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Please help me with names

(9 Posts)
bobanna Fri 17-Jun-11 12:07:28

DD is called Alannah pronouced Al- ann- a (rhymes with Hannah not Alana rhyming with banana)

expecting dc 2, we dont know the sex.

For a boy we like Aiden

For a girl we like - Alexia
- Lydia
- Louisa

Also love the name Maia but don't want to choose another name that people struggle to pronouce or spell.

If I had a pound for every time someone has asked DDs name and i've said Alannah pronoucing it clearly Al- ann- a and they've said oh A-laah- naah I'd be rich.

would be gratful for honest oppinions and other suggestions.

MelinaM Fri 17-Jun-11 12:15:43

Aiden's lovely, I've just suggested it on another threadgrin

Lydia is also lovely, as is Louisa both classic, elegant namessmile Alexia is nice, It just feel's unfinished to me ..but that's just me! How about Alexandria with Alexia as a nn?

BlueChampagne Fri 17-Jun-11 12:22:51

As there's also Aidan, I'm afraid (from experience), you'll still find yourself spelling it! However, it's a great name! But would you want them both to have the same initial? Otherwise:


Like Lydia and Louisa too.

bobanna Fri 17-Jun-11 12:32:47

Thanks Melina, Alexandria is lovely

Thanks bluechampagne, I am a little concerned about the same initial due to problems with mail when older. They would have different Intials for middle names but could still be a problem.

pilates Fri 17-Jun-11 17:01:57

Louisa is lovely

manicinsomniac Fri 17-Jun-11 18:27:15

I really like Aiden

Like Lydia and Alexia but not Louisa personally.

mathanxiety Sat 18-Jun-11 07:38:25

Hannah and banana rhyme surely? (I think with an Irish accent though)

I like Aidan and Louisa. I don't think there will be post when DCs are older.

manicinsomniac Sat 18-Jun-11 20:29:25

In an English accent the words/names are usually:


Never heard Al-ann-a. Pretty.

mathanxiety Sun 19-Jun-11 05:50:43

Alannah comes from an Irish phrase 'A leanbh', meaning 'dear/darling child/LO', and it has the same A sound as Hannah (and banana imo). The English 'ahn' sound in the middle wouldn't be right.

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