I'm not any help because we both just knew when we had the right name, Kwim?
But I had to giggle. My daughter's name is Cara (pronounced the same), and yet my MIL always says it nasally, which turns it into Kira!
I really do like Natalie/Nathalie, but it's too similar to my son's name, so I don't think my husband likes it.
Mom to a girl - 6, a boy - 4, and Baby - 2