Names like Saskia

Can you please give me suggestions for girl’s names that have a similar feel as [name]Saskia[/name]? I can’t be more specific b/c I’m not sure what exactly that feel is (and I don’t just mean eastern european sounding). [name]Saskia[/name] is currently the frontrunner name but I can’t get over the feeling that it is a little too girly for my taste.

I’m purposefully not listing other names we like b/c I’m hoping you’ll all take us in a direction I wasn’t expecting and we might find the perfect name down a new road


[name]Daphne[/name] (biased on this one though. am expecting a [name]Daphne[/name])

any of these doing the trick or not?
am happy to come up with more! X

[name]Saskia[/name] is our front runner as well. I would love to hear it used more often.

Others on my list or that you might like:

[name]Do[/name] you like any of those?

hmmm some that feel similar to me (sorry for repeats!)…


Sanja (sawn-yuh)

[name]Saskia[/name] is a wonderful name btw - please don’t discard it yet! . . . This may not be quite what you were after as I know these ARE very eastern European names, but I thought you might like to look at them anyway. However, I only came across [name]Saskia[/name] as Dutch, so maybe you’d like to look into some names from the Netherlands too? Good [name]Luck[/name]! [ul]


[name]Saskia[/name] is lovely! Here are some others that have the same feel to me. Sorry for repeats!

I like [name]Katya[/name], [name]Sasha[/name], [name]Shawna[/name], [name]Nadia[/name], [name]Nastia[/name] (like the U.S. gymnast who just won the [name]Gold[/name] medal), [name]Anya[/name], [name]Annika[/name], [name]Bettina[/name], [name]Carys[/name], [name]Elka[/name], [name]Elsa[/name], [name]Danika[/name] (or [name]Danica[/name]), [name]Itzel[/name], [name]Ilka[/name], [name]Heidi[/name], [name]Minka[/name], [name]Mila[/name], Milania, [name]Marina[/name], [name]Mariska[/name], [name]Petra[/name], Pria, [name]Talia[/name], [name]Uma[/name], [name]Vivica[/name]

@careyjr3: Her sister would be [name]Petra[/name] so it’s good to know the names go together!! I really like [name]Heidi[/name] but our last name ends in a “y” and it sounds too matchey for me. So no ending in “ee” sounds. I also really like [name]Vivica[/name] and [name]Elka[/name]. I think your list most closely captured the type of names I like.

@katybug: I love [name]Ingrid[/name] but my hubby’s exwife was named [name]Inga[/name] so that might not fly (with either of us). I have tossed around the name [name]Ursula[/name] a lot but am not sure I have the guts for it. Everyone who hears our daughter’s name ([name]Petra[/name]) compliments it as lovely and I’m afraid people will think (wow they gave such a lovely name to their first daughter, and then named their second [name]Ursula[/name]?". It’s a very very strong name, and one that engenders strong reactions. I love it b/c of [name]Ursula[/name] [name]Le[/name] Guin, one of my all time favorite authors.

@hazelet: I actually really like [name]Minka[/name]. Hadn’t thought of it before. [name]Add[/name] it to my list!

@alexa400: I like [name]Anika[/name]. I think it might really grow on me. I need to get over my feeling that it is “plain” since it starts with [name]Ann[/name] lol.

@leah_9: I like [name]Anneliese[/name] and [name]Sonja[/name]. Which reminds me that I also like [name]Liesl[/name] but remember my husband nixing it the first time around.

@ladyrussell: I love [name]Alice[/name]. Our best friends just named their little girl [name]Alice[/name] which gives me pause. I also think it is poised to make a big comeback, and would end up seeming common next to our first daughter’s name ([name]Petra[/name]).

What do you think of [name]Dasha[/name]? thats one I love :slight_smile:

One I didn’t see mentioned yet is [name]Sadie[/name]. I group [name]Saskia[/name] and [name]Sadie[/name] together, but I’m not sure why. The S I supose, but I guess I can just picture both names on the same type of person.

@ladyrussell: Not sure I like [name]Dasha[/name]. Is it pronouned [name]DASH[/name]-ah or DAH-sha?

@flowerchic: Our last name is 2 syllables and ends in an “ee” sound so [name]Sadie[/name] wouldn’t work for me. It also sounds like a nickname. I unfortunately feel that way about all names ending in “ie” except maybe [name]Amelie[/name] or something like [name]Cecily[/name] which are clearly complete names.

This is a big list with a lot of choices out of left field, sorry for repeats…

[name]Raisa[/name] (prn Rah-zah)

@kashed22: a lot of great names but they all pale in comparison to [name]Simone[/name]! I love love love [name]Simone[/name]! I can’t wait to run it by the hubby.

(I also like [name]Tanith[/name] very much – and our first daughter was thisclose to being an [name]Isis[/name] so you actually got a great handle on my style! Sadly, [name]Thisbe[/name] is out for the same reasons [name]Sadie[/name] etc. are out

[name]Samia[/name] ([name]Sam[/name]-eye-a)

sorry for repeats! are any of these to your taste?
[name]Dasha[/name] is [name]Dash[/name]-a with a short A and is Russian variation of the Persian [name]Daria[/name]!

happy naming! X

[name]Nastia[/name] is not a name in its own right it is the nn for the beautiful [name]Anastasia[/name]. I met a few Nastias in [name]Russia[/name] all of whom were really [name]Anastasia[/name]. I also like [name]Sacha[/name] which is a very common nn for [name]Alexandra[/name].

They are my two favourite Russian names.

I also think that these names are similar although some of them are very popular but still lovely.


rollo :smiley:

Yay! I’m so glad you like [name]Simone[/name] so much! I remember awhile ago you running [name]Sloane[/name] by the board and people remarking it was too unisex or trendy or whatever to go with [name]Petra[/name], [name]Simone[/name] has a similar sound so I thought you might like it. [name]Hope[/name] the hubby does too! [name]Petra[/name] and [name]Simone[/name] would be awesome IMHO.

Gah! I love the name [name]Saskia[/name]!

We both love it but combined with our last name it makes a bad word. :oops:

can’t think of anything nicer. Sounds Slavic to me, though.

I have a friend with this name but she prn. it Sah-me-a, the a has an ah/aw sound

These are probably all going to be repeats, so I apologize in advance. Names I think of when I hear [name]Saskia[/name]:

[name]Mariska[/name] - I love this

I hope that helps you some :slight_smile: