What do you think of the names Kali and Meaghan?

I am really starting to like [name]Kali[/name]. It’s a cute name and it looks fabulous on paper.

  1. [name]Do[/name] you like the name?

  2. What’s your favourite spelling?

  3. What are five middle names that might go well with it?

Also, what do you think about the name [name]Meaghan[/name]/[name]Meghan[/name]/[name]Megan[/name]/[name]Maygan[/name] and what do you think is the best spelling?

I’ll do it for each…

  1. [name]Do[/name] you like the name? I think it’s cute, but very, very, slight. I much prefer it as a nickname. But [name]Calla[/name] is one of my favorite names and it feels much more complete to me. I don’t like the look of [name]Kali[/name] on paper- I’m not a fan of K’s for some reason, and I don’t like that it ends in an i.

  2. What’s your favourite spelling? [name]Callie[/name]. Looks much classier and more grown-up than [name]Kali[/name] to me.

  3. What are five middle names that might go well with it? Like I said, I much prefer [name]Calla[/name], so I’ll give 5 for each:
    [name]Kali[/name] [name]Maria[/name]
    [name]Kali[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
    [name]Kali[/name] [name]Jessamine[/name]
    [name]Kali[/name] [name]Juliana[/name]
    [name]Kali[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name]
    [name]Calla[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
    [name]Calla[/name] [name]Marielle[/name]
    [name]Calla[/name] [name]Noemie[/name]
    [name]Calla[/name] [name]Simone[/name]
    [name]Calla[/name] [name]Justine[/name]

. [name]Do[/name] you like the name? It’s okay. Sounds kind of dated to me, but not bad.

  1. What’s your favourite spelling? [name]Megan[/name], definitely. It’s the simplest, most straightforward, and original spelling.

  2. What are five middle names that might go well with it?
    [name]Megan[/name] [name]Elisa[/name]
    [name]Megan[/name] [name]Eliana[/name]
    [name]Megan[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
    [name]Megan[/name] [name]Emma[/name]
    [name]Megan[/name] [name]Leah[/name]

^Ditto on [name]Calla[/name]. It’s a lovely name with a ‘beautiful’ meaning. :wink:

I don’t think [name]Kali[/name] is a bad name, it’s cute, but I don’t know if you’re supposed to pronounce it as if it rhymes with [name]Sally[/name] or [name]Bailey[/name] or what. So that could potentially cause some confusion. [name]Meaghan[/name], it depends how you’re going to say it…[name]MEG[/name]-in, MAYG-in, MEEG-in, etc… So, when it comes to my favorite spelling, I want to say “go with the conventional spelling” but with these names it really depends on how you’re going to want people to pronounce them. fabunamer, how do you pronounce [name]Kali[/name] and [name]Meaghan[/name]?

Combos you might like:

[name]Kali[/name] [name]Jasmine[/name]
[name]Kali[/name] [name]Mila[/name] (pn. Mee-lah, but use this only if [name]Kali[/name] is pronounced like [name]Cally[/name])
[name]Kali[/name] [name]Renee[/name]
[name]Kali[/name] [name]Jade[/name]
[name]Kali[/name] [name]Belle[/name]

[name]Meaghan[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Meaghan[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
[name]Meaghan[/name] [name]Alessandra[/name]
[name]Meaghan[/name] [name]Audrey[/name]
[name]Meaghan[/name] [name]Olivia[/name]

  1. [name]Do[/name] you like the name?
    [name]Kali[/name] reminds me of [name]California[/name]. Sometimes my [name]BIL[/name] calls me [name]Cali[/name] because I’m from [name]California[/name].

  2. What’s your favourite spelling?
    I don’t like the [name]Kali[/name] spelling, but I do like [name]Callie[/name] or [name]Cali[/name]. I much prefer them as a nickname for [name]Calla[/name], or maybe something else I’m not thinking of.

  3. What are five middle names that might go well with it?
    [name]Callie[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
    [name]Callie[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]
    [name]Callie[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
    [name]Callie[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
    [name]Callie[/name] [name]Rose[/name]

[name]Megan[/name] is a perfectly good name. It’s not exciting, but it’s a name that would suit a girl well in life. I think it’s pretty dated, though. I notice you like a lot of names that were popular when I was born (1985). Maybe you should look at the SSA list from the 80s and find more similar names that maybe weren’t as common, so they don’t feel as dated.

  1. [name]Do[/name] you like the name?
    I like the pronunciation, but something about the spelling feels nicknamey. maybe the I at the end?

  2. What’s your favourite spelling?
    I like [name]Callie[/name], or [name]Kallie[/name].

  3. What are five middle names that might go well with it?
    [name]Callie[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
    [name]Callie[/name] [name]Miranda[/name]
    [name]Callie[/name] [name]June[/name] (I think this is my favorite)
    [name]Callie[/name] …sorry I am really bad at mn’s.

  4. [name]Do[/name] you like the name?
    I really like [name]Megan[/name]. I love Welsh names, and I love [name]Meg[/name] as a nickname. or [name]Meghan[/name] if you want the h. Whenever I see [name]Meaghan[/name], I read Me again?.

  5. What’s your favourite spelling?
    I guess I already explained that part.

  6. What are five middle names that might go well with it?
    [name]Meghan[/name] [name]Alice[/name]
    [name]Meghan[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
    [name]Meghan[/name] [name]Olivia[/name]

  1. I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]LOVE[/name] [name]LOVE[/name] the name [name]Kali[/name].
  2. My favorite spelling would have to be [name]Kallie[/name]
  3. [name]Kali[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]
    — [name]Kali[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
    — [name]Kali[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
    — [name]Kali[/name] [name]Margaret[/name]
    — [name]Kali[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name]

I also love the name [name]Megan[/name] (not as much as [name]Kali[/name] though).
I like the traditional spelling, [name]Megan[/name], because, well, it is the traditional spelling. But personally if I ever used the name I would spell it [name]Meghan[/name].
I know some people do pronounce it (at least here in the northeast) more like [name]May[/name]-ghan instead of [name]Meg[/name]-han. If you pronounce it that way I would go with with [name]Meagan[/name] or [name]Meaghan[/name].

[name]Both[/name] are great names. I love them! Oh yeah, have you thought about the name [name]Calla[/name], its very similar to [name]Kali[/name].

I think [name]Kali[/name] would have many pronunciation issues because looking at it I would pronounce it like [name]Callie[/name]. But I have a friend who spells it like this and it is pronounced [name]Kaylie[/name]. I also don’t like names that end in i because I feel they look incomplete and trendy.

I like [name]Kali[/name]… if it’s spelled [name]Callie[/name], and preferably as a nickname for [name]Caroline[/name]. The [name]Kali[/name] spelling is particularly bad because [name]Kali[/name] is a goddess of death. That and generally names ending in -i are stripper names. -ie or -y are much nicer.

Also it’s [name]Megan[/name]. Period. You don’t neead extrra letthers tou makke itt lo0ok preuttayyy.

  1. I don’t like it at all. In fact, I kind of hate it. [name]Kali[/name], to me, says “This girl’s parents are not familiar with Hinduism and also decided to misspell [name]Callie[/name].” It’s the name of the Hindu goddess of destruction, who wears a belt made from the severed heads of her enemies. A [name]Kali[/name], who pronounced her name like [name]Callie[/name], lived in my dorm during college, and every time I saw her name written down I thought about the severed heads belt. Not a great association. Now, if you’re aware of the association and still want to name your daughter that because [name]Kali[/name] is such a strong female figure, then I say go for it.

  2. [name]Callie[/name], now, I don’t have strong feelings toward either way, but it’s definitely my preferred spelling. I’d go so far as to say that [name]Kali[/name] and [name]Callie[/name] are two separate names, one [name]Indian[/name] and one English, since [name]Kali[/name], pronounced properly, is I think more like KAH-lee. [name]Callie[/name] still feels incomplete as a standalone name–[name]Caroline[/name], maybe, or [name]Calla[/name] as someone else suggested. Possibly even [name]Calliope[/name].

  3. Middle names are complicated for me. It depends on whether you’re actually going for the [name]Indian[/name] name or the English one, I think. I do like [name]Callie[/name] [name]Rose[/name], but then [name]Rose[/name] goes with everything.

And I think [name]Megan[/name] is dated, but I definitely prefer that spelling.

[name]Kali[/name] is the goddess of death and destruction, but as with all Hindu deities, she is dual-purposed… she is also the goddess of rebirth and new beginnings.

“I am time, ever inclined to destroy the world, and annihilate anything and all that is not worthy of keeping.” - [name]Kali[/name]
(not in any way vouching for the reliability of this source/website, it’s just the first one I found that talked about this duality.)

I think that makes [name]Kali[/name] a very grown-up and strong name. The true meaning is really not going to appeal to most parents, but to a select few, it may be just what they’re looking for.

Speaking from experience: people [name]WILL[/name] mispronounce [name]Kali[/name]. It gets [name]Kay[/name]-lee, [name]Kylie[/name], [name]Carly[/name], [name]Callie[/name], Kah-lee… not just because the spelling isn’t clear but also because at a glance the person reading it may think it looks like a different name entirely, and say it without thinking or fully reading (this is where [name]Kylie[/name] and [name]Carly[/name] come in). [name]Callie[/name], on the other hand, is an incredibly straightforward spelling. As is [name]Kaylie[/name], if that’s the sound you’re going for.

If you want it to rhyme with [name]Bailey[/name] spell it [name]Kailey[/name]. If you want it to rhyme with [name]Sally[/name], spell it [name]Callie[/name]. If you want it to rhyme with [name]Bali[/name], good luck, because almost no one will get it right.

So, to answer your questions:

  1. [name]Do[/name] you like the name?
    I actually love it as rhyming with [name]Sally[/name], but rhyming with [name]Bailey[/name] is not one of my favorites. It’s nice though.

  2. What’s your favourite spelling?
    [name]Callie[/name]. I’ve seen [name]Calli[/name], [name]Cally[/name], [name]Kally[/name], [name]Kali[/name] and [name]Kalie[/name].

  3. What are five middle names that might go well with it?
    [name]Kali[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
    [name]Kali[/name] [name]Rachel[/name]
    [name]Kali[/name] [name]Megan[/name] actually sounds nice…
    [name]Kali[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
    [name]Kali[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]

[name]Callie[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Callie[/name] [name]Rachel[/name]
[name]Callie[/name] [name]Megan[/name]
[name]Callie[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Callie[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]