Indian/English Girls and Boys names.

(41 Posts)
mimili Fri 06-Sep-13 15:45:46

Afternoon All,

DH (English) and I(Indian) have decided we want to have indian names for our baby(to maintain some sense of heritage - surname is very english). We do not know if we are having a pink one or a blue one and don’t intend on finding out.

Does anyone know of any Indian/English (Indian names that are similar to English names or easily pronounceable) that are a bit different to the Jay’s and Arun’s etc.

If you are in a similar relationship what have you called your little ones?

Thanks in advance for inspiring me!!

JoinYourPlayfellows Fri 06-Sep-13 15:47:33

Gayatri

Anjali

(I am not Indian. These are just Indian names that I like.)

Tarun

Kedar

happydutchmummy Fri 06-Sep-13 15:47:48

Dd goes to nursery with a little boy called Rahul which I think is a lovely name

Leeds2 Fri 06-Sep-13 19:45:14

I know an Indian origin Anjali, which I think is lovely and would suit both English and Indian requirements. Or Anjna. Also know an Indian Kanoushka, which I think is lovely although to me it sounds Russian.

Jemimapuddleduk Fri 06-Sep-13 19:52:15

I know a gorgeous Avni (girl).

MrsMongoose Fri 06-Sep-13 19:55:58

I went to school with a beautiful girl called Esma.

bluecheque4595 Fri 06-Sep-13 19:57:04

Narinder, Nancy for short.

dizzy77 Fri 06-Sep-13 19:58:22

Druvh/Drew?

theyoniwayisnorthwards Fri 06-Sep-13 20:21:25

I have a friend with an English and Indian parent and she's named Samina, which I think is lovely. People call her Sam for short.

Noggie Fri 06-Sep-13 20:37:30

My niece is mixed race and called Priya which is so pretty grin

CPtart Fri 06-Sep-13 20:43:55

My friends DC are Mili and Hari.

Saw an Anjula (pronounced very much like Angela). Also worked with Indian guy/English wife with same dilemma- they had Saira and Jahaan.

halfwayupthehill Fri 06-Sep-13 21:30:49

Anita, rohan

Imsosorryalan Fri 06-Sep-13 21:37:19

My sister is half Indian and is called Samantha. Can't remember it's Indian meaning but it has one!

poshbeaver Fri 06-Sep-13 21:44:32

I love Rhea for a girl and Issa for a boy. I also like Yusuf.

Bythebeach Fri 06-Sep-13 21:55:31

Rohan

Vivek for a boy shortened to Viv

I like Vikram too

I think there's a good one that shortens to Ash....

We went the other way round...English first names with my surname! But considered the above if we used the English surname.

umiaisha Fri 06-Sep-13 21:59:15

I love Imani and Renuka

Kira
Sofi

Kiran

Nikhil/Nik

Friends I know with the opposite (i.e. English mother/Indian Dad) called their little girl Maija

This looks a good source of inspiration:

www.indianhindunames.com/indian-hindu-girl-name-a.htm

Spindelina Sat 07-Sep-13 09:28:32

Leela/Lila
Neela
Rekha

Sameer/Samir

Champagnebubble Sat 07-Sep-13 15:35:16

I know a Saminder whose parents are Indian / English who shortened to Sam or Sammi.

PoppyWearer Sat 07-Sep-13 15:48:06

Another vote for Rohan here. I've known an Indian Rohan and an English one.

Priya is also a lovely name.

I've also seen Maia (not sure of the spelling) used by an Indian/English family.

Dollydaydream99 Sat 07-Sep-13 22:12:07

Another vote for Priya or Rowan! smile

Willow33 Sat 07-Sep-13 23:52:34

Tara is lovely. Means the stars.

MintyDiamonds Sun 08-Sep-13 00:39:16

I'm in a similar type of relationship and our daughter is called Lilah, also liked scyra (pronounced syra) and asha. If I'd had a boy he would have been called Rohan.

Ahjay.

preety

chellyyx Sun 08-Sep-13 00:53:59

I'm English and my DP is half indian. I'm pregnant with our first child. So far the only name he really loves is Priya. I like Millie though smile

I am in a similar relationship, and we went with Indian first names and English middle names with DH's English surname.

Ideas for names:

Ishan / Ishaan
Shyam
Arjun

Mahi or maya for a girl
Anoushka
Ami/Ammi
Anisha
Rakhee
Reshma

Priya is lovely, and actually means beloved, also a little less popular than Millie (which I like too) how about Mila/Milan OP?

bsc Sun 08-Sep-13 01:14:00

I love Priya!

Nina
Rohan
Joshan

Nilima ( means blue), for a girl
Also Neha, Nishita/Nisha are lovely

enormouse Sun 08-Sep-13 01:32:25

Jasmine, priya, tara or maya for a girl
Can't think of any boys names right now. We are thinking of callum (cal for short) for DS 2.

Merel Sun 08-Sep-13 01:43:57

An Indian friend of mine picked Ryan, as she said it was common in both countries. I also like the name Ashwin, it sounds quite Welsh to me.

mirry2 Sun 08-Sep-13 01:51:18

Mia is nice.

giantpenguinmonster Sun 08-Sep-13 02:25:36

Aashni can be shortened to Ash which I love. It means lightening or smile. Are you going to have any middle names?

twentyfourcarat Sun 08-Sep-13 03:38:28

Names I like (some mentioned above):

Rohan
Rohit
Rahul
Niam
Nikhil
Toshan
Pabu
Dhiren
Dilip
Hari

Anika
Henna
Inika
Ioli
Jasmin
Priya
Leela
Tula
Tulasi

mypavlova Sun 08-Sep-13 14:42:46

Shalini is one of my faves
Chandra
Lakshmi is very like Lux and Luz
I know a Sujata who goes by Suji, cute nn
love Anjali too

for some reason i meet Saurabhs and they are all very nice, intelligent men
Amit
Liked Vivek from above comment

deste Sun 08-Sep-13 23:10:51

Rohan and Neesha.

smithwillsam Wed 11-Sep-13 08:37:46

There are so many Indian boy's or girl's names that you can find baby naming sites from it, You can pick a name that suits your kids on the birth time.

Here good resources for Indian baby naming.
http://www.babynology.com/indian_babynames.html

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