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Many babies have been given the trendy name Cohen in the last decade.
One of these babies was born earlier this month to Halifax filmmaker Rohan Fernando and his wife. How was this particular baby Cohen named? The decision was relationship-inspired:
The baby’s name is partially a tribute to the Sri Lankan-born director’s second date with Carolle, the artistic director of Mocean Dance, seeing poet balladeer Leonard Cohen at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.
They also liked that the name Cohen is similar to the names Rohan and Mohan (Rohan’s father’s name).
A reader named Carin recently e-mailed me. She and her husband are expecting a baby in December, and they’d like help coming up with a name. Carin says:
We live in England, but I’m Swedish and my husband is of Indian background (born in England). We’d like to find a name that’s got Indian or Scandinavian background, but is still easy to pronounce in English. At the moment we’ve come up with Siri (Swedish) or Millie/Mili for a girl, and Alek or Sameer for boy. However, they don’t feel completely right! If you have any suggestions, I’d be very grateful!
I like that Carin and her husband are zeroing in on short, simple names. I think that makes a lot of sense in this case. Here are some similar suggestions:
(For each gender, Swedish names are on the left and Indian names are on the right.)
What other names can you come up with?
Update, 6/03 – The baby girl is here! Check the comments to find out what her name is…
If you like the idea of anagrams but want to avoid sound-alike sets, I recommend anagrams with different numbers of syllables. Pairs like “Etta and Tate” and “Clay and Lacy” are a far more subtle than pairs like “Enzo and Zeno” and “Mary and Myra.”