Does Nora sound too much like Laura?

My OH and I seriously considering [name_f]Nora[/name_f], we both love it! But I saw somewhere that someone thought it sounded too much [name_f]Laura[/name_f]? What do you berries think? We still adore the name :slight_smile:

It does sound a lot like [name_f]Laura[/name_f], but I don’t see how that’s a problem?

[name_f]Nora[/name_f] is a great name.

It does sound a lot like [name_f]Laura[/name_f], but I don’t see the problem either.

Yes, they sound similar. Where I’m from, [name_f]Laura[/name_f] is pronounced [name_f]Lore[/name_f]-a, so they rhyme (I know some people pronounce it Lar-a, though). Unless [name_f]Nora[/name_f] will have a sister named [name_f]Laura[/name_f], I don’t see why it would be a problem.

They sound similar, but how is that an issue?

That is like saying [name_f]Jen[/name_f] and [name_m]Ben[/name_m] sound similar. I don’t think anyone would have a hard time hearing the difference between the N and L. Especially since [name_f]Nora[/name_f] has become a very recognizable name.

They do sound similar, but the names are completely different. I think [name_f]Norah[/name_f] is gorgeous! [name_f]Laura[/name_f] too.

I don’t see the issue unless you have another child named [name_f]Laura[/name_f]. If not, it is much more popular than [name_f]Laura[/name_f] these days so I doubt anyone would assume it was [name_f]Laura[/name_f].

They rhyme, but I don’t see how that’s a problem unless you have a daughter named [name_f]Laura[/name_f].

They sound very similar - they rhyme! There is no way I’d use [name_f]Nora[/name_f] if I already had a [name_f]Laura[/name_f].

They don’t rhyme in my accent.

Unless you already have a [name_f]Laura[/name_f]/are a [name_f]Laura[/name_f] I’m not sure I see the issue anyway? [name_m]Plenty[/name_m] of names rhyme with some other name.

To me [name_f]Nora[/name_f] and [name_f]Laura[/name_f] don’t sound much of anything alike anyway. [name_f]Laura[/name_f] has an aw sound in it and [name_f]Nora[/name_f] doesn’t? But I’m from PA.

Yes, they are too similar. Where I live, [name_f]Laura[/name_f] and [name_f]Nora[/name_f] rhyme.

They are similar but I don’t think that is a problem.