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Mrspopper Mon 18-Jan-16 12:40:03

What do we think of Ania ( pronounced Anya) with nn Ani.
I love annie but wonder if giving Ania as a full names is better if she wants a more grown up name later?

SnuffleGruntSnorter Mon 18-Jan-16 12:41:50

Why not Anya?

I wouldn't know how to pronounce Ania to be honest and would probably say something like "Annie-ah"

ILoveMyMonkey Mon 18-Jan-16 12:50:24

If you love Annie go with that, she could have Anne or Anna for a grown up name, or spell Anya the recognised way, Ania is a bit odd in my opinion.

Mrspopper Mon 18-Jan-16 12:53:18

I don't really like Ann or Anna. Could you do Ani if you have Anya?
Her sister is Thea so am used to being asked how to pronounce a name.

DrE678 Mon 18-Jan-16 12:57:37

Ania just looks like a spelling mistake. Anya with nn Ani would be lovely. I also think people won't think Ania is pronounced Anya. Many people will know how to pronounce Thea but I think very few will pronounce Ania how you want. To me is reads as An-ay-a.

Mrspopper Mon 18-Jan-16 12:59:50

Yeah you'd think so with Thea but I get.... Freya, Tia, Taya. Thanks I really like Ani/Annie a lot just trying to work it all out.

Branleuse Mon 18-Jan-16 13:01:45

Annie is a lovely name, as is Anna.

Anyas nice enough. I dont like the spelling Ania, I think it looks like its missing something

CrayonShavings Mon 18-Jan-16 13:02:35

Makes me think of mania, which is how I'd pronounce it, without the m of course.

Go with Anja or Anya, no reason you can't nn her Annie.

pookamoo Mon 18-Jan-16 13:02:47

Yes you can definitely get Ani from Anya, I know two!
One is Ani one is Annie.

I thought Ania would be pronounced "anneea". Stick to traditional spellings.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 18-Jan-16 13:03:44

I love Anya or Anja.

Ania looks strange.

lovefairylights Mon 18-Jan-16 13:04:37

I know Ania as a polish name where it is a shortening/softening of the name Anna so to me it is already a shortened name.
Also think that if you expect to predominantly be in UK then go with the more conventional Anya spelling as Ania will be mispronounced all the time.
If you like Ani then why not just call her that?
If you want a longer formal name then what about something like Annalise?

TheCatsMeow Mon 18-Jan-16 13:04:39

Ani makes me think Anakin but that might just be me

iknowimcoming Mon 18-Jan-16 13:08:18

Dd has a friend called Ania pronounced Anya, she says the teachers constantly call her Ann-eye-ah and it drives her potty. If you like Ani why not call her Annie?

SummerMonths Mon 18-Jan-16 13:12:14

I know an Ania pronounced "Anne-eye-ah". Anya is lovely and can be shortened to Annie but if you want Annie call her that as you can't force a shortening (I thought you could when I had my first, I was wrong, she's has never been called the short version I chose for her name).

iciclewinter Mon 18-Jan-16 14:28:19

I'd assume Ania was An-eye-ah. Annie would be fine as nickname for Anya.

Junosmum Mon 18-Jan-16 14:39:04

I'd pronounce it ann-ee-ah. I like anya though.

KaraokeQueenOfTheNorth Mon 18-Jan-16 14:41:08

I would also pronounce Ania as Ann-eye-a. Anya/Anja is a nice name, I'd stick with one of those spellings. You could still use Annie for short.

Or just go with Annie !

NellWilsonsWhiteHair Mon 18-Jan-16 16:02:39

I think Ania is a perfectly normal spelling of the name! It's not some quirky 'unique' spelling at all. Maybe I just know too many Poles

I like it, better than Annie/Ani actually, and I definitely prefer this spelling to Anya/Anja. The only reason I wouldn't use it is because I once had a 'significant' Ania, and it would feel too much like i'd named my DD after her - otherwise it would definitely be a serious contender for me.

Pleasemrstweedie Mon 18-Jan-16 16:39:04

Ania is lovely. It was on my list, but didn't get used in the end.

I don't think there will be a pronunciation issue.

Go for it!

cocacola1006 Mon 18-Jan-16 16:47:26

I would say Annie-ah
And looking at it made me think of narnia but not sure if that's good or bad so doesn't really matter i guess
Would pick Annie over it to be honest

SnuffleGruntSnorter Mon 18-Jan-16 16:50:58

And personally I'd choose Annie instead of Ani, because it brings to mind the levator ani, for example. I know most people won't think that way though

IoraRua Mon 18-Jan-16 16:53:04

I read it as annn-eee-yah. I like your pronunciation much better. I don't like Annie alone.

What about Anita, or Anne?

VerBot Mon 18-Jan-16 17:01:25

I think it is fine to use or you could use the Arabic name Aniyah, pronounced An-i-ah. Different name to Anya though.

Mrspopper Tue 19-Jan-16 08:31:43

Thanks. I think we'll gone for Anya, i think it sounds nice with Thea. Then I'll def call her Ani but she has the choice as she grows up. Still have a long time to change my mind though!

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