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justhayley Tue 30-Aug-11 17:55:18

hi all,
What do you think of the name India for a little girl?
I usually prefere more classic English names, not into calling children sky, apple etc, anyway since iv come across India I love it, but dont want it to be a name people laugh at.
Honest opinions please

And if u have any ideas what goes well with it as a middle name I'd appreciate it Surname is 2 syllables starting with H.

Thank you xx

bunintheoven1 Tue 30-Aug-11 18:02:25

I love the name India, on my own list. If you like classic english names, why not use one as a middle name? For example India Elizabeth, India Sophie or India Eleanor?

helendigestives Tue 30-Aug-11 18:36:56

I tend to find it a little odd, like calling a child Pakistan. I think if you have no connection to India - never been, no relatives there - then it's not really appropriate.

scarlettlips Tue 30-Aug-11 18:47:22

I like it...on my list.

However my DH said it would be 'kicking the ass' out of being middle class!!!!

Go for it...

Kirstle Tue 30-Aug-11 19:01:37

It's lovely. I also like Indigo

Cereal Tue 30-Aug-11 19:08:09

Not especially keen I'm afraid - I think of it as a place name, or a name which used to seem exotic in the UK.

LouRoucas Tue 30-Aug-11 19:10:12

Only if you are uber posh or rich. Preferably both!

MsChanandlerBong Tue 30-Aug-11 19:34:17

I know an India who is lovely and really suits her name (very middle class, creative/bohemian type). Personally I prefer Indigo, and raised this as an option with DH who declared that I am much too uptight to have a daughter called Indigo grin

mollymole Tue 30-Aug-11 19:38:01

i like India (also like Indra) but i think of Indigo as a boys name

talkingnonsense Tue 30-Aug-11 19:41:37

India Rose is fairly popular but lovely

birdofthenorth Tue 30-Aug-11 19:44:34

I love Indra and Indigo for girls! I have to say I know a couple of (cute) young Indias near me whose parents are definitely neither posh nor rich (more the oppposite tbh!). India is a nice name though, exotic but pronouncable and spellable.

acsec Tue 30-Aug-11 19:45:28

Love India, it's on my list. Also like Indira.

Hulababy Tue 30-Aug-11 19:45:52

I like the name India.

WhiffOfBath Tue 30-Aug-11 19:46:24

I know several. They are all nice. I wouldn't choose it myself, though.

popcornchicken Tue 30-Aug-11 19:47:19

love it i also like as nn Indie x

sleepevader Tue 30-Aug-11 19:47:33

It was on my list. I do still like it

redglow Tue 30-Aug-11 19:51:08

I love it.

RueyBoey Tue 30-Aug-11 20:22:31

Not really my thing - but it is alright

justhayley Tue 30-Aug-11 20:53:02

Thank you for all your input!

I love India Rose, not sure if Rose is too old fashioned but I think it's classic & pretty, I like it with India but not on it's own.

Don't know why I'm thinking of names I'm only 6weeks lol

rachel234 Tue 30-Aug-11 20:55:11

Have you got any connections to India - is your family from there? Otherwise I'd find it an odd choice - like calling your child Africa.

happybubblebrain Tue 30-Aug-11 21:04:22

I love it. It was on my list, in second place.
India Blue
India May
India Hope

I think the middle name can be almost anything - a name that has a special meaning to you.

happybubblebrain Tue 30-Aug-11 21:05:03

I love the place too.

handsomeharry Tue 30-Aug-11 21:07:05

I love the name India.

MockingbirdsNotForSale Tue 30-Aug-11 21:07:47

I think its a beautiful name and I really really wanted to call my DD it but then I googled it with my surname and got some extremely undesirable results and I did not want my DD to bear the brunt of it!! If you like it go for it. Congratulations btw smile.

Bitdifferent Tue 30-Aug-11 21:15:44

Great country but probably not best to go there now you're pregnant, too many inoculations, malaria tablets to take. Definately would recommend for the future though.

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