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birdofthenorth Tue 03-Nov-09 18:02:04

What do you think of Anya for a girl?

Also on my current list are

Evelyn
Magda
Zoe
Mary

Thoughts welcome on them too! Thanks.

PyrotechnicToadstool Tue 03-Nov-09 18:02:52

I love it. I like Mary and Zoe from your list too.

mazzystartled Tue 03-Nov-09 18:04:12

exactly what PT said

birdofthenorth Tue 03-Nov-09 18:19:23

Thanks! Do you think "Anya Mary" works?

doubleexpresso Tue 03-Nov-09 18:21:34

Anya Mary sounds really nice.

megonthemoon Tue 03-Nov-09 18:22:45

Like Anya and Mary - both on my long list if we ever have a DD but DH isn't so keen. DOn't really like the others so much.

Think Anya Mary works well

brimfull Tue 03-Nov-09 18:22:53

I love Anya and Mary

not keen on the others

birdofthenorth Tue 03-Nov-09 18:46:57

Thanks for your help!

Do you think Anya sounds odd along side Jack (DS) and Henry (fave name for any future son)?

Do you think Jack and Henry would sit better alongside a more traditional girl's name?

Ta!

jlo1234 Tue 03-Nov-09 18:48:48

i think anya zoe sounds nice
and anya goes well with jack and henry, dont worry too much about future namess just yet smile

megonthemoon Tue 03-Nov-09 19:20:54

i think anya works just fine with jack and any henry that arrives later!

LynetteScavo Tue 03-Nov-09 19:22:52

I love the name Anya!

QandA Tue 03-Nov-09 19:36:26

I like it too, it is unusual without being odd or too 'try hard' grin

RubysReturn Tue 03-Nov-09 19:38:05

I think it is pretty, but cannot help but think of potato - foody background

MaggieMonday Tue 03-Nov-09 19:54:58

Lovely. I love Anya and ZOe

I always think of potato when I see piper

AuraofDora Tue 03-Nov-09 19:57:51

anya is lovely
mary too
but dont like it together
it goes with henry and jack wouldnt worry about that
idont think potato

Naetha Tue 03-Nov-09 20:05:04

Love Anya and Zoe

ilikeyoursleeves Tue 03-Nov-09 20:07:33

I know an Anya and I think it's a lovely name I like Zoe as well

cluccles Tue 03-Nov-09 20:24:56

gorgeous

Scottie22 Tue 03-Nov-09 20:25:34

My dd's name so am going to say it is lovely of course!!!!

MrsMalcolmTucker Tue 03-Nov-09 20:48:23

My neice is called Anja - pronounced Anya. Lovely name.

DwayneDibbley Wed 04-Nov-09 14:33:49

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boodleboot Wed 04-Nov-09 17:03:43

Anya is pretty. I think Anya Eve is nice.

Evelyn - lovely
Magda - hideous but i love Margot so what do i know....wink
Zoe - lovely
Mary - lovely

cloelia Wed 04-Nov-09 20:00:33

I agree with boodleboot about Magda, sounds like a Bond bad girl to me.
Love Evelyn and Anya and Mary
How about Mary Anya as a sort of double or hyphen then you can create a nn as time goes on?

birdofthenorth Wed 04-Nov-09 20:22:07

Thanks for your help all!

I raised Anya with a pal today and her immediate reaction was "as in Anya-ism?" ie aneurysm... I am gutted to say this kind of put me off!!

mummyofevilprincesses Wed 04-Nov-09 20:33:15

I love Anya. It is so pretty

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