sikh baby names needed that everyone can pronounce

(29 Posts)
ccnotts Mon 20-Jun-16 21:52:52

Hi all,
I am 36 weeks pregnant and looking for both boy and girl names. My partner is Sikh, family from the Punjab, and I am white British. We already have a hari and a priya.
All ideas welcome pls

Saralyn Mon 20-Jun-16 21:55:02

I went to school with a Sikh girl called Satinder.

2ManySweets Mon 20-Jun-16 21:57:16

Punit? Pronunciation as in "punnet of strawberries"

I know a Punit and he's a little gem x

GloriousSlug Mon 20-Jun-16 21:57:19

Simran?

Tuiles Mon 20-Jun-16 21:58:46

Kiran

Saralyn Mon 20-Jun-16 21:59:05

Hm, Googled now, and seems Satinder can also be a boys name. Don't know if it is most common for girls or boys

AYD2MITalkTalk Mon 20-Jun-16 22:02:04

I have a friend who's Simran, and it annoys her than she gets called Simran rather than Simr'n, which apparently is the right pronunciation. Though I guess there could be an accent/dialect difference too.

ASpiderInThebath Mon 20-Jun-16 22:02:19

I had a Sikh friend at school called Abnash, she was Abbie for short.

sixinabed Mon 20-Jun-16 22:03:33

I used to work with a lovely guy named Satpal (not sure of spelling)

educatingarti Mon 20-Jun-16 22:03:34

Harvinder - with Harvey (or Harvi) for short?

2ManySweets Mon 20-Jun-16 22:04:44

Dharminder nn Dhar?

MrsAukerman Mon 20-Jun-16 22:06:44

Deepak

EssentialHummus Mon 20-Jun-16 22:07:41

Another vote for kiran.

AWaspOnAWindowInAHeatwave Mon 20-Jun-16 22:09:51

Love Kiran. Also used to work with Hardeep (nickname Sam!)

ccnotts Mon 20-Jun-16 22:15:30

Kiran is nice, boy or girls name though?

MERLYPUSSEDOFF Mon 20-Jun-16 22:16:23

Arun, Hari, Ajay

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Mon 20-Jun-16 22:17:05

I know a Kiran who is a woman.

Prathiba is really pretty.

TheDuchyOfGrandFenwick Mon 20-Jun-16 22:17:08

Kirandip is nice for a girlsmile

ccnotts Mon 20-Jun-16 22:18:11

Already have a hari. Not sure if this one is a boy or girl so need both sex suggestions pls x

Tollygunge Mon 20-Jun-16 22:18:54

Aren't you supposed to take the first letter from the Guru Granth Sahib?

SilverGiraffe7 Mon 20-Jun-16 22:24:08

Lots of ideas under the 'choose a name' section on this page:
http://www.sikhwomen.com/SikhNames/

Veterinari Mon 20-Jun-16 22:25:55

Arun

DailyMailResearcher Tue 21-Jun-16 00:50:28

Amrit, and is a unisex name and has a lovely meaning. Amrita for a more feminine version.

Mika for a boy. Also Taran, Raj, Arun, Ravi

Sunny is a popular boys name, I like that lots

Jeevan is another unisex name

Most names are unisex as Sikhism believes men and women are equal but you can still adapt them to make them more masculine/feminine.

GreatFuckability Tue 21-Jun-16 01:02:12

I love Taran, in welsh it means Thunder which i think is fantastic, sorry totally beside the point for you.

CourtJester Tue 21-Jun-16 10:37:23

I like Kiran too, i know a male one

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