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Thoughts on these names please

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TerrysNo2 Mon 07-Nov-11 19:11:32

We need a name for DD born yesterday, I am half indian so I want an anglo-indian-y name

What do you think of these...

Lira (My grandmas name)

I like the letters A, L, M and N for names and no hard letters in them (T, Z etc) - I know I am odd grin so if you have any other suggestions let me know.


thousandDenier Mon 07-Nov-11 19:15:24

Lira (My grandmas name) - no getting away from the old italian currency connection
Lia - Possibility of being pronounced 'liar'? otherwise, pretty.
Alia - see above
Amaya - my favourite.

My anglo-Indian friend has a daughter called Jaya which I think is beautiful. Not one of your favourite letters however..

nailak Mon 07-Nov-11 19:16:01

erm lira sounds like an Italian currency, but is pretty
lia sounds like leah
alia, is a muslim name? Aaliya?
Amaya is nice

Montsti Mon 07-Nov-11 19:17:04

I like Amaya the best - really pretty name! Congratulations!

puzzletree Mon 07-Nov-11 19:18:46

I love Lia, it's always been a favourite name of mine. Also like Amaya a lot.

TerrysNo2 Mon 07-Nov-11 19:21:50

You know I never thought about my grandmas name as the Italian currency, even though I know that was it. Don't suppose this generation will remember it though, unless it all goes tits up and they revert back - not an impossible scenario!!

Montsti Mon 07-Nov-11 19:24:06

Ha ha - yes might happen so be careful!

Towndon Mon 07-Nov-11 19:33:01

I like Lia and Amaya.

smother Mon 07-Nov-11 19:38:45

As another suggestion, there is an Amara at my daughter's school and I often think what a lovely name it is.

LittleBrownBird Mon 07-Nov-11 19:42:09

Maya or Amaya. I like Uma or Oma (which means life-giver), Zahira (which means shining light) and Zarina (the name of an anglo-indian friend)

Rhubarbgarden Mon 07-Nov-11 20:23:29

I like Lia. How about Nadia?

TerrysNo2 Mon 07-Nov-11 20:51:21

Nadia isn't possible, too close to my name

rachel234 Mon 07-Nov-11 21:05:35

All very pretty and underused (in the UK anyway smile). I agree that the younger generation won't have a clue about Lira being the old Italian currency, so wouldn't worry about that.

Would you pronounce Lia like Mia? It is very pretty.

TerrysNo2 Mon 07-Nov-11 21:10:43

Lia like Mia yes, think we might go for Alia, pronouned A-lia (rather than a liar wink) and then shorten it to Lia.

voodoomunkee Mon 07-Nov-11 21:12:53

I like Amaya too. In fact I like all of them! Which is no help.....

cep Tue 08-Nov-11 07:56:07

i like Lia and Amaya i think they're both very pretty.

TiarasTimeOutsAndTantrums Tue 08-Nov-11 07:58:35

Amaya is gorgeous

Merlioness Tue 08-Nov-11 08:45:48

My vote is for Amaya smile

SootySweepandSue Tue 08-Nov-11 08:49:06

It is not immediately obvious to me how to pronounce Lia, so I would have that as a consideration. If it's the same as Leah I would spell it that way.

Iwish Tue 08-Nov-11 09:01:49

I like Lia if it's said as Leah and Amaya. Xx

MackerelOfFact Tue 08-Nov-11 09:10:57

I think Lira is lovely, especially so as it's a family name. I don't think the currency thing is a problem, it doesn't seem to bother people called Marc or Frank.

Not mad on Amaya or Alia unless you have Arabic (?) roots. Lia is OK but isn't it just a different spelling of Leah? Which is very plain and dated IMO.

birdofthenorth Tue 08-Nov-11 09:24:37

How about Amira? Like Amaya and Lira

oohlaalaa Tue 08-Nov-11 10:19:56

I love Amaya

Pippaandpolly Tue 08-Nov-11 15:59:30

Hi Terrys grin I like Amaya and Lia a lot. All very pretty though.

Steffi90 Thu 10-Nov-11 12:27:44

I like names that have L, E, A, I, R and M in them. Makes it sound feminine. smile

Other suggestions:
Niah (beautiful in my honest opinion)
Sara (classic meaning Princess, but still golden)
Mia (another beautiful one)
Rae (like the ae on it, makes it pretty)

Just a couple of suggestions.
Congratulations :-)

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