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Opinion please on baby girl name- Ananda:)

(32 Posts)
KristinaM1 Thu 27-Apr-17 14:57:58

Dear Mummies and Mummies to be, please let me know what your thoughts are about the girl's name Ananda? We really like the meaning of it with my partner, it means "ultimate bliss" in sanskrit. We are thinking of giving two surnames with the main surname being Adams. Thank you for your opinions!

SisterMoonshine Thu 27-Apr-17 14:59:08

Do you say it like Amanda or Anarnda?

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Thu 27-Apr-17 15:00:30

I would imagine people would think you had sinus problems and it was Amanda tbh.

LarrytheCucumber Thu 27-Apr-17 15:03:33

I know someone with an adult daughter called Ananda. I didn't know the meaning but now I do I can see why she chose it.

FeedTheSharkAndItWillBite Thu 27-Apr-17 15:16:38

I know a girl/young teenager named Anandi? Ananda is very close to Amanda, which may cause some confusion. (No, I'm Ananda. Not Amanda...)

Skp87 Thu 27-Apr-17 15:43:07

Nice but everyone will call her Amanda sadly

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 27-Apr-17 15:57:49

Much prefer Amanda.

2014newme Thu 27-Apr-17 15:59:12

Will alwaysbe clarification that it isn't Amanda

tobee Thu 27-Apr-17 16:10:04

Sadly it makes me think of chicken restaurants.

sonlypuppyfat Thu 27-Apr-17 16:12:17

It's daft

Ktown Thu 27-Apr-17 16:13:18

I know a couple of males called anand. I don't know any anandas though.

sunnysouthend Thu 27-Apr-17 16:34:33

It's most certainly not 'daft', how unbelievably rude!

I like it. There will be confusion with Amanda but that wouldn't put me off.

QuietNameChange Thu 27-Apr-17 16:41:44


That's really rude imo.
However, isn't Ananda the masculine form? And Anandi the feminine? I may be wrong, btw.

DalaHorse Thu 27-Apr-17 16:49:01

everyone will call her Amanda. That is all!

MadisonAvenue Thu 27-Apr-17 16:53:08

She'll always be correcting people who think she's called Amanda.

memyselfandaye Thu 27-Apr-17 16:57:14


namechange20050 Thu 27-Apr-17 16:57:43

I know an Ananda. She's South African. I think it's quite popular over there.

Blissful1 Thu 27-Apr-17 18:09:28

Thank you so much for your opinions!

vanrecovered Thu 27-Apr-17 18:28:02

I know a male ananda, I like the name.

EpoxyResin Thu 27-Apr-17 18:33:25

I don't like Ananda but I DO like Anandi.

harderandharder2breathe Thu 27-Apr-17 18:42:42

Ananda looks like you can't spell Amanda but Anandi is nice

Rockaby Thu 27-Apr-17 19:35:13

I'm not mad about it tbh and, like pps, think she might have to say, "no, I'm Ananda with two ns", a lot in her lifetime!

How about Anastasia or Adeline?

EverythingEverywhere1234 Thu 27-Apr-17 19:39:31

Honestly it sounds like you can't say Amanda properly, sorry!! Also, ananda Adams sounds terrible to my ear. Too many As! Adeline is lovely tho as a PP suggested, met a beautiful baby called that the other day and thought it was gorgeous

Chavelita Thu 27-Apr-17 19:41:41

I love it. There's a wonderful Irish Catholic-turned-Buddhist nun called Ananda in Jane Stevenson's 'The Colonel and Judy O'Grady.'

NeonGod73 Thu 27-Apr-17 19:42:40

Reminds me of anaconda.

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