Indian/English baby names

(29 Posts)
suwoohoohoooooooo Sun 05-Oct-08 21:41:03

My friend is half indian/half english and her and her DH are looking for a name that will work in both cultures. Can you make any suggestions and I will refer her to this thread. Thank you.

ilovemyflipflops Sun 05-Oct-08 21:58:07

Maya? Sorry thats all i can think of! smile

skydancer1 Sun 05-Oct-08 22:09:31

Mani
Angeli
Daman
Jaya
Saraka
Sarala

SoloTheCharmedOne Sun 05-Oct-08 22:11:03

We were going to have Rani for our Dd, but we changed our minds. Tis pretty though.

Ashwin

Ellora Mon 06-Oct-08 00:28:12

My name is Ellora

Indian name but am half Mauritian and Austrian!

suwoohoohoooooooo Mon 06-Oct-08 11:32:51

Ooh thanks, will pass them on. Any more?

suwoohoohoooooooo Mon 06-Oct-08 11:50:41

They think it might be a boy, so more boys names please.

Anil for a boy.

Kiran

bythepowerofgreyskull Mon 06-Oct-08 11:54:53

tumble tots has a little chap called Tariq - no idea of the origin of Daddy Mummy is White European. little boys is a beautiful blend. his sister is Aleesha (sp?)

My dh is Indian so we had this name problem when our ds was born. I like the gentler sounding boys names such as Ashwin, Krishna, Raj.

GreatGooglyMoogly Mon 06-Oct-08 12:13:10

Ajay, Jay and Neel are quite English-sounding but tbh I have never had a problem pronouncing people's Indian names.

suwoohoohoooooooo Mon 06-Oct-08 12:26:12

I don't think they have an issue with pronunciation, they just want the name to have a nod to both cultures.

northernrefugee39 Mon 06-Oct-08 12:50:33

For boys I really like Rohan, Lucas and Corey.
Adrian, Daman work v. well for both.

Girls are easier I think-
I like Mya and Safiya
Names like Minu, Alisha, and Leila seem to fit really easily.

Megglevache Mon 06-Oct-08 13:00:12

Rahul
Ravi
Harish (Harri)
Vikram (Vik, very trendy grin)
Jai
Raj
Kiran- we used this for one of ds's middle names

Madhu (Maddie)
Mala
Lata

Sazisi Mon 06-Oct-08 13:13:34

Asha, Amber (not really Indian but makes me think of India I think there is a boys' name Ambar though..)

Arun, Krishna

missmama Mon 06-Oct-08 13:40:20

Friends little boy is Adaam

crabby Mon 06-Oct-08 14:48:31

Lila is the hindi version of juliette as in romeo and... and is a version of lillian and is arabic too.

loobylu3 Tue 07-Oct-08 12:40:32

My DH is of Asian origin though not at all traditional and I am mixed race so we have also attempted to think of Indian names that are suitable in this country.
We managed to agree on Maya for our first DD (although we spell in Maia).
Unfortunately, for our second child, a boy we failed to find one that we really liked and picked an English name.
It looks as if we may do that for DC3 too!
Here are some names that might be suitable:

Girls:
Maya
Leela (usually spelt Lila, I think)
Priya
Amba
Meera
Uma
Reena
Sita
Geena
Anjali
Zahra (depending on religion, etc)

Boys:
Kiran
Rohan
Prem
Anil/ Ajay
Samir
Viraj/ Vijay
Krishen

suspookywoo Tue 07-Oct-08 21:25:14

Am linking my friend to this thread now, so any more?

ChocOrange05 Thu 09-Oct-08 17:10:06

Liking this thread - I am half indian and DH is english, it would be nice to use a name which would represent our heritages so I have taken down some of the names I really like.

I know you said they think its a boy, but if its a girl you can use my name if they like it which is "D a n i y a" (sorry for the crypticness, just didn't want this coming up in google!) It is derived from the hindi word for coriander - and my mum (the English half) saw it on a shop shelf and liked it! grin Its very rare too if they want something different!

crumpet Thu 09-Oct-08 17:11:05

Ria

nuthacuppatea Tue 21-Oct-08 19:00:25

I love Ellora and wanted this for my new baby due in 4 weeks. My DH is also mauritian(Indian) and I am English but alas he will not be persuaded! I also love Rohan for a boy!

LadyG Tue 21-Oct-08 19:55:53

Hello we considered Arun , Jay, Dev, Manish, Kiran, Rohan, Neel, for a boy-girls Anjali, Aneesha, Leela, Maya, Sara, Tara, Nina, Ria

gauly Tue 21-Oct-08 22:38:56

I think Ashok works well in English. Can be Ash for short to sound v. English.

stitch Tue 21-Oct-08 22:42:51

its more important to get the religion right, rather than the name.
so maryam, aisha hannah would work perfectly well if muslim, but not if hindu.
maya maha would work for both
ashok, anil, kiran for boys hindu names.

motherof2boys Wed 22-Oct-08 13:52:37

what about Dylan/Dillon?

wb Wed 22-Oct-08 19:59:09

I love Ashok and seriously considered it for one of our ds' but decided against as we have no Indian heritage at all.

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