My friend LOVES the name Alaqua because of its similarity to aqua. I am not convinced what do the berries think?
While it’s not my favourite “A” name, I don’t mind Alaqua. It’s a Native American female name that means" sweet gum tree" so it could be labelled a nature name. It is also a place name. It does have a pretty exotic sound and looks fine. It would certainly be a bold and unusual choice for your friend to make. If she loves it, then it’s the name for her!
It’s unique, but like mischa said, it’s not a made up name and it does have some nn potential. I’d probably want to call her [name]Ali[/name] as a nn.
If she likes it, keep it.
I live in Australia so it has no meaning they just like it