Sister for Amaya...help please!

(47 Posts)
BBQshapes Thu 07-Mar-13 09:53:47

Feeling very unconvinced by our current shortlist of names. We're looking for a girl's name that crosses cultures (Indian/Anglo preferably), and works with older sister's name, Amaya. I'd also quite like to have Amy as the middle name as it was a close relative's name. Any suggestions please?

Gimmeechocolate Thu 07-Mar-13 14:02:02

How about Indira, Uma, Asha or Jasmine?

twinklestar2 Fri 08-Mar-13 00:48:52

Keira?

Bela, Dhara, Jaya, Keya, Kiran, Leela, Leena, Lola, Marisa, Miriam, Nina, Rohini, Roshan, Safia, Salena, Serena, Sonia, Tara, Uma, Yasmin, Zahra.

twinklestar2 Fri 08-Mar-13 11:53:28

I ADORE Marisa

twinklestar2 Fri 08-Mar-13 11:53:53

Bella is a good fusion name I think.

twinklestar2 Fri 08-Mar-13 11:54:32

Serene instead of Serena is lovely and more unusual.

LuluLovesYou Fri 08-Mar-13 12:00:23

India

Zavi Fri 08-Mar-13 12:04:09

Anisha?

Pasiphae Fri 08-Mar-13 12:11:10

How about Leela/Lila, Neela/Nila, Nina, Anjali, Julita, Yasmin, Elora, Saffron, Jasmine, Antara, Sima?

twinklestar2 Fri 08-Mar-13 12:49:59

Anisha, Alisha, manisha, sara?

twinklestar2 Fri 08-Mar-13 12:50:40

Ria/Nia/Mia/Mya?

SecretSwearer Fri 08-Mar-13 21:41:16

Nyah
Mairi
Talia

twinklestar2 Fri 08-Mar-13 23:52:54

How are you pronouncing Mairi?

barnet Sat 09-Mar-13 00:06:33

Tara, tanya, aisha, Nisha

raisah Sat 09-Mar-13 06:55:27

Everybody forgot the classic Rita, Anita, Rina, Nina & Meena. I know several girls/ladies from both cultures by those names.
Yasmin
Rochana/Roshana
Anisa
Tamsin
Tasmin
Veena

everlong Sat 09-Mar-13 16:15:03

I love Amara, but it's too close to Amaya.

Mirabelle or Miriam.

nectarini1983 Sat 09-Mar-13 20:30:27

Amaya is a beautiful name.

BBQshapes Sun 10-Mar-13 03:49:03

Thanks for the suggestions. I really like Roshana, Safia, Zahra, Anisha. Already have Lila and Alisha on our list.
Many of the other ideas are names of close friends or family members (Rita/Nina/Mia/Aisha/Tara/Mina).
The OTHER problem I have is that my husband rejects names that are from another community/religion in India, i.e. Zahra, Anisha, Safia! Argh!
I love the names Ella, Ava and Isla, but I think they've become really over-used lately, so probably ruling them out.
Any more suggestions?? I'm starting to panic.

IroningBoredDaily Sun 10-Mar-13 07:49:08

Anya
Anju

Mairi is pn M-ar-ee

twinklestar2 Sun 10-Mar-13 10:25:15

What about Mahi pn Ma-hee

Hawise Sun 10-Mar-13 13:23:45

I love Neev.

Hawise Sun 10-Mar-13 13:26:33

Also like Ashni(pronounced Ashnee)

Hawise Sun 10-Mar-13 13:27:55

Oh and Anjalika and Ananya (sorry keep remembering girls in my daugters school!)

SoftSheen Sun 10-Mar-13 13:32:56

Mariya

BiscuitMillionaire Sun 10-Mar-13 13:36:46

Aaliyah (prounounced ah-lee-ya)

Rhubarbgarden Sun 10-Mar-13 19:48:09

Lia
Tamsin
Nadia

KateShmate Sun 10-Mar-13 20:05:09

Am so jealous - we have GGG triplets, and up until the day they were born they were going to be Jasmine, Emme and Amaya. For some reason we decided to change Amaya to Alexa. Have always secretly wished that we'd kept her as an Amaya as it's so gorgeous.
So my 2 suggestions would be Jasmine and Emme/Emmie smile
Emme and Amaya would be cute!

twinklestar2 Sun 10-Mar-13 20:42:35

Love Emme!

everlong Sun 10-Mar-13 20:50:13

GGG triplets! You lucky woman. smile

PureedGoodness Mon 11-Mar-13 07:40:07

I love Amaya in fact i have made a note of it for when we try for our second baby if we have a girl. Hop you dont mind op.

PureedGoodness Mon 11-Mar-13 07:43:17

Freya?

Arya, Anila, Anuja, Anjali, Asha, Esha, Eshana, Idris, Ijaya, Inas, Ishana/Ishani, Lali, Laranya, Mahika, Mahiya, Mala, Marsha, Mira, Miraya, Nalini, Opal, Rhea, Sarisha, Tanya, Trisha.

NowPlayingZone Mon 11-Mar-13 10:42:28

Anya is the mst beautiful name.

Other suggestions: Ria, Samiya, Sara, Jaya, Dina

twinklestar2 Mon 11-Mar-13 23:09:14

I love jaya so much! I love most of the names on this thread. Good job I'm in a English/Indian marriage :D

As much as I love jaya and freya I would refrain as they rhyme with Amaya.

IroningBoredDaily Tue 12-Mar-13 20:04:25

Nyah (meaning purpose) is so gorgeous and would go well.

BBQshapes Fri 15-Mar-13 12:04:48

We pronounce Amaya as the 'A-my-a' version, not A'may'a/Ameya, so actually Freya or Jaya wouldn't be a rhyming problem - but Nyah would!

That's fine to add Amaya to your list Pureed, it's a compliment. And KateShmate, I'm now thinking about Alexa....have tossed around Alexandra in the past but Alexa I like more, nice strong name.

God it's hard to please both sides of a mixed race family.And why are so many of the nice girls name all starting and ending with 'a'?! That can be really tricky with our surname, or can be too similar to Amaya. So I'm trying desperately to find appropriate names that start with 'l' or 's' or something!

Does everyone automatically think of the Eric Clapton song when hearing the name 'Layla'? I really like this name, but my husband completely rules it out because of the damn song.

twinklestar2 Fri 15-Mar-13 16:39:30

What about Lila instead of Layla?

IroningBoredDaily Fri 15-Mar-13 18:53:37

Sara
Sana
Amber
Sania

RainbowBelle Fri 15-Mar-13 19:08:18

Soraya?

twinklestar2 Fri 15-Mar-13 22:42:16

Shyma/shyla?

ChompieMum Fri 15-Mar-13 22:46:41

Anni?

MonsterScout Sat 16-Mar-13 15:49:00

Yasmin or Yasmina are lovely names.

cityangel Sat 16-Mar-13 21:18:58

Soraya, Anoushka, Karima

LynetteScavo England Sat 16-Mar-13 21:25:00

I love the name Jaya.

What religion are we aiming for?

BBQshapes Mon 25-Mar-13 22:26:01

Haven't been on for awhile. Been busy moving internationally - as you do at 6 months pregnant.

Thanks for the continued suggestions. Some of the names I haven't seen/considered before and I like them. So that's really helpful. Will speak to the husband!

Lila is actually near the top of my short-list twicklestar.

Lynette, we're aiming for Hindu/Christian 'religion appropriate' names! I also like Jaya but it's too close to our surname.

Heard of Arna recently which I think is quite nice.

twinklestar2 Mon 25-Mar-13 22:44:41

Lila is lovely!

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