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  1. #1
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    Kiran too close to Kieran?

    My partner is from Asia and we're thinking of using an Indian or Bengali name for a child - we're TTC. His older sister (also Anglo) is called Indira and pulls it off beautifully, so I'd like to try something similar for our child. I absolutely love Kiran (kee-ran) for either gender (i.e Kiran Desai), but we live in the United Kingdom and I fear it would be confused with Kieran (kier-an), which is extremely popular (and I don't like it myself). I don't mind having to correct people with pronunciation/spelling sometimes, but I wonder if you guys think everyone will assume it's an alternative spelling to Kieran.

    Thanks for your help!
    Last edited by haileylauren; October 7th, 2013 at 07:12 PM.

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    I have a nephew named Kiran and he is constantly having to correct people because they think his name is Kieran. He's only 7, so it doesn't really bother him now, but it will probably annoy him when he's older. That being said, I think you should go for it. Kiran is such a beautiful name. An upside to it is that your child won't be Kieran #2 in all his/her classes. My name was mispronounced quite a bit when I was younger, but it didn't irritate me as much as when I had a class with someone of the same name.
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  3. #5
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    Thanks! We'll keep it on the list then :]

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    Hmm they are a lil bit!! I though Kiran/Kyron was just a different way of spelling/saying Kieron

    What about Kylan or Kaison?
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  5. #9
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    I am married to an Indian and my MIL is named Kiran. But if I lived in scotland and wasn't I would assume it was an alternative spelling. For this reason I would try to find something else. Some mostly Indian names I find interesting are:

    sayali
    shailu/shalu
    shanalee/shanali
    sonia
    aishali
    annika
    dharini
    hemani

    jasalina
    kalayani/ kaliani/ kalyani
    madhuri
    madri
    manali
    mandini
    mansi
    marali
    mayuri
    mishali,mishahlee
    neelu
    saheli
    sansa
    saranya
    sarasi
    saurabheyi
    sayuri
    shaili
    sharali
    shyla
    siri
    sundari
    tanisi
    vaishali
    vistarini
    aashni
    aksayini
    amania
    amodini
    anshumali
    ashmi
    ashni
    bansuri
    bansuri
    carsani
    daseyi
    elimani
    emani
    evandne
    ishani
    jaina
    kaasni
    kajali
    kalaiarasi
    kalaimani
    kalairani
    kalairani
    kalindi
    kalini
    kamini
    kandiri
    karasi
    kasni
    kaushli
    kavali
    kesarini
    khandini
    kshatriyani
    lauheyi
    madani
    maharani
    maitrayani
    malu
    manasi
    manya
    mayarani
    medinee
    mishaye
    mohini
    mridanee
    mundari
    mythreyi
    nadhinee
    natali
    pushkarinee/karinee
    ramani
    ranya
    rashmi
    rayani
    roshana
    ruhani
    rushali
    sahana
    sahuri
    saijayani
    sailee
    salena/salaina
    saloni
    samani
    sanemi
    saniya
    sankari
    santani
    santayani
    santhamani
    sanvali
    sarabai
    sarahna
    sarala
    sarasa
    sarbani
    saryu
    saudaminee
    saundarya
    saveni
    sayantini
    shadayini
    shaina
    shalinee
    shalini
    shamili
    shamini
    sharadini
    sharani
    sharini
    shayamali
    sheoli
    shirali
    shiuli
    shomili
    shumali
    shyamini
    siana
    sindhoori
    sirania
    sirina
    sohana
    sohani
    somali
    suhasini
    suhela
    suloma
    sunayana
    sunehri
    suraseni
    suri
    susanti
    taanusia
    tanuvi
    treya
    unmadini/madini
    vanshi
    vasuri
    vikasinee
    vishali
    vishali
    yushi
    yushi
    amaanya
    amani
    aohnashini
    daseyi
    elilarasi
    elimani
    ezhisairani
    harshadayini
    indrayani
    jessina
    kaajal
    kaishori
    kanshan
    kashin
    khandini
    mahattari
    mahavalli
    maithili
    maitreyi
    manisila
    naganandhinee
    palomi
    paulomi
    pennarasi
    ramani
    ramini
    rasamani
    rishani
    sabri
    sagaranemi
    sanchali
    sanchari
    santavana
    shamalee
    shana
    shefali
    shevalini
    shezreen
    tanisi
    trinayani
    triveni
    vairani
    vaishalini
    valari
    vallaree
    vandana
    vihangineee/hanginee
    vikasinee
    vikasni
    vilasanti
    vilasinee
    vishalyia

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