Obsessed with sibling names for my little one.

I’m totally stumped on sibling names. I would like to avoid another name that ends in an ‘a’ sound and I tend to lean toward two syllable names.

Names that I like but can’t use for one reason or another are:



Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks :slight_smile:

([name]Edit[/name]: I totally missed the part about avoiding A endings, so just ignore my a ending suggestions. I’m really sorry!) :slight_smile:

[name]Hi[/name]! I think that [name]Priya[/name] is a beautiful name. Are you looking for anothe [name]Indian[/name] name?

A poster was considering Natesa for her daughter, and I thought it was gorgeous!

It looks like you are looking for something of a different origin, though, and I can see these names with [name]Priya[/name]:


I think that exotic sounding names sound great with [name]Priya[/name]!


I see you like surnames, and I can see these with the exotic [name]Priya[/name]:

[name]Ives[/name] (sound a bit like hives, though) :slight_smile:

I can less easily see these modern sounding names with [name]Priya[/name]:


Best wishes to you! :slight_smile:

I [name]LOVE[/name] the name [name]Priya[/name]! What about:

[name]Esti[/name] (Basque; means ‘honey’)
Zelie (accent mark on the E)

or another [name]Indian[/name] name:



[name]Augustin[/name] (nn [name]Gus[/name])

Thank you [name]Jill[/name]! You’ve made some great sugestions. I like Natesa, [name]Annora[/name], [name]Evelina[/name], [name]Evadne[/name], [name]Esme[/name] , [name]Lilou[/name], [name]Juniper[/name] & [name]Japhy[/name]. Thats more than I’ve found searching myself. Thanks :slight_smile:

I’m not looking specifically for an [name]Indian[/name] name but something similarly exotic would be nice. I hadn’t come across Natesa before but I think its pretty. I like N names.

Thanks for your input irisrose. I like [name]Esti[/name] but it does’t feel substantial enough for me. [name]Avani[/name] and [name]Elodie[/name] are good too.

I’m glad you found some possibilities. I think you chose such a pretty name for your little girl. :slight_smile:

I personally love feminine names that end in A, but if you’re not comfortable with another A name, there are tons of great names out there with different endings.

[name]Dean[/name] feels very masculine to me (which it should), so I personally don’t see his name as the oddball out or anything; I just think of it as clearly masculine. If you have a boy, I don’t think you’ll have a hard time avoiding -a ending names. :slight_smile:

Would you feel left out if you had two sons with names that ended in N (like [name]Dean[/name]), or would you just view them as masculine names? I have naming rules, too, so I do understand where you’re coming from! :slight_smile:

Whatever you decide, I love the names you liked above! :slight_smile:

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile:

My roommate during my freshman year of college was named [name]Priya[/name]! What a beautiful choice!

I’m going to suggest other names that incorporate the meaning of [name]Priya[/name], “beloved,” because I think it is so beautiful…

[name]Aimee[/name] - French - “beloved friend”
[name]Cari[/name] - Welsh - “beloved”
[name]Suki[/name] - Japanese - “beloved”
[name]Cerys[/name] - Welsh - “to love”
[name]Esme[/name] - French - “loved”

[name]David[/name] - Hebrew - “beloved”
[name]Dewey[/name] - Welsh - “beloved”
[name]Keefe[/name] - Irish - “handsome, beloved”
[name]Connor[/name] - Irish - “wolf lover”

Or, boy names meaning “happy” -

[name]Asher[/name] - Hebrew - “happy”
[name]Seeley[/name] - English - “very happy”

Best of luck, [name]Hannah[/name]!

Thanks for your opinion [name]Jill[/name] - it helps.

[name]Lemon[/name], my husband actually did the same thing you did and searched for names with the same or a similar meaning. He’s decided he likes [name]Davie[/name]/[name]Davey[/name] for a girl. [name]Davie[/name] sounds pretty but I’m not sure if Im comfortable using a boys name next to [name]Priya[/name].

I think I’m leaning toward [name]Esme[/name] but I haven’t even run it by my husband yet.

Thanks for you suggestions!

A few more exotic/unusual names (and I’ll try to avoid A endings)

[name]Salome[/name] (sah-low-me)


I see the appeal, but I don’t think I’d use a boyish name next to the very feminine and flirty [name]Priya[/name], either…