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Zayana or Rayhana

(17 Posts)
Firawla Mon 15-Jun-09 21:33:16

WDYT of these names?

Quite like both of these @ the moment for girls but not sure which would be better. DS name begins with a Z so not sure whether its better to avoid repeating that letter? (although not a major issue)

Just interested to hear what people think of them

JeMenFous Mon 15-Jun-09 21:34:53

Very weird, never heard of them before and don't know how to pronounce them - it's a no from me I'm afraid

wrinklytum Mon 15-Jun-09 21:36:01

I think they are both very pretty.Are they Arabic?(Ignoramus emoticon).

I work with an Arabic lady called Safia and think this is a beautiful name,also

AitchTwoOh Mon 15-Jun-09 21:36:23

are you glamorous and furrin? cos if not... wink

RockinSockBunnies Mon 15-Jun-09 21:36:48

Don't like either, sorry. I wouldn't know how to pronounce them.

FenellaFudge Mon 15-Jun-09 21:38:30

Neither, but if pushed - prefer Zayana.
Are these names from a different culture/ language?
If so, and the different culture/ language has some relevance to your family, then fine but if they're made up words then noooooooooooo.

GooseyLoosey Mon 15-Jun-09 21:40:27

Could go for Zayana if its a real name with cultural relevance for you. Otherwise, niether for me.

Firawla Mon 15-Jun-09 21:44:10

yes they are arabic, we would only pick arabic names. sorry that wasn't clear

GooseyLoosey Mon 15-Jun-09 21:45:34

In that case, I like Zayana.

AnarchyAunt Mon 15-Jun-09 21:47:30

I prefer Rayhana - what does it mean?

limonchik Mon 15-Jun-09 21:47:41

Might be better to avoid repeating the Z, but I think Zayana is lovely. Does ds's start with the same Zay sound?

littleducks Mon 15-Jun-09 21:49:47

I like them both but prob would go for Zayana, i have never seen Rayhana spelt like that so it might grow on me (funny how nams do that)

What are the meanings?

Firawla Mon 15-Jun-09 21:49:54

His starts with Ziy (sound is like zee)

Firawla Mon 15-Jun-09 21:50:44

meanings are
zayana - beautiful
rayhana - fragrant

littleducks Mon 15-Jun-09 21:51:19

Agree does depend on on the sound of ds name i agree, Zakariah and Zayana is fine but Zain and Zayana might be OTT

hester Mon 15-Jun-09 22:00:56

I like them both, specially Rayhana.

Nancy66 Mon 15-Jun-09 23:19:47

Love the meanings - hate the names!

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