Nia for a girl?

(32 Posts)
Pumpkincandle Fri 18-Oct-19 22:42:12

Thoughts on Nia?
Do you like it?

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userxx Fri 18-Oct-19 22:42:41

Yes, I know one.

Moominfan Fri 18-Oct-19 22:47:16


CalmFizz Fri 18-Oct-19 22:47:33

Are you welsh/in wales? I think it’s perfectly fine when it’s pronounced properly.

KitchenDancefloor Fri 18-Oct-19 22:48:37

The one I know is great so a nice association. A proper name, recognisable but not over popular 👍🏻

Pumpkincandle Fri 18-Oct-19 22:57:01

Thanks for the feedback smile

We're both Welsh but live in England x

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LikeTheFruit Fri 18-Oct-19 22:57:56

Love it. I know one and she is the kindest most lovely person you could hope to meet


Namechangenecessity Fri 18-Oct-19 22:58:16

It’s lovely

NoSquirrels Fri 18-Oct-19 23:02:17

I love it. Be prepared for a lot of ‘Mia’ confusion though, living outside Wales.

Wacawaca19 Fri 18-Oct-19 23:10:29

Thomas the Tsbi Engine character.

PandasMum Fri 18-Oct-19 23:48:37

Don’t love it but it’s ok

MikeUniformMike Sat 19-Oct-19 07:58:27

Perfect. Old Welsh name. The Welsh version of the Irish Niamh.
It will get confused with Mia and people will say it the same as Near.

WaitrosePigeon Sat 19-Oct-19 07:59:56

Sounds like someone a bit rough saying ‘I’m guna knee er’ in the face!’

BethanyGilbert Sat 19-Oct-19 08:03:12

Is it neee ah or nyyyy ah?

MikeUniformMike Sat 19-Oct-19 08:07:01

The a is like the a in cat, hat etc not an -uh sound,

Enko Sat 19-Oct-19 09:02:24


Pumpkincandle Sat 19-Oct-19 11:34:45

Great thanks for the positive feedback x

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Nonameyet1 Sat 19-Oct-19 15:44:24

I love Nia - I really wanted it but I had a Thea first so couldn’t use it for my second!

diddlediddle Mon 21-Oct-19 08:12:21

I know a Niah. Nia is ok.

I find it a bit tedious as a name because it's so similar to a million other names like Mia, Mya, Mila, Nara, Lia, Aria, May, Amara, Ayla, Lena... I don't know, people just seem to pick a consonant and add a couple of vowels and get a pretty sounding girls name. I doesn't have any gravity or identity to it IMO. Having said that there's nothing offensive about it.

Powderperfume Mon 21-Oct-19 08:44:53

diddlediddle you do realise it has a lot of gravity in Welsh heritage? It's not a made up name

GreigLaidlawsbarofsoap Mon 21-Oct-19 08:48:28

Love it! Good associations for me too but also think it's very pretty.

diddlediddle Mon 21-Oct-19 08:49:31

@Powderperfume I know it is a welsh name and not made up. I'm not aware of the level of its importance but I'm only sharing an opinion. If it is meaningful to the OP then that's great and I don't dislike it. I didn't say it was horrible. I'm just saying that to many people it will get lost in a sea of similar names.

NellWilsonsWhiteHair Mon 21-Oct-19 08:50:51

It’s lovely!

NoSquirrels Mon 21-Oct-19 08:52:48

I know a Niah. Nia is ok.

Nia is the original Celtic name from which the English variant Niah is derived!

diddlediddle Mon 21-Oct-19 08:57:32

Yes I actually do much prefer Nia. I find Niah a bit affected.

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