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Old Jan 21st, 2012, 07:36 AM   1
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Another name thread, please help


We are team yellow and I think we have a boy's named sorted. DH suggested one name a year or so before we started ttc. One night we were in bed reading and our of nowhere he said if we ever have a boy I would like the name Sam or Samuel, which I like and has stuck. So if it is a boy we will probably go with Samuel James (James after a family friend that was like a second father to me growing up and it's my DH fav band)

Now the problem is girl's names. I have a name I really like and DH approves of but have some worry about it. I want a name that is easy to pronounce and spell. Really like the name Arianna, with Aria (like in a opera) or Ari for short.

Do you think that people would find it hard to say or spell? (My name is Kristen and have lived my whole life with people getting it wrong so don't want to do the same to little one, hence why I like Sam (Samuel))
The name would be either Arianna Dorothy or Arianna Leonora after one of Grandmothers.



 
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Old Jan 21st, 2012, 07:51 AM   2
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I think arianna leonora is beautiful!

My little girl wants to name our child Araura which I love but my my name is Laura so think it's too close to my name x



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Old Jan 21st, 2012, 07:53 AM   3
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I think its lovely!!



 
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Old Jan 21st, 2012, 07:54 AM   4
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I'm not sure, I would say that there are other names that are easier to say, this one being 4 syllables and all, but it's a nice name and pretty. It won't be too difficult, especially once everyone's used to it, it's not like it's one of those "made up names" at all! Go for what you think is best.

Before I had another name option for my baby which I really liked but there was this one little thing that was niggling me about whether I should really go for it, I kept searching and eventually did find something I loved 100% and switched for that instead and felt so much more relaxed.

So, if it's not bugging you too much about whether you should go for it, and you truly love the name, then I say definitely use Arianna! But if you're still not sure, search around, something else might grab you by surprise like what happened with me.

Good luck! x x



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Old Jan 21st, 2012, 07:58 AM   5
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I'm not sure, I would say that there are other names that are easier to say, this one being 4 syllables and all, but it's a nice name and pretty. It won't be too difficult, especially once everyone's used to it, it's not like it's one of those "made up names" at all! Go for what you think is best.

Before I had another name option for my baby which I really liked but there was this one little thing that was niggling me about whether I should really go for it, I kept searching and eventually did find something I loved 100% and switched for that instead and felt so much more relaxed.

So, if it's not bugging you too much about whether you should go for it, and you truly love the name, then I say definitely use Arianna! But if you're still not sure, search around, something else might grab you by surprise like what happened with me.

Good luck! x x
That happened with me too! My OH and I agreed on a name, Elizabeth, but I didn't feel 100% about it, then i came across madalyn, which I LOVE!!

So now its madalyn elizabeth!



 
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Old Jan 21st, 2012, 10:06 AM   6
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I'd go with Arianna, sounds simple enough to me.



 
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Old Jan 21st, 2012, 13:17 PM   7
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I think I can answer this question, having had that name for the last 27 years!

My name is never spelled correctly. I get Adriana most often, but also arinna, adrian, Ariana, airianna, etc. Pronunciation is also ridiculous. I almost always went by a nickname (Anna when I was small and Ari when I got older) since no one could say my name correctly. It was very unusual and I have only met one person my age with the same name and she spelled it differently.

However- I hear sooooooo many small children with my name now! Since its much more popular the pronunciation /spelling issues may be much less than they were for me. I've always loved my name and the uniqueness it afforded me, but even as a more popular name I think its still very beautiful. I joke about naming my little one annaira or aria since I love my name so much.



 
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Old Jan 21st, 2012, 13:20 PM   8
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I think it may be different for you as well since I am from southern california-very near Mexico and with a huge Hispanic population. Arianna was uncommon but adriana was common, so it was easy for people to make the mistake.



 
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I think I can answer this question, having had that name for the last 27 years!

My name is never spelled correctly. I get Adriana most often, but also arinna, adrian, Ariana, airianna, etc. Pronunciation is also ridiculous. I almost always went by a nickname (Anna when I was small and Ari when I got older) since no one could say my name correctly. It was very unusual and I have only met one person my age with the same name and she spelled it differently.

However- I hear sooooooo many small children with my name now! Since its much more popular the pronunciation /spelling issues may be much less than they were for me. I've always loved my name and the uniqueness it afforded me, but even as a more popular name I think its still very beautiful. I joke about naming my little one annaira or aria since I love my name so much.
Thanks Arianna, that is kind of what I was wondering. It is a beautiful name but worried it might be difficult for people. I think it is more common now in the U.S. but haven't meet anyone in the U.K. with it. Will have to have a think about it, I love the name but will have to see if it will be right for our little one if we have a girl.



 
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