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Help with baby boys names - Indian origin

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Maza1 Fri 30-Sep-11 14:55:43

Really struggling with a suitable baby boys name. As the baby's dad is of southern indian origin I was hoping to give him a name that reflects India.
Girls names are easy but finding it really difficult for boys names.
Obviously dont want the misproununciation issue as I live in Ireland.

Thanks heaps

motherinferior Fri 30-Sep-11 14:58:37

Oh, just give him a nice Tamil name. Call him Venkatesh Subramaniam. Balakrishnan. Go on. You know you want to.

Perfectly easy to pronounce IMO. (My south Indian mother gave me a nice South Indian name, dammit, and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.)

motherinferior Fri 30-Sep-11 14:59:15

Narayan would be nice too.

Tortu Fri 30-Sep-11 19:38:03

Isn't there a Tamil name which is something like 'Arangan'? Could be shortened to Arun.

winkle2 Fri 30-Sep-11 22:25:40


winkle2 Fri 30-Sep-11 22:26:30

What are your girls names chOices out of interest?

Maza1 Sat 01-Oct-11 12:36:37

Well I really love the name Asha for a girl and just generally think girls names are so much easier to pick.
Thanks for the suggestions above.

jenniec79 Sat 01-Oct-11 19:17:44

Not sure where it comes from in India but my best mate's oldest's middle name is Nishad - "the musical note Ni" which I love.

Meteorite Sat 01-Oct-11 21:41:07

I had a look at some baby name websites for Indian boys' names. However they all seem to be divided into either Hindu or Muslim names, and I didn't want to suggest something inappropriate - what would you suggest OP?

winkle2 Sat 01-Oct-11 22:31:02

I like Aisha for a girl/Ayesha/Alisha

My cousin is called Asha.

iskra Sun 02-Oct-11 08:46:32

I love Ravi.


Don't know if those are north or south Indian names though, I suspect north Indian.

My cousin is called Narayan - it's a lovely name. he is white British of Jewish heritage so bit weird IMO but goes to Steiner school so it probably fits right in

Maza1 Thu 06-Oct-11 15:19:07

To Meteorite- I like the sound of muslim names but child's father is hindu so dont want to confuse him.

@ JennieC - Nishad is nice - what does it mean?

I'm thinking I may go with Kiran. Child has been born and people are torturing me since I havent picked a name.

dinkystinky Thu 06-Oct-11 15:22:36

My boys are half hindu half english - Kiran and Nikhil are their hindu names.

- Rohan
- Romit
- Jai
- Dev
- Taran
- Milan

were on our shortlist too.

dinkystinky Thu 06-Oct-11 15:23:13

Though be warned if you go for Kiran you WILL spend your life explaining its Kiran NOT Keiran!

dinkystinky Thu 06-Oct-11 15:39:32

Oh yes, just remembered one more - Dilan.

Maza1 Fri 07-Oct-11 21:31:49

What about Neelam for a boy, or is it girls only name? I quite like the sound of that.

LazyDaisy123 Fri 07-Oct-11 21:36:36

Not sure of origins but I know some boys called

growing3rdbump Sun 09-Oct-11 03:39:22

I like the names Nilesh and T alvin. I also know a Rohan and a Tarun which are both nice too!

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