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[Opinions] Indian names
I really love Indian names. They're so rich phonetically, and they have some of the coolest meanings of any cultural group.Here are some I really like - what's your favorite of these? Do you have any?Anjali - offering
Dipali - row of lamps
Indu - bright drop (moon)
Kanchana - golden
Lilavati - charming
Mridula - soft
Nandita - happy
Nila - dark blue
Padmini - full of lotuses
Rashmi - ray of sunlight
Rukmini - adorned with gold
Savitri - related to the sun
Shri - diffusing light, radiance
Veda - "knowledge"
Vimala - pure
Vina - lute

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I've known children named Anjali (though she wasn't Indian) and Nila. Lilavati is pretty.Some other children I've met:
Aditi
Arjun
Arundhati
Chandra- this was actually a yoga instructor, not a child. She wasn't Indian, but this was her real name, not one she chose.
Isha- she was a girl, though.
Manroop
Sanjana
Shreya
Veyd
VikramOthers I like. For most of these, I just looked through the Indian tag on this site, but others I've liked for a while.
Avani
Indira
Kamala
Kashi- too bad about the food brand, though.
Kaveri
Lavanya
Lila
Mira
Naveen
Parvati
Roshan
Sunita
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I like Nalini, Padma, Padmini, Rukmini, Sushila and Kalpana. And Santoshi, but I don't know the meaning of it.

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I was told Santosh means 'happy'; according to Wikipedia, it means 'contentment.'http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santosh
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I like Veda and Shreya.
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I really love Lilavati and Nila, I'd consider using them. Apparently I am fond of the long EE sound. A few of my favourites:
Aishwarya
Amrita
Ananda
Damayanti
Indira
Lakshmi
Nilima
Saraswati

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Anjali is pretty and seems the easiest to transfer into a English-speaking culture.Lilavati is pretty.I also like Veda-- seems usable.I know an Indian/Malaysian couple who live in the States whose daughters are Maya and Priya.Another couple who are Indian & Caucasian have two daughters named Maya and Lilly.
Others I like:
Amala - clean, pure
Amita - infinite Kiran - ray of light (?)
There are more... I will have to come back to this topic!

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I like Nandita, Veda, and Vina. But my favorite Indian name is Avani. I just love the way it sounds.
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Some of my favourites (that I don't necessarily know the meanings for but have come across):Chenumi
Avani
Roshni
Baladeva
Jaidev
SaritaIf I had some Indian heritage/married someone of an Indian background, I'd seriously consider using Chenumi. There was a gorgeous kid at my old work with the name and I love hearing it out loud.

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