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4 weeks to go, what do you think of these girls names?

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Mammina Mon 29-Jun-09 17:11:21

Casia (pronounced KAH-SHAH - short 'a')
Eiliona (pron. ey-le-oh-na
Aneira (pron. anne-ey-rah)

hobbgoblin Mon 29-Jun-09 17:12:25

I'm a fan of unusual names but Greta is the only one which sounds not too made up to me. Sorry for being boring.

Breizhette Mon 29-Jun-09 17:13:09

I only like Greta from this list.

Mammina Mon 29-Jun-09 17:14:19

they're not made up, honest!

jellybeans Mon 29-Jun-09 17:22:09

Not keen on any, sorry. But like Leona.

zeke Mon 29-Jun-09 17:24:14

I don't like Casia and Aneira simply because I would pronounce them incorrectly, so you and then your daughter will forever be correcting people and than can be a bore all round.
Eiliona, probably less problem with pronunciation but there will be spelling issues.
The more I see (and say) Greta the more I like it. I think it unusual but simple and classy.

MamaLazarou Mon 29-Jun-09 17:35:31

They all look made up apart from Greta. Your pronounciation of Casia sounds like Loyd Grossman. I don't like any of them.

MrsBadger Mon 29-Jun-09 17:51:35

Aneira sounds like an attempt to feminise the Welsh boys' name Aneurin

if they're not made up they look it

boodleboot Mon 29-Jun-09 17:55:30

crikey, sorry your list has been slated quite so viciously OP...

i like Casia pronounced Casha but am wondering if it would ever be pronounced that there another way of spelling it?

Mammina Mon 29-Jun-09 18:00:07

it has hasn't it boodle!! it's ok I can take it, although Casia is definitely off the list after the Loyd Grossman comment!

TabithaTwitchet Mon 29-Jun-09 18:00:50

I really like Greta. And I also think Casia is nice (although everyone I've known with that name spelt it with a K - Kasia)
I don't really like the other two (sorry), how about Aniela? A bit similar to the last 2, and v nice IMO.

boodleboot Mon 29-Jun-09 18:04:16

or Anissa....i love that. I also like Dasha and Liesl...

Mammina Mon 29-Jun-09 18:07:29

Although I like the sound of Aniela, it's a bit like Daniella without the D sin't it??

I love Anissa but a friend has called her daughter this so I can't really

Tillyscoutsmum Mon 29-Jun-09 18:08:03

Greta is lovely...

Not keen on the pronunciation of Casia but like Cassia or Cassie

Don't like the others - sorry

hocuspontas Mon 29-Jun-09 18:09:44

and Kurt and Brigitta....

TabithaTwitchet Mon 29-Jun-09 18:19:37

Well it is spelt like Daniela, but I would personally say it An-YE-la rather than ANnie-ella.

LittleMissWorryHead Mon 29-Jun-09 19:49:38

Went to write Greta and wrote Great!

Greta is cool....

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Mon 29-Jun-09 19:52:07

The hills are alive ............

I like Greta.

loobylu3 Mon 29-Jun-09 20:44:36

Prefer Cassia to Casia as this reminds me of Casio. It isn't made up- I've come across it before.

I like Eliana but not Eiliona.
Greta is okay.

barnsleybelle Mon 29-Jun-09 20:47:25

Only like Greta from your list, sorry.

thisisyesterday Mon 29-Jun-09 20:48:54

love Greta and Aneira

LetThemEatCake Mon 29-Jun-09 21:11:13

i know a Casia (aged 4? 5?) and she is always called Casia. No probs re pronunciation that I'm aware of, and it's a topic that her mum and I have discussed as both our children have 'unusual' names.

Greta sounds a bit harsh, I think. The other 2 are pretty.

In any case, pronunciation issues aren't the end of the world - nor are you exempted from them by having a 'common' name. I'm a Sarah but still get called Sara all the time!!

SoupDragon Mon 29-Jun-09 21:13:50


Really don't like Greta, Casia will always be mispronounced (unless you are somewhere the name is usual), Aneira... no, just don't like it.

sleepsforwimps Mon 29-Jun-09 21:49:25

Love Greta.

etchasketch Mon 29-Jun-09 21:52:45

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