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#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 Bel Rowley

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 FeralGrey Reindeer

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.feral3

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.




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