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#1 wannabe30

Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

I think I really like it, but it came as a bit of an out of the blue idea, so I'm not sure if it's just a crazy pregnant lady idea!

Boys options are old faithfuls like William, Samuel, James, Daniel, etc, which gives a sense of our style.

#2 PatG

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

Love it, easy to spell, read and pronounce.  Suitable for all ages.

#3 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

Stunning.

If those are your boys style, Anna is in the same league as them.



#4 Ianthe

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

Anna is lovely and very much in the style of the boy names you like. I love Hannah too.

#5 podg

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

We have an Anna.

It's a great name!

Not super common, easy to spell and pronounce, classic, pretty.

#6 Apageintime

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

Perfect.

Works on someone as a kid and as an old lady. Super easy to spell and not overly common.

Amazing choice!

#7 RealityBites

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

Dd1 is Anna  wub.gif

#8 Feral timtam

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

Anna was one of our top choices for a girls name, unfortunately certain associates of ours pronounce it with an absolutely horrid nasal twang and make it sound so whiny that we couldn't saddle a child with it.

We compromised and gave our daughter the name "Aiyanna", it get's contracted to Anna but they use the pronunciation we wanted. I still sometimes wish we'd gone with Anna as the boys have boringly conventional mainstream names and her exotic sounding full name sticks out like a sore thumb.

#9 Ice Queen

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

Love it.  In the delivery room we wavered from our original choice and nearly went with Anna.  If I had another girl that would probably be her name.

It is the sort of name that is feminine, simple, but strong.  You could be the prime minister or a rock star or just a normal mum!

#10 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

Love Anna, Hannah as well. It's timeless and elegant.

Love Anna Catherine or Hannah Catherine.

We can't use it because it's one of DH's exes.

#11 la di dah

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

It's in keeping with your boys' but I would say so are Jane, Elizabeth/Isabel, Catherine/Katharine, Mary/Marie, etc. and I prefer every one of those.

I like Hannah and Annabel (both related to Anna) more than Anna itself.

#12 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

Wow! Almost total agreement on a name suggestion. An EB first?

I love it too.

#13 JRA

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

Anna is easy. Easy to spell. People don't get it wrong.

I will say it seems to be very popular at the moment. I know lots of kids who are Anna, where as there was only one when I was growing up. I never knew another Anna

#14 adl

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

I never comment much  on name threads but had to on this....as an Anna..it is a great name...and very easy as you can't pronounce it differently or really stuff up the spelling.

Only thing is some people try and call me Anne which isn't my name....

But it's a palindrome as well so very cool wink.gif

#15 Bryden

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

Love it!

There are 3 Anna's in my life..

The first - my cousin's daughter is a beautiful, kind and really smart young girl.

The 2nd is one of my closest friends - she's one of the most amazing women I know.

And the third is my step MIL, she's an angel.

Not really sure if name has anything to with temperament but all the Anna's I know are awesome.

#16 la di dah

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE (adl @ 21/01/2013, 08:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I never comment much  on name threads but had to on this....as an Anna..it is a great name...and very easy as you can't pronounce it differently or really stuff up the spelling.


I know girls/women named Anna and those named Ana. And Annas who say it differently from each other.  unsure.gif

#17 FreeRangeMum

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

I love Anna!



#18 Dionysus

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

Anna is lovely

#19 eachschoolholidays

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

Love it!

#20 Therese

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

I love Anna. Or Hannah.

#21 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

Love it!

#22 katrina24

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

I think Anna is beautiful.  Would have used it for DD2 except it sounds too similar to DD1's name.

#23 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

Another fan. original.gif

I also love Anne, which I think is greatly underrated.

#24 Girlintheredshoes

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

I love this name. I like your boys  names as well, great taste!

#25 ~Peaches~

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

Anna is lovely original.gif




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