Name that doesn't sound like a disease or Abba song

(29 Posts)
hmmmwhatnow Sun 25-May-14 21:19:21

Name changed to an infrequently used one for this as going to totally out myself.

My surname is Miah and every girls name we like for DD3 (due in 4 wks) sounds like:

1 - a disease - eg Annie Miah.

2 - an Abba song - Jemima Miah

We have NO IDEA what to call DD3. To complicate matters DH likes something that can be shortened and I like to have a "nice" meaning for his mum who actually wants arabic names. I managed to do arabic for DD1, fudged it a bit with Greek but "good" meaning with DD2.

DD1 is Safina Miah (Saffy)

DD2 is Elaina Miah (Ellie)

For DD3 we have discussed:

Meredith - big no because of Amanda Knox case from DH hmm
Amy - No from me bad memories
Esme - I like, DH says too hard to say

So help, throw some suggestions at me please!

We have a boys name we agree upon if that helps as a guide to what we like (def a girl though) which is Elijah, but my niece is Eliza so that blocks that one out.

BitchPeas Sun 25-May-14 21:22:34

Elizabeth Miah
Catherine Miah
Chloe Miah
Juliet Miah

ExCinnamon Sun 25-May-14 21:23:50

Emilia / Amelia

shortened to Millie

fuzzpig Sun 25-May-14 21:38:24

Jasmine/Yasmin
Jessica
Francesca
Charlotte
Josephine
Jennifer
Astrid
Stephanie
Olivia
Verity

fuzzpig Sun 25-May-14 21:42:02

Erin
Robyn
Romily
Rowan
Rachel
Grace
Emily
Phoebe
Natalie/Natalia
Christabel
Helena

PurplePidjin Sun 25-May-14 21:45:38

Jasmine nn Jaz?

Yvette?
Alisha?

squoosh Sun 25-May-14 23:00:44

Best naming conditions ever!

hmmmwhatnow Sun 25-May-14 23:38:49

My pleasure Squoosh grin

Its an ACTUAL problem and my family are no help, the only suggestion i've had is Sylvester. So it can be Sly Miah hmm

I love Verity but In Laws can't say "V" should have added that condition. "Werity" not really the same.

<<considers divorce>>

Will take a look at all the others thanks all.

Alicia Miah
Georgia Miah
Lucia (lou chea) Miah
Amber Miah
Lily Miah

Mutteroo Mon 26-May-14 02:24:09

Eliza,
Helena,
Alana/h,
Hana,
Sophie/Sophia,
Elodie,
Leonie,
Naomi,
Marnie,
Dahlia

mathanxiety Mon 26-May-14 04:27:29

Amy Miah is really bad.

Annika
Fiona
Laila/ Leyla
Ava
Bianca
Darya
Farideh
Finola
Roxana
Saeedah
Samira
Susannah
Tamara
Zara

mathanxiety Mon 26-May-14 04:29:29

Vanessa
Zoe

weechops Mon 26-May-14 08:06:10

Cara Miah

Cara means beloved so with your surname it kinda translates as 'my beloved' I think that's beautiful.

Kantha Mon 26-May-14 08:12:57

Something from here?

slickycontinental

florascotia Mon 26-May-14 11:46:34

If you like Elijah, then what about

Naomi
Sarah
Rachel
Salome
Esther
Gabriela
Susanna

or perhaps:

Selina (based on Arabic Salima)
Farida (has great Arabic meaning: unique, precious)
Aida (like the opera)...

ThinkIveBeenHacked Mon 26-May-14 11:50:16

Aurelia Miah

Surf25 Mon 26-May-14 21:42:13

Abigail - Abbie

Pebbles0934 Tue 27-May-14 07:05:40

Tabitha?

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Tue 27-May-14 07:13:35

Samira

MuttonCadet Tue 27-May-14 07:20:55

That is a tricky surname to fit....

Elspeth?

twinjocks Tue 27-May-14 18:43:00

Is your surname pronounced "Mee-ah" or "MY-ah"?

fuzzpig Tue 27-May-14 19:50:10

I assumed mee-ah as that would explain the abba song thing (mamma Mia)

Lookingforfocus Thu 12-Jun-14 17:53:30

My DO suggested Arejetta (I think it would be Arietta in English - pronounced this way.) She is a lovely classmate who is Muslim. DD doesn't know her ethnic background so no idea where this name originates but we both think it is beautiful.

Minion Fri 13-Jun-14 09:39:50

If its pronounced Mee-ya, hows about Rani or Esther? Theyre quite pretty combos?

manicinsomniac Fri 13-Jun-14 10:22:11

I don't understand why you can't have Annie Miah etc if you already have Saffy and Ellie? They are all very similar in sound. Unless you are happy because you have the longer names to combine with the surname. But in that case you could use Annabel, Anoushka, Anastasia, Anita, Anika, Annette or Anais and have the nickname Annie.

Safina Miah
Elaina Miah
Anika Miah (or similar) would be fine.

I also don't see any difference between Jemima Miah and Safina/Elaina Miah. They're 3 syllable names ending in a. What makes one sound like an Abba song and the other 2 not?

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