Sister for Amaya...help please!

(47 Posts)
BBQshapes Thu 07-Mar-13 09:53:47

Feeling very unconvinced by our current shortlist of names. We're looking for a girl's name that crosses cultures (Indian/Anglo preferably), and works with older sister's name, Amaya. I'd also quite like to have Amy as the middle name as it was a close relative's name. Any suggestions please?

Gimmeechocolate Thu 07-Mar-13 14:02:02

How about Indira, Uma, Asha or Jasmine?

twinklestar2 Fri 08-Mar-13 00:48:52

Keira?

Bela, Dhara, Jaya, Keya, Kiran, Leela, Leena, Lola, Marisa, Miriam, Nina, Rohini, Roshan, Safia, Salena, Serena, Sonia, Tara, Uma, Yasmin, Zahra.

twinklestar2 Fri 08-Mar-13 11:53:28

I ADORE Marisa

twinklestar2 Fri 08-Mar-13 11:53:53

Bella is a good fusion name I think.

twinklestar2 Fri 08-Mar-13 11:54:32

Serene instead of Serena is lovely and more unusual.

LuluLovesYou Fri 08-Mar-13 12:00:23

India

Zavi Fri 08-Mar-13 12:04:09

Anisha?

Pasiphae Fri 08-Mar-13 12:11:10

How about Leela/Lila, Neela/Nila, Nina, Anjali, Julita, Yasmin, Elora, Saffron, Jasmine, Antara, Sima?

twinklestar2 Fri 08-Mar-13 12:49:59

Anisha, Alisha, manisha, sara?

twinklestar2 Fri 08-Mar-13 12:50:40

Ria/Nia/Mia/Mya?

SecretSwearer Fri 08-Mar-13 21:41:16

Nyah
Mairi
Talia

twinklestar2 Fri 08-Mar-13 23:52:54

How are you pronouncing Mairi?

barnet Sat 09-Mar-13 00:06:33

Tara, tanya, aisha, Nisha

raisah Sat 09-Mar-13 06:55:27

Everybody forgot the classic Rita, Anita, Rina, Nina & Meena. I know several girls/ladies from both cultures by those names.
Yasmin
Rochana/Roshana
Anisa
Tamsin
Tasmin
Veena

everlong Sat 09-Mar-13 16:15:03

I love Amara, but it's too close to Amaya.

Mirabelle or Miriam.

nectarini1983 Sat 09-Mar-13 20:30:27

Amaya is a beautiful name.

BBQshapes Sun 10-Mar-13 03:49:03

Thanks for the suggestions. I really like Roshana, Safia, Zahra, Anisha. Already have Lila and Alisha on our list.
Many of the other ideas are names of close friends or family members (Rita/Nina/Mia/Aisha/Tara/Mina).
The OTHER problem I have is that my husband rejects names that are from another community/religion in India, i.e. Zahra, Anisha, Safia! Argh!
I love the names Ella, Ava and Isla, but I think they've become really over-used lately, so probably ruling them out.
Any more suggestions?? I'm starting to panic.

IroningBoredDaily Sun 10-Mar-13 07:49:08

Anya
Anju

Mairi is pn M-ar-ee

twinklestar2 Sun 10-Mar-13 10:25:15

What about Mahi pn Ma-hee

Hawise Sun 10-Mar-13 13:23:45

I love Neev.

Hawise Sun 10-Mar-13 13:26:33

Also like Ashni(pronounced Ashnee)

Hawise Sun 10-Mar-13 13:27:55

Oh and Anjalika and Ananya (sorry keep remembering girls in my daugters school!)

SoftSheen Sun 10-Mar-13 13:32:56

Mariya

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