Soraya

(17 Posts)
Choccyhobnob Tue 20-Aug-13 15:49:07

Always thought this was a beautiful name til someone on here said it sounded like Psoriasis! What is everyone's first thoughts when you hear the name - pretty name or unfortunate skin condition?

ZolaBuddleia Tue 20-Aug-13 15:54:28

I thought it was beautiful too, until I read your post. grin

fieldfare Tue 20-Aug-13 15:56:50

Beautiful name!

Trazzletoes Tue 20-Aug-13 15:58:00

I have a friend who wanted to call her DD this. Someone else pointed out the connection so she changed the spelling slightly and pronounces it with an AY-a at the end rather than EYE-a if you see what I mean?

I think it's a lovely name either way.

Choccyhobnob Tue 20-Aug-13 16:02:26

I would have pronounced it AY rather than EYE too which does help. Oh well this is for a hypothetical baby right now anyway but I'm keeping it on the list as I think it's lovely.

squoosh Tue 20-Aug-13 16:11:36

Sounds like a meat substitute.

MrsWelly Tue 20-Aug-13 16:14:25

My mum had a friend called Soraya, with the AY sound rather than EYE. She was known as Ray, as she wasn't keen on the full name.
I think it's very pretty!

Choccyhobnob Tue 20-Aug-13 16:22:52

Lol a meat substitute?

TallulahBetty Tue 20-Aug-13 20:16:25

It is beautiful. Sadly, I do think of psoriasis about 5 seconds later.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 20-Aug-13 21:44:53

Not my cup of tea. Too long and frilly. I don't think of psoriasis though.

EnjoyEverySandwich Tue 20-Aug-13 22:46:05

My first thought is Soraya Khashoggi. Although her birth name was Sandra.

BlueStarsAtNight Tue 20-Aug-13 23:09:00

I think of Trudy Canavan!

NatashaBee Tue 20-Aug-13 23:18:20

Reminds me of a female wrestler - Sweet Saraya...

SpecialAgentCuntSnake Tue 20-Aug-13 23:30:23

I think it's beautiful, very elegant.

Frikadellen Wed 21-Aug-13 00:39:36

I like it

noodlebum Wed 21-Aug-13 11:41:46

This is my name (pronounced with EYE in the middle), and I've always had very good reactions to my name! Sure it's a weird name, but I love it and being generally the only one. Also, it took 17 years for anyone to think up Psoriasis to tease me with, and that was the only instance anyone ever did! So I say yes to it (pronounced my way of course grin ), even though I'm protective over my name and am slightly distressed by it climbing in popularity. wink

AhoyAhoy Wed 21-Aug-13 11:43:23

I know a girl with this name. Think it is spelt Saryah. Lovely name.

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