Surya/Suria for a girl?

My hubby really likes the name [name]Surya[/name] for a girl, which means “sun God” in Indonesian and Sankrit ([name]Suri[/name] for short). What do you think of this name? [name]How[/name] would you pronounce it? [name]Do[/name] you think [name]Suria[/name] looks prettier than [name]Surya[/name]?


I like it. I would pronounce it just like [name]Suri[/name]… but with an extra “ah” sound at the end. I prefer the [name]Suria[/name] spelling and I like the nickname possibility of [name]Suri[/name]. I find Sanskrit names in general to be very pleasing in sound and in meaning. Good luck to you.

[name]Lovely[/name] :slight_smile:

I do prefer the [name]Suria[/name] spelling. I think names with Ys are starting to develop a stigma in my mind. Pronunciation is clearer with [name]Suria[/name] as well, with [name]Surya[/name] I’m almost tempted to pronounce it SUR-yuh, instead of SUR-ee-uh.

I think its pretty. Very unique.

I don’t mind either spelling, it all comes down to personal preference for me.

It’s a boy’s name-- the Hindu god of the sun.

I don’t like the name [name]Suri[/name] because it reminds me of [name]Tom[/name] [name]Cruise[/name]'s daughter. But I think [name]Suria[/name] is kind of pretty and I would vote for that name.