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  1. #11
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    I haven't read the books, but I think of the constellation when I hear the name...and Vega of Lyra is one of my favorite stars.
    tea drinker + cat lover + ever-evolving baker+cook...positive realist who loves beautiful words, names, and images.


    Feel free to ask me about Sanskrit-based names.

  2. #13
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    Well, in the movie it's pronounced lie-ruh.

    I know a Lira who pronounces her name leer-uh.
    Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
    Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin


  3. #15
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    I've always been torn over pronouncing it "Leer-a" or "Lie-ra" but I like the sounds of both. If you want something that everyone automatically knows how to pronounce, this might not be it. Maybe give it a few Starbucks tests?

    I read the first Philip Pullman book, but didn't finish the series. I don't associate this name all that strongly with the main character, and it doesn't increase or decrease my like of the name. Gets the thumbs-up from me

  4. #17
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    i love the name! It is one of my top picks for a girl!
    Maddox (Max) James 08.31.13.

    Boys Favourites: Holden, Theron (Theo), Aidan, Killian

    Girls Favourites: Rosalie, Lucy, Lyra, Isla

  5. #19
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    Haha Starbucks tests - might just do that! I never thought of pronnouncing it Lee-ra, I think that's OK though. I also love the constellation connection! Such a beautiful name.

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