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pgwithnumber3 Sun 13-Jul-08 22:47:32

Silly no name or pretty?

sweetkitty Sun 13-Jul-08 22:48:22

I quite like it but stupid people will probably call her Anna all the time and she will spend her life correcting them.

brimfull Sun 13-Jul-08 22:48:40

nice name

also like catya

Tatties Sun 13-Jul-08 22:48:49

I have known a couple (one Anja) - I think it is lovely

micci25 Sun 13-Jul-08 22:49:29

i lobe that name i wanted it for my dd2 but dp vetoed it!! its a great aunts name as my family poriginate from yugaslavia (sp?) and dd1 has a family name so i wanted dd2 to have one!

pgwithnumber3 Sun 13-Jul-08 22:50:40

It means gracious which is nice. Does it go with Grace & Maya though?

ranting Sun 13-Jul-08 22:50:58

Well I would HOPE it's not a silly no name <<stern stare>>. It's lovely and people will NOT keep calling her Anna, they will comment on what a beautiful name she has.

Heated Sun 13-Jul-08 22:51:44

Think it is lovely smile

berolina Sun 13-Jul-08 22:52:21

It is a very common name in Germany (spelt Anja). I know several - one of ds2's godmothers is one. I think it's nice enough but am not mad on it. It's certainly not silly though.

Mavornia Sun 13-Jul-08 22:52:57

I think it's lovely and goes very well with Grace and Maya.

It's different without being weird

geminigirl Sun 13-Jul-08 22:53:13

Oh I love this name!! It goes perfectly with the other two names.

Spaghettiarms Sun 13-Jul-08 22:54:40

beautiful I know 2 Anya's one DS1's age (4) one my age (older!)

pgwithnumber3 Sun 13-Jul-08 22:55:36

Ranting is your DD called Anya by any chance?!

ranting Sun 13-Jul-08 22:56:39

grin

pgwithnumber3 Sun 13-Jul-08 22:56:41

Shit, just said it with my surname, it doesn't really go!

Anya Owens - doesn't sound quite right.

pgwithnumber3 Sun 13-Jul-08 23:01:42

Someone tell me if it goes or not with my surname - PLEASE!

Elkat Mon 14-Jul-08 01:21:23

Yes, I think Anya is lovely

wrinklytum Mon 14-Jul-08 01:27:25

I think it is a very pretty name.

littlewoman Mon 14-Jul-08 01:40:43

Anya is how the Russians pronounce Anna ( I've a friend by this name. I call her Anna, her Russian friend calls her Anya). It's not a 'no-name'. Honestly.

Califrau Mon 14-Jul-08 01:49:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OurHamsterisevil Mon 14-Jul-08 10:09:40

I think its lovely. My DB called me that when he was a toddler as he couldn't say Andrea.

pgwithnumber3 Mon 14-Jul-08 11:12:33

Does it go with the surname OWENS though? Anya Owens?

littlewoman Mon 14-Jul-08 11:16:19

That's the problem when the christian name ends with a vowel and the surname begins with one. They can tend to run into each other. Mine does the same. But maybe it just sounds strange because you're not used to hearing the name Anya Owens. Repeat it till you are used to it, and then decide, maybe?

NotQuiteCockney Mon 14-Jul-08 11:18:03

Yeah, it sounds a bit odd, with that surname. As littlewoman says, the two names blend together, and you end up saying Ann Yowens.

littlewoman Mon 14-Jul-08 11:20:01

Or Anya Rowens

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