Considering Indiana

(23 Posts)
afrikat Thu 28-Feb-13 17:13:29

For a boy or girl. Obviously there is the immediate Jones connotations but I don't mind that. I want something a little different but not something so out there that it's ridiculous.

What do people think of the name, do you know anyone (boy or girl) called this?

Shybairns Thu 28-Feb-13 17:17:43

I know a boy called Indiana. Known as Indy. He's a good looking boy and it suits him. AND his sir name was Jones at birth!! His parents are now married so he's got a different sir name.

The first time I heard it I thought it was a bit try hard different. But now I know the child and am mates with his mum I really like it.
As I say it suits the lad. (who is 6 by the way)

cantfindadecentusername Thu 28-Feb-13 18:34:16

I wouldn't use it for a boy. Like naming a baby James Bond. But Indy is very pretty for a girl. But would use India rather than Indiana.

afrikat Thu 28-Feb-13 18:41:30

Yeah the more look at it the more it looks like a girls name. Which is annoying as I already have loads of girls names I like - am really struggling with boys names!

Ginebra Thu 28-Feb-13 18:43:44

I know one, a girl.

Not my style at all, but I'd go for Indigo for a boy if that's your thaaaang.

afrikat Thu 28-Feb-13 18:45:37

Ha, would love to go for Inigo (from Princess Bride) but not brave enough smile

Iseeall Thu 28-Feb-13 18:52:02

I have heard of a girl with that name.
The Jones thing is a big hurdle.
Have you anything else in mind, do you have any other dc, what are there names.

oscar
Jasper
blaine
jago
casper
Orlando

any good or on the right lines?

afrikat Thu 28-Feb-13 18:58:16

No DC yet - this is the first. For boys I quite like
Alexander (Xander)
Xavier
Ethan
Jackson.

Girls I like
Isabella (but I know it's v popular)
Eva
Mia
Emmeline (Emmy)
Aurelia (maybe too fancy)

But nothing has totally GOT me, you know?

OutsideOverThere Thu 28-Feb-13 18:59:31

We considered it as it's a cool name but not seriously as it would be laughed at in our social set up.

I think you should go for it smile

jollygoose Thu 28-Feb-13 19:34:11

it is ridiculous how could you

Blanketsandpillows Thu 28-Feb-13 19:51:55

I would consider it ridiculous...but if you like it, go for it.

FaceLikeAPickledOnion Thu 28-Feb-13 20:13:48

It was on our shortlist for ds 1 who's now 7. I still really like it

PandaWatch Fri 01-Mar-13 14:00:56

"The dog's name was Indiana."
"You were named after the DOG?"
"I have a lot of fond memories of that dog."

grin Love Indiana Jones!

I do actually like the name but I think that only certain children/adults could carry it off.

nectarini1983 Fri 01-Mar-13 15:19:30

I really like it for a girl!

cakehappy Sat 02-Mar-13 18:40:02

It is/was my DH's and my absolute favourite name for a girl but he's a Jones and just couldn't do that to a child! I live it, you should go for it! Such a cool name.

cakehappy Sat 02-Mar-13 18:40:56

Sorry, l love it!

gallicgirl Sat 02-Mar-13 18:55:48

Isn't there a porn film called InDiana Jones?

or is that an urban myth?

afrikat Sat 02-Mar-13 19:47:52

I'm still really liking it and fortunately our surname isn't Jones so we don't have that to worry about! I think it's always going to spilt people but it's definitely going on the list.

umiaisha Sat 02-Mar-13 20:39:58

We liked Indiana and Indigo for a boy, but just went with Indy in the end.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 04-Mar-13 17:26:42

Well you could push the boat out with Nevada or Dakota...!

afrikat Mon 04-Mar-13 18:25:42

We actually like Dakota too! Not considered Nevada but I could be tempted smile

Empress77 Mon 04-Mar-13 18:29:47

I think Indiana is a beautiful name.

k4mi Tue 05-Mar-13 10:15:42

I love it! We were considering this as a middle name for our DC1 but she was a girl!! Still up the sleeve if we ever get a boy though...Yes there's the 'Jones' thing but who cares about that, Indiana Jones is hardly a bad connotation for a boy is it and by the time he's a teenager his generation wont even remember the films. Go for it I say. Indy for short is lovely for a girl or boy.

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