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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Lyra, the liar?

    I really like Lyra; but I worry people will think of liar before they think of lyre or lyre bird. Is it a problem?
    Jessica Emily Faith
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    They won't! At least not from my experience. The only problem I have, is that I live in Denmark and I don't like the way the pronounce my name the Danish way.
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    The lyre and the constellation. Not the liar. I love Lyra..
    Cynthia/Luna
    twenty-something name nerd. infj


    Seraphina Juliette Audrey. Evangeline Laetitia Odette. Catalina Ariadne Helen. Valentina Bellatrix Yvaine
    Violetta Catherine Lenore. Isabelle Faustina Clare. Rosalind Anna Belphoebe. Guinevere Cassia Ottilie
    Vanessa Rose Aphrodite. Helena Edelweiss. Talitha Caroline. Aurelia Madelief

    Peregrine Lysander James. Gavriel Alexander Callum. James Luca Auberon. Edmund Frederic Altair
    Perseus Arthur Flynn. Cassius Jason Alaric. Damien Alexei Orion


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    That put me off using the name for our last baby. DP loved it, but all I could hear was liar, though I love the mythology and imagry of the name, the sound just didn't work for me.
    Mum to Mousie, Foo, Bumptious and Pudding.

  5. #9
    That's somewhat a concern of mine, too, but we're definitely using it as a middle name because it's meaningful to us. We're using it to name future-child after Lyra from His Dark Materials, which is the first thing I think of when I hear Lyra. I don't think the "liar" issue is going to be a big one--it only came to mind for me when I started over-thinking things. It's such a beautiful name that people are going to notice that before they associate it with "liar!"

    Mummy to Rosalie Lyra (17.01.16)

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    Genevieve - Eloise - Cecelia - Adelaide - Felicity
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    Theodore - Oliver - Henry - Myles - Silas - Atticus

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