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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:
http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/m...g_of_Ajani.html

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

Ruby
Rose
Indira
Samara
Malia
Victoria
Priya
Chandra
Dashana
Darshana
Chetana
Esha
Gita
Kasi
Kiran
Leila
Lins
Kavita
Kala
Pearl
Elina
Elisha
Jasmine
Malika
Tamara
Tamika
Mala
Maya
Mohana
Nalini
Nila
Nisha
Nikita
Preeta
Roshan
Roshni
Sarala
Sarika
Sarita
Sashi
Sarina
Trishna
Usha
Vasanti

#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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