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Anneka, Annika, Anika, Annie for short

(21 Posts)
Droflove Wed 09-Jul-14 22:08:34

My hubby likes old and cute names like Annie, Tilly, Maisie etc. I like strong or boyish (and slightly more unusual) names for a girl like Indie, Noa. We have come up with Annika, nn Annie. I'm comfortable enough that Annika is unusual and strong but what do you think? Also, which spelling for Annika do you like best?

BotBotticelli Wed 09-Jul-14 22:13:38

Love it! Really unusual. I prefer the Anika spelling tbh....i would avoid Anneka as it reminds me of Anneka Rice, who was on telly in the 80s?

But spelled Anika it's lovely!

I used to teach a girl who had Danish parents - she was called Malika which I thought was lovely, and in a similar style...

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Wed 09-Jul-14 22:14:50


Katinka nn Kitty is also nice.

Flipflops7 Thu 10-Jul-14 00:01:22

Annika is the best spelling.

RainbowB7 Thu 10-Jul-14 00:07:20

I like Annika spelled this way.

mathanxiety Thu 10-Jul-14 02:23:00

I really like Annika, with that spelling.

Annie is imo a nicer nn by a long shot than the rest of the -ie names (Maisie, Tillie, Millie, Elsie).

Annie Oakley was a feisty lady.

CheerfulYank Thu 10-Jul-14 03:27:32

Annika smile

I like it!

MsVenus Thu 10-Jul-14 03:28:24

Annika is a truly global name with origins in several cultures including Scandinavian, Jewish & the Indian subcontinent. It also has several meanings, one being grace and favour which is lovely.

KoalaDownUnder Thu 10-Jul-14 04:24:07

I love Annika. Spelled this way. Gorgeous name.

burgatroyd Thu 10-Jul-14 04:32:27

Anika is great. There's also Anoushka. Anika is the type of name said in full though. You may not use Annie in the end.

KoalaDownUnder Thu 10-Jul-14 04:41:55

Ooh, or Anouk!

rachel234 Thu 10-Jul-14 07:08:09

Annika! I wouldn't shorten it, it is so easy and lovely to say.

sashh Thu 10-Jul-14 09:59:53

Another vote for Annika.

Sophronia Thu 10-Jul-14 12:26:00

I like it spelled Annika.

Gingerjv Thu 10-Jul-14 19:55:20

Nice name! lovely! The best spelling is Annika

TheHorseHasBolted Thu 10-Jul-14 21:39:26

I'd use Annika if you want to call her Annie. Anika looks like it could possibly be pronounced anEEKa.

Walnut8 Fri 11-Jul-14 08:07:06

Annika. Almost called my DD2 Annika (but DH preferred Anneliese).

corgiology Sat 17-Jan-15 21:16:29

I am an Anneka and get so many knicker jokes.

I like the name but just something to bear in mind smile

loudarts Sat 17-Jan-15 21:17:58

I have a friend called anneka and she hates the name

Blahia Sat 17-Jan-15 21:19:53

Annika nickname Nini

Blahia Sat 17-Jan-15 21:21:24

Oh just realised this is an old thread.....

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