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I'm i being a b***h

(57 Posts)
itssangriaoclock Wed 10-Dec-14 22:26:10

To think Raya is made up and just awful, after receiving news of a beautiful baby girl. All I can think about is the name?

holeinmyheart Wed 10-Dec-14 22:41:34

I absolutely agree.. Raya? It reminds me of Rayon.... Wash at 30 degrees and dry away from sunlight. . Stupid name

FunkyPeacock Wed 10-Dec-14 22:47:32

You're only a bitch if you expresss your opinion out loud to the parents or their close friends/family

Completely agree it does sound made up and slightly naff!

itssangriaoclock Wed 10-Dec-14 22:51:13

Oh I would never say it to anyone close to my friend or to her. Which is why I have come to the anonymous world of mn to air my opinion and seek others.

Never come across the name before so questioned wether it has been made up? Does anyone know?

Szeli Wed 10-Dec-14 22:55:46

think it's arabic or middle eastern, i've certainly had customers come thru work with the name; i quite like it but it sounds a bit nicknamey for me

VanitasVanitatum Wed 10-Dec-14 22:57:11

I like it! But nothing wrong with a negative opinion you keep to yourself. Names are so subjective.

Szeli Wed 10-Dec-14 22:58:35

575th most popular last year so there's a fair few about too!

Squtternutbaush Wed 10-Dec-14 22:59:16

I know 2 Raya's.

One is in her 40's and one is in her teens so its definitely not "made up", although that said surely all names were made up and ridiculous at some point?

IHeartKingThistle Wed 10-Dec-14 23:00:17

I know one spelled Reia. I really like it.

PitchWrapped Wed 10-Dec-14 23:04:01

I think its beautiful, strong and feminine and not too out there

MinceSpy Wed 10-Dec-14 23:10:34

Raya is the Israeli for friend, Greek foe wise guardian or Arabic for wise to all so not a,'made up' name.

NoArmaniNoPunani Wed 10-Dec-14 23:12:11

Yes you are

TimelyNameChangey Wed 10-Dec-14 23:15:22

I quite like it.


tahunny Wed 10-Dec-14 23:17:06

It's not that bad compared to some I've seen on bottles of coke

TheLeftovermonster Wed 10-Dec-14 23:20:34

Definitely not made up!

burgatroyd Thu 11-Dec-14 09:55:01

I like it.

aoife24 Thu 11-Dec-14 09:59:53

It sounds Indian to me rather than made up so perhaps it might be tactful not to express your views openly in case it isn't made up.

Legionofboom Thu 11-Dec-14 10:07:47

I've never heard it before but I don't think it sounds 'made up'. More like a shortening for something.

I like it.

LingDiLong Thu 11-Dec-14 10:10:05

I like it too, it doesn't sound made up to me either.

I have been known to have similar bitchy moments though. Most recently at my child's Christmas concert yesterday where there was a child listed in the programme as being called 'Lemoni'.

I only bitched in my head though. And on here.

squoosh Thu 11-Dec-14 10:31:41

I think it sounds quite nice. There are far worse names out there, Harriet for example.

mrsfarquhar Thu 11-Dec-14 10:32:03

I think its lovely and has meaning.

And ofcourse, expressing your opinion on a site as big and ubiquitous as this is very little different to saying it to the new parents themselves so yes you are.

yeeehaaaa Thu 11-Dec-14 10:45:24

As I also know a baby who has just been born called Raya (beautiful ) chances are you have just outed yourself. hope her mum isn't a mumsnetter sad sad

itssangriaoclock Thu 11-Dec-14 11:15:40

Lingdilong lemoni? Really wow that really is a new one on me

LingDiLong Thu 11-Dec-14 11:17:37

Having googled it, it's from a book apparently - Captain Correlli's Mandolin. It still sounds too descriptive to be a name to me though!

StetsonsAreCool Thu 11-Dec-14 11:18:31

I wouldn't use it personally, but I think it's really pretty!

As is Lemoni. It's the little girl's name in Captain Corelli's Mandolin, one of my favourite books ever. Again, wouldn't use it myself but I'd have absolutely no problem with anyone else using it.

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