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Chara vs. Athas vs. Ananda

We love the name ’Joy’ and were planning on giving it to our daughter, who will arrive pretty soon. Our next-door neighbors (we are very good friends, and they have a little boy named Hudson) decided to name THEIR daughter Joy at the last minute. They chose to keep the gender a surprise, as well as their planned names (we’ve been keeping our fav. name a secret too), so we totally weren’t expecting this to happen. Nonetheless, we have chosen still to name her Joy - just in another language. We think it’s creative and a bit unique and cute, especially since she and the other Joy will most likely be close friends and see each other a lot. We don’t want the girls to have the same first name mostly for the reason that it will get confusing,etc. We just don’t really know which one of these versions of Joy to use, so if you could help us out a little, it would mean a lot. Thanks, Keira and John. This is first child, she doesn’t have any siblings. I’ve noticed a lot of the poll mention sibling names, I guess it makes it easier to choose a name because you can pick by flow with sibling names as well. Sorry ;) Also, her middle name will be Grace, after grandmother.

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Poll created: May 01, 2014
Total Votes: 14


All beautiful and unique names. Chara Grace, Athas Grace, and Ananda Grace are amazing combinations. Gl!
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I LOVE Chara, but is it pronounced similarly to your name? If it is, then that may get a bit confusing as well. I think Athas is certainly interesting and rather pretty, but for some reason it makes me think of a mash-up of the names Athena and Atlas, even though I know that’s totally not what it is. I also don’t think Athas Grace has the best flow. Ananda is absolutely beautiful, and the only drawback I can see it that people will occasionally mistake it for Amanda. All in all, while they’re all nice names, I think I like Ananda the most. Wonderful name!
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
chara grace -
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I don’t go by my full name, I go by Kay, or just K.
posted by Keira/John :: 4 years ago | report
Ah, okay! In that case, then it may just be a toss-up between Chara Grace and Ananda Grace for me! Both are just too gorgeous.
posted by 2nd Poster :: 4 years ago | report
Thank you, we think so too :)
posted by Keira/John :: 4 years ago | report
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I think chara is a beautiful name :)
posted by Thatshyrandomperson :: 4 years ago | report
Chara Grace is very pretty. And it’s very unique to use the name in another language.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Love Chara Grace. So pretty!!! IMO it sounds nicer than Joy Grace anyway, so maybe this has worked in your favour. Only potential issue I see is when telling people her name over the phone & have to spell it out. Having said that, my name is Sarah and I have the same problem. All the best!
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I’m not positive I’m saying Chara properly, but I feel like this is the best option of the three. Athas, I don’t find attractive, and I feel like Ananda will be mistaken for Amanda her life.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Had her name been Joy we would have given her the middle name Lee, which was Grace’s middle name. Neighbors’ Joy has the middle name Lily, so it’s REALLY close to what we were originally planning. We won’t be using Lee because we prefer Grace, we just didn’t like the sound or look of Joy Grace. At that point it would have become a bit too tacky. Anyway, thank you so much for helping with the name picking. I guess we can remove Athas from the list, it doesn’t have that many votes. Chara and Ananda seem to be the fighters. :) Thank you.
posted by Keira/John :: 4 years ago | report
Joy Lee is cute, but Chara Grace is absolutely amazing.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
NOOOOOO!!!!! Athas is a GORGEOUS NAME!!!!
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Chara Grace vs. Chara Lee
Athas Grace vs. Athas Lee
Ananda Grace vs. Ananda Lee
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I just looked up some alternatives to "Joy", hopefully they help!

Abigail (and all variations including Abby)

I think it just hurts my heart that you had chosen such a simple name, full of beauty and easy to spell... and are giving that up based on proximity! I honestly think you should still name her Joy Lee with a nickname of "Jay/Jae/Jay-Elle" for her initials. It could still work!!
posted by Rhian :: 4 years ago | report

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