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Anaya, Anya or Luna?

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mumsy83 Tue 17-May-16 09:45:33

Due to have a baby girl this summer. We have chopped our names down to these 3 final names. which is your fave? and what's your opinion on them?

Anaya - pronounced "A-Nay-A"

HouseOfBiscuits Tue 17-May-16 09:47:57

Anaya sounds a bit negative. Yay or nay. It also sounds like "a neigher". Luna is pretty, but reminds me of the word "lunatic" unfortunately so I'd rule it out. I like similar names like Lana, Laura, Lena though.

Anya is a lovely name and I can't think of anything offputting about it!

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Tue 17-May-16 09:50:01

I agree with House.

What about Lara?

mumsy83 Tue 17-May-16 09:51:22

Thank you.. Lunatic 😂

isthatmytshirt Tue 17-May-16 09:52:46

Anya is gorgeous! Definitely the best of the three. Not overly common, but easy to pronounce, very suitable for all stages of life - it's the winner by a mile in my opinion!

mumsy83 Tue 17-May-16 09:57:31

Thank you for your comments guys...
hmmm... "Lara" never really thought about that one, could be a grower smile

Violethenry Tue 17-May-16 09:59:26

Luna is a name I really want to like! But I agree it makes me think of lunatic

rainbowstardrops Tue 17-May-16 10:03:48

Anya is my favourite from your choices.
I love, love, love Anais. Pretty and soft sounding

MrsJoeyMaynard Tue 17-May-16 10:04:40

Anya is very pretty

mumsy83 Tue 17-May-16 10:19:25

@rainbow love Anais too, it was on our shortlist but decided against it because of all the different pronunciations.. I would pronounce it "Ah-Nay" but have been told it's a French name and correct pronunciation is "Ah-Niy-ees" by quite a few people... also some pronounce it "An-Aise" just out of curiosity, how do you see it?

ABitAsleep Tue 17-May-16 10:31:01

Love Anya and Luna, don't really like Anaya.

Anya always reminds me of the film Anastasia and Luna reminds me of Harry Potter smile

Others that are similar and also lovely;
Anais (i would pronounce it An-ah-ees)

Mottled Tue 17-May-16 10:32:15

Luna or Lara

ApocalypseSlough Tue 17-May-16 10:33:27

Anya is lovely!

YorkieDorkie Tue 17-May-16 10:34:26

Anya - beautiful
How about Anara?

Frazzled2207 Tue 17-May-16 10:38:56

Anaya sounds made up and one of those "how do you pronounce that" names.
Like the other two.

Karcheer Tue 17-May-16 10:54:59

Luna is a lovely name for a puppy, not sure about a human baby.

I really like Lara.

mumsy83 Tue 17-May-16 11:15:38

Thank you for your comments.
@Abitasleep thank you! quite a few names I like from your selection.. Love Mila pronounced mee-la was just a bit worried about people pronouncing it incorrectly

WanderingTrolley1 Tue 17-May-16 11:17:09


Miloarmadillo1 Tue 17-May-16 11:21:00

Choose Anya, it's lovely.
Luna makes me think of Harry Potter and too close to lunatic for playground teasing.
I'm not fond of Anaya.

ABitAsleep Tue 17-May-16 12:07:21

mumsy I would promounce Mila as Mee-la too, like the actress Mila Kunis

nilbyname Tue 17-May-16 12:13:11

I have a Luna! And I am very away of its marmiteness.

So far she isn't at school so no readings have come up, but my some has a very run of the mill name and it gets shortened and teased. All names do!

Anya or Luna get my vote.

HouseOfBiscuits Tue 17-May-16 12:26:40

You could have Annie as nickname for Anya.

I like Lara short for Larissa too.

Anais is pretty but the pronunciation thing would deter me from using it.

NoMudNoLotus Tue 17-May-16 12:27:53

Luna .... Loony when she is older.

Mishaps Tue 17-May-16 12:28:41

Not Luna - children will call her loony.

rainbowstardrops Tue 17-May-16 12:29:04

I would pronounce Anais 'A nay'. Only ever heard it that way. Wouldn't have occurred to me that people would find it tricky to pronounce!

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