原Absolutely in love with this name. My daughter was named Kiara ( key-ARR-ah) and we are so proud and happy to have her. It is such a joy to say this name hundreds of times a day. It sounds strong and feminine at the same time and reflects the personality of our daughter just perfectly. I don't get when people remember only Lion King. It is quite limited and judicious. I think parents who name their daughter's Kiara have not only bravery to go against the flow, but also imagination and a good taste. Moreover, it sounds lovely and cute.
原I work with two girls named Kiara. They spell it the same but prounced it differently (kee-AHR-ə and kee-AIR-ə). I wouldn't suggest this name for new parents. It just seems dated and overdoone. I dislike the way it looks and sounds.
原I'm using this name as the main character in my book. It's a pretty, simple name, though I must just change it. Even though the book is nowhere near copmpletetion, barely past Chp. 1, this is a hard decision, becasue I've been planning this book for almost 2 years now, and the name has always been Kiara. It's hard to let go of the name. While you make get tired of it after a while, a part of you secretly loves that name, even if you think you hate it.It just grows on you, I guess. Or maybe it's just me.