Post # 1
My husband and I are not yet expecting, but I was curious as to what you all thought about these 2 names:
My husband is typically a fan of bazzare girl names (Zipporah is his favorite), but the above 2 are the only ones we both really like.
I am under the impression that both names are relatively common in the UK; however, we are in the US and do not know anyone with these names.
We both like “Joy” and “Elizabeth” for middle names, but we are definitely not set on either. The last name is “Sherry”.
Which you you prefer?
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2020 - Clarksville, VA
I love Anya. But Anastasia was one of my favorite movies growing up.
Post # 4
I love both! I’ve only met one person named Anya, and that’s my cousin (9 years old). I’ve never met a Freya (or any of the other spellings of it).
Post # 7
Also love the name Zipporah it reminds me of a version of Moses wifes name Tziporah— (sp?) which is absolutely beautiful.
Post # 8
My partner and I prefer Freya. I think it sounds quite delicate.
Post # 9
I’m pregnant and if it’s a girl she’ll be named ‘Anaya’ so needless to say I also like the name Anya. Don’t really like Freya personally.
Post # 10
They’re both very pretty names.
Anya Elizabeth Sherry and Freya Joy Sherry are both lovely.
Post # 11
I like Anya. And Joy for a middle name.
Elizabeth is one of the most common middle names for white girls for the last century (top 10 in every decade), so unless it’s a family name, I would skip it. (I don’t prefer super common names, though, so even if it was a family name, I’d probably skip it.)
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
Freya sounds super weird to me, but I’ve only ever seen it on these boards, never irl. Anya is cute.
Post # 13
Freya is more popular in the UK than Anya, but I love the name Anya!
Post # 14
Both names are rare in the US, but we came across both names on our lists of authentic Finnish names. Since my husband’s grandparents were immigrants from Finland and he grew up around a lot of Finnish culture, we decided to go with Finnish names. I didn’t care for Freya (spelled Freja where I saw it). I liked Anya but could too easily imagine middle school jokes (oh. You want Anya? You want her ON YA! Hardy had har). So we decided against it. We went with Annika with Ansa as a middle name.
Post # 15
Ever since I watched Witches of East End, I love the name Freya although it took some time to grow on me. We also have a street called Freya in a city close to me. How funny I saw this today. On a drive home from the in laws today, I was just telling him if we had a girl (not that we could anymore-my tubes are tied) I would like to name her Freya.