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Anya or Annika?

(23 Posts)
PickledSprout Wed 26-Nov-14 16:34:03

Can't decide....

squoosh Wed 26-Nov-14 16:40:50


Don't like Anya at all, reminds me of onions.

iwantgin Wed 26-Nov-14 16:41:37

i like Annika.

Anya - I know too many Anyas.

Emstheword Wed 26-Nov-14 16:57:40

I prefer Anya.....probably because Annika conjures up images of Anneka Rice in her jumpsuit grin

AdorableAbbie Wed 26-Nov-14 17:45:33

I prefer Anikka, I don't like the spelling of annika.

RaspberryBeret34 Wed 26-Nov-14 17:53:49

I prefer Anya and haven't met a baby Anya before.

Lunastarfish Wed 26-Nov-14 17:54:56


burgatroyd Wed 26-Nov-14 19:17:03


How about Anoushka or Anaya?

AnnaBegins Wed 26-Nov-14 19:22:22

Anya is one of my favourites.

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Wed 26-Nov-14 19:23:48

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florascotia Wed 26-Nov-14 19:25:03

Annika is the correct spelling.
It's a Scandinavian version of Anna
Anya is a Russian version of Anna. So they are both forms of the same name.

For many other versions:

florascotia Wed 26-Nov-14 19:27:14

Sorry, Mermaid! Cross-posted!

Leeds2 Wed 26-Nov-14 19:30:36


Annika is too Anneka Rice for me. Maybe because I am a certain age!

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Wed 26-Nov-14 19:34:27

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Hushabyelullaby Wed 26-Nov-14 19:52:12

Annika reminds me of Anneka Rice too. As an alternative to Anya, have you thought of
(Irish name pronounced Awnya)


Nervo Wed 26-Nov-14 19:55:23

I love them both.

Nocturne123 Wed 26-Nov-14 20:29:46

Anya definitely , also love the Irish Aine as above

Letmesleep2 Wed 26-Nov-14 20:35:01

I love the name Anya. It's beautiful. smile

DealForTheKids Wed 26-Nov-14 20:36:19

I always feel like Anya should be Anja - too scandi to be anglicised. I like Annika but going from up thread suggestions, prefer Anouska. Have a good friend with that name, she's fab grin

PickledSprout Wed 26-Nov-14 21:32:47

Thanks everyone. Bit of a split of preference. I am still torn! smile

gingerbreadmam Wed 26-Nov-14 21:44:13

my dn is anya its a beautiful name and she suits it perfectly.

she is a funny little thing and a bit stand outish, think the name is the same without being too weird.

i dont know any other anyas although her name came about when i was in a soft play and heard someone shouting their daughter anya so there is another one probs not a million miles from us.

NannyAnna Wed 26-Nov-14 21:49:40

What about Anna? It's my name and I like it grin

Sophronia Wed 26-Nov-14 22:30:24


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