Jump to content

Indiana?


  • Please log in to reply
51 replies to this topic

#1 mummmi79

Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:11 PM

I have liked Indiana for a little girl for years..
I am expecting again and it is still up there on my list of faves!

What are your opinions ladies?? original.gif


#2 Apageintime

Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:16 PM

I don't like place names unless you have a strong connection to the place.

I didn't overly like the state when I went there for work, so I wouldn't name a child after it.

But at least in that form its spelt correctly.

#3 belwasblondie

Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:28 PM

Don't like it at all sorry sad.gif. I do love Anna. As far as "Indi" names go, I prefer Indigo or Indira.

#4 Imaginary friend

Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

4 syllable names are not really my thing but  I dont mind Indiana.

#5 la di dah

Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:30 PM

I'd prefer Indigo, Imogen, or Ivy.

But I'm an East Coast baby. Indiana is very associated with the Rust Belt and decay to me.

Aside from Caroline/Carolina there's not too many states I'd  use as names honestly. But Indy is cute so I can understand that appeal. And the one-n spelling is the best of them.

I prefer Iliana/Ileana though. So perhaps I am strange.

#6 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:35 PM

Not a fan of geography names and Indiana always conjures up images of Indiana Jones (pause here to drift off into imaginary encounter ...........) and yes, I know his name wasn't really Indiana in the movie.

#7 Mummy fab

Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:41 PM

It's not terrible, I prefer India though or just plain indie/indi.

#8 jimbobmel

Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:44 PM

Not my style but if you love it, go for it!

I know a super gorgeous Indiana original.gif

#9 emlis22

Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:51 PM

I like the sound of the name, but not the name if that makes sense. I also prefer Indigo or India.



#10 FiveAus

Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:07 PM

Love it. Gorgeous name.

#11 Gudrun

Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:35 PM

Nah, but I like Indira.

#12 BabyBumbleBee

Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:33 PM

Not a fan.

#13 kerilyntaryn

Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:05 PM

it's ok

#14 Guest_Jenifer Cheesecake_*

Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:11 PM

I don't like it.

#15 HRH Countrymel

Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:34 PM

"We named the dog Indiana..."


If you don't have a strong connection with the state or you are not a die hard Mr Henry Jones Jr fan then I can't see why you would want to use it.

But it is a nice sounding word.

#16 miinii

Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:54 PM

I like the name...i am in LOVE with the nn "Indi" i also like India original.gif

#17 gemgirl

Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:55 PM

QUOTE (FiveAus @ 25/10/2012, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love it. Gorgeous name.


Ditto. And India

#18 ~buzz~

Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:00 PM

I love it original.gif also like India and Indigo


#19 FiveAus

Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:03 PM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 25/10/2012, 05:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"We named the dog Indiana..."


If you don't have a strong connection with the state or you are not a die hard Mr Henry Jones Jr fan then I can't see why you would want to use it.


Why? Do all the Scott's in the world need to have a strong link to Scotland? Do all the Adelaides have to come from South Australia? Does every Frances need to be French? Georgia? Sydney? Clare?

#20 MeThree

Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:11 PM

I like it original.gif

I'm in the camp of pp. Why can't you just use a name because you like the sound of the word, regardless of whether you have any "connection" to the place if there is one? FWIW, not once in my daughters 10.5 years of life has someone asked me if her name is Brooklyn because of the place. Her name is Brooklyn because while pregnant with her, I saw the name on a road sign just north of Sydney and thought it was a very pretty name should baby be a girl..nothing to do with the town!

#21 AnnBB

Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:13 PM

I really dislike it. Sorry.

#22 DM. 2012

Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:13 PM

I like it. It's not a really out there name so she will be fine with it. If you still love the name, go for it. It can and prob will be shortened to Indi which is also nice and sounds pretty.

#23 B.ChickenBoss

Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:14 PM

Dislike quite a bit.

#24 Bluenomi

Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:18 PM

I wouldn't use it unless you like you baby girl compared to Harrison Ford. I'm not a fan of place names as people names. It's ok for ones that we people first like Adelaide but not Indiana

#25 FiveAus

Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:42 PM

Oh go for gold.......Indiana Paris-Rose Lastname.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'He said what?': partners' worst pregnancy clangers

Women have been sharing the worst things their partners have said to them while pregnant, and trust us they're bad.

'Cafe's babycino ban makes no sense'

It's an insult to families and bad for business.

The importance of welcoming everyone into your 'mum tribe'

"Not everyone has the luxury of a village." 

How to have a healthy vegetarian pregnancy

Q: Is it possible to have a healthy vegetarian or vegan pregnancy?

The 200 most popular baby names of 2017

Here are the most searched names so far this year.

Dirt is good for children, study confirms

Great news for grubby kids.

How dare anyone accuse a mum of 'milking' a miscarriage

A heartless comment from a stranger shocked the already devastated radio host Em Rusciano.

How breast milk can help relieve your baby's teething pain

Try one mum's simple parenting hack to ease your baby's discomfort.

Top 10 common health myths busted

To help combat the misinformation and spread good health, here are the most common health myths compared to fact.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.