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  1. #316
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    West African Names

    My husband is from Sierra Leone, West Africa. I have heard the most amazing, interesting names from there! My favorite one is Mabinty (for a girl) it just conjures up the image of jungle and tribal drums and stuff like that. I think it's very spirited. There are also girl names like
    Saffiatu (Saffi for short)
    Kadiatu (Kadi)
    Abiatu (Abi)
    Hawanatu (Hawa)
    Fudia
    Kadijah
    Kanko
    Musu,
    Sia
    Massareh
    Intureh
    Zainab
    Dunstanette
    Melrose
    Taduba (which I happen to know means "blessing")
    Patience
    Blessing (as a name in itself)
    All these names, and many more, are very very common in West Africa, and I'm amazed I haven't seen any of them on this site. The worst girl name I have ever heard, however, is also from West Africa, and it is Fatmata. Most girls change it to Fatima when they move to Canada, where we are. I haven't heard very many authentic boy's names from there, most boys are given either English or Muslim names, but two that stick out are
    Lahai
    Sineh
    Musa
    Last edited by mimimommy; August 24th, 2011 at 03:17 PM.

  2. #318
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    More West African names

    I thought of a few more girl names
    Wassiyeh (love this one)
    Fatu
    Mariatu
    Mariama
    Miemi
    Aminata
    Yetta
    Omolaura
    Ajah
    Fanta (would love it if it weren't for the pop drinks)
    Bintu
    Yabum

  3. #320
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    I remember there was a girl at one of my schools whose name was Bubbles which I think is very unfortunate.
    My mother named me Sharn, as in Sian but because she is a teacher, she wanted it to be phonetic so it would be easy for other teachers to read - turns out, sometimes when you type it on a computer in small font, teachers call it out as Sham
    My sister has a prettier and much less common name in my opinion, Janae (pronounced Juh-nay) I have only met one other and she spelt it Janaye whereas I have met many other Sians or Sharnis. I'm in New Zealand.

  4. #322
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    Phoebe Isabelle Eva, my childhood friend. Her full name just popped into my head, and I realised how pretty it is - albeit slightly plain.
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  5. #324
    Watched the most recent episode of Necessary Roughness which is on the USA Network. One of the guest characters on the episode was named Tallis. I thought it was an interesting name for a girl.

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