Liora?

  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Someone suggested Liora as a possible MN in my “MN for Evangeline” thread, and I think I actually might really like it as a first name. I’m drawn to Hebrew names and meaningful names, and I really like the sound and meaning of this name and how it flows with our (Portuguese) last name.

    Thoughts? (It looks like it can be spelled Leora, too; that’s listed as a variant of Liora so I’d probably go with whichever is more common.)

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  • embra
    Participant

    I think it is beautiful! I far prefer Liora to Leora. Leora looks too much like Leona to me, which I’m not wild about.

    NMteacher
    NMteacher
    Participant

    I prefer it with the I, mainly because that is the better Hebrew transliteration.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Yeah, I think I like it better with the i, too. :) Neither spelling has been on the top 1000 names list so I don’t think “more popular spelling” is an issue like it would be with some other names. And NM, I was guessing that the spelling you had used would be the more correct. ;)

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    I like the Leora spelling better, somehow it looks more complete that way to me. Liora looks more like those misspelled names that are tring to be different. Even if that is the original spelling, it looks wrong to me… To me it seems like a shorter version of something like Eleanor or Leonora, so spelling it with the i seems less elegant…I dunno. I don’t know what spelling is the original or more common. But I personally would go with Leora.

    I think it’s a really pretty name, though.

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
    Participant

    It’s okay. I like Eliora and Leona much more, personally, though. I LOVE Eliora, and quite like Leona. Liora is sweet, but it always seems to be missing something to me.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I like Eliora but I think if we went that route, we’d just use Eliana (I am trying to avoid the “Eli” since we already have a niece named Ellie and another Eleanor as well. I haven’t completely ruled out Eliana but just trying to see if I can find options beyond Eliana and Evangeline that would work). Leona sounds kind of middle-aged and unattractive to me.

    Unfortunately, DH was “meh” about Liora. He said the “ora” reminds him of “odor” … weirdo. ;)

    wishing_gate
    wishing_gate
    Participant

    I can understand you not wanting to start with an ‘Eli’ name considering you have relatives with similar sounding names, and I therefore think that Liora is perfect! I love the sound and flow of it, beautiful!

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    I much prefer Leora but that’s just me. I only know one and she spells it like that so I’m probably partial.

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