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#1 MumtoMilly

Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

My husband and I are growing to love the name Lara for DD2 who is due in a couple of months time. What are your thoughts on this name? Her older sister has started calling her "Ari" which we think is lovely because we are keen for her to be involved in the naming process. Do you think the nickname "Ari" is a bit of a stretch for Lara?
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

#2 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

I love Lara and I think Ari is fine as a nickname with it if you're happy to use it. Our Zara gets Za-Za or sometimes Zari.

#3 HRH Countrymel

Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

I like Lara.

Ms Bingle will soon be forgotten.

I also like Laura.

If your daughter wants to call the baby 'Ari' she can - my big sister called me Strawb.  - it's a hell of a leap from Melanie to Strawb.  but 41 years down the track she still uses it on occasions as does my Dad!

#4 Riotproof

Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

I like it. And I think the nickname would be fine.

#5 71Cath

Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:50 PM

DD is Lara, obviously I love it  wub.gif

She gets called La, Lala, and Wa

Other bonus is we have never met another one.

Countrymel, DD is 9 and I was asked if she was named after Lara Croft when she was 6 days old.  Um...no.

Edit since I can't spell

Edited by 71Cath, 17 January 2013 - 03:51 PM.

#6 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:50 PM

Love Lara...and Zara!

#7 twinboys

Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

My bestie is called Lara and her nick name is
La or LaLa.
I call her 'Bingle' and have called her that from the time of meeting het  - she was my neighbour

#8 nik_klinger

Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

I really like Lara too, & I think big sisters get to call their little sisters whatever they want  happy.gif

I really like Lara too, & I think big sisters get to call their little sisters whatever they want  happy.gif

#9 la di dah

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 17/01/2013, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love Lara...and Zara!


I also like Mara. But it's the most old-fashioned of the three.

Ari works well enough. Lara wouldn't be my first guess for "my daughter's nickname is Ari... short for..." but that's not a big deal.

#10 HRH Countrymel

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

QUOTE (71Cath @ 17/01/2013, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Countrymel, DD is 9 and I was asked if she was named after Lara Croft when she was 6 days old.  Um...no.

I think I'd prefer people thought 'Croft' rather than 'Bingle' though!  

But be more chuffed if they pondered 'Lord Byron perchance?'

#11 PattiODoors

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

It's a lovely name. Very pretty.

I actually thought of Brian Lara the cricketer rather than Ms Bingle. God knows why, I hate cricket.

#12 PatG

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

Lara, Lana, Layla all sort of fit together in my head.  Don't mind any of them.  I wouldn't say that Ari is short for Lara but as PPs said, sisters can call their siblings whatever they want.

#13 71Cath

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 17/01/2013, 05:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I'd prefer people thought 'Croft' rather than 'Bingle' though!  

But be more chuffed if they pondered 'Lord Byron perchance?'


I actually first heard it when I was studying Russian and watching Dr Zhivago *swoon*

#14 HRH Countrymel

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

QUOTE (71Cath @ 17/01/2013, 05:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I actually first heard it when I was studying Russian and watching Dr Zhivago *swoon*

*triple swoon*

#15 Kalota

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

I love Lara, and I think Ari is an adorable nickname for it! Especially since her sibling has created it - gorgeous! original.gif

#16 Z-girls rock

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

Love Lara.

Ari is cute and fine. There is no rule that says a nn has to be the short version of the long name (or has to match). You could nn her "pickle" if you want and that sounds nothing like Lara.

#17 9ferals

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

Lara is pretty, though I prefer Laura.

#18 Bel Rowley

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

Lara is a gorgeous name, and will always conjure up images of the stunning Julie Christie in Dr Zhivago for me.


Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

Not fussed on either, sorry.

But I love love love Zara.

Oh yes, and I absolutely adore Laura (think Little House on the Prairie)

#20 Sif

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

Lara is what we would have called our eldest, had he been a girl.

Ari is what we called our youngest, LOL.

So obviously I like both those names original.gif

#21 Gudrun

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

Very nice name. My 22 year-old niece is Lara. Dr Zhivago inspired I think.

She's always been just Lara but Ari is fine as a NN.

#22 eskimokisses

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Love it

#23 kerilyntaryn

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:47 PM


#24 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:53 PM

Yep, lovely! original.gif
I love Ari as a nickname too, very cute!

#25 tres-chic

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:52 AM

It's a beautiful name and the NN is fine.

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