Danika

(15 Posts)
Thants Mon 14-Oct-13 07:38:15

Like or no?

Lovely name , my sister is called it but is spelled Danica

Ooops posted to soon !

It never gets pronounced wrong & is very difficult to come up with any nicknames iyswim

usualsuspect Mon 14-Oct-13 07:46:23

I like it.

I know a Danika.

It makes me think of the actress who played Winnie in The Wonder Years smile I like it smile

UriGHOULer Mon 14-Oct-13 08:00:43

Nn Dan? Dani? Nic? Nika? Nini?

usualsuspect Mon 14-Oct-13 08:03:15

The Danika I know is usually called Danni

I meant horrid/nasty nicknames though we gave never shortened it confused

Rhubarbgarden Mon 14-Oct-13 09:58:58

A relative called her baby this (spelt Danica) after a racing driver. Personally I think it's dreadful, but each to their own. She pronounces it 'Dan-i-ka' but I'm reliably informed by a Slovenian friend that it should be pronounced 'Danitsa'.

meditrina Mon 14-Oct-13 10:05:35

Danica would be Danitsa in its original Slav languages, so it would sound wrong to use that spelling with a /k/ sound.

We pronounce it Daneeca iyswim

squoosh Mon 14-Oct-13 10:42:42

I think the actress who played Winnie in the Wonder Years too. Have never heard of it used anywhere else.

I don't particularly like it but apparently she's a math's genius some my first association is someone who's extremely bright.

Thants Mon 14-Oct-13 14:10:05

I would pronounce it Dan-i-ka not Daneeka.
Danitsa really I've never heard that!

ohmymimi Mon 14-Oct-13 21:51:16

My first thought was Danica Thrall, the Rinser, and my second was Danica McKellar (Winnie), but the rinser connection has ruined it for me. Pretty sure the 'c' spelling is pronounced as Danitsa.

badtime Mon 14-Oct-13 22:00:56

I used to know someone called Danica from eastern Europe who ended up having to call herself 'Dani' because at least people would pronounce that more or less right. (Daneetsa was the correct pronunciation)

It is like Caitlin in that the 'wrong' pronunciation is more common than the original, correct way of saying it; spelling it 'Danika' is the equivalent of 'Katelyn'.

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