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Thread: WDYT of Mira or Mira___
July 1st, 2013 12:58 PM #36Senior Member
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@hypatia, since it's Slavic, is Mirjana pronounced like "mir-yah-na"? In which case Miriana seems the same to me, but more intuitive for English speakers. Although you might get "mir-ee-ah-na." Somehow I don't like the look of Miryana as much though.
Interesting to hear that it's very common in Slavic areas. Maybe that's why it feels faintly exotic to me
@jess0044, I like your way of differentiating pronounciations. Yes, I prefer the Mear-uh with an "ear" sound, rather than mee-ra with the "bee" sound. But the only difference is really how long you hold/emphasize the "ee"sound. I do think the second option might be more common in S. Asian pronounciation? Meera is a Sanskrit name.
I do really like Mira as a nn for Miriam. That is growing on me. Not sure we can use Miriam, but will file it away.
July 1st, 2013 02:44 PM #38Senior Member
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Miranda as "mah-RAN-dah". I've always pronounced it "mihr-RAN-da", I have a friend called Miranda, often Mira for short, and she pronounces her name as I do.
I don't like Mirabelle, it's too twee, and I think of it as a cat name for some reason! I do like Miranda, Amira, Mirana, Miriam, Mirari, Mireille, Mirella and Miruna.Current favourite girls names: Verity, Eden, Cliora, Antonia, Morwen, Catriona, Dervla, Colette, Sorcha, Tahlia, Lucina, Vita (as name or short for Victoria), Zabet (as name or short for Elizabeth), Nina, Kylara, Zelda, Sabine, Eliska, Zelina, Mereya
Check out my fantasy/sci-fi girls names list, you'll be surprised how 'normal' they can be! http://nameberry.com/userlist/view/29858