Aurora (Honest opinions please)

What is your honest opinion of [name]Aurora[/name]? Please include any impressions, descriptions, and real life run ins with girls named [name]Aurora[/name]. We currently have one son named [name]Elijah[/name] [name]Michael[/name] E----- and if we went with [name]Aurora[/name] her middle name would be [name]Elizabeth[/name]. NN Possibilities I am considering: [name]Aurie[/name], Roo, [name]Rory[/name], & [name]Rose[/name].

I like it. It makes me think of Sleeping Beauty (both the ballet and the Disney version). I probably wouldn’t use a nickname, but if it did, I’d use [name]Rory[/name] or [name]Aura[/name].

I have never met an [name]Aurora[/name], but I am reminded of the [name]Luca[/name] Turilli song “[name]Princess[/name] [name]Aurora[/name]”. You can see the lyrics here: (it’s track #5): http://www.darklyrics.com/lyrics/lucaturilli/kingsofthenordictwilight.html

If I used a nickname, I’d go with [name]Rory[/name].

I think it’s too Disney [name]Princess[/name].
Also, depending on where you live the local accent may butcher this name.
Where I am it would sound awful, like [name]Fran[/name] Drescher…

I love how it looks written… but I generally dislike the name. I really don’t like the nickname [name]Rory[/name]. It’s too hard to say. I love [name]Cora[/name] though!

I love it and had it on my list (until I found out I was having a boy). I don’t think it’s too Disney - Sleeping Beauty did come out 52 years ago! I very much doubt it has the same associations for people as [name]Jasmine[/name], [name]Ariel[/name] or [name]Belle[/name].

I automatically think of [name]Shirley[/name] MacLaine’s character in Terms of Endearment. That’s probably random, but that was the first I remember hearing the name.

I like it! I’m from Labrador (northern [name]Canada[/name]), so when I see [name]Aurora[/name], I think of the [name]Aurora[/name] Borealis, the northern lights. They are amazing to see…purples, greens, reds and blues dancing across the night sky. I have only positive associations with that name (word) and didn’t know it was Sleeping Beauty’s name until nameberry. I know of only one little girl named [name]Aurora[/name], and I grew up with her dad, so it was probably the northern lights that inspired her name, and not sleeping beauty.

[name]Aurora[/name] sounds really nice with [name]Elijah[/name]!

I am aware of the Disney connection. Actually its one of my husbands favorites but I didn’t see the movie until recently. I live in the pacific northwest so the pronunciation isn’t bad. A little difficult over the rs but nothing like [name]Fran[/name]. :wink: A possible problem is that if we have another boy his name will be [name]Sebastian[/name]. [name]Do[/name] you think it will focus the Disney connection or do you think they are out of the public eye enough that most people wouldn’t make the instant connection?

Personally I love the name [name]Aurora[/name]. It is one of my favorite twin girl names. I also like it with [name]Elizabeth[/name], it is very classic, timeless, and feminine.

The pronunciation can be tough-- to me, that “ror” makes the name awkward on the tongue. I’d get tired of saying it pretty quickly. That said, one of my best friends is a lovely French girl named [name]Aurore[/name], which is even more difficult to pronounce. I’ve always called her [name]Rory[/name] or Rorette instead.

I like it!
I also think of the Northern Lights.
I love the nickname [name]Rora[/name]

[name]Aurora[/name] is a name I want to love… I think it LOOKS beautiful. I have nothing but positive associations with the word/name. If you love it, ignore everything else I have to say!

It IS difficult to say, I think. I don’t like the nicknames - though, I don’t like nicknames in general.

My suggestion is to consider [name]Aurelia[/name], a name I would certainly use were it not for my husband’s last name. I think it’s softer, more elegant, and it lacks that double “r” that can make [name]Aurora[/name] tricky to say.

Also, I think [name]Aurora[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] is a real mouthful. are there other middle names you’ve considered? For me, even if you decide on [name]Aurora[/name], adding [name]Elizabeth[/name]…well, it just doesn’t roll off the tongue.

I hope this doesn’t sound harsh to you, just my honest opinion. Good luck!

I like it for the [name]Aurora[/name] Borealis connotation and I think it’s common enough to be recognized but not too popular. I did immediately think of Sleeping Beauty and I’m not so sure I dig using [name]Sebastian[/name] later on, but I would probably associate him with the crab regardless of whether you had a daughter named [name]Aurora[/name]. I like [name]Rory[/name] as a nn. [name]Aura[/name] makes me think of psychics. Not a bad thing, just what I thought of.

You didn’t ask for other suggestions, but just to put it out there, there are names with a similar sound - [name]Aurelia[/name] or [name]Aurelie[/name].

I kind of like [name]Aurelia[/name] a little better, but I think [name]Aurora[/name] is still very beautiful.

I like it a lot. Very feminine and pretty.

– [name]Nephele[/name]