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If this is used as an anglicanized form of Máire, then wouldn't it be pronounced "MAHR-ya" or "MAH-rya"?
gaelruadh19  5/11/2005
When I chose a name for my daughter, I wanted to choose a solid, Scotch/Irish name - namely because her father and I are both of Scotch/Irish decent (he Irish and I both). I am pleased to find that her name has also been lent to a saint. Her name suits her. She is the "great"ness that makes my life whole. It's wonderful her name can be a another positive affirmation. I was interested to find that it is also an anglicized version of Marie. I had wanted to give her my name while pregnant - but wanted her to have her own identity. I'm happy her name is (but distantly) related to mine.
― Anonymous User  7/15/2005
Maura Lynn Tierney plays Abigail "Abby" Marjorie Lockhart on E.R.
― Anonymous User  8/12/2006
I like this name. It's Irish, but people don't mispronounce it really.
xKatiex  10/8/2006
I want some maura (more-a) is what I have heard with this name.
― Anonymous User  10/27/2006
I found it interesting to find out this name is Irish, and not only Italian and Spanish. It's cute, and it reminds of Mara which rhymes with Tara (my name). My gramma would love the name because it's Irish. However it does remind me a bit of Laura, which I can't stand.
roxhai  3/6/2007
If you name your daughter Maura and the other kids decide to hate her, they'll call her 'moron', which is what this name unfortunately sounds like. The name isn't very pretty, and it sounds old-fashioned.
slight night shiver  4/30/2008
This is my best friend's name and I LOVE it. It's cute and unique, it suits her in particular. As a nickname you could try Aur or Aura, the former being the one my said Maura prefers.
Miss-Rory  5/23/2008
I rather like this name, I don't know why. I have a cousin named Maura, and her nickname is Maui so that might just be it. But I still like the name.
not_telling  7/9/2008
It is the Westron translation of the name Frodo in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy.
― Anonymous User  11/23/2008
I think Moira is considerably more beautiful than Maura.
Just Jonquil  7/29/2009
I prefer Moira as well.
Dawson  2/27/2011
I really like the name Maura. Though I do tend to find names beautiful that other people find ugly or old fashioned.
― Anonymous User  5/23/2011
The name Maura was given to 153 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
I think it's pretty, but I feel like people will mispronounce it a lot, "More-ah" or "Mar-ah".
firestar11  8/20/2016
My name is Maura (more-a) and the name can be used hurtfully, as I was bullied all through elementary and called "Moron" instead of "Maura". I prefer to be called Mo. However, the name is beautiful in a way, though hard to pronounce.
MCR_Killjoy  9/11/2016
My name is Maura, pronounced like Laura with an M. I disliked my name as a child. I was teased “Maura the moron” every day for years. Parents, I would not recommended this name - even though I’m relatively happy with my name now as an adult. The one good thing about my name is that it’s unique, I love being the only “me” in a large group of people.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2017
My name is Maura, and some people have been saying not to name their child this because it sounds similar to moron and could be used against their child through bullying. I have not once experienced this issue in my lifetime. I think that it's not a matter of the child's name, but rather of the environment the child is put into. I personally think it's a beautiful name, because it's unique, and makes me feel special, sadly though, people do tend to mispronounce it.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2018

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