Struggling with nice Indian baby boys names

(26 Posts)
hewi3 Fri 10-May-13 14:17:33

My husband and I just cannot find a nice Indian (Hindi) boys name. My husband is English so we want something that is a bit of a mix and more importantly that he can pronounce!

Any suggestions would be most welcome.

Thanks in advance.

Meringue33 Fri 10-May-13 14:19:20

Anand

FiftyshadesofYoni Fri 10-May-13 14:31:06

Aaron, Kieran, Jaylan, Kaylan, Neel, Shay, Dylan, Bobby, Nikhil, will try and think of some more

FryingNemo Fri 10-May-13 14:35:10

Rajan.

There's a little boy at music group called Arun which is lovely. Possibly I might be swayed by the fact that he had the most beautiful face on any child ever except my own grin

Sorry not sure if these are Hindi or not.

Arjun
Harri
Sunil
Kamran
Milan

Surya Fri 10-May-13 15:38:15

We had exactly the same problem, and thankfully it turns out that we're having a girl. It depends on whether you mind a name being pronounced differently by non-Hindi speakers (eg., Arun tends to be pronounced 'Aaron' by people unfamiliar with the Hindi name, and Milan is more likely to be pronounced like the Italian city) or not.

The only name we found that is pronounced the same way is Neel/Neil. I also quite like Rohan, but DH hated it, and said that it sounded like a 6 foot Viking/something from the Lord of the Rings. I don't mind the Lord of the Rings association, but I can understand the dissappointment if people expect a 6 foot Viking and instead find a short Indian-Jewish geek (the likely result, given our heritage and interests) grin

Surya Fri 10-May-13 15:45:45

Oh, and some more: Surya, Mitra/Mitya, and we'd also considered Kiran (though its quite likely to be spelt like the Irish name Kieran, and probably sounds quite Irish as well to most British people).

barnet Fri 10-May-13 15:49:56

I second Kiran

Cookethenook Fri 10-May-13 15:50:47

I know a Tarun, Tejen and Kishna. They're beautiful names.

insanityscratching Fri 10-May-13 15:57:00

A friend has a son named Munjoben but he is always called Joben and I think that's lovely.

ghislaine Fri 10-May-13 15:59:51

I like Vik, but is that a nicknames/shortened form?

finickypinickity Fri 10-May-13 16:02:22

Darshan or Sashi?

Jagsy Fri 10-May-13 16:12:40

Aman
Anay
Aryan
Rohan
Rishi
Karan

Ashvin
Ashwin
Darshan
Dhilan
Gyan
Hari
Haroon
Ishan
Jaipal (Nn Jai)
Jay
Kalyan (Nn Kal)
Romir
Samir (Nn Sam)
Tariq

beatricequimby Fri 10-May-13 22:26:24

How about Kiran, Krishnan, Dev, Hari, Ravi or Vikram? These were all on my list.

solitaire75 Fri 10-May-13 22:29:04

Zain???

dinkystinky Fri 10-May-13 22:32:07

My boys are Kiran and Nikhil. Also liked Jai, Dev, Ravi, Rohan, Romit, Milan and Rajiv.

sallievp Sat 11-May-13 05:16:21

I look on indianhindunames.com (assuming you are Hindu?) My DH is Indian (Tamil Hindu) and I am white British.
some might be a bit ''too Indian'' but sooo many to choose from.
My faves are..
ashray
ankit
ashwin
ayush
ankush
arya
asher
ajoy
dhruv
devi
devendra
dhilan
darshan
Cholan
ettan
eshwar
krishna
keshav
kush
Milan
Yash
rikhil
rishi
rishikesh
rohit

Very long!! My faves are Krishna and Nikhil (nick) Rikhil (Ricky)

hewi3 Sat 11-May-13 13:01:26

Thank you. A few names are a possibility, I need to persuade my husband now!

TerrysNo2 Sat 11-May-13 13:07:48

I know two gorgeous half indian half english little boys and their names are Arun and Rohan. Great names IMO

dimdommilpot Sat 11-May-13 21:59:19

My friend is tyc now and for a boy likes Harris (i think thats how its spelt)

deste Sat 11-May-13 23:19:48

Rohan is cool.

My Hindu friend has a jai. Short for Jayesh, I believe.

jkklpu Sun 12-May-13 22:04:27

Arun
Vinay
Vijay
Roshan

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