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April 12th, 2013 11:44 AM #1Senior Member
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African girl names(suggestions please)
I really need some girl names with African origin.(someone let me pick a name for them)
I have gone through a lot of Swahili and Afrikaans names but haven't find anything I like except for Aisha, which is too popular for my taste and Bahoti, which causes pronunciation problems. I also like Amani(ka) but not sure if it is THE name.
Maybe some of you ladies are familiar with Afrikaans and/or Swahili names could give me some suggestions? I need to pick a name but I am not really satisfied with Aisha. Any ideas will be great
April 12th, 2013 12:04 PM #3
If your friend and/or the baby in question is black, they probably won't be too keen on an Afrikaans name.
Is your friend/baby Muslim? If not, don't use Aisha [it's Arabic, used widely in the Muslim world including North & West Africa]. Same with Amani, which is a local variant of Iman, "faith."
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April 12th, 2013 12:34 PM #5Senior Member
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April 12th, 2013 01:42 PM #9
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