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Do you like the name Najah?

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happyhijabi Wed 20-Jun-18 19:45:29

I love the name Najah. It's pure and beautiful.

happyhijabi Wed 20-Jun-18 19:47:18

Do you love this name?
Hate it?
Like it?
Would consider it?

PhilODox Wed 20-Jun-18 19:47:29

What is the meaning?
Sadly, where I am it would sound like people saying"Nadia" (though I like that too!)

TroubledLichen Wed 20-Jun-18 19:50:13

Is it Arabic? I’m not entirely sure how to pronounce it but it looks pretty written down.

southriding Wed 20-Jun-18 22:11:36

How is it pronounced?

SmilingButClueless Wed 20-Jun-18 22:14:45

It depends how it’s pronounced.

If it’s more like ‘nar-jar’ then I quite like it.

If it’s more like ‘nadger’ (to rhyme with badger) then I really wouldn’t use it if you’re in the UK.

ScreamingValenta Wed 20-Jun-18 22:15:38

I like it - it suggests energy and radiance to me.

DowntonCrabby Wed 20-Jun-18 22:22:42

I think it’s lovely, is it pronounced Nah-yah/n(eye)-ah?

TatianaLarina Wed 20-Jun-18 22:27:36

Naja Naja is an Indian cobra.

Veterinari Wed 20-Jun-18 22:45:19

Are you sure it’s not a mispronunciation of Nadia?

That’s my first thought...

AhWeCanDanceIfWeWantTo Wed 20-Jun-18 22:47:15

Soft J or hard J? I like it with a soft J.

EdWinchester Wed 20-Jun-18 22:50:45

Is it made up? Agree, sounds like Nadia mis-pronounced.

TatianaLarina Wed 20-Jun-18 22:51:29

It’s a Muslim name afaik

AhWeCanDanceIfWeWantTo Wed 20-Jun-18 22:54:00

Is it made up?

hmm why? Because it’s not English?

All names are made up BTW.

reddressblueshoes Wed 20-Jun-18 22:57:14

I know one who is Danish and it's pronounced Ny-ah. Its lovely but t pronunciation issues in the UK would put me off.

Londoner999 Wed 20-Jun-18 23:01:54

I believe it's a Middle Eastern name pronounced Na-jah. It's alright, but if your child was growing up in the UK, I would go for something that would work better in both languages.

Fabricwitch Wed 20-Jun-18 23:19:32

I know some with this name and think it's really pretty. I don't know the meaning of it

Battleax Thu 21-Jun-18 00:54:01

It looks clunky in English and, yes, like Nadia/Nadja gone askew. Maybe it’s just not a travelling name?

ladybirdsaredotty Thu 21-Jun-18 02:29:49

Well I think it's lovely, OP smile

HeyDolly Thu 21-Jun-18 03:58:41

It sounds too much like nadger when i pronounce it.

TatianaLarina Thu 21-Jun-18 08:57:22

All names are made up BTW.

No they’re not - names primarily derive from existing words.

AhWeCanDanceIfWeWantTo Thu 21-Jun-18 09:20:01

hmm and words just grow in the ground do they?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 21-Jun-18 09:24:56

It's a 'no' from me, sorry.
It reminds me also of nadging/nadger.

Branleuse Thu 21-Jun-18 09:29:04

i think its really nice

pinkmagic1 Thu 21-Jun-18 09:38:02

It is an Arabic boys name and is pronounced Na Jar. We have a family member with the name.
It is not my favourite name but if you like it then use it Op. My son also has an Arabic name which is very unusual in the UK.

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