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Help me name DC3 - mixed race

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orangestripe Sun 29-Dec-13 22:27:24

I'm 30 weeks pregnant with DC3. This will be a girl, we have 2 boys already. DH is British Indian, I am White British (or whatever you call it).

Our 2 DSs have Indian first names with Classic English Middle names.

Struggling to find a girl's name that we both like. Started off looking at Indian names but are now just looking at everything since it's getting closer to needing a name.

Any inspiration greatly appreciated!

Leeds2 Sun 29-Dec-13 22:35:52

My friend's little girl, both parents British Indian, is called Kanushka. I believe it is an Indian name, and think it is lovely (although also think it sounds Russian, lol).

Also know girls at school called Ameera, Amara, Ria, Jiya and Janaki which I like.

RayofSun Sun 29-Dec-13 22:39:35

My daughter is called Anoushka which is Hindi and Hebrew and Russian? There are plenty of other options. Are you wanting ideas?

RayofSun Sun 29-Dec-13 22:41:11

Aniya, Anya, priya, maya, tanushka…get ye on a t'internet site!!

notimetoshop Sun 29-Dec-13 22:48:59

Sheila is both - although maybe old-fashioned in English.
My name is Sheila, is a popular Hindi song, the singer is Katrina. So both of these.
Also Isla - which surprised me.
Anita, Anika/Anneka, Krisha, Amber,

jonicomelately Sun 29-Dec-13 22:52:52

I know a lovely girl with Pakistani/English heritage called Saffron.

greeneyes1978 Sun 29-Dec-13 22:56:55

Leila
Anju
Sara
Nina
Soraya

I am mixed race and these are my favourites.

NK5BM3 Sun 29-Dec-13 23:03:45

Katrina? Yasmin?

HyvaPaiva Sun 29-Dec-13 23:06:09

Archana

ilovesmurfs Sun 29-Dec-13 23:06:56

My friedn who was white englis and her husband who was british indian named their daughter suikhi, its a lovley name amd we had it on our list smile

WireCatGlitteryBaubles Sun 29-Dec-13 23:07:44

Ria.

BobaFetaCheese Sun 29-Dec-13 23:12:43

Sameera/Samira.
Amina
Rania

PrincessFlirtyPants Sun 29-Dec-13 23:13:45

I love Charisma for a girl.

BettyMacdonald Sun 29-Dec-13 23:15:40

Anjali
Priya
Aishwarya

Ikeameatballs Sun 29-Dec-13 23:15:46

Priya
Uma
Sushama

usualsuspect Sun 29-Dec-13 23:16:30

Jaya

badtime Sun 29-Dec-13 23:21:35

I have always liked the name Anjali. I think it sounds quite cross-cultural, despite being obviously Indian.

Other names you might consider:

Mira
Annika
Leela
Tara
Jayna

ComtesseDeSpair Sun 29-Dec-13 23:33:16

Devi
Het
Akuti
Kiran
Selma
Indira
Viveka
Malian
Asha
Anjali

orangestripe Sun 29-Dec-13 23:38:59

Some lovely ideas here, thank you all. Let me know any more that you like the sound of.

Ray I've trawled a million websites looking for names but nothing jumps out at me. I thought personal recommendations might help to narrow things down rather than looking at list after list after list.

NadiaWadia Mon 30-Dec-13 01:17:06

Maya is lovely and exists as a name both in Indian and Western Culture. So is Nina and Sarita (and Nadia I think!)

Leeds2 Mon 30-Dec-13 01:17:33

I know a British Indian called Anjali too (aged 11). i THINK IT IS LOVELY.

NadiaWadia Mon 30-Dec-13 01:19:28

A few girls that DD knows who come from Indian families are named Nikita. Which sounds nice, but to me it is a Russian boys' name (eg Nikita Kruschev (sp?)

PrincessFlirtyPants Mon 30-Dec-13 01:20:39

I know a beautiful little girl called Maya. Her dad is Indian and her mum is British. It's a lovely name.

NadiaWadia Mon 30-Dec-13 01:20:40

Nisha is lovely too.

ShrekTheHalls Mon 30-Dec-13 01:22:56

have friends with Indian/English mixed race families - their dds are Zhara, Keira and Aysha.

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