- Lyra is a little tricky. You can pronounce it LYE-rah or you can pronounce it LEER-ah (much like the first two syllables of like "lyrical"). Either way, it's still the name of a constellation. It's a way to give a nature name without it being overbearing and obvious (like Rainbow or Sunshine) and without it looking like you're trying too hard (like Nebula or Pyrrhus.)
- because the heroine of my fave ever book is called Lyra.
- It sounds like a fairytale princess, sweet and melodious. I adore this name! It's my all-time favorite character in all of the books I've read... it's also in my favorite series of books! It's has a meaning of strong, adventurous, daring, loyal, vain, the best name ever!!!!
- Lyra Elizabeth: The name of the main female character in Phillip Pulman's His Dark Materials trilogy. Sounds very classical, connotates a musical inclination, and is sufficiently unusual that there won't be five little Lyras running around in every class. Elizabeth is the ultimate middle name--it goes with EVERYTHING. Boring enough not to be embarrassing, but pretty enough not to be dull.
Lyra is a constellation that is visible in the northern hemisphere from spring through autumn. It was so named because it is said to resemble Orpheus' lyre.
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