Laura or Lauren?

Which do you prefer, [name]Laura[/name] or [name]Lauren[/name], and why? What kind of girl do you picture when you hear these two names? Any middle name suggestions?

Thank you!

I actually prefer [name]Laurel[/name] to both [name]Laura[/name] and [name]Lauren[/name]. [name]Laura[/name] sounds dated to me and [name]Lauren[/name] just brings to mind snobby, preppy girls (at least, all the [name]Laurens[/name] I’ve known have been like that). [name]Laurel[/name] on the other hand sounds fresh and spunky.

I prefer [name]Laura[/name]. [name]Lauren[/name] is too 80s and 90s.

yeah I don’t know what year you were born but didn’t you have three lauras in your class? And about 5 [name]Laurens[/name]…that name is like [name]Katie[/name], [name]Kelly[/name], [name]Lindsey[/name] and [name]Ashley[/name]…very 80’s

so it’s not a bad name by ANY means but it’s very…whatever…you announce that baby on facebook people will just say "eh…i knew a girl named [name]Lauren[/name]/laura she played the flute/was prom queen/ sat next to me in study hall…’
It’s not going to really stand out…but maybe that’s what you are going for…like the above poster I like [name]Laurel[/name] MUCH better…it has some pizzazzz

I prefer [name]Laura[/name]. It is much more timeless. [name]Lauren[/name] is getting old now.

I like [name]Laura[/name] better for the same reason as pp.

I like [name]Laura[/name] the best. My love of [name]Little[/name] House books and the tv show probably helps me to think of it as a “spunky” sort of name. Kind of like [name]Jo[/name] in [name]Little[/name] Women.

I prefer [name]Lauren[/name], it sounds more classy to me than [name]Laura[/name]. To give it a more current flare, you could go with [name]Loren[/name].

My name is [name]Lauren[/name], so I guess I prefer that one :slight_smile:

I prefer [name]Laura[/name], to me it sounds much more classic than [name]Lauren[/name], which sounds like very 80s - [name]Lauren[/name] is more of the [name]Ashley[/name]/[name]Erin[/name]/[name]Amanda[/name] era, whereas [name]Laura[/name] is more elegant and timeless. I’d love to use [name]Laura[/name] for a daughter but it’s too close to my given name. For the record, I think [name]Laurel[/name]'s a great option too, but I like [name]Laura[/name] a little bit better.

[name]Laura[/name], for me, is the kind of girl who loves baby dolls and make-up. [name]Lauren[/name] is the tomboy.

I’m [name]Lauren[/name] & grew up being one of many in my class (not that this ever mattered to me as a child , for what it’s worth) however I don’t think a little [name]Lauren[/name] now would have that problem at all. I’ve always liked my name well enough & I’m neither snobby nor preppy. I’m intelligent & funny…so I guess that is how I picture a [name]Lauren[/name].

I prefer [name]Laura[/name], like a few others have said, [name]Laura[/name] is far more classic and [name]Lauren[/name] feels a bit dated.

I agree that [name]Laura[/name] is a classic, while [name]Lauren[/name] sounds dated.

I agree with @pansy. I prefer the spunky, fresh, girly, charming [name]Laurel[/name]. It sounds much less dated than [name]Laura[/name] and [name]Lauren[/name]. Out of just those two options, though, the more timeless [name]Laura[/name] would get my vote.


i like both of those a lot! hard to choose. don’t like [name]Laurel[/name] or alternate spellings though!

I really really can’t stand [name]Laurel[/name]! My favourite name of the [name]Laura[/name] sounding vein is [name]Lorelei[/name]. [name]Laurens[/name] are always a bit kooky and weird - at least myself and the ones I know are! I don’t mind being [name]Lauren[/name], but still always find myself answering to [name]Laura[/name] since it’s the more common of the two (at least it is in my part of the world) and people get muddled up…

I prefer [name]Laura[/name], it’s more of a classic.

[name]Laura[/name] - but then again, it is my name so I’m quite biased! I think that it’s much more classic than [name]Lauren[/name], which sounds a little dated now to me. [name]Laura[/name] is perennial - always in style but never popular enough to be trendy, and it is at once feminine and strong which means that any little girl can put her own stamp on it. Saying that, I did grow up being one of three Lauras in my secondary school class (though it never bothered me), but now a little [name]Laura[/name] would probably be the only one in her class and would fit well in with the Ellas, Emmas and Hannahs there