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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'
Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:28 AM
I know an Anjali and really like it. They just pronounce it like Angelie. Quite cool actually.
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.
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!
Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:42 AM
Edited by Gudrun, 14 November 2012 - 11:42 AM.
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.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:37 PM
depends what sort of middle name you are after, is there any special family names
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.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:53 AM
I know an Anjali and like it. I think it can be a stand alone name honestly.
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