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If any of you know Lara Wollington, this is a pretty good name.
INSERT_NAME_HERE  12/13/2018
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I like this name, "Lara". It's like a little lady with a beautiful soul and physically gorgeous. This is the name of my daughter.
Liz_lara  11/23/2018
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Less common and a good alternative to Lauren and Laura.
Luvbug86  6/11/2018
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Lara is a character you can marry in Rune Factory.
IceQueenDiana  2/3/2018
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When I first saw it, I thought it was a variant of Laura. I read a book with this in it once, where Lara was a kind, understanding girl who wouldn't give up despite what was thrown at her. It helped improve my view of this name, but I still prefer Laura a little more.
mememan28  12/7/2017
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Lara is also a common last name in Spanish-speaking countries.
Emilio_Lara  10/19/2017
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The name Lara was given to 377 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Lara are female.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
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I'm not a fan of this name. It's like a trashy version of Laura (which isn't a good name either).
Katesnames15  4/20/2017
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Lara Wollington is a British child actress from Enfield, London, who was the voice of Lucy '64 Zoo Lane and played in West End theatre. After standing-by for the role of Young Fiona and the dual roles of Young Shrek and a Dwarf in Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane from September 2011 to February 2012, she began to play Matilda Wormwood in Matilda the Musical at Cambridge Theatre. Wollington began performances in August 2012 and initially shared the role with Lucy-Mae Beacock, Hayley Canham and Chloe Hawthorn and later with: Elise Blake, Cristina Fray and Chloe Hawthorn. Her last show in Matilda was on 29 September 2013. Her other appearances include "Big Brother's Big Mouth" and Princess Florrie in "Florrie's Dragons". In 2012, she starred as Sammy Taylor in the horror film Young, High and Dead.
cutenose  4/17/2017
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I LOVE this name! ^_^ anyone who speaks negatively about it needs to get their ears checked.
― Anonymous User  4/11/2017
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Lara Dutta Bhupathi is an Indian actress, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Intercontinental 1997 and Miss Universe 2000. She was the second woman from India to be crowned Miss Universe, and has been the only delegate from India to win the crown since. She made her Hindi debut in 2003 with the romantic drama film Andaaz, which was a box office success and won her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. Dutta subsequently appeared in several top grossing productions, including Masti, Kaal, No Entry, Bhagam Bhag, Partner, Housefull, Don 2 and Singh Is Bliing. Apart from commercial success, Dutta has received critical appreciation for her performances in the films Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Billu, Chalo Dilli and David.
cutenose  1/20/2017
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Growing up I hated my name because most kids don't like to be different, we want to blend in. I then went through a phase where I wanted to utilize my full name thinking it sounded fancier, Lara Nicole. Now I sign things Lara Nicole but just use Lara when introducing myself. Just don't EVER call a Lara a LAW-RAH, at least this one! LEER-RAH is also annoying but I will let it slide since it is sometimes due to an accent. For a 4 letter word that is 50% vowels it seems to be a difficult one to pronounce! I try to help people by asking them how they would say Tara or Clara... Anyway, any Lara I meet is beautiful inside and out and I love my fellow Lara's!
Laranicolexoxo  10/20/2016
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Hungarian pronunciation: LAW-raw.
HerculePoirot  8/24/2016
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My pre-K teacher once called me lair-ah and almost everyone calls me Laura. I don't think those names are as nice as how your supposed to say it. The right way sounds much more interesting and exotic!
― Anonymous User  8/12/2016
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I think this name is so pretty except when people mistake it for Laura. Laura is boring. I think this is different and unique.
cziehl  7/27/2016
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Lara Scandar is an Egyptian singer and songwriter who rose to fame in 2009 after being a semi-finalist in the Pan Arab talent show, Star Academy.
lilolaf  5/30/2016
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My name is Lara and me and my family pronounce it as La-rah :) I really like my name, even if someone previously said it sounds almost like "lard", which I might add, it does not.
Scarycarebear85  9/23/2015
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Lar-ah\ruh. I can't for the life of my stand when it's pronounced as Lair-uh\ruh.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2015
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A beautiful and gorgeous name. =) Knowing about the video game character Lara Croft is how I had discovered the name 'Lara'.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2014
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Mine is pronounced the same way as Lara Spencer's on GMA (Good Morning America).
GeorgiaGirl67  6/9/2014
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Two famous bearers have this name;

Lara Jean Marshall (most famous for playing Lisa Atwood in the popular TV adaptation of the famous childrens' novels; The Saddle Club)

Lara Jill Miller (famous voice-over actress who's famous for voicing Kari Kamiya in Digimon and Lambie in the popular preschool series Doc McStuffins).
emilydominko  12/15/2013
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Its actual origin is from Latin. In Roman mythology, Lara was the daughter of the river god Almo, and the wife of Mercurius (the Roman version of Hermes). Their children, the Lares, were the domestic/household gods that inhabited all Roman homes. [noted -ed]
LaraRebooted  3/4/2013
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My name is Lara and is pronounced Lair-a. I see the name rather frequently, but rarely pronounced the same. My dad's name is Larry and my mom's fave movie was Dr. Zhivago, which is why they chose it. I used to hate it, but now I love its uniqueness. I get a lot of compliments on it.
GeorgiaGirl67  1/22/2013
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It is also used in Portugal. [noted -ed]
theadiragram  8/26/2011
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Lara is my gorgeous little niece's name. We're from Hungary. :) The name Lara is quite popular there and increasing in popularity, overall.
― Anonymous User  7/26/2011
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Lara Stone (1983-) is a Dutch supermodel. She was named by her mother, a Doctor Zhivago fan.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2011
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An Italian name, as well.
Lara is originally derived from the name Russo, diminutive of Larisa and Larissa.
Francesca  12/1/2010
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I like this because it is rare but not extremely strange.
Trexa  10/17/2010
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Lara Raith, from the Dresden Files novels, is a White Court Vampire (succubus). She's very clever, strong and manipulative.
Reason-Flower  8/23/2010
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Also used in Croatia. [noted -ed]
Sofia  7/28/2010
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'Lara's theme' a beautiful song from the movie 'Dr Zhivago.'
Anton  3/13/2010
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I like it. Its different.
italiannames  12/12/2009
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My name is Lara, and my family and I pronounce it LAH-RAH. We roll the "R", too. So it is basically pronounced LAH-RRAH.
― Anonymous User  12/15/2008
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I think it is pronounced La-ruh as that's how a girl I know pronounces it. But she has an 'h' on the end of hers so I don't know if that makes a difference.
Devilqueen  12/2/2008
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I love this name! It may be on account of how I love Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, but I also like the way this name sounds regardless of who has it.
bananarama  7/9/2008
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It's a pretty name, but I hate Lara Flynn Boyle, and she has basically ruined this name for me.
slight night shiver  4/27/2008
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Very popular girls names in Slovenia. [noted -ed]
earthnut  7/2/2007
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Lara is the girl in the German book and movie "Beyond Silence" (Jenseits der Stille). Her parents are deaf, so she have to speak for them. Lara gets interested in music and that causes problems.
elliebeth  2/15/2007
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Moderator Zdeněk Izer has a daughter Lara.
Maggie_Simpson  1/27/2007
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Bit of a hick name. And it looks like "lard". Sorry. :]
― Anonymous User  1/11/2007
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Lady Lara Spencer is the youngest daughter of Charles, 9th Earl Spencer and the only daughter of Caroline, Countess Spencer (born Caroline Hutton).
MariaNikolaievnaRoma  12/25/2006
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No offense but I just don't like this name.
― Anonymous User  10/29/2006
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I don't know, Lara sounds too much like Laura to me.
xKatiex  9/22/2006
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Lara here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
_satu_  9/3/2006
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This is one of my favourite names for a girl. It's beautiful sounding, utterly feminine without being frilly and refreshingly underused in this day and age of Emma, Isabella, Madison, Olivia, Hannah, etc.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2006
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I love this name for a girl. It's very feminine and uncommon but not obscure. Just beautiful.
evah  7/13/2006
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My name is Lara and I pronounce it "LAH-rah". I've gotten used to people spelling and saying it as "Laura".
sqirrlie  6/12/2006
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Lara is a nice alternative to the overused Laura.
puella_blu  5/15/2006
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"Lara" could be a short form of "Klara" too.
iva_toneva  5/10/2006
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Beautiful and not that common either. It's just a really unique name. Hugely suggest naming your child this. :)
― Anonymous User  5/10/2006
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Lara Croft, arguably the most popular video game character ever created, appears in over nine Tomb Raider games, two movies (played by Angelina Jolie) and also has her own comic book. The fictional British archaeologist/antiquarian rose to fame after the first "Tomb Raider" video game was released in 1996.
Miss Natla  5/9/2006
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Sometimes pronounced the same as "Laura", but I think LAH-rah is more distinctive and gives it a Slavic accent.
elizabeth hamlet  3/31/2006
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It's not popular in Europe, I agree, but that's the point! This is so beautiful and unusual name!
― Anonymous User  10/27/2005
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Italian name from the Latin word Lares (demi-deities/localised spirits ie Lares Familiares, Lares Compitales, Lares Viales, Lares Permarini, Lares Praestites).
gmasucci  7/12/2005
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Lara also means 'One who is famous' in Latin, and 'cheerful one' in Greek.
In Europe, the name Lara is known of, but is still likeably unusual!
LaraCandi  6/9/2005
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Its usage is also English.
Lara was the heroine in Boris Pasternak's novel "Doctor Zhivago".
Famous bearer: actress Lara Flynn Boyle (b. 1970).
alberto  12/14/2004

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