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What do you think of the name Sareena ?

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Kai786 Tue 26-Jul-16 13:57:27

Looking for a muslim name for my daughter. we live in London, originally from India so was thinking of an english sounding muslim name. The english version is spelt Serena (as the famous tennis player) but I saw some Asian kids names as Sarina/Sareena

Naming her Serena will probably mean inspired by the tennis player ( i think) so was wondering what you all think if i spelt her name as Sareena (Its pronounced the same as Serena, something you cannot get with Sarina as that can be pronounced differently)

workshyfop Tue 26-Jul-16 13:59:31

I like it, good choice. Have also seen it spelled Zareena which is nice too.

EssentialHummus Tue 26-Jul-16 14:04:44

I prefer the Serena spelling - I wouldn't think you were inspired by the tennis player!

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Tue 26-Jul-16 14:08:51

If you google Sareena it brings up some sexy video game character. Not sure if she or the game she's from are particularly well known. Just something to be aware of.

I do prefer the name Serena, because it reminds me of 'serene'. And because I love Ms Williams!

pictish Tue 26-Jul-16 14:09:05

It's ok. Doesn't ring my bell or put me off. Middle of the roady. If you like it you should certainly use it.

winewolfhowls Tue 26-Jul-16 19:40:57

I love Serena it sounds elegant

cornishglos Tue 26-Jul-16 22:21:34

I love Serena/ Sareena, but prefer Serena as it makes me think 'Serene' or even of a little mermaid due to the Spanish.

Theimpossiblegirl Tue 26-Jul-16 22:41:44

It's a nice name. I like the traditional Serena spelling. I also like the Sarina spelling but it might be mispronounced Sah-reena.

I also like Zara/Zhara.

Kai786 Wed 27-Jul-16 01:05:16

Thanks all for your replies. The theme seems to be a preference for Serena although Sareena is not frowned upon or anything. As someome said above, I also did notice that Sareena was a sexy character in a not very well known game so not too sure what to think of that.

Hockeydude Wed 27-Jul-16 01:10:29

I think Serena is a great name. My only reservation with Sareena is the spelling. It will be constantly misspelled and personally I'd find that inconvenient.

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