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#1 Just a marshmallow

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

Have been in love with this name for years, and am trying to convince my Indian-born husband to use this if our next baby is a girl. (Not preg yet)

It is Hindi in origin, correctly pronounced AHN-jah-ly.  I know it will be mispronounced but I can accept that.

Also what middle name? Our last name is one syllable starting with 'R'

#2 Gudrun

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:28 AM

I know an Anjali and really like it.  They just pronounce it like Angelie.  Quite cool actually.

#3 la di dah

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

It's pronounced pretty much as it looks. Looks and sounds feminine, too, so as long as you will be patient with the mispronouncers or the not-even-trying-ers, I would go for it.

A- names and -lee/ley names are pretty varied and well-loved right now, I don't even think it sticks out much. I'd prefer it to Atley and Ashli and so on.

I will say some people might turn it into an Angela-like form, an-JELL-ee or Angel-ee, but that's not like a rude word or something.

Edited by la di dah, 14 November 2012 - 11:36 AM.

#4 Just a marshmallow

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

While I love the real pronunciation, I also think "Angelie" is pretty too.  Now just have to convince DH!

#5 Gudrun

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:42 AM

Anjali Nadine

Edited by Gudrun, 14 November 2012 - 11:42 AM.

#6 B.feral3

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:52 AM

To be honest I'm not a fan. But it's just a bit frilly for my tastes.

That said, I have a friend that named her son Ajani which I quite like. It's African and means 'He fights for what is his'. Apparently it's a unisex name though according to:

I like Ajani even for a girl more than Anjali.

#7 Ianthe

Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

It's pretty. I really like it.

#8 kerilyntaryn

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:37 PM

depends what sort of middle name you are after,  is there any special family names


#9 Magnus

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:48 PM

I love it. I think with an Australian pronunciation, it will end up more like ann-ja-lie (as I've heard it pronounced like that in Australia) but that still sounds nice to me. A lot of names will have slight differences in pronunciation between countries, but I don't think it's a huge issue.

#10 FeralMinx

Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:53 AM

I know an Anjali and like it.  I think it can be a stand alone name honestly.

#11 Bel Rowley

Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

It's very pretty.

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