Indian/English boys names

(24 Posts)
notinagreatplace Tue 05-Jul-16 20:58:08

Hey all,

My DH and I are trying to find a name for our boy (24 weeks pregnant so a while to go yet). Our baby will be half Indian (Hindu), half English - ideally looking for a name that works in both cultures but also happy with an Indian or English name that is easy to pronounce for everyone and sounds ok in either language, if that makes sense.

I'm finding it quite difficult to find names that I feel enthusiastic about. My fav so far is Ashwin.

Any ideas?

fuzzywuzzy Tue 05-Jul-16 21:00:24

Jai
Sidharth (Sid for short?)
Dev

Why can't I think of more there are loads.

Twinklestar2 Tue 05-Jul-16 21:08:36

Really like Jai smile

Hoppinggreen Tue 05-Jul-16 21:11:26

Some friends of ours (british born Indian) have called their son Basel and we also know a Farris

pieceofpurplesky Tue 05-Jul-16 21:13:16

Kiran
Ali
Mo

GoogleMonkey Tue 05-Jul-16 21:14:13

Arun

MachiKoro Tue 05-Jul-16 21:15:02

Rohan
Josh/Joshan
I like Rishi it means seer, and easy to pronounce in English.

pieceofpurplesky Tue 05-Jul-16 21:16:38

Pressed too soon
Arun
Darun
Tosh
Nik

Sophronia Tue 05-Jul-16 21:17:07

Rohan
Dhillon
Nikhil
Kiran
Neel
Ajay
Jai
Milan
Ravi
Rafi
Arun
Hari
Sachin

Pendu Tue 05-Jul-16 21:35:33

Is there any way you choose a name in the Hindu faith? For example we open our " book " and we pick the first letter of the start of the verse, then choose a name from that letter. What about any family names? Granddad/uncles etc?

Numberoneisgone Tue 05-Jul-16 21:37:05

I love Anil.

DramaAlpaca Tue 05-Jul-16 21:38:58

Ashwin is nice, and I also like Arun & Rohan which have been suggested above.

dalek Tue 05-Jul-16 21:44:13

Milan

Dhruv

MillieMoodle Tue 05-Jul-16 21:48:50

Kiran

I absolutely love that name!

Zakir
Samir

WillH Tue 05-Jul-16 21:56:15

I like Ashwin and Kiran

Hoppinggreen Wed 06-Jul-16 14:17:09

I think Anil might be setting his up for a lifetime of name related bullying!!!

Amaia10 Wed 06-Jul-16 14:28:55

Rajan
Jai
Jayan
Arun
Arjun
Daniyal (more Pakistani I think)
Mani (pronounced Muni)
Hari
Dhillon

notinagreatplace Wed 06-Jul-16 19:14:12

Pendu Stricter Hindus wait for the baby to be born, check various astrological things about the day and time of birth and then get a choice of 2-3 letters that the name should start with. My parents did this, got shit letters and went with something else! Hindus don't tend to use family names but there's no prohibition on it.

I hate having such a large extended family... I really like a lot of these suggestions but most have been nabbed by my cousins!

Pendu Wed 06-Jul-16 21:56:46

How about reading any texts / history for inspiration? I based my dcs names on saints who had special days around that time (like ds 1 was due st. Patrick's day or a saint with a special " role)
I watch-- too much-- star plus and there is some great names but they escape me now ... It might give you some ideas?

1horatio Wed 06-Jul-16 22:26:57

Rohan, Samir, Arun, Kiran, Vikram, Amit or Vinod?
My uncle's name is Vinod. He used to live in the UK and now lives in Switzerland. He never had problems with his name... I really like Ashwin, Kiran and Arun, tbh.

midsomermurderess Thu 07-Jul-16 11:51:57

Hari, Rahul, Sachin.

manlurking Sat 09-Jul-16 08:22:25

Hari was the one i thought of. We went with Alexander wondering how my wife's side would say it but it's fine as they all know Alexander the Great from school. We joke number 2 will be David as they all know Beckham, he won't.

nessus Sat 09-Jul-16 08:29:07

I like Adnan and Kamil

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