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Baby name - Viaan

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Orangetreess Sat 16-Jan-21 16:57:28

Hello - we're looking for a unique Indian baby boy name which is easy to pronounce by English speakers. What do you think of the name Viaan? You can be honest!

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IamnotwhouthinkIam Sat 16-Jan-21 17:40:24

Pronounced Vye - an or Vee - an? I don't know much about Indian names, so I wouldn't know instinctively which to guess.

Orangetreess Sat 16-Jan-21 19:37:45

Sorry pronounced Vee-an.

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PikaPikaJigglypuff Sat 16-Jan-21 20:25:40

I like it, it sounds nice and is easy to pronounce

Superstardjs Sat 16-Jan-21 20:29:19

Like it. I know one whose brother is Milan.

clpsmum Sat 16-Jan-21 20:32:32

I like it a lot

Piggyhoolier Sat 16-Jan-21 20:39:20

Very nice

bettythebutterfly Sat 16-Jan-21 20:40:35

I like it. I teach a Vihaan which is also nice.

IncludeWomenInTheSequel Sat 16-Jan-21 20:41:53

I like it

HairyBobble Sat 16-Jan-21 20:44:05

It sounds better than it reads to me....I saw vain then villain before I could get my head around it sorry.

minisoksmakehardwork Sat 16-Jan-21 20:46:45

I know a Viyan, aged about 13. Once you know how to pronounce, it's not hard.

covidaintacrime Sat 16-Jan-21 20:49:34

Vian (to me) suggests the pronunciation a little bit more easily, but if there's a cultural element to the Viaan spelling then I think it's absolutely lovely!

Passiveobserver Sat 16-Jan-21 20:56:49

I think it’s a really nice name

Yogaposer Sat 16-Jan-21 20:57:38

I think it's a great name.

IamnotwhouthinkIam Sat 16-Jan-21 21:01:25

As long as you are okay with occasional mispronunciations and misspellings until people become familiar with Viaan; then I think it's a pleasant sounding name, and it's lovely to choose one that reflects your heritage.

Orangetreess Sat 16-Jan-21 21:15:23

Thanks all, so good to get honest opinions.

@Superstardjs - we were also thinking if Milan as an option. Though we would spell it Milun or Milen to avoid confusion with the Italian city Milan

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partyatthepalace Sat 16-Jan-21 21:41:13

Both nice.

Chilldonaldchill Sat 16-Jan-21 22:36:38

I like it. I would probably automatically pronounce it vee-arn with that spelling though. Ds has a friend called Amaan and the double aa is pronounced as ar.
So maybe Viyan would be better if that's an alternative?

VenusClapTrap Mon 18-Jan-21 13:49:30

I like it. I thought it was a female name until I read your full post though, because there’s a French female name Vianne. I don’t think that’s a problem though.

YoniAndGuy Mon 18-Jan-21 18:48:09

Lovely. I think male V names have a certain something! Love Vincent, Vivian, and my youngest was in school with a Vikram who really suited his name. Viaan is great.

DramaAlpaca Mon 18-Jan-21 23:43:31

Very nice.

SionnachRua Mon 18-Jan-21 23:46:30

Love Viaan, I used to know one. Always thought it was a cool name. Please don't Anglicise the spelling just to suit English speakers, it's not hard name to learn.

GingerScallop Tue 19-Jan-21 01:00:22

Viaan is beautiful. I agree with @SionnachRua. It's easy to pronounce. Though who care about him or about diversity will learn. My language doesn't have an r so I tend to slip and pronounce r as l. Never heard of English people change Robert to Lobert to accommodate us or others who have same "difficulty"

smoothchange Tue 19-Jan-21 01:14:34

It's too close to Ian for me.

briebuiltthiscity Tue 19-Jan-21 01:20:24

I know a Vianne who is a girl but it’s a lovely name.

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