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Xenia vs. Ksenia vs. Yesenia

Hey, I’ve recently found myself drawn to these names, or should I say "this", as they are just different versions (Greek, Eastern European and Spanish respectively) of the same name, but sometimes...they seem to foreign (Ksenia/Yesenia) or rough (Xenia) to me. I wonder if you could think of names that have the same sound and feel to them, or maybe nicknames to these ones? Thanks!

The Top Baby Name is...

Name Votes
Xenia 43% (3 votes)
Ksenia 29% (2 votes)
Yesenia 29% (2 votes)

Comments

What do you think of Keziah? :) good luck!!
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 08:48:40 | report
Makenzie? nn Kenzie?
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 08:49:31 | report
P.S.
the pronounciations are:
ZEE-nee-yah, KSAY-nee-yah and YAY-say-nee-yah/YE-say-nee-ah.
posted by guest: dctr :: 2013-11-27 08:50:06 | report
xenia nn Nia, which is cool
posted by guest: lilo :: 2013-11-27 08:53:38 | report
Is the nee-ya sound you like?
Kenya? Melania?
posted by guest: Nicola :: 2013-11-27 09:00:55 | report
Nicola, yes, it’s specifically the "se-nee-ya", so I guess you can say I also like the letter S beginning. I thought of Sienna as well.

Kenya is great, but I can’t help to see a black Olympic athlete lady, my bad
posted by guest: dctr :: 2013-11-27 09:12:55 | report
Ziva is nice
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 09:16:46 | report
Zena ?
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 09:17:14 | report
Hmmm, I feel like there’s a name that’s niggling the back of my head that might be perfect but I just can’t grab it.

Sienna is lovely.

Similar, kind of rhythm/sound: Selena? Serena? Alethea?
posted by guest: Nicola :: 2013-11-27 09:17:30 | report
I love Ksenia!
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 09:23:20 | report
Selena is too Disney, Alethea is somewhat too, I don’t know, ancient Greek, but Serena sounds prett good. I’ll put it on my list
posted by guest: dctr :: 2013-11-27 09:28:56 | report
I’ve also seen Satanya on these boards before? (I’m not sure why this poll is sticking in my head more than others today!)
posted by guest: Nicola :: 2013-11-27 09:54:58 | report
Satanya? Not Satyana or something? Because Satanya sounds satanic!
posted by guest: dctr :: 2013-11-27 09:58:15 | report
Ha ha, I guess that is in there, I hadn’t noticed. (I think it’s pronounced Sat-ann-ya, not like Satan.) But fair enough that probably would never work if that’s the first thing that pops in your head! :)
posted by guest: Nicola :: 2013-11-27 10:00:36 | report

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