyn is the MALE version.
    Rhiannon
    Tessa
    Gemma
    Orla
    Lydia
    Audrey
    Maeve
    Isla
    All the best,
    Mischa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mischa View Post
    Ciara is a very pretty Celtic name that is pronounced "keer-uh" (eg. Keira is another spelling). You have a lot of names with an "ar" sound and unisex/boyish styles so I would eliminate them. I like these names with Ciara.

    Meredith
    Bronwen - this is the FEMALE Welsh spelling. Bronwyn is the MALE version.
    Rhiannon
    Tessa
    Gemma
    Orla
    Lydia
    Audrey
    Maeve
    Isla
    our daughter is 4 years old, and has always been key-ar-ah, and my husband is Irish, and pronounces it key-ar-ah. Also, I'm half Welsh, and lived in Wales for about 6 years, and I have NEVER met a male Bronwyn, I knew 5 Bronwyn's in Wales, all were female. Altogether, I know about 8 named Bronwyn, all are girls.
    Ciara Alison Grace (age 4)

    Favourite Names:

    Emmeline, Juliette, Danielle, Mirabelle, Seraphina, Violet, Valerie, Merida
    Duncan, Declan, Landon, Jake, Liam, Patrick, Finn, Joshua, Adam, Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciarasmummy View Post
    our daughter is 4 years old, and has always been key-ar-ah, and my husband is Irish, and pronounces it key-ar-ah.
    Sorry, Mischa is right about this. Think about Ciaran. It's 'keer-un' and not 'key-AH-run' isn't it, so Ciara should be the same but without an 'n'. Chiara, the Italian name on the other hand, is 'key-ah-ra'* like you're pronouncing it.

    *http://www.forvo.com/word/chiara/


    Anyway, since that's how you say it I like Verity the best. I'd avoid anything that ends in 'a' incase it sounds too matchy with Ciara.


    Edit::
    Quote Originally Posted by ottilie View Post
    Lovely name, by the way (and absolutely a legitimate pronunciation).
    Is it? I'm confused now...


    Double Edit:: This is where my information comes from: http://www.babynamesofireland.com/irish-girl-names Obvs, scroll down to Ciara to hear Frank McCourt pronounce it. It lists Ciara as the Gaelic name and Keira and Kira as English spellings.
    Last edited by renrose; April 22nd, 2013 at 07:47 PM.
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    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


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    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
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    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    Sorry, Mischa is right about this. Think about Ciaran. It's 'keer-un' and not 'key-AH-run' isn't it, so Ciara should be the same but without an 'n'. Chiara, the Italian name on the other hand, is 'key-ah-ra' like you're pronouncing it.


    Anyway, since that's how you say it I like Verity the best. I'd avoid anything that ends in 'a' incase it sounds too matchy with Ciara.


    Edit::

    Is it? I'm confused now...
    Yes it is, haha we looked it up before we named her officially, and found quite a few Gaelic sites saying that Key-ar-ah was the pronunciation, also, my daughter is 4 years old, and I don't particularly appreciate being told that I'm calling my daughter the "wrong" name, she is my daughter after all, and has been Key-ar-ah since I was 6 months pregnant.
    Ciara Alison Grace (age 4)

    Favourite Names:

    Emmeline, Juliette, Danielle, Mirabelle, Seraphina, Violet, Valerie, Merida
    Duncan, Declan, Landon, Jake, Liam, Patrick, Finn, Joshua, Adam, Andrew

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