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November 21st, 2012 04:02 AM #1
Picking a name no-one else likes?
My OH and I are planning on TTC 2013 and we've falling in love with the name Arya - we pronounce it ar-yah (it's how we'd pronounce it where I'm from - not native English speaker). Problem is, every time we mention it we get a wrinkle on the nose! We just really love it!!
Everybody says its not the name. its just that they haven't ever heard it before and names like Poppy, Ruby and Ellie sit better with them, but those names aren't in our taste and we'd never pick a name like that anyway.
Would you disregard other peoples opinion and use the name anyway, or would you not use it because your family/friends dislike it?
Problem is.. every other name we've mentioned they dislike as well and I just sort of feel - I'm not naming my child to please others. But should i be!?
We had mixed opinions on our eldest sons name (Tristan), only positives on our second son (Noah) - never had purely negative opinions before...
November 21st, 2012 04:29 AM #3Senior Member
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That's why in our family, we don't share names until the child is born. My grandmother muttered "oh dear, not grace" when I was born, but my mother never had any other problems.
I think, if you love it and it goes with your last name- go for it!
Arya is not my style, but it's a lovely name, I wouldn't listen to them if you and your husband have agreed on it!
November 21st, 2012 06:31 AM #5
I rather like Arya- it's quirky and stands out in a soft pleasing way. I pronounced it as you wanted it pronounced first time I read it.
My suggestion, tell people you're not sure between Isabella or Sophia. Then when she arrives "surprise" she's Arya and people are left speechless and it's too late for them to offer their opinions.
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Other (MNs probably) we like: Rose Eloise Matilda Madeleine Charlotte Eliza Violet Kate Jade Elizabeth Iris Scarlett Felicity Chloe
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November 21st, 2012 06:39 AM #7Senior Member
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We're not telling our families for that exact reason! They'd judge and told us we're crazy.
Choose the name you two love! People have different tastes, and not everyone is going to love the name. They'll love your kid, and that's what matters.
And I like Arya, not at all difficult to say or spell.
November 21st, 2012 06:40 AM #9Senior Member
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You live in an English speaking country, right? If so, you realize that Arya is ar-ee-uh? And that ar-yah sounds like "Are ya going to eat that"?
Little ar-yah will spend her life correcting people who call her ar-ee-uh (I know from personal experience as a tar-ah that is constantly call tair-ah). Why not save her the annoyance and go with ar-ee-uh?
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