Hard time choosing between two girl names! Poll!

posted 1 year ago in Babies
  • poll: Which name do you prefer?
    Zara : (99 votes)
    88 %
    Chiara : (13 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 2
    512 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m really not a fan of the spelling of Chiara – at first I thought you were pronouncing it Ch-ee-ara. I’d spell it Kiara if you really like it better than Zara. 

    Post # 3
    9417 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I prefer Zara, second choice Kiara. I don’t like the spelling of Chiara at all personally. I think you’d get a lot of people saying ch-ee-ara like pp said.

    Post # 4
    2663 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I like them both but would spell it Kiara to avoid the Ch as in cheese/chee-ara pronunciation. Also, I feel like I need the other twin’s name to settle between Zara or Kiara for their sib-set. 🙂 

    Post # 5
    5534 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I’m voting Zara because of the My Dad Wrote a Porno reference to Chiara. I probably never could have taken that name seriously to begin with but I definitely can’t anymore!

    It’s likely that no US bees will have a clue what i’m talking about. 

    Is it supposed to be pronounced Chee-ara? Or Keer-a? If it is the latter I have always known it to be spelt Ciara. 

    Post # 6
    868 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Definitely like Zara better – much more straightforward for the person she is going to be to spell and have pronounced! Chiara sounds a bit like one of those made up ‘you-nique’ names.

    Post # 7
    115 posts
    Blushing bee

    If you go with Chiara I would suggest spelling it Kiara.  I have a chiari malformation which is a tiny brain malformation at the base of the skull.  Not a common condition but for some that name with the spelling is basically equal to brain malformation!

    Post # 8
    6807 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2016

    How is Chiara supposed to be pronounced? Because the ONLY way I could see pronouncing it is CHEE-ARA. And I’m not a fan of that personally. Kiara I would assume is KEY-ARA?

    I like the name Ciara…

    Post # 9
    439 posts
    Helper bee

    I think you are missing a poll option of neither. I am not a fan of either name. 

    Post # 10
    871 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    nch000 :  Agreed on the spelling of Chiara bc it instantly reminded me of Chiari.

    OP: I think we need to know the other twin name to really decide. But otherwise, Zara.

    Post # 11
    6238 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    Chiara is an Italian last name on my dad’s side of my family and is pronounced with a ch like chess, like others have said. I still like Zara better than Kiara

    Post # 12
    106 posts
    Blushing bee

    I voted Zara because a) I think it is different but also easy and cute and b) because I know a girl who has Chiari Malformation and Chiara just makes me think of that every time I see it

    Post # 13
    5113 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I prefer Zara. Kiara, isn’t bad, but I wouldn’t use the Chiara spelling. 

    Post # 14
    1076 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1995

    I like Kiara better.

    Post # 15
    469 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    zzar45 :  I’m a US bee who knows exactly what you’re talking about. At least she’s not considering the name Belinda! 


    OP, I pretty much agree with the consensus. Chiara will be mispronounced all her life, so I think you should go with either Zara or spell it Kiara. 

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