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Help!! Registering birth tomorrow, but no name!

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MistletoeBUTNOwine Tue 21-Jan-14 22:32:49

DS is 12 days old, and doesn't have a proper name yet... DP is Indian I'm English, we've decided DS is to have an Indian (Hindu) name but I can't settle on any! His 'pet' name is Pip, and always will be to me but the boy needs a name!
Has to be by tomorrow as we need his birth certificate for some official documentation.
I'd like a name which is easy to spell/ pronounce as we live in the uk and may be moving to nz in the future.

So far the short list is:


Opinions please mners grin

GreenRedBlueYellowPurple Tue 21-Jan-14 22:34:07

Krishna or Sachin.

GreenRedBlueYellowPurple Tue 21-Jan-14 22:36:16

Krishna comes from Harry Krishna, right? At least here where I live, those associations would be there. I think it's a reallycool name and this is my first preference.

Sachin I have no clue of the origin but looks and sounds nicer than the other two.

GreenRedBlueYellowPurple Tue 21-Jan-14 22:36:59

Definitely NOT Aaryan.

GreenRedBlueYellowPurple Tue 21-Jan-14 22:37:55

Call him Krishna!!!!

(Let us know what you decide)


MistletoeBUTNOwine Tue 21-Jan-14 22:38:34

Why not aaryan?

MuttonCadet Tue 21-Jan-14 22:39:06

I really like Nikhil

Kbear Tue 21-Jan-14 22:40:19


cece Tue 21-Jan-14 22:40:51


IHaveSeenMyHat Tue 21-Jan-14 22:41:06

Is Krishna a unisex name? My husband's aunt is called Krishna so it's more of a female name for me (although I know it comes from Lord Krishna in Hinduism - and it's Hare Krishna, not Harry Krishna).

For me, tbh, Krishna is too much of a religious name. Aaryan is tricky because of the Aryan connotations.

But seriously, if you're registering tomorrow and don't have a clue, I'm worried you're going to regret whatever you choose.

3rdnparty Tue 21-Jan-14 22:44:14


sachin is famous cricketer would work in nz as well as they also play cricket, nikhil ok but wouldn't go for either of others ...
Pip generally nn for Philip but can be for Percy or piper or pippin too!

MissPryde Tue 21-Jan-14 22:44:36

I was thinking the same about Aaryan - too close to Aryan for my liking.

I think Nikhil is great. But if none are a favorite, I would poke around some more name lists and see if something 'fits'. You don't want to change your mind later.

Bythebeach Tue 21-Jan-14 22:46:21


AcrylicPlexiglass Tue 21-Jan-14 22:46:28

Maybe see if there are any nice names linked to his nakshara? Might be fun even if the names are not to your taste!

I like Krishna and Nikhil from your list.

Bythebeach Tue 21-Jan-14 22:47:07


MistletoeBUTNOwine Tue 21-Jan-14 22:47:22

DP likes Aadi...
I do too, but it makes me think of Dev's son on coronation street! Am I being silly?

Chooster Tue 21-Jan-14 22:48:11

I like Sachin or how about Yashul. I like Yash as a nickname

Chooster Tue 21-Jan-14 22:48:55

Aadi great tol

LePetitPrince Tue 21-Jan-14 22:50:08

Ravi!! Totally cool.

iwantavuvezela Tue 21-Jan-14 22:50:48

Sachin ...... Love this name ......

NannyR Tue 21-Jan-14 22:50:58

I love Sachin and Nikhil. What about Arjun?

AcrylicPlexiglass Tue 21-Jan-14 22:52:04

Ravi is sooo cute. Do you and dh like Ravi, mistletoe?

I have just renamed myself Kumari to fit my

AcrylicPlexiglass Tue 21-Jan-14 22:54:47

Arjun lovely too! I love Indian names.

AcrylicPlexiglass Tue 21-Jan-14 22:56:28

Kumar is nice.

GimmeDaBoobehz Tue 21-Jan-14 22:57:40

Ravi, Aadi or Sachin all nice. Not keen on others.

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