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Baby Name for Sikh/English girl

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NewDad2018 Thu 09-Aug-18 10:43:42

Hi all...

This may be the totally wrong place to ask ...but I could do with help

So.. The background

I'm a sikh (turban wearing) man...who married a blonde blue eyed english woman. Been married a looooong time.

We have now had a baby girl.

So... now we have an issue finding a name that works.

Constraints from us both.

The don't wants :
totally English name,
totally Indian name,
long name that will just get shortened anyway,
a name that is muslim/arabic in origin or attachment.

Please Help!!!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 09-Aug-18 10:59:56

Hi OP, how about Jasmine (flower), it's a very pretty name, and works well in both cultures.🌸

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 09-Aug-18 11:00:40

Another one I like is Asha, meaning hope.

daisypond Thu 09-Aug-18 11:37:01

I know a couple of children with the same mix - girls called Sasha and Zena. But maybe Nina and Serena are good too.

Peachbubble Thu 09-Aug-18 11:43:20

How about Carina, Clara, Freya, Elise, Mia, Viola?

AtticaRose Thu 09-Aug-18 11:43:30

Anita works well both in India and in Europe (different origins, nice in both).

Aditi, Amala, Asha etc are well-known in the UK and causes no issues.

foxtiger Thu 09-Aug-18 12:50:01

I've heard of a Sikh girl called Alysha and met one called Freya.

Would you consider a name from a completely different country so it is kind of neutral to both of you?

NoTeaNoShadeNoPinkLemonade Thu 09-Aug-18 12:53:56

Amy, Asha, Aria, Maya...there are too many! If you search for it you will see many names are the same in english and punjabi

DramaAlpaca Thu 09-Aug-18 14:30:00

Tara

Greenandcabbagelooking Thu 09-Aug-18 15:45:51

Avani
Carmen
Eveleen
Geena
Janet
Jamena
Karma
Karina
Leana
Melody

I found them hereand just selected ones I thought fitted you criteria. I stopped looking after L though!

There are some lovely Sikh names.

Mrssnickers Thu 09-Aug-18 16:28:15

Maya
Kaia
Sasha
Jasmine
Aria
Ela
Yasmine
Leila/Layla/Lila
Jessia
Mira

minimalist99 Thu 09-Aug-18 16:32:32

Maya
Sienna
Sayah
Nia
Miya
Navleena
Selina
Tara
Liya

Maireadd Thu 09-Aug-18 21:09:37

Anya?

NewDad2018 Thu 09-Aug-18 21:21:43

Thank you one and all for taking the time to help...I really appreciate it.

@Sugarpiehoneyeye
Jasmine / Jasmin is def in the options...but does seem like lots of people go to that one
Asha... seems more hindi / hindu than sikh and then not english in any way...

@daisypond
I don't think any of those will work with the surname and Serena has become very used

@Peachbubble
I love Mia.. but wife prefers Maya... although... doesn't like it is pronounced May-a or Miya by different people.

@AtticaRose
Thanks... they are all more hindi names and wouldn't really sit as neutral.

@foxtiger
I've known a fair few muslim kids called alysha/alliysha or similar...so it won't sit...but Freya is def something outside the box....

@NoTeaNoShadeNoPinkLemonade
Thanks... I just mentioned Maya is one that is in the mix....but its about the pronunciation... indians would pronounce it with a nasal Maya...or with a desi twang.... and it bugs her smile

@DramaAlpaca
Tara is not one i'd have considered....but i'll mull it over

@Greenandcabbagelooking
Thanks... Avni is out as i have a neice with that...not sure the rest work for us

@mrssnickers & minimalist99
Thanks... Miya and Maya seem to be go to names....but as i said...its about pronunciations...

I'm really thankful you all spent time to try to help.... is there any other thoughts... for a really short name....or one that is a bit out the box...>?

SassitudeandSparkle Thu 09-Aug-18 21:21:49

Shalini?

SassitudeandSparkle Thu 09-Aug-18 21:22:43

Sorry, cross-posted there - my suggestion is probably Hindu as well (from literature).

LemonysSnicket Thu 09-Aug-18 21:45:18

Safiya?

daydreamdaisy Thu 09-Aug-18 22:00:53

Priya? Zena? Laila?

Jennyvenice Thu 09-Aug-18 22:04:44

I know a family with similar heritage who have a Maya, Asha and a Jasmin.

Fishface77 Thu 09-Aug-18 22:09:54

So is anything with Inder pal preet jit deep out then grin

Fishface77 Thu 09-Aug-18 22:10:18

Juliejit
Anjinder

kaytee87 Thu 09-Aug-18 22:25:34

Sara? Pr Sa-Ra (rather than Seh-Ra)

kaytee87 Thu 09-Aug-18 22:26:17

Amy?

kaytee87 Thu 09-Aug-18 22:26:45

Ania or Anya

Katjolo Thu 09-Aug-18 22:29:33

Sunita

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