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Indian/English baby names

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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


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.


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.


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

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

Madhu (Maddie)

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:

Leela (usually spelt Lila, I think)
Zahra (depending on religion, etc)

Anil/ Ajay
Viraj/ Vijay

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


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

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