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Singer/songwriter Tori Amos's real name is Myra Ellen.
-- Arrows  11/22/2005
I believe that the poet was influenced by hearing Scottish and Irish people pronounce the name "Moira". If you ever have heard this, it sounds almost identical to Myra. Every Scottish person I have ever asked about the name Myra without seeing its spelling, says "Oh, that's a Scottish name". In fact, the name is most common in Scotland and Ireland. I think Fulke-Greville was just anglicizing the spelling of the name Moira based on the pronunciation he most likely had heard around him or in his travels.
-- mair  1/1/2006
Absolutely taboo in Britain due to the fame of Myra Hindley, one of the Moors Murderers. Almost the female equivalent of Adolf here.
-- Anonymous User  6/10/2006
Got such a bad reputation in the UK as said above, it's like it's illegal! I don't think you'll find a Myra here without at least being over 50.
-- Anonymous User  6/17/2006
I think Myra sounds a little hillbilly.
-- 7up  1/27/2007
According to a book I have Myra is a French name that means "quiet song."
-- Annabeau  2/14/2007
My understanding was that he created it as a nickname for Miranda (also a poetic creation, Shakespeare's in this case), although Mira, with a long e sound, seems like a more natural nickname for it.
-- Anonymous User  3/29/2007
There was a poem or something about myrrh. I think it went like this.

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Scents a life of gathering doom
Suffering, sighing, bleeding, dying,
All in this stone-cold tomb.

(Of course, I read that like a year ago in passing, so I could be wrong about parts of it. Soemthing like that.)
-- Anonymous User  5/6/2007
The "poem" is actually the third verse from the song "We Three Kings": (Variations occur-it's a pretty old carol.)

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Scents a life of gathering doom
Suffering, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in this stone cold tomb.

I think this is a pretty name.
-- MiryamChannah  9/19/2011
My daughter's name is Myrah, and I think it is a very pretty name.
-- Anonymous User  5/17/2007
Myra is the Swedish word for "ant". I like it but I would never use it because of that.
-- Frozten  8/1/2007
Tori Amos changed her name from this because she thought this name makes guys ''go limp''. I don't get that. This is a pretty name, and it's quite cool too. It doesn't sound too ''out there'', and it's okay for little girls, teens, and grown women alike. Neither is the name too popular.
-- slight night shiver  4/30/2008
From the Greek "miora" meaning fate, this has evolved into the English form that we see today.
-- Aprosule  10/23/2008
Myra Lester is the heroine played by Vivien Leigh in the film “Waterloo Bridge”. I’m from the UK and am too young to remember the Moors Murderers, but I’d be shocked if anyone who sees Vivien in this film still thinks the name is awful. I mean - she plays a ballerina! The ending is sad but its worth watching!

Bring back Myra!
-- littlescarlett  5/18/2009
I am also too young to have been around at the time of the Moors Murders, but nothing changes the fact that these hideous crimes are embedded into the national psyche, so much so they're almost folklore. The simple fact we know about them, despite not having been round at the time, proves that. The name Myra is unusable in Britain and will remain so for many, many years to come. I think anyone in the UK who used the name, would face some puzzling looks from others.
-- Anonymous User  9/4/2009
"Myra Lee" is the second album by American musician Cat Power. It's her mother's name.
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2009
Like the murderer? There aren't enough people named Myra for this name to have an association with anyone but her.
-- Anonymous User  3/5/2010
Never heard of a murderer with this name, (I'm from the US) but I still am not a big fan of it. It sounds like an old lady name, and I usually like old names. But this is one of the old names along the likes of Mildred and Edna that should never make a comeback. I knew a girl with this name once, and she wasn't exactly the nicest person, so that could be another reason why I don't like it very much. Although, I have to say, it's loads better than Madison, Kayla, or Caitlin.
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2013

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