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YoungGirlGrowingOld Mon 16-Nov-15 10:23:20

So I am really getting ahead of myself here as I only just started my first IVF cycle BUT I want to do some positive pfb visualization wink

DH is originally from Tehran and I am really keen to choose names which have some Persian links. We are hoping that our child will speak both Farsi and English at home but DH is keen to avoid religious names. Problem is that I can't think of any Persian names I really like.... So what do folks think of:

Roxanna (Sting's 80's whore and a drinking game when I was at university...) confused

Or for boys...

Caspar (friendly ghost?)

(I quite like Darius too, but I can't do it because Pop Idol.)

Be honest, I can take it!! grin

Sunshine511 Mon 16-Nov-15 10:28:11

I love Rosita! Beautiful name. Not 100% sure about your boys list. I do like Caspar (I see your concerns about the ghost though) Cyrus is nice also. Hope that helps x

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 16-Nov-15 11:40:45

I like your boys names but am not crazy about your girls list.

What about Camelia for a girl? That's Persian I believe and very pretty.

YoungGirlGrowingOld Mon 16-Nov-15 12:26:27

Thank you both! I like Rosita too - can always use "Rose" if she thinks it's too unusual smile Camelia is the name of a cartoon camel in the ME country where I have been working blush so I might swerve that one, although I love Camilla (and I assume they are connected).

My favourite out of the boys is probably Caspar, but the friendly ghost thing really bugs me (and he might get the mickey taken mercilessly and hate me forever!) Cyrus could also be "Cy" or "Si" so it's less obviously Persian unless you know....

Lots of food for thought - TY!

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 16-Nov-15 13:07:29

Cartoon camels and cringesome Pop Idol associations are pesky indeed!

BlueChampagne Mon 16-Nov-15 13:36:07


cally0 Mon 16-Nov-15 13:52:30

How about Lana or Sasha for a girl?

YoungGirlGrowingOld Mon 16-Nov-15 14:06:59

I love Anahita and Sasha - will see what DH thinks. My girls' names list definitely needs attention!

TY smile

FeatheredTail Mon 16-Nov-15 14:08:33

I have a vested interest in Persian names too! These are my favourites:

Boys -


Girls -


YoungGirlGrowingOld Mon 16-Nov-15 14:10:17 you think Aria is too girly these days? Technically it is a Persian boys' name but I know 2 female Aria's so it seems a bit odd (although I love the name).

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 16-Nov-15 14:11:50

I think Game of Thrones has made Aria popular as a girls name.

YoungGirlGrowingOld Mon 16-Nov-15 14:12:07

Thank you! I love your boys' names Feathered but both are already featured heavily in DH's very close family! wink

Girls' names are great - I love Leila especially!

GothJoose Mon 16-Nov-15 14:46:55

I quite like Darius. I think you could get away with it - there's loads of Sienna's around now for example which was pretty unheard of until Miller became famous

I use to work with a Banafsheh - I love that name.

florascotianew Mon 16-Nov-15 15:18:32

for boys:

Eskander (=Alexander)



for girls:

Mahtab (= moonlight - lovely meaning)

Parvin/Parveen (the Pleiades group of stars)



VulvaVoom Tue 17-Nov-15 21:32:10

My DD is a Layla, so I'm also looking for another persian name. I'm not from middle east though!

mimishimmi Tue 17-Nov-15 21:54:38

I'll give variants of our names.

Shahram for a boy (it's variant of my husband's Indian name which means exactly the same thing - Lord Ram). It's pre-Islamic.

Mariam - my name is the Hebrew version but I get called this a lot too. Dark hair/features too so bit petrified at the moment...

YoungGirlGrowingOld Tue 17-Nov-15 22:02:56

Mimi thanks for replying. I love the name Mariam. I love the name Marjane too - especially after watching Persepolis smile but DH has vetoed it...

Don't be petrified flowers

I am leaning towards Leila....

Catonthematwiththehat Fri 20-Nov-15 21:21:50

I really like the name Peri (which means Fairy), which I believe is Persian.

Bogburglar99 Fri 20-Nov-15 21:27:41

Azar is lovely but is it a male name in some other languages? I know a male Pakistani Azar for eg.

How about Za(h)ra(h)? If my googling is correct it's both Arabic and Persian, and works very well in English to boot.

Candycoco Fri 20-Nov-15 21:30:52


iliketeaalot Fri 20-Nov-15 21:31:57

I taught a Persian girl called Nastaran once - I think it's a beautiful name.

Yoghurty Fri 20-Nov-15 21:44:39

I think that you'd be ok with Caspar. The 'friendly ghost' is Casper.

Love that and Rosita smile

Stoneagemum Fri 20-Nov-15 21:55:17

Esther, a biblical name of Persian origin iirc?

Bellejournee Sat 21-Nov-15 06:22:34

Caspar/Casper is lovely and the two I know, teenage and a baby have none of the friendly ghost as it hasn't been around for years. No youngsters have a clue!

I really like Your other boy choices too.

Girls - Yasmin?

BlackAzalea Sat 21-Nov-15 09:34:54

My DH is Persian, names in his family I like are :

Leila, Parvine, Anissa, Shahnaz, Marjann, Naid (pronounced Nye-eed)

Ruih, Kian, Farid

That's all I can think of at the moment...

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