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|02-24-2012 05:28 AM|
Congratulations for the baby on the way :)
Names like Arran, Arun and Kiran also sound like English names too, so of course wouldn't be hard to remember. Devendra (or Dev), Devi and Raj are also very simple and nice too.
Have fun choosing!!
|02-11-2012 06:01 AM|
Our boy name (that we didn't use because we had girls) was Easan. I like the American name Ethan and this was similar. Eashan is another variation.
|01-30-2012 10:06 AM|
I have two friends with boys named Aadi. Easy to pronounce for Americans, easier than some others mentioned.
|01-29-2012 06:44 PM|
I have a friend who just named her baby boy Neel. It's pronounced like the American name "Neal" but it's spelled differently because Neel means blue and blue is a very lucky/symbolic color in Hinduism. I loved this!
|01-29-2012 03:47 PM|
I know an Aditya. He's the only Indian kid in his class, and frankly, that name is a cross he didn't need to bear.
|01-25-2012 11:12 AM|
That caused a big shift in my thinking with names. Aditya is also a name I (incorrectly) assumed would be a girls name. There were a few others, but if I were to pick and Indian name for use the U.S. for a boy, I would avoid ending with either the "a" or "ee" because those are so often girl names here.
|01-25-2012 11:08 AM|
we wanted named that were a blend of cultures and also, in my opinion, many of the boy names in India "sound" feminine to my midwestern family... Aditya, Pradhi... stuff like that...
|01-17-2012 07:18 PM|
Had a student in my called named Soham. Had no trouble with it.
|01-17-2012 12:31 PM|
I would say the following are most often mispronounced: Koran, Vedantha, Kishan.
|01-17-2012 11:53 AM|
Here are some suggestions:
Check out this really cool iPhone app for Indian baby names. Its called Namika and is available for download from the app store:
Tons of lovely indian baby names. Also, it has features such as marking favorites and sharing favorites with friends via email.
|02-19-2011 01:31 PM|
How about "Anesh"? My sister dated a boy who's name was "Vinesh" but his family/friends all called him "Rishi"
I have three children with Hindi names, but they are all girls, so no help there!
|02-16-2011 08:34 PM|
For us, we knew his name would be Rajesh from even before we conceived him, but there's PLENTY of names to chose from and many of them have wonderful meanings!
Sameer "Sam" (both Hindu & Muslim)
Naveen (one of my favorites)
Hope that helps!!
|02-10-2011 10:47 AM|
This is my friends' son's name and it's worked really well for them.
I also like Sanjay & Raj
|02-10-2011 10:42 AM|
I really think that there are lots. :)
|01-30-2011 10:51 AM|
when i was teaching preschool a number of years ago, there was a little boy in my class named Surya. it's a unisex hindu name meaning sun. another hindu name meaning sun, and meant for a boy is Ravi. both are easy to pronounce.
|01-30-2011 10:09 AM|
My friends baby is named "Millan" (Mil-uhn) - I think its hindu for solidarity or unity - I love the name. (She's Indian, her husband is Italian - but I'm almost positive this name is Indian)
|01-29-2011 03:42 AM|
How about Arjun? My son has a classmate who has that name. It's such a strong and respectable name since Arjun was a mythical hero.
|01-28-2011 12:37 PM|
Niketan (nik-EE-tahn), Nik for short
there are loads of others I can't think of right now, but already mentioned are Nikhil, Vikram and Raj. I also know a guy whose name is Krishna and he is called Krish, which I love. Actually, lots of Indian names are pretty simple and easy to pronounce.
|01-21-2011 02:04 PM|
How about Varun?
|01-20-2011 10:46 AM|
I find that white folks (like me!) are pretty good at spelling and pronouncing Sanjay.
|01-19-2011 07:07 PM|
We named our boys Sai and Jaymin.
A few more:
Here is a web site, that allows you to search for Indian baby names that are easily pronounced by foreigners:
|01-16-2011 07:04 PM|
|01-16-2011 06:54 PM|
I used to date a guy named "Suresh". Awesome guy. Awesome name.
|01-16-2011 06:07 PM|
When I was teaching, there was a boy in my class named Raj. That's pretty simple, yet lovely.
|01-16-2011 08:33 AM|
|capretta||I knew a Nikhil (often went by Nik).|
|01-16-2011 08:13 AM|
Rohan is one of my favorites--
TBH, I wouldn't worry so much about pronouncability. People are used to indian names in the us these days it seems.
|01-16-2011 08:04 AM|
Are all fairly easy to pronounce and not too strange to the American ear. We used Kiran as DS' middle name and newbie's middle name will be Mohan, it would have been Rohan, but DH's Great-Grandfather was Mohan so we decided to use that instead.
|01-16-2011 05:39 AM|
My friend's son is named Vikram, it's plenty easy enough for English pronunciation.
|01-15-2011 09:32 PM|
|marinak1977||Sumed (pron soo-med) or sumit are both simple and nice.|
|01-15-2011 09:27 PM|
We have a friend named Tej and they pronounce it Thage, so maybe that's an alternate friendly name? I also like Vijay, and think most americans would be comfortable with that.
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