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#1 Surpriselove

Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:00 PM

Hi
We have a little boy, Adam Joshua, we are expecting ds2 next week and I love easy to spell  names. However there is also a special link to the name Naish...
At first I loved Cameron Naish and Lincoln Naish.... Now  wondering  whether Naish Cameron is a better option...
Surname is one syllable starting with p!
Any thoughts appreciated.

#2 eleishas

Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:07 PM

Easy to spell, umm I doubt it.

How is it pronounced?  Nay-shhhh?

I'd just stick with Lincoln.

#3 fancie

Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

Is it pronounced Naysh or Nash?

Either way I think there are better names out there.

#4 bakesgirls

Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:11 PM

I went to school with a boy called Naish. I think it's a nice name.

#5 Guest_Starletta_*

Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:12 PM

I think it looks odd with Adam. Is it meant to be Nash?

#6 ali27

Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:18 PM

I think it works better as a middle anme -especially as people seem to be confused in how to pronounce it. Cameron Naish sounds lovely

#7 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:32 PM

I much prefer Cameron.

#8 kerilyntaryn

Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:46 PM

I dont like it,  there would be problems with spelling and it does go with Adam
Adam and Noah would be nice

others Seth, Silas, Ezra, Jonah, Jared, Jaron, Eli, Saul, Caleb, Isaac, Luke

#9 4kidlets

Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:05 PM

I havent heard of Naish -  I think people would get it confused with Nash.


Nash is ok though - and seems fine with Adam to me - both short, straightforward names, if a bit different in style - but that's ok.

#10 canuckmel

Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:11 PM

I prefer the look of Nash without the I.

#11 B.feral3

Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:21 PM

Adam & Joshua are two wonderful names making Adam Joshua a winner!!
I'd go with something biblical personally; Adam and Luke, Adam and Isaac, Adam and Caleb, Adam and Jonah.

Naish, I'm sorry but I think it's... well not great. I don't feel either way about Lincoln or Cameron. They are nms but not bad either but I don't think they pair up with Adam as nicely as some other names.

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#12 ****lisa****

Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:25 PM

I prefer Nash.

#13 Surpriselove

Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. Putting Naish without an I for us would be like changingThe way I spell my parents names, so that won't be changing. It is pronounced Nash. Though - my name is spelt 4 different ways so I'm ok with that now that I hear your thoughts. I like that others have seen Nash or Naish as a name in the past but it's also not too common.
Will see what we end up with! I had a heap of names picked out for Adam, Adam wasn't one of them so I'll see how I go this time! Wish me luck!

#14 Binxi

Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:44 PM

I knew a Naish (pronounced Naysh) but his real name was Ignatius. You can see why he got called Naish!

#15 ~Supernova~

Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:51 PM

My son's name is Nash, so clearly I love it Tounge1.gif I'm not keen on the spelling Naish, but you have said it's for sentimental reasons so I do get that (my son is named after my DH's grandfather). I think you are going to have to expect some spelling and pronunciation issues though.

#16 Guest_holy_j_*

Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:53 PM

what does it mean? I've never heard of it.

#17 Amber Spyglass

Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:58 PM

I'm not a fan, personally.

But it seems to me that you love the name, and that it has some very significant meaning for you and your family.

Wishing you all the best, can't wait to find out what you choose!

#18 Honeymummy

Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

Is it the bogan spelling of Nash? Serious question? Or was Naish around before Nash? I think its a PITA to have wacky spelling. I have a name where there are a few ways to spell it and mine is the less common - it truely sux. Im glad you like it OP but your kid may not thankyou for it. But they can change it when they are older is you really love it now.

#19 la di dah

Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:09 PM

I would have pronounced it Nay-ish. But not out of malice. And I take correction well!

(I like Noam - pr. noh-AHM, for a boy so I'm not about to point fingers)

#20 B.feral3

Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:46 PM

I agree with the others... if I saw Naish written down I would say 'Nay shh.'

No matter how many times someone told me it was pronounced 'Nash' I would still think the former because I don't get 'Nash' from Naish at all.

Just out of curiosity, where does the name come from?

#21 ubermum

Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:57 PM

Is it a Muslim name?

Sorry, but if it is pronounced Nash, I hate the spelling and wouldn't do that to a kid. They would always be called Nay-sh whenever someone read the name, and when people didn't know the spelling, they would misspell it.

I don't mind Nash, but it reminds me of something people do with their teeth. Sorry.

#22 samanthan

Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:19 AM

I'd stick to it as a middle name. If I read it I'd pronounce it Naysh and I much prefer both your first names to Naish anyway. If you really do want the pronounciation Nash as a first name, I'd definitely spell it that way.

#23 Surpriselove

Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:50 AM

To us Naish is a name that represents great strength creativity and focus in living a happyLife.
Whether there are more "formal" meanings or cultural references I'm not sure and not too concerned to be honest. We aren't using it for sOmeome else'sMeaning we are using it for our own if that makes sense.
Its funny - of the 20 friends I surveyed on pronunciation ofIt not one came back with naysh. All said Nash..
Either way I think we will be sticking with it As a middle name.
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#24 Persnickety_

Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:36 AM

You will get a lot of people saying Nay-shh purely because phonetically the ai is pronounced ay.  This is coming from a mother who has had 3 kids going through kindy doing the the jolly phonics program in he last 4 years.  All of the sounds are permanently burned into my brain lol

#25 Guest_holy_j_*

Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:46 AM

I get a variant of Nash, (meaning at the ash tree) and an Australian female made up name when i google. Also a Hindi word of indeterminate meaning.  

OP, please give it some more thought. It sounds made up, and now you made up a meaning for it also. Stick with Nash if you must use it.




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