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DP wants an Indian name... but I don't like any of the boy suggestions! Help please.

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lovelilies Wed 11-Sep-13 14:34:01

DP is of Indian descent, born and bred in London and goes by an English nickname.
We don't know the gender of the baby but he thinks it's going to be a boy hmm anyway there are plenty of nice sounding/meaning girl's names but I don't like ANY of the boy names he's suggested... I.e. Raj, Lakshmann...
This is second baby (first dd with Caucasian partner and has an 'english' name).
also want a name where people don't say "sorry, what?!" when we say his/her name...
Please help!! confused

tywysogesgymraeg Wed 11-Sep-13 14:34:57


blouseenthusiast Wed 11-Sep-13 14:36:27

What about Danyal (Dan)?

Wednesbury Wed 11-Sep-13 14:37:09

I have a friend whose mother is English and father is Indian, his name is Kiran, which I always thought was a good name for both (Indian/English).

Labootin Wed 11-Sep-13 14:37:46

I know a lovely Samar (nn Sam)

EldritchCleavage Wed 11-Sep-13 14:39:00

One of my best friends is a Kiran though, and gets called Kieran all the time, which irritates.

lovelilies Wed 11-Sep-13 14:41:50

Hari is nice, I'm assuming people will always spell it Harry though which might get annoying... like kiran

lovelilies Wed 11-Sep-13 14:43:11

Dd isad about harry potter, so she'd be happy grin

barnet Wed 11-Sep-13 14:43:33

I second Kiran, lovely name

EldritchCleavage Wed 11-Sep-13 14:44:39

I know a Tarin too, which is nice.

Theas18 Wed 11-Sep-13 14:46:07

Hari Kiran Ali Samir Danyal all pretty anglicised

Best ever though for me ( and I makes me smile every time) is Idris who knew that it was a traditional Asian name as well as Welsh!

JSIN Wed 11-Sep-13 14:46:52

I like Nikhil :-)

lovelilies Wed 11-Sep-13 14:47:10

Kiran means sun/moonbeam grin

Flossiechops Wed 11-Sep-13 14:48:53

What about Dillon (or Dylan)?

lovelilies Wed 11-Sep-13 14:51:35

Suggested Kiran to DP and he approves... says it's a good Indian name grin keep them coming though, the more the merrier!

TheHouseofMirth Wed 11-Sep-13 14:53:06

We have a Tarran, chosen because it is a Welsh name, but it also turns out it is Indian too!

ThisTimeItsPersonal Wed 11-Sep-13 14:58:54

Saleem, Manir, Shashish, Ali, Usman (love this name!!), Siraj, Krish, Bilal... Sorry just naming any I can think of

lovelilies Wed 11-Sep-13 14:59:38

I know a girl called Taryn sad like it otherwise... she's horrid though!

CakesAreNotTheAnswer Wed 11-Sep-13 15:03:10

Asha or is it Asher? Always thought Ash was such a cool nn

Xiaoxiong Wed 11-Sep-13 15:06:44

We have friends with similar heritage and their sons are Devin and Rohan, which are lovely and I believe are both Hindi/Sanskrit origin names.

MrsOakenshield Wed 11-Sep-13 15:07:07

Given that people from the Indian subcontinent have been making their lives in this country for 50-odd years now I can't imagine where you'd live where the reaction to an Indian name would be ' "sorry, what?!" when we say his/her name...'. Unless your neighbours are channelling Jade Goody and struggle with as simple a name as Shilpa.

Kiran is a lovely name, I know a boy (not of Indian descent) with it, pronounced the same as Keiran.

Mutley77 Wed 11-Sep-13 15:11:13


pensandpaperclips Wed 11-Sep-13 15:12:06


Essexgirlupnorth Wed 11-Sep-13 15:15:40

I have a friend who is Indian and her hubby is white thy have two boys Dilan and Jay
She wanted Kiran but her nephew is called that.

AuntyPippaAndUncleHarry Wed 11-Sep-13 15:17:05


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