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(13 Posts)
Limejelly Mon 25-Jul-11 12:26:46

Pronounced Day-na and for a boy.
What do you think? DP not at all keen, thinks it's a girls name.

Macaroona Mon 25-Jul-11 12:28:05

It does sound like a girls' name, and on first glance Diana.

How about Dane?

moonwitch Mon 25-Jul-11 12:41:46

Hi, my husband is called Dane and we named our daughter Dayna after him. She's almost 15 now and still loves it, we've never met another Dayna but I obviously think it's a girl's name.
Good luck.

EdithWeston Mon 25-Jul-11 12:43:11

I agree with your DP.

I think you will find that it will be taken as the girls name Dana (Da-na), like the singer (and also the transexual Dana International, whose name was an homage to that singer).

sunchild77 Mon 25-Jul-11 12:46:46

Ive know a Dana - pronounced "Day-na" and another pronounced "Dan-a"

They are both girls.

Its a girls name - eg Dana Scully

Limejelly Mon 25-Jul-11 12:52:10

Ok. Thank you everyone, back to the drawing board then smile

ZZZenAgain Mon 25-Jul-11 12:53:32

I have a lovely female friend whose name is pronounced day-na but written Dana

HengshanRoad Mon 25-Jul-11 13:40:17

I know a guy called Dana, and he hates his name.

MelinaM Mon 25-Jul-11 16:43:00

It does sound too much alike the female Dana.

PaperBank Mon 25-Jul-11 19:02:59

I think of the female singer Dana.

belgo Mon 25-Jul-11 19:03:48

I only know a female Dana.

belgo Mon 25-Jul-11 19:04:02

What about Dan or Daniel?

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 25-Jul-11 19:05:36

Was going to say I liked it but then saw you meant for a boy so no. Lovely for a girl as long as it's pronounced Dayna and not Dahna like the singer!

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