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December 28th, 2012 12:29 PM #1Member
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Pretty name found in baby name book....
Have you heard of Malana? It's just like Alana but with an M. I have heard several different variations of this -- Milena, Milana, Malina, etc. It is Hawaiian and means "light, buoyant."
I recently started a thread about different ways to pronounce Milena, as we love that name but want something more phonetic. I think we might have found that with Malana?
I think it's quite pretty and very feminine. What are your thoughts? And is it easily pronounced and spelled?
December 28th, 2012 12:37 PM #3
I like it! I think Hawaiian names are so beautiful. I lived on Maui for four years and stored away some good ones as I heard them .Setra Reign 6/22/08
Lennox Jay 2/26/14
December 28th, 2012 12:45 PM #5
December 28th, 2012 12:45 PM #7
I think it's pretty but I don't think it's completely foolproof from mispronunciation (I'm assuming the pronunciation is Mal-ah-nah, but people might also say Mal-anna or Mal-ay-nah). However, practically any name is going to get mispronounced now and then (except for super common or super traditional names). You should just use whichever form of the name you like the most.Favorite names at the moment:
Other names I like: Veronica Vivian Lydia Octavia Bianca Flora Zulima Augustine Elsa Avalon Zamora Carmina
December 28th, 2012 12:49 PM #9Ashley
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