I asked people named Tara I found and contacted via the Internet a few questions about their name. Below are the answers to those questions, and a few interesting comments. If you would like to be on this page, please send me EMAIL with the following information (all questions are optional):
I like my name because it's still not really common, and is extremely rare in people my age (I was born in 1953). Also, my name is spelled with a lower case t - tara. That's my legal name, and the legal spelling.
My Mother decided before I was born that I was going to be a girl and that she was going to name me. Relatives figured into the names of my 6 siblings. She knew she wanted an Irish name, and that she didn't want to name me after anyone in the family. People usually ask if I was named after "Gone With the Wind", and I usually say yes - to keep from going into details. The truth is my Mother heard the name shortly before my birth and liked it. When told that Tara was the home of the High Kings in Ancient Ireland, she decided that was the name I would have. My middle name is Lynn - one of those it-goes-with-anything names.
No more to chiefs and ladies bright,
The harp of Tara swells;
The chord alone, that breaks at night,
Its tale of ruin tells.
Thus freedom now so seldom wakes,
The only throb she gives
Is when some heart indignant breaks,
To show that still she lives.
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