Manipuri names begin to evolve to english or monosyllabic names when you are outside of Manipur and the people who called you by the shortened named seldom remembers your real name. Sanayaima turns to San (pronounced like sand...without stress on D) and any girl names starting with Sana (sanahanbi, sanatombi etc) remains just Sana, which the people outside Manipur can pronounce well. Tomba becomes Tom. Other names like nongthongamba, nongshaba nongamba are all Nongs. I know we do this shortening thing with indian names too...but we know their full names as well. So for me, i would choose an english name for my kid as when he goes to school outside Manipur, i don't want him to be made fun of by his peers. Kids can be really vicious and mean. Its better to say NO when asked if you are a christian. And i think that does not make me less of a Manipuri. You can take me out of Manipur but you can't take Manipur out of me !!!