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Our girls shortlist, your opinions please?

(48 Posts)
muhajaba Fri 10-Mar-17 23:01:03

DH and I have really different taste in names, and he's vetoed almost everything I like and changes his mind all the time, so this has been really difficult!
We don't live in the U.K right now but will again in the future so I'm particularly interested in getting a British perspective.

Amatullah - my favourite
Kenza - DH's favourite

crapfatbanana Fri 10-Mar-17 23:12:52

Kenza gets my vote. I also like Maysoon, but not keen on the others.

bluechameleon Fri 10-Mar-17 23:20:34

I like Mouna and Hirah best. I also like Amatullah and taught a sweet one once so it has nice connotations for me.

TalkingofMichaelAngel0 Fri 10-Mar-17 23:23:15

Menza is my favourite.then hirah then iman.

PointlessUsername Fri 10-Mar-17 23:23:26


ScarletSienna Fri 10-Mar-17 23:30:08

Hirah is my favourite and Kenza my least favourite.

DramaAlpaca Fri 10-Mar-17 23:32:58

Kenza, Hirah and Iman would be my favourites.

Not keen on the others.

TheUnicorns Fri 10-Mar-17 23:33:25

Kenza is beautiful smile don't like any of the others sorry.

muhajaba Fri 10-Mar-17 23:43:20

Nearly everyone I've asked in real life seems to like Kenza best too, Amatullah can't really be shortened so don't think it would work so well in the U.K.
Kenza is my second favourite so might let DH win this one smile

Sophronia Sat 11-Mar-17 01:38:36

I like Iman best

RuthB4 Sat 11-Mar-17 06:32:52

I'm sorry but I really dislike Kenza. It sounds chavvy! Sorry!! I like Hirah and Mouna.

PunkAssMoFo Sat 11-Mar-17 07:39:56

Maysoon is best.

From a U.K. Perspective, kenza would be shortened to ken (which is an old mans name).4

Rockaby Sat 11-Mar-17 07:40:50

I love Iman!

SilenceOfThePrams Sat 11-Mar-17 07:44:52

Amatullah could be shortened to Ama, Amy, Tullie, Mattie...

Jooni Sat 11-Mar-17 08:39:58

Iman - v chic.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 11-Mar-17 08:53:10

I really like Kenza.

hideehigh Sat 11-Mar-17 09:13:41

Iman or Kenza are lovely! I would shorten Kenza to Kenni for a little girl, gorgeous!

sparklyheart Sat 11-Mar-17 09:21:54

Kenza is my favourite

muhajaba Sat 11-Mar-17 09:49:14

Silence The meaning of Amatullah is Servent of Allah which is why most shortenings don't work, it's the female form of Abdullah, which works the same way.

My brother said he thinks Kenza would be shortened to Kenni, which I'm ok with, I think it sounds quite cute although I know it's usually for boys. Ken is not very cute!

RuthB4 Can I ask why you think Kenza sounds chavvy? Because I don't really understand what make some names classy and others tacky, maybe because English isn't my first language, I'm not sure. I just go on what has a nice sound to me and has a good meaning.

Sapphireshadow Sat 11-Mar-17 10:58:48

Kenza is lovely and think it would work well in the UK.

SilenceOfThePrams Sat 11-Mar-17 12:31:02

I can understand why you wouldn't shorten it yourself, but I suspect friends and classmates back in the uk might - so if that were to be disrespectful or annoying to you, I'd avoid it as a name.

I like the meaning.

muhajaba Sat 11-Mar-17 13:36:20

Silence I agree that would be likely to happen, and I would hate it so I think we won't be able to use it

Lemondrop09 Sat 11-Mar-17 20:00:02

Kenza is pretty

ToastVacuum Sat 11-Mar-17 21:36:18

I like Lamees, Hirah, Maysoon.

Kenza is also nice but wouldn't want to risk nickname of Ken or Kenny.

How is Mouna pronounced? Does "mou" rhyme with who or how?

Pmurt Sat 11-Mar-17 22:49:07

Hirah is nice and sounds a bit like hero

Kenza is my least favourite

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