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  1. #1
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    Help with indian American Boy name

    I need help with boy name that sounds english but will go well with both cultures.
    I have looked at the popular one like

    Rohan
    Neil
    Samir

    But I want something that is not too common and unique. I am open to names from any origin.

    We like Aditya but it ends with A which in USA is usually for a girls name.
    What do you think of Aarav,

  2. #3
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    I LOOOOVE Rohan. Samir is nice too. Not a fan of Neil. I'm sorry I don't have other ideas, just wanted to vote.

  3. #5
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    The most popular boy's name in the USA at the moment ends with an a sound, although there's an h tacked on the end (Noah). There's also Joshua, Micah, Elijah, quite a few Biblical male names. So people can handle an a ending for a boy's name, I'm sure.

    Aditya and Aarav don't sound English at all, but they are both nice names (I think - I might be saying them wrong, I was saying Ah-deet-ya and Ah-rahv). It depends what you want for your son. I don't know anything at all about Indian naming, the names I know are from fiction and a handful of British Indians. They usually seem quite easy to pronounce, though, so it shouldn't be too hard to find something that works. These all seem super easy:

    Dev
    Hari (Harry is really popular in the UK - I've heard in the US there are problems with similarity to hairy, though, which possibly also applies to Hari, but it's a lovely name)
    Jay (this one really does sound English)
    Krishna
    Kumar
    Raj
    Ravi

    I have no idea whether these are considered nice names by Indians, but they sound good to my English ears and I think they'd probably be easy names to carry in an English-speaking country.
    Last edited by jackal; May 23rd, 2014 at 11:06 AM.
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    Samir and Neil are both nice. I personally LOVE the name Sachin. It's easy for Americans to say, a bit similar to Satchel, and has a great namesake. Others that would work... (sorry if any of these don't apply... I don't speak Hindi, so I just looked at some lists)
    Ajay ***
    Arun ***
    Damian ***
    Devan
    Kamran ***
    Kalyan (Kal)
    Akash
    Jai ***
    Milan ***
    Kanan
    Naveen
    Sai
    Taj ***
    Ravi ***
    Raj ***
    Kiran ***
    Dev ***
    Arman
    Ashwin
    Vikram (Vik)
    Chander
    Lochan
    Amar ***
    Adil
    Adway
    Ahsan ***
    Akhil ***
    Aran ***
    Chaitan
    Chandan
    Chandran
    Cole ***
    Dylan ***
    Eashan
    Edi ***
    Ettan
    Eman
    Faris ***
    Giles
    Hans
    Hanan
    Ishan ***
    Jag ***
    Jahan ***
    Javin
    Javed
    Kailas (Kai)
    Kavan ***
    Kedar ***
    Mani
    Manu
    Nikhil ***
    Ori ***
    Orion ***
    Omar
    Orman
    Rajan ***
    Raman
    Roshan
    Siddharth (Sid) ***
    Shyam
    Souren ***
    Talin ***
    Taran
    Tarun
    Tavish ***
    Zaiden ***
    Zev ***
    Zayd ***
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  5. #9
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    Thanks for the quick responses and recommendations.
    Here are a few others that I have come across and still not sure

    Kian
    Niam
    Aric
    Arish
    Reyan
    Reyansh

    I also really like Aryan, but the negative connotation associated with it is what is stopping me with this name.

    Please keep recommending.

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