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user1474133579 Sat 17-Sep-16 22:21:41

Thoughts? I'm Japanese, DH is English. It means cherry blossom. Would it be pronounceable in the UK? DH thinks so, but just want to double check smile

Cherryskypie Sat 17-Sep-16 22:24:54

Easily pronounced and pretty. I already knew what it meant because of this.

dementedma Sat 17-Sep-16 22:25:13


user1474133579 Sat 17-Sep-16 22:26:19

Thank you!

I bet that smells lovely smile

SlinkyB Sat 17-Sep-16 22:28:34

I think it's definitely pronouncesable in the UK, not too dissimilar to Satsuki.

There is a lovely Japanese restaurant of that name in Liverpool- went years ago for dh's birthday and had a fab evening!

SlinkyB Sat 17-Sep-16 22:29:25

Forgot to say I think it looks and sounds very pretty for a girl's name smile

Buscake Sat 17-Sep-16 22:31:13

My daughter's best friend is called Sakura. They are in yr 1 and no one has a problem pronouncing it, maybe sometimes slightly different intonation. Her parents (mother is Japanese) says SAkura and teachers say saKURa. It's a beautiful name with a lovely meaning.

DramaAlpaca Sat 17-Sep-16 22:32:05

It's lovely.

ikeawrappingpaper Sat 17-Sep-16 22:39:54


Glitterkitten24 Sat 17-Sep-16 22:41:38

It's beautiful! I don't think there would be any issues pronouncing that.

user1474133579 Sat 17-Sep-16 22:41:42

Thank you smile

Do you think it will be okay with an English surname?

EmpressKnowsWhereHerTowelIs Sat 17-Sep-16 22:44:53

I thought it looked Japanese. It's lovely.

Speaking of names, User, you could do with a proper username for yourself! Have you had any thoughts?

Caldini22 Sat 17-Sep-16 23:07:10

Very pretty name & I think it would go well with an English surname :-)

enchantmentandlove Sat 17-Sep-16 23:33:19

What a beautiful name smile

Buntysoven Sun 18-Sep-16 02:00:51

Such a gorgeous name.

AGBforever Sun 18-Sep-16 02:11:25

gorgeous name. I don't think we could have got away with it as no japanese heritage but as pp says most english folks have come across the pronunciation in lush so no worries there. go for it

Sophronia Sun 18-Sep-16 11:43:16

It's lovely and the meaning is great

IPityThePontipines Sun 18-Sep-16 11:45:05

Yes, it's a lovely name and it will sound fine with an English surname.

Glitterkitten24 Sun 18-Sep-16 20:17:09

I don't think I've ever seen such a unanimous 'baby name' thread!

FunionShmings Sun 18-Sep-16 20:27:43

Love the name Sakura. What about Kimi, Mai or Maiko, Ami, Hana etc? They're all easy to pronounce and have lovely meanings in Japanese?

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Mon 19-Sep-16 00:37:55

What a lovely name!

ElvenMoonwings Mon 19-Sep-16 23:11:31

It's enchantingly lovely and different but appropriate, and I don't think it's difficult to pronounce.

Brokenbiscuit Mon 19-Sep-16 23:27:39

It's lovely, OP. I think you'll get some minor mispronunciations, but nothing too far off - probably just an over-extended and over-emphasised second syllable.

I miss doing hanami in Japan! <sigh>

Mol1628 Tue 20-Sep-16 07:16:50

I know what it means from the lovely lush products too. It's a really nice name.

TheForeignOffice Tue 20-Sep-16 07:21:56

Very nice, I used to live in Tokyo so it brings back lots of happy memories. I also like Hanami the same reason!

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