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Indian/English Girls and Boys names.

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mimili Fri 06-Sep-13 15:45:46

Afternoon All,

DH (English) and I(Indian) have decided we want to have indian names for our baby(to maintain some sense of heritage - surname is very english). We do not know if we are having a pink one or a blue one and don’t intend on finding out.

Does anyone know of any Indian/English (Indian names that are similar to English names or easily pronounceable) that are a bit different to the Jay’s and Arun’s etc.

If you are in a similar relationship what have you called your little ones?

Thanks in advance for inspiring me!!

JoinYourPlayfellows Fri 06-Sep-13 15:47:33



(I am not Indian. These are just Indian names that I like.)



happydutchmummy Fri 06-Sep-13 15:47:48

Dd goes to nursery with a little boy called Rahul which I think is a lovely name

Leeds2 Fri 06-Sep-13 19:45:14

I know an Indian origin Anjali, which I think is lovely and would suit both English and Indian requirements. Or Anjna. Also know an Indian Kanoushka, which I think is lovely although to me it sounds Russian.

Jemimapuddleduk Fri 06-Sep-13 19:52:15

I know a gorgeous Avni (girl).

MrsMongoose Fri 06-Sep-13 19:55:58

I went to school with a beautiful girl called Esma.

bluecheque4595 Fri 06-Sep-13 19:57:04

Narinder, Nancy for short.

dizzy77 Fri 06-Sep-13 19:58:22


theyoniwayisnorthwards Fri 06-Sep-13 20:21:25

I have a friend with an English and Indian parent and she's named Samina, which I think is lovely. People call her Sam for short.

Noggie Fri 06-Sep-13 20:37:30

My niece is mixed race and called Priya which is so pretty grin

CPtart Fri 06-Sep-13 20:43:55

My friends DC are Mili and Hari.

ChangeMyHappy Fri 06-Sep-13 20:45:19

Saw an Anjula (pronounced very much like Angela). Also worked with Indian guy/English wife with same dilemma- they had Saira and Jahaan.

halfwayupthehill Fri 06-Sep-13 21:30:49

Anita, rohan

Imsosorryalan Fri 06-Sep-13 21:37:19

My sister is half Indian and is called Samantha. Can't remember it's Indian meaning but it has one!

poshbeaver Fri 06-Sep-13 21:44:32

I love Rhea for a girl and Issa for a boy. I also like Yusuf.

Bythebeach Fri 06-Sep-13 21:55:31


Vivek for a boy shortened to Viv

I like Vikram too

I think there's a good one that shortens to Ash....

We went the other way round...English first names with my surname! But considered the above if we used the English surname.

umiaisha Fri 06-Sep-13 21:59:15

I love Imani and Renuka

soontobeslendergirl Fri 06-Sep-13 22:05:59



soontobeslendergirl Fri 06-Sep-13 22:07:04


soontobeslendergirl Fri 06-Sep-13 22:08:47

Friends I know with the opposite (i.e. English mother/Indian Dad) called their little girl Maija

soontobeslendergirl Fri 06-Sep-13 22:12:27

This looks a good source of inspiration:

Spindelina Sat 07-Sep-13 09:28:32



Champagnebubble Sat 07-Sep-13 15:35:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PoppyWearer Sat 07-Sep-13 15:48:06

Another vote for Rohan here. I've known an Indian Rohan and an English one.

Priya is also a lovely name.

I've also seen Maia (not sure of the spelling) used by an Indian/English family.

Dollydaydream99 Sat 07-Sep-13 22:12:07

Another vote for Priya or Rowan! smile

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