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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?

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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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  3. #5
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    The lyre and the constellation. Not the liar. I love Lyra..
    Call me Cynthia, Angie, or Luna. 22. Name nerd.

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  4. #7
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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!"
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