Tara?

  • wishing_gate
    wishing_gate
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    Andy vaguely hinted last night that he liked the name Tara. What are your honest opinions on this name? The middle names for a little girl would most likely be Jayne, Eloise or Elizabeth after family.

    Thanks

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  • ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
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    haha, I figured that’s how it is with Jayne. When someone loves the Jayne spelling, it seems like there’s always a tie to family with it.

    Cara’s been off my list for a while (it had been Caroline nn Cara), but I’ve been thinking of readding it. I had Charles nn Charlie on my list for several months (mainly because I like Charlie and my mom always dreamed of having a little Charles nn Charlie; I loved the idea of giving my mom a Charlie almost as much as I liked Charlie itself), but I just don’t love it quite so much as the other names on my list. But you have nearly convinced me of Cara! I think it’s so sweet.

    I love Amelie and Lilia on your list as well! I very well might add Lilia to my own–I’m always torn between Liliana, Lillian, and Lilia, it seems. And Lilia Amelie was my favorite option for Lilia. :) I think it’s a sweet combo.

    As for Tara and Taryn–how is Taryn said over there? Because we always say TAIR-ah and TAIR-in, so I think TAH-rah and TARE-in wouldn’t be so bad, but it’s still a bit close. I think you could get away with it–there are many such similarities in my extended family (there are four Johns, one with the nn Johnny, and one just Johnny, in my extended family still alive, and there were many others years ago! And my sister and I are Natalie and Ashley; which are sort of matchy). I think Tara and Taryn could work, and if it ends up being the name, I think it’s no big deal. It’s sort of close, but not too close, I don’t think. Especially if they are the children of two friends…

    lcd1912
    lcd1912
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    Oh shucks…
    Tara is one of my favorites from your list! No, I don’t think Tara & Taryn would be an issue. Who knows-maybe they’ll have a special bond because of it!? I have multiple first cousins (hence the Taras) with the same name and they are always around each other or, in some cases, even live in the same house! It can be confusing, but no more confusing than having a Jr. and plenty of people still do that! Hope that helps.

    wishing_gate
    wishing_gate
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    You ladies give me the best advice in the world, thanks so much for making the naming process 10x easier than it was with my son.

    Anabel: Thank you so much for the name theft article, it certainly helped put some things in perspective. Tara and Taryn are not ridiculously close names, I think pregnancy brain has already got a hold of me.

    Ash: We have practically got the same name taste! I’m so glad that you are considering putting Cara back on your list, its such a great name! Over in the UK, we pronounce Tara like Tar-UH and Taryn like TAH-RIN. So they do have the same beginning sound. I’m glad you like Amelie and Lilia. I think I’ve said this before but Amelie is definitely my favourite.

    Icd1912: Thank you, I’m sure it will be confusing at times, haha! I even call my son by my husbands name occasionally and they are poles apart! I really do love Tara, and yes, if we do name a little girl Tara, I would love to think that they would have a special bond.

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
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    I think we probably do have quite similar tastes! No, I didn’t know that Amelie was your favorite! It was the name of my best friend. She died of complications in heart surgery she had in 2011, in Paris, while I was stuck in the US. :( So the name is pretty dear to my heart. I love that it’s getting so much love these days! I think Charlie and Amelie would be pretty cute, but I have to say I like some of your other favorites more. Particularly Lilia, Elodie, and Elora. But Amelie is just darling. :)

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