See the results of this poll: what do you think of Dana?

Respondents: 24 (This poll is closed)

  • AMAZING!: 2 (8%)
  • Beautiful!: 5 (21%)
  • great: 2 (8%)
  • ok: 8 (33%)
  • fine, i guess: 3 (13%)
  • clunky: 3 (13%)
  • gross: 0 (0%)
  • eew never!: 1 (4%)
  • is this a joke?: 0 (0%)

I really like it:) I think it’s sweet but still classy. Question though, would you pronounce it [name]DAY[/name]-na or DAR-na?

Well, its my name, pronounced [name]Danna[/name], not [name]Dayna[/name]. My whole life I’ve been asked – is it [name]Danna[/name] or [name]Dayna[/name]? and usually referred to as [name]Dayna[/name] as a default. So if you like don’t want [name]Dayna[/name], better spell it some way other than [name]Dana[/name]. That said, I don’t love it myself but to each her own! (funny to see this since I posted twice today about my name - on the name meanings post and the spelling (normal or not?) post).

I voted for okay. What do you think of [name]Sanna[/name]?

I assumed it was pronounced day-nuh. There was a girl in high school whose name was [name]Jana[/name] pronounced jann - uh. I always thought it should be jane-uh. I like the sound of Jayna but not sure if I like it spelled that way. The same goes for [name]Dayna[/name], I like it spelled [name]Dana[/name].

I also am a [name]Dana[/name] pronounced [name]Dan[/name] with an a at the end. It has always be a sore subject to have a name always mispronounced. I would spell it [name]Danna[/name] if you don’t want problems, although I do love my name and would never change the spelling. Named after [name]Dan[/name], my dad, I have a special connection with him.

I was named after my dad, [name]Dan[/name], too! And my mom’s argument about the spelling is that if [name]Lana[/name] is pronounced with a short a, why not [name]Dana[/name]? My response is that no one is named [name]Lana[/name] with a long name as far as I know, but [name]Elana[/name] is prounced with a long a!