Anya as a sister to Saranna?

I met a family today with six children, and being a loyal Nameberryite I promptly enquired their names. Their children are :

Saranna (sa-RANN-a)

The mother was expecting again, and she was telling me how her and her husband really love the name [name]Anya[/name] for the new baby, but she was worried about it sounding like part of Saranna. Saranna (11) doesn’t like her full name and always, always goes by [name]Sadie[/name], apparently … anyway, I told her that I thought it would be fine, if they really loved it.

I’m most likely not going to see her again, but I was wondering what other Nameberryites thought?

Hmm . . .



I think [name]Anya[/name] would be okay as they call their daughter [name]Sadie[/name]. [name]Anke[/name] reminds me a lot of [name]Anya[/name].

I think [name]Anya[/name] would be fine, especially since the other sister is going by [name]Sadie[/name].