I hate that pronunciation though, it's so ugly. I suppose it'd still be safe for me to use 'leer-ah' though since most people pronounce it 'leer-ah' (my prefered pronunciation)... And I figure since I've met two ladies with that name that said it that way it wouldn't be too bad.
And I certainly wouldn't want a daughter to get the nn Lyra the Liar!
"Chan eil tuil air nach tig traoghadh"
"Maybe surrounded by A million people I Still feel all alone I just wanna go home Oh I miss you, you know" - 'Home', Michael Buble