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fishandlilacs' baby name shortlist

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fishandlilacs Thu 14-Jul-11 20:24:21

Here's the shortlist of baby names I'm considering that I generated with Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder. Let me know what you think.

Girls
Kenna
Myra
Neiva
Nila
Zanna

Marne Thu 14-Jul-11 20:26:55

i like Neiva and Zanna smile, not sure about the others.

fivegomadindorset Thu 14-Jul-11 20:27:23

None of them sorry, if pushed probabley Zanna. Myra definitely not.

fishandlilacs Thu 14-Jul-11 20:35:05

Why a definate no for Myra- is it the serial killer connections by any chance? That bothers me also, not my choice that one.

ahshutupayourface Thu 14-Jul-11 20:38:32

I like Nuala and Zillah, which are similar.... no, not Myra, and yes Hindley connection! Ava, Eva, Edie also pretty

kiteflying Fri 15-Jul-11 07:34:47

Zanna can be nn for Suzannah. Could you not choose the more conventional and nn Zanna?

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Fri 15-Jul-11 07:38:47

They seem really different. Myra is old fashioned whereas...all the others look made-up to me. And Neiva just looks like it's spelt wrong, to boot.

razzlebathbone Fri 15-Jul-11 09:24:30

Those are quite bizarre names. Except for Myra, which I can't see becoming detached from the obvious connotations for a long time yet, if ever.

kreecherlivesupstairs Fri 15-Jul-11 09:36:23

Big fat zero for any of them from me.

MelinaM Fri 15-Jul-11 09:41:41

Myra is absolutely a no go name! How about Lyra instead?

The others are rather bizarre! Lila instead of Nila?

NattersAndMutters Fri 15-Jul-11 10:03:37

Not so sure about Myra. I used to work with a Myra, and the Hindley association never crossed anyone's mind for a moment because for us 'Myra' conjured up 'our' Myra.

That said, it wouldn't be a favourite of mine, but only because I don't care for the sound of it.

fishandlilacs Fri 15-Jul-11 12:19:34

I like bizarre and different. I also want a name that ends with an "ah" sound

fishandlilacs Fri 15-Jul-11 12:20:25

Neiva is spanish for snow apparently, January baby so snow on the ground very likely.

acatcalledbob Fri 15-Jul-11 12:36:44

Nieve is Spanish for snow, not neiva. I wouldn't know how to pronounce this name - is it NEE-va, NEH-va, NEY-va, NIE-va...?

wineandcheese Fri 15-Jul-11 12:36:58

The Spanish for snow is nieve, not neiva.

fishandlilacs Fri 15-Jul-11 18:46:45

Oh right, well I was only going by the baby name website-Neiva is a variation on Neive. I dont want Neive though as it's a nn for Geneveive which i'm not all that keen.

Gos this baby naming lark is tough!

MugglesandLuna Fri 15-Jul-11 21:38:15

They are all very different - you wouldnt have to worry about the names becoming too popular!

Rhubarbgarden Fri 15-Jul-11 22:20:32

I know an adult Nila. I quite like it.

Sandalwood Fri 15-Jul-11 22:22:37

Not as in 'Neiva her nor there' then?

Sandalwood Fri 15-Jul-11 22:23:02

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Karbea Fri 15-Jul-11 22:34:10

Not my cup of tea I'm afraid.

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