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India Wilkes is Ashley's sister in Gone With the Wind.
-- Anonymous User  11/7/2005
India Arie is a famous singer.
-- breakofday  12/22/2005
This is my favorite name! When (if) I have a daughter, her name will be India Rose. It's so beautiful!
-- beautyofwords9  1/7/2006
GORGEOUS name! There are so many great feelings that enter your mind when you hear the name. I like that.
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2006
This is pretty name, it's just simple and delicate. I know a girl named India, lucky girl.
-- Surreal  9/15/2006
I was going to be called this and I love it! I was called Annabel instead, I find India far more exiting!
-- bellaboo  10/20/2006
This name is GORGEOUS. I first heard of it while reading Gone With The Wind and found it positively striking. Very exotic.
-- ella_16  11/4/2006
This name is so pretty, and it can match any "nature" middle name.
-- 7up  1/27/2007
The Danish/Norwegian couple Søren and Lene from "Aqua" (you know "Barbie Girl" and "Roses are Red" and so on) have a daughter named India.
-- elliebeth  1/30/2007
I only know of English / American girls called this. There are a lot of wonderful British Indians in my community and none of them are called India or Asia and there are no girls called China or London or any stupid place names. I hate stereotyping but it reminds me of someone trying to be exotic, though they clearly are ignorant.
-- Anonymous User  2/8/2007
India Bright is a famous bearer, an English theologian.
-- gulie55  2/25/2007
This is a purty name.
-- firestar0928  4/25/2007
I think it's very beautiful from the aesthetic perspective, I just don't like 'country' names.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2007
I like this name a lot, but like any other place name, I wouldn't use it unless the actual country of India had a very special meaning to me, which it doesn't (or at least not at the moment).
-- Keeping Tempos  6/27/2007
Norwegian singer Lene Nystrøm and Danish singer Søren Rasted have a daughter India, born 6 November 2004.
-- Karcoolka  7/26/2007
Really nice, in fact in my opinion this is one of the few place names that look good on people.
-- dreamgirl54  11/11/2007
I usually don't like naming people after countries, but for India I'd have to make an exception--it's just too beautiful. Although the only other country names that work would be Kenya, China, Erin (NOT Ireland!), and I think that a beautiful Latina girl could even pull off Venezuela.
There's so much culture and pleasant images associated with India that I'd say go for it, especially if your family is from India. Although do think it's strange that India is named for the Indus River when most of the Inus isn't in India, but in Pakistan. But I don't want to argue geography. :)
-- Lady Seashell  2/19/2008
I tend to not care very much for "place" names, but India is gorgeous.
-- pennycarroll  2/24/2008
I'm sorry, but this name just sounds so strange on people. "India" [Insert last name here] sounds weird, but so do most place names. And there are lots of stereotypes on India, so a person may as well not choose such a name. But then again, most place names really don't sound that good anyway.
-- Anonymous User  4/6/2008
I wouldn't use any name of a country on my child. I bet many people just pick this one because they think it sounds nice, and neither they nor their child has any connection to the country itself, which makes the parents seem quite ignorant. Now, India has come a long way in many ways, but it's still associated with poverty and castes, so it's quite bizarre when white children from middle class America have this name. I once saw the blonde daughter of very rich parents on a crappy reality show that had this name. It just doesn't suit blonde, white people, sorry. Besides, the girl herself may wind up not liking the country.
-- slight night shiver  4/24/2008
You have to keep in mind the changing nature of politics when it comes to place names. Say India's reputation (Or China's, Kenya's, London's) is tarnished in the future. The reputation would 'transfer' to the child; it would be a label that the child could not get rid of!
-- somethingorother  6/4/2008
It's a nice name, but it's the name of an impoverished country. Then there's the even worse association with India Wilkes from Gone With the Wind. I wouldn't use this on my child.
-- bananarama  7/30/2008
My name is India Rose and personally as a kid, I hated it. People would always make fun of it, or ask me things like 'are you from India?' and it was annoying. Later, I get so many compliments, and I never had to deal with people shouting out a name and wonder if they are talking to me. It just makes you feel special later in life because so few people have this name.
-- RosyAngel  1/7/2009
India Hicks (born 1967), interior designer and second cousin of Charles, Prince of Wales.
-- CarolinW  2/3/2009
"India" is also the code word for the letter "I" in the NATO phonetic alphabet.
-- FMRadio  3/3/2009
It's not even a name. It's a COUNTRY!
-- Anonymous User  3/28/2010
I first heard this name in Gone with the Wind (the character India Wilkes). Personally, I just love it. It makes me think of an upperclass British woman from the 1930s and British Raj.
-- IrishKisses  9/11/2010
The Indus River, after which India is named, simply means "river".
-- keepitreal  1/6/2011
This is my new name to hate with a passion so great it makes me vomit. Probably because the kind of parents who call their daughter India went there on one 10-day package tour, and ever after believe this makes them culturally and spiritually aware, of, like, EVERYTHING.
-- keepitreal  1/6/2011
Ugh it sounds so trashy, and like the parents were trying too hard to be cool and unique. And there are so many people named India with the middle name Rose.
-- Anonymous User  1/18/2011
I've never liked this. I don't know why; it's just not my style.
-- Joy12  5/28/2011
I have recently watched Gone With The Wind for the first time in years and saw that Ashley's sister was named India. I instantly fell in love with the name! If I ever have a daughter in the future I would love to call her India Rain :)
-- Ryry1996  6/7/2011
In Kate DiCamillo's novel, Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal's real name is India.
-- Anonymous User  6/21/2011
To reply to the comment on 6/21/2011, No, India wasn't her 'real' name, just her first. Opal was her middle name and she preferred to be called by it instead. It did seem to symbolize her spirit and personality better.
-- Anonymous User  1/31/2013
I don't know why someone would want to name their child the same name as the country. There are several ugly associations. For example: India is an over-crowded, impoverished, and violent country where there is little freedom and women are considered property. What does this say to the girl who is given this name?
-- GibsonGirl  11/2/2011
India Primrose Fairchild from "Delta Wedding" by Eudora Welty is one of my favorite characters in literature, which is why I've always loved this name. I also like the association with the American South not only in Delta Wedding but in Gone with the Wind.
-- kadycee  1/11/2012
India began to be used as a name by British families with a connection to the subcontinent during the Raj. Still to this day it's most frequently seen used among the British upper classes (e.g. India Hicks).
-- eoinmcneill  1/23/2012
Think it's a gorgeous name, although best if you can point to some connection to the place.
-- Anonymous User  1/23/2012
India Ennenga (born 1994 in New York City) is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2012
India Eisley (born 1993 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2012
Beautiful flow...
But look, it is a COUNTRY not a NAME, really and truly!
-- SEC908  12/29/2012
I'm italian and I discovered that the name of Ashely's sister was India only when I read Gone with the wind in english.
In the italian version India became Lidia!
-- Eretria  3/16/2013
I named my daughter India and think it's a beautiful name regardless that a country is called India, I actually spent 8 months travelling through India and it has a special place in my heart. For short, she gets called Indy.
-- willows69  5/20/2013
It seems strange to name a kid after a country, town, state, etc. But if the place is very important to you I see no reason why you can't name your kid after it. India does sound pretty. :)
-- Gio123  8/10/2013
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth and his wife, actress Elsa Pataky have a daughter named India Rose Hemsworth, born in May 2012.
-- Anonymous User  10/10/2013
India had been used as a given name long before the British even set foot in India. There's no evidence that it was used solely in/became popular among upper classes in the past or now. The name sees widespread use among girls from all walks of life and is fairly popular, having never ranked less than #226 in the England & Wales data.
-- Anonymous User  1/15/2014
From the Online Etymology Dictionary entry for 'Indus', from whence the name India comes:
"river in Asia, from Sanskrit sindhu, 'river.'"

Source: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Indus&allowed_in_frame=0

From Wiktionary:
"From Latin 'Sindus', a Latinization of Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu, 'river, stream; Indus')."

Source: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Indus#Etymology_1

From Wikipedia:
"The word 'Indus' is the romanised form of the ancient Greek word 'Indós' (Ἰνδός), borrowed from the old Persian word 'Hinduš', which in turn was derived from the Sanskrit word 'Sindhu' (सिन्धु pronounced [sɪɳdʱuː]). The word 'Sindhu' or 'Sindh' is still the local appellation of the Indus River. The original Sanskrit word 'Sindhu' is an amalgamation of two words, 'sim' (region or entirety or border) and 'dhu' (to tremble or shake) and means 'a body of trembling water, river, stream or ocean'."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indus_River#Etymology_and_names

So the name India essentially means "river". [noted -ed]
-- la-petite-rachel  1/24/2014
My name is India and when I was younger I got teased endlessly about if I was from India. But then again, if you say "Hi, my name is India "everyone will go "oooh, that is a nice name" rather than if my name were Lucy, they would just go: Hi, Lucy. It may seem a fake exotic name, but I quite like it as it is unique. I hardly know any girls called India and, as my mum toured round India playing football, we have a slight relation. I have never been there, but it is a country full of vibrant colours. Overall, it is nice, and I wouldn't want to change my name if I had the choice.
-- Lucymay  4/19/2014
For short, I get called Indie :)
-- Lucymay  4/19/2014
The name was used the most in 2000 for newly born babies.
-- Anonymous User  4/20/2014
Pronounced In-dee-ah.
-- Anonymous User  4/20/2014
Loads of girls called India have the middle name Rose, which is a lovely combination.
-- Anonymous User  4/20/2014
India de Beaufort- British singer-songwriter and actress (was in Basil Brush and Run Fatboy Run)
India Hicks- former model and 678th to the British throne
India Scandrick- broadway actress and singer.
-- Anonymous User  4/20/2014
In 2006 we named our daughter India. I didn't know whether I was having a boy or a girl but India was a name on my shortlist for girls. When she was born she had a mop of jet black hair and olive skin so instantly the name seemed right. Had she been blonde, pale skinned and blue eyed (a possibility because both me and her father aren't very dark) I don't think I would have chosen it. Everyone always compliments about what a lovely name it is and she loves being the only India in her school! People tend to remember you more with an unusual name.
-- paisley  6/14/2014
I am half Indian with an Indian name. My partner is white and when my second daughter was born I wanted to give her an Indian name after my grandmother but my partner said if she has dark skin then fine, if not it might not fit. She was as pale as can be with blue eyes and Sandy hair. I still wanted to honor my Indian heritage so we called her India and it sooo suits her, plus my Indian family love it! It's not nonsense or a cliche. It's classy x.
-- priyas  8/15/2014

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