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To all people who think it is funny to call a Laurel “Yanny”, IT’S NOT FUNNY. Bering a Laurel I’ve had some experience with this. At first, I had enjoyed the attention I received, since I had never thought my name had been anything special. But after a while, it started getting annoying. People would always ask me what I heard or if anyone had ever called me Yanny. Now whenever I hear someone ask me this, it always pushes my buttons.

P.S. No hate to anyone who made fun of this in the comments. Just think before you type.
Floral_Laurel  1/15/2020
Laurel: Hello I'm Laurel!

Friend: Hello Yanny. It's nice to meet you.

― Anonymous User  11/14/2019
Very nice and natural.
nylonpanda  11/5/2019
I like Laurel.
It is a nice, simple, familiar nature name.
Felie  5/25/2019
I had a fairly equal number of pros and cons about this name until the Laurel/Yanny debacle. I quite dislike names that are also words in the dictionary. There’s also the saying “rest on your laurels”. It’s a nice enough name, just too many “other” associations for my liking. Think of the jokes... and a lifetime of correcting people who hear Lauren or Laura. Or Yanny.
― Anonymous User  3/12/2019
My mother had two names in mind, Victoria and Gabriella. But she was always researching, and looking into things. When she stumbled upon the name Laurel, she fell in love with it. I have heard so many meanings, and definitions of my name it’s not even funny anymore. I’ve always been called Laura, or Laurie, once even Loretta. XD Overall, I love my name, I’ve only met one other woman with my name in real life, that’s amazing.
Flowers24  3/7/2019
Laurel is a really pretty name. A great variant of Lauren! Laurel and Lauren are definitely elegant and graceful names!
― Anonymous User  1/30/2019
Much better than Laura.
Curious me  9/8/2018
Definitely doesn't roll off the tongue easily.
Luvbug86  8/29/2018
I wonder if the Yanny/Laurel thing will deter or attract people to this name.
Icycoldhot  6/3/2018
But I hear Yanny tho ;)
Kitandkat  5/22/2018
Clearly a much much much much better name than Yanny!
angolmois  5/17/2018
Less old-fashioned than Laura, less strange than Lorelei, rarer than Lauren, not 'creative' like Laurelle... and nearly all English-speakers can pronounce it!
― Anonymous User  11/21/2017
I've never liked Laura/Lauren/Laurie and the like because they're just some of those names that do nothing for me; they simply sound too plain and common. But Laurel and Lorelei are different; not only do you very rarely hear them, but the L's make this lyrical, lilting sound that's pleasant and attractive. :)
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  3/5/2016
This is my first name. It's pretty, but I often need to correct others who mistake me for a Lauren or a Laura.
― Anonymous User  12/18/2014
Dinah "Laurel" Lance (Black Canary) is a superhero created by DC Comics.
sambchop  11/19/2013
I like Laurel much better than Lauren and Laura, although my fiance said people would make fun of her and call her "floral Laurel". But I would still use it.
michelle.ramirez  4/25/2012
I have a friend named Laurel, and it is truly a beautiful name indeed. In all honesty, I think it's one of the most beautiful and peaceful-sounding names ever.
Rin_0911  4/8/2012
I love this name. It sounds a bit weepy, like Willow, but is still beautiful, like Willow. It is definitely a much better name than overused and plain Laura and Lauren. It also has a nice meaning, although I might be biased since my own name (Daphne) means Laurel tree.
DaphneSusan  10/4/2010
I love love love this name. I think it's very underused. It's much more feminine and unique than Lauren.
IrishKisses  9/16/2010
I LOVE this name! It's not common, but it's not unheard of or weird either. Very sweet name. :)
Chrila96  8/4/2010
Also pronounced LO-rel in some English-speaking areas, including the NW US.
earthnut  12/20/2009
My name's Laurel. It's nice to have a name that's unique, but everyone always ends up calling me "Lauren" or "Laura". Still, I wouldn't trade it.
PsuedoSalem  7/9/2009
I have an aunt named Laurel! I love this name! In my opinion, anyone named Laurel will probably grow as pretty as the name. It's the kind of name that will just fit, since it's pretty and uncommon.
RachelLee  1/26/2009
Laurell (spelled with an extra 'l') K. Hamilton is an American fantasy/romance author, whose 'Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter' series has sold more than 6 million copies and has been on the New York Times bestseller lists. Ms. Hamilton also publishes the 'Merry Gentry' series.
Jenns_R_Us  12/20/2008
I used to hate all the Laur names, but Laurel is beginning to grow on me. It's uncommon, and wouldn't get the kid made fun of. Plus it's pretty. A good choice for a little girl. It would be a good fit well into adulthood as well.
― Anonymous User  11/5/2008
A character in the soap Emmerdale is called Laurel. She is portrayed by Charlotte Bellamy.
rachypiesheepbaa  7/29/2008
I like it but it immediately reminds me of Laurel and Hardy.
― Anonymous User  3/21/2007
I think this is a nicer, less-common alternative to the over-used 'Lauren' (my name). :)
Surreal  1/20/2007
High energy, smart, mysterious, beautiful. Glad I named my daughter Laurel.
Davish  10/18/2006
What they are saying about the name Laurel being a pet name for Laura is wrong. The name Laurel is a real word like one you can look up in a dictonary. Laura, Lauren, Lori all those names are derivitives of the word Laurel or Latin form Laurus. Not the other way around! [noted -ed]
WOLF43080  9/29/2006
Laurel "Larry" Aitken, born Lorenzo Aitken in Cuba, recored one of the earliest ska records in the 1950s and is known as the "Godfather of Ska".
Laurea  8/21/2006
Astronaut and doctor Laurel Blair Salton Clark flew on the last mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle Columbia.
Laurea  8/21/2006
This is such a beautiful name. I would keep it as Laurel and not shorten it to Laurie or anything else. A good name to grow up with too.
― Anonymous User  7/20/2006
My name is Laurel, and I have mixed feelings about it.

Positive: Never in my life have I met another person with this name. It's very original and different, uncommon.

Negative: When I tell someone my name, first they think I said Laura, and when I clarify that it's Laurel, the person would have a hard time pronouncing it.

Overall: This name might be a little *too* uncommon, but I'm glad I'm named Laurel and not something waaay overused like Jessica or Ashley.
smartblonde  6/11/2006
A more unique take on the "Laur-" names than Laura and Lauren. One is a tad dated, the other is too trendy.
websurfer  5/28/2006
Laurel is a beautiful name indeed, it's also not too common. I think it is very admirable.
― Anonymous User  5/14/2006
How pretty! I've also related this name with the 'crown of laurel' so I always thought of it relating to flowers and victory. I love this name!
― Anonymous User  5/5/2006
I love the name Laurel. Very pretty and elegant, classy name. My sister's name is Laurel Anne. It has never been shortened to Laurie, she prefers to keep it as Laurel.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Lovely name. I like the pronunciation LAW-REL better though.
Milene  3/16/2006
My mom's name is Laurel, I think the name is lovely, but she hates it.
dani_08  3/5/2006

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