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  #1  
July 31st, 2007, 10:11 AM
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WDYT of the name Anya/Anja?

How would YOU pronounce it if you saw it?

Which spelling to you prefer?
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July 31st, 2007, 10:14 AM
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AHN-ya.

I think Anya is the better spelling, in America at least, because most people I know would pronounce Anja ANN-juh.
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July 31st, 2007, 11:09 AM
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I prefer the Irish Aine, which is basically the same pronunciation. It's like Awhn-yeh.

I love it.
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July 31st, 2007, 11:11 AM
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In the Slavic countries (Russia, Poland, Czech Replublic, etc.) Ania/Anja is a nickname for Anna.
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July 31st, 2007, 11:11 AM
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July 31st, 2007, 11:13 AM
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I would pronounce it Ahn-ya

I think its very pretty and prefer the Anya instead of Anja...I always like the most simple spelling of names though
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July 31st, 2007, 12:29 PM
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I agree with the pronounciations said above me. I also like the spelling Anya the best.
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July 31st, 2007, 11:34 PM
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I think Anya is a beautiful name! (Ahn-ya)
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August 28th, 2007, 09:21 PM
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One of my friends is from Poland and her name is spelled Anna, but is pronounced An-ya. I like that best.
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August 28th, 2007, 11:17 PM
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I think Anya (Ahn-yah) is a very beautiful name
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August 29th, 2007, 10:34 AM
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I prefer Aine, the Irish form. Aine is an Irish goddess... her name is pronounced "awn-yuh".

Between Anya and Anja... I guess I'd have to pick Anya. I usually like J's instead of Y's in names (must be the Slavic parts of me), but I think Anya looks prettier... and it'll be easier to pronounce in the US.

But overall, Aine is my favorite.
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August 29th, 2007, 10:54 AM
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Anya is my vote.
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August 29th, 2007, 04:13 PM
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AHN-ya

I like it spelt Anja.
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August 29th, 2007, 05:02 PM
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Anya - my nieces name
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