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Asian names opinions needed!

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noodlemum Wed 29-Jul-09 16:39:03

My DH and I are looking for a girl's name that works across our mixed Asian-Western cultures. What do you think of the following in England?

Amalie
Nara
Naraya
Siriya
Siri
Ammara
Lalana

RubyLove1 Wed 29-Jul-09 16:59:33

Love Naraya and Ammara, the other names are okay but them two stuck out for me. Simple yet uncommon

meemarsgotabrandnewbump Wed 29-Jul-09 17:01:59

love Naraya, very pretty

ForExample Wed 29-Jul-09 17:04:21

I like Siri the best.

I think Amalie would meet a lot of miss-spelling and also (possibly) an assumption that you had gone for a unique version of Amelie

HerHonesty Wed 29-Jul-09 18:37:09

amalie is a bit "surrey" iykwim... lalana doesnt tickle me. all the others are very nice, think naraya is particularly special.

janeite Wed 29-Jul-09 18:42:27

I like Nara and Siri best from your list and don't like Lalana at all.

ohfuschia Wed 29-Jul-09 20:15:19

My favourite from the list is Siri

MrsMattie Wed 29-Jul-09 20:16:57

Naraya and Ammara are lovely.

itchyandscratchy Wed 29-Jul-09 20:17:40

Siri is lovely.

My niece (half Indian half English) is called Nia which has really grown on me.

SixtyFootDoll Wed 29-Jul-09 20:19:17

Siri is really pretty

claireybee Wed 29-Jul-09 20:19:49

I like Naraya best of those smile

Megglevache Wed 29-Jul-09 21:41:19

I love all of them what about
Amba
Nina
Madhu
Lila

Not that yours aren't lovely of course!

BakewellTarts Wed 29-Jul-09 21:45:18

I love Asian names and think yours are lovely.

Not on your list but DD1's best best friend is called Pritika which means beloved in Hindu which I think is beautiful (plus shes a really nice little girl).

hester Wed 29-Jul-09 21:45:40

How about Jamila, Sita, Sijia?

skybright Wed 29-Jul-09 22:01:26

I love the name Priya,very pretty.

BrigitBigKnickers Wed 29-Jul-09 22:36:53

Hawah (Islamic version of eve) is lovely.

Amra and Imma are also very pretty.

noodlemum Thu 30-Jul-09 06:34:10

We're going for Thai origin names, so some of the suggestions don't work that well in Thai - BUT Priya, Amra (could be same origin as Ammara, I think), Lila might work...

I think Siri/Naraya are the best too...

Thanks all...

lynniep Thu 30-Jul-09 07:31:28

I like Naraya too for the record

I was thinking about trying to find a mixed name for DS2 as well (also Thai/British) but havent even managed to find a British one. Seriously struggling!

Megglevache Thu 30-Jul-09 10:26:25

Siri is dleightful, so pretty.

Firawla Fri 31-Jul-09 12:40:09

i like ammara

noodlemum Fri 07-Aug-09 15:36:04

Off the topic, lynniep,

how about Kiran, Nat, Niran? All Thai names that could work in English...

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