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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013

    Lightbulb Opinions on LYRA?

    Really like this name for our first baby due in January next year if it's a girl. My first thought about Lyra Belacqua from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, which are books that I love, so that's not a problem.

    I think it's a really pretty, simple name.

    What do you think of it?

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    I love Lyra! She is a great character to be named after, too. I would totally use it!
    Mom to Alexander Patrick (11), Madelyn Esther (8), Genevieve Susan (3), and Theodore James (stillborn at 37 weeks on February 3, 2014). Expecting #5 (a girl) in May 2015 -- Penelope Bridget.

    Boys: Everett, Sebastian, Augustus, Samuel, Julian, Nicholas, Desmond, Jasper, Ezekiel, Malcolm
    Girls: Bridget, Felicity, Elizabeth, Penelope, Leona, Ophelia, Elodie, Callista, Miriam, Delilah

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Cair Paravel :)
    I love Lyra! My one hang-up with Lyra is Philip Pullman's novels--religiously, I have issues with the series--but I realize not everyone does, and if it doesn't bother you, I think Lyra is great. I would love to meet a little Lyra.
    twenty-something namenerd & aspiring novelist

    Audrey Lila Pearl | Casper Nathaniel Eden | Adele Sofia Eloise | Zane Alexander Caspian | Aurora Cecilia Anouk | Grant Frédéric Conrad
    Zoe Charlotte Jane | Schuyler Daniel Grey | Penelope Isla Jane | Dashiell Lion Elias | Carolina Esther Jane | Rory Sebastian Rufus

    I've recently started a new story--feel free to come along with me for the journey!
    Chapter 2 is now up!!

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    I love it! Love my own name. ^-^
    Proud Auntie/cousin to;
    Noah (29-5-10), Silke (23-8-11), Sophia (18-11-11), Victoria (13-8-13) & little Alex (18-12-14)

    Loved names
    Henry Oliver | Laurel Maria | Ianto Lior | Bobbie Frances | Cecil Oswald |

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    My OH wants to use this for our baby, but I'm not keen on the sound of it, though I do like all the connections. Not sure what it is that puts me off though, maybe the word 'lie' in it, though I'm not usually bothered by things like that.
    Mum to Mousie, Foo, Bumptious and Pudding.

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