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Help choosing an indian baby girl name

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shruthik Mon 25-Jan-16 19:21:06

We need help in choosing a Indian name for our baby girl. We have a shortlist but would love to hear anyother names too . here is our shortlist

Ruhi
Urvi
Samaira
Maya
Aadya
Aarna
Rhea
Mukta
Reya
Dhara

InspectorReclouseau Mon 25-Jan-16 19:22:03

Maya

Pinkangel23 Mon 25-Jan-16 23:23:55

Ramya

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Mon 25-Jan-16 23:52:14

Ruhi looks nice. What is its meaning?

Twistedheartache Mon 25-Jan-16 23:57:37

I'm not familiar with a lot of the names on your list but I do like Maya & Samaira.
I'd avoid Aarna because I assume it's pronounced like the sister in frozen.
My fave current Indian name although I do know 3 under 2, and DD1 has another in her reception class is Simran.
Also popular amongst Indian community although not sure it's an Indian name is Aria

goldglittershitter Tue 26-Jan-16 00:12:32

My indian friend has two beautiful DDs called Nisha & Tara (is this how ur Dhara is pronounced? If so I'd totally go for that!) . Lovely names anyway but chosen as were sort of mainstream in both English and Indian?

I've always loved Ambika (sp) n Nina as well.

Dhara aside, of ur list I like Rhea best.

TannhauserGate Tue 26-Jan-16 00:21:38

Rhea and Maya are very popular in my area of UK- that may be something you like, or something you wish to avoid.
I also like Priya, Gayatri, Usha, Nina, Archana, Leilani as well.

The meaning of the name would also be important to me (though I'm afraid I don't know any of the meanings of the ones I've listed- there are lots of Indian name translation sites on the web though).

Babymamamama Tue 26-Jan-16 00:28:02

All pretty. I like dhara best.

mammmamia Tue 26-Jan-16 00:33:25

I would avoid Urvi and Mukta as the pronunciations don't sound nice in English.
Love Reya

NadiaWadia Tue 26-Jan-16 00:34:46

Maya is lovely though quite popular if that bothers you. I love the sound of Samaira (not heard of that before) and Reya is quite nice, too.

NHKX2 Tue 26-Jan-16 10:03:14

Does ease of pronunciation for a non-Indian person factor into your decision? If so, I'd go for (in this order):

Samaira (I've also seen Samira, which is also lovely)
Maya
Rhea
Dhara

VerBot Tue 26-Jan-16 12:17:39

Arouhi

kay1a Tue 26-Jan-16 12:26:55

Samaira has a special place in my heart. Others I've liked :

Ira/Iravati
Anya
Mansi
Anika
Diya
Meera

shruthik Tue 26-Jan-16 18:52:54

Thank you all for your suggestions. Keep them coming smile

@ WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant - Ruhi means spiritual

@goldglittershitter – Dhara is not pronounced as Tara

@NHKX2 – our main critieria was that the name should be easy for everyone to pronounce it

Robertaquimby Tue 26-Jan-16 18:59:20

I like Dhara and Rhea and they are both easy to say.

How about

Shobhana
Shivanni
Kiran
Indrani

IoraRua Tue 26-Jan-16 19:04:33

Samaira is lovely.

Aquiver Tue 26-Jan-16 19:09:51

Some lovely names suggested there OP.

I quite like:
Samira
Radhika
Khiana or Kiana
Rani (which means 'Queen')
Kumari
Maharani

Also, not traditionally Indian names as such, but Aria or Aaliyah are quite pretty too.

Ladycrazycat Tue 26-Jan-16 19:17:03

I like the names Naya and Anaya. Both are on my list even though we aren't indian (we have ties to the country though).

I also have friends in India called Aman, Amara and Sana which I think are pretty names.

jamenhej Tue 26-Jan-16 19:23:04

My favourite Indian names are Neela and Priya, love them!

StDogolphin Tue 26-Jan-16 19:25:33

Soraya

annettec01 Tue 26-Jan-16 19:28:53

Nisha and Riya are friends names and we have a maya and jasmine in school they are sisters

Titsywoo Tue 26-Jan-16 19:30:49

Simran

namechange7711 Tue 26-Jan-16 19:31:25

Dhara might well be confused with the male (Irish) name Dara, due to Dara O'Brien's popularity.

Rhea is the name of a bird, if that bothers you.

If you want a name that's easy to pronounce I'd say Maya is the best from your list. Tara, Nina, Anita, Monica, Monisha, Urmi, Priya and Anjana would also be good I think.

RiverTam Tue 26-Jan-16 19:31:41

Maya and Reya are lovely.

Shivani
Shamira
Hina/Mina
Naavi

wickedwaterwitch Tue 26-Jan-16 19:34:30

I think Maya is lovely and is definitely easy to pronounce

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