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Subject: Baby girl name
Category: Family and Home > Parenting
Asked by: lboodl-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 10 Mar 2006 14:54 PST
Expires: 09 Apr 2006 15:54 PDT
Question ID: 705875
In 2 months my wife and I will have a second baby girl. Our first baby
girl's name is Kim and that we love it!! We are looking for a name for
our second girl.

The name should follow these criteria:

- be short: 5 letters Max (preferably 3)
- can be easily pronounced in most languages (English, French and
Lebanese(Arabic dialect!)
- is not muslim
- does not end with an "N", as our family name is Nasrala

- Preferably that means somthing coming from the Nature
- Not necessarily a girl's name
- Preferably a Christian name
- can be from any language, any dialect.

Additional info: My name is Boudy and my wife's Michelle. We lived all
around the world and now we live in Lebanon. We speak English, French,
Lebanese and Spanish.

A list of 20-30 names with a definition/origin of each name would be great.


Request for Question Clarification by politicalguru-ga on 11 Mar 2006 02:34 PST
Dear Boudy and Michelle, 

First of all, congratulations. Second, please have a look at my
suggestions, and tell me, if any of these would be suitable as an

I start with this one, though it is "long", because I know a wonderful
and beautiful Lebanese woman with that name. Believe me, you want your
daughter to be like that Linda.

The name means "beautiful" and is easy to pronounce in most languages. 

Rose, Lilly/Lily 
I also thought of those, but because Mayoarin has already suggested
them, I'll leave it.

Mai, May, Maya, Mia
Has international meaning with a bonus - a "natural" meaning in Arabic
(water); also the name of the month when she's to be born, which
signifies spring.

Rai, Raia, Raya
Has a meaning in Arabic (the first one); the second ones are
East-European (they are like Ra'isa), but like Kim for Kimberly, could
stand on their own. Still in the same family - Rio (river in Spanish).

Biblical (therefore Christian), 4 letters.

4 letters, pronounciation is easy. 

Like the mathematician Ada Lovelace.

Clarification of Question by lboodl-ga on 11 Mar 2006 10:45 PST
You're in the right direction. We would also like names more
un-common. Indian (American) maybe? or Japanese? We like Akira or Kira
and Indy for example...


Clarification of Question by lboodl-ga on 12 Mar 2006 01:04 PST
One more criteria that we forgot to mention (sorry):
Although we like Akira or Kira, the name should not contain an "R" as
in our country both French and english are the main laguages, so it
will be hard to decide how to pronounce the "R" (it Lebanese it is
pronounced like in Spanish, and in english it is pronounced different
from the French!)

P.S.: thanks for all the comments!
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Baby girl name
From: myoarin-ga on 10 Mar 2006 18:45 PST
Here is a site that could help:

Rose, Lily, ...?
Subject: Re: Baby girl name
From: pinkfreud-ga on 10 Mar 2006 18:57 PST
As Myoarin mentions, there are many flower-names that are also girls'
names. One of my favorites is Iris. Beautiful name, beautiful flower.
Subject: Re: Baby girl name
From: politicalguru-ga on 11 Mar 2006 02:36 PST
Also Dalia is a beautiful flower name.
Subject: Re: Baby girl name
From: amber00-ga on 11 Mar 2006 13:28 PST
Both the Akiras that I know are men.
what about Zoe - the Greek word for 'Life'?
Subject: Re: Baby girl name
From: myoarin-ga on 11 Mar 2006 14:36 PST
Kira is a very nice girl's name.  I was wondering about a choice of
one starting with K to go with Kim. It also cannot be mispronounced. 
It is shown as Danish and Dutch name on that website (no meaning). - Person Page 10118
22 Mar 1940 Marie-CÚcile Kira Viktoria Luise Prinzessin von Preu▀en+
b. 28 May 1942 ... Kira Auguste Viktoria Friederike Prinzessin von
Preu▀en1 (F) ...

Their mother was also named Kira and came from a Russian arch-ducal family.
Subject: Re: Baby girl name
From: gracerz-ga on 11 Mar 2006 21:36 PST
How about Yoppi for japanese? It's cute
Or something luxurious, like Lexus which is very rare for names.
Trish is a very cute name as well =)
Pearl is a precious name =)
I hope I helped.
Subject: Re: Baby girl name
From: flashedcoder-ga on 13 Mar 2006 11:33 PST

Hebrew, English: Like a bird; possibly related to the names Aya and Aveline;

German: Complete, whole, universal; (Spanish) Ema;

Greek: A young green shoot

German: All, complete; also familiar form of Eleanor and Ellen;
(English) a beautiful fairy woman
Cloe, Khloe, Kloe;

Latin: Industrious, striving; Emily is one of the most popular names
in America and England.

Irish: Brave; 

Greek: Life, energy


English: Elf ruler, implying leadership with supernatural wisdom; also
a variant of Aubrey
Subject: Re: Baby girl name
From: nenayahe-ga on 18 Mar 2006 19:00 PST
I've always liked the name Malena. You can pronounce is Ma-lay-na or
Ma-lee-na, depending whichever you like best. I think it sounds pretty
, and universal. It sounds Spanish to me, but it could also sound
Hawaiian or maybe even Arabic. Malena Nasrala, has kind of a ring to
it...dont you think? :)
Malena is a name that has many origins, I know Croatians having that
name, Greeks, Italians, Spanish, and it means several things
considering which language .. can mean.. dark one, mysterious one,
little one, it's even short for Magdalena, or Mary Magdalene...from
the bible, I've heard its a compound name of Maria+Elena
So there's my two cents :)
Best wishes.
Subject: Re: Baby girl name
From: diane23-ga on 31 Jul 2006 10:04 PDT
for me the best ever name a girl could have is CHLOE!!!
Subject: Re: Baby girl name
From: talisaar-ga on 13 Sep 2006 03:40 PDT
This site contains tons of information and ideas...
you can search according to your prefrences as well.

hope this helps, and ood luck!
Subject: Re: Baby girl name
From: mlclm9-ga on 26 Sep 2006 07:38 PDT
Sira (sorry for the r)
Tina (great!!!)
Alma (soul in Spanish)
Alba (dawn, white)

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