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Anya or Sienna (for sister Sofia)

(49 Posts)
sunshine555 Fri 13-Oct-17 12:16:59

Hi all. I’m expecting a girl and my top two favourite names are Anya and Sienna. Sister is Sofia. Which do you prefer?
Thank you!

Nancy91 Fri 13-Oct-17 12:20:33

Anya, but I don't believe in naming your second child to "match" your first child as they are individuals not part of a set.

implantsandaDyson Fri 13-Oct-17 12:56:23

Anya - my eldest has the same name as yours and my youngest has a very similar name to Anya - they are lovely when said together besides that Anya is a beautiful name.

DuggeeHugs Fri 13-Oct-17 13:01:21

Anya - lovely name smile

ANIDOO Fri 13-Oct-17 13:04:01

Anya- Because that's my name ha ha! People always tell me it's a lovely name, and I love having it grin
Both are beautiful though!

KissesAX Fri 13-Oct-17 13:05:35

I think it depends on accent of Anya.

stevensupersquirrel Fri 13-Oct-17 13:05:37

Anya by a mile. I really dislike Sienna.

georgeisadinosaur Fri 13-Oct-17 13:09:43

Anya, I think when people have children of the same initials it sounds quite twee.

I have the same first initial as my sister and getting letters/parcels for Miss J Bloggs and not knowing who for was really frustrating.

theconstantinoplegardener Fri 13-Oct-17 13:10:06

I think they're both very pretty. However, as you already have a Sofia (capital of Bulgaria), Anya might be better to avoid the "geography teacher" connotations of all your children being named after European cities if you use Sienna (city in Italy).

Gazelda Fri 13-Oct-17 13:22:20

Anya. Or even better - Anna.

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sunshine555 Fri 13-Oct-17 13:44:59

Thank you everyone! I am drawn more towards Anya as the Sofia and Sienna similarities are holding me back a bit. I do still love Sienna though.
It just always seems to me that when i say we’re considering Anya to people they don’t know how to take it. Is it because it’s a bit rarer? I think it’s a beautiful name and looks lovely written down. I feel i somehow need reassurance that it is in fact a lovely name and it’s not just me that thinks that.
Two European cities, i see what you mean! I do like Geography though grin

AnyaMoondial Fri 13-Oct-17 14:49:02

Anya is beautiful.

AnyaMoondial Fri 13-Oct-17 14:50:24

Anya isn't my actual name btw (although I wish it was!).

Tinty Fri 13-Oct-17 15:02:07

Astrid because I like it better than Anya or Sienna, although you possibly may not. grin

MyLittleDragon Fri 13-Oct-17 15:03:45

Anya. Two Miss S (Surnames) might be confusing and I think Anya goes beautifully as well as being lovely in its own.

clarabellski Fri 13-Oct-17 15:43:19

I don't think Anya is as unusual as you think OP.

I know 2 little Anyas

PandaCat Fri 13-Oct-17 16:24:48

I'd be more drawn towards Anya because I'm not a fan of siblings having similar initials! Although I guess a middle name would break it up a bit.

ANIDOO Fri 13-Oct-17 16:29:45

My name is spelt Ania and pronounced the same as Anya, I get a few mispronunciations, but doubt you would with a y.

Sophronia Fri 13-Oct-17 16:38:30

Definitely Anya

FfionFlorist Fri 13-Oct-17 16:44:47

Anya is lovely

Mrsknackered Fri 13-Oct-17 17:08:54

100% Anya.

bridgetreilly Fri 13-Oct-17 17:38:30

Anya and Sofia are lovely sister names.

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