Post # 1
I want to name my baby girl a name this is pronounced “ka -LEE-uh”
I want it to start with the letter “C”
I dont want to spell it Caleigha because it’s so long, but this spelling seems like it wont be mispronounced
I really want to spell it “Calia” or “Caliah” but some people may mispronounce it as “ka-LIE-uh”
I even like Caleah but that can be pronounced as “KAY-lee” or “ka-LEE”
So help me out. How would you spell this name so that it will be pronounced at least most of the time??
EDIT: OR WOULD IT LOOK BETTER IF IT STARTED WITH A “K”?
Post # 3
I think Calia or Caliah would get the pronounciation you want.
Post # 4
I think “Caliah” would be fine. At least I would prounounce it the way you would want!
Post # 5
What about Cahlia?
The names you listed are all reasonable possibilities though too. I would suspect that as long as you are consistent in pronouncing the name, those around you will pick up on the correct pronounciation.
Post # 7
Caliah sounds perfect. I also like Caleigha. (I don’t think it’s too long btw!)
Post # 8
PS. Having thought about it, there’s a chance I’d pronounce Caliah as “Car-lia” (Putting the emphasis at the start), so I prefer Caleigha!
Post # 9
Honestly, I don’t think I’d pronounce it right no matter what. I would just spell it the way you like. I have a name that people can’t always pronounce and I don’t think it’s a huge deal to have to say it right for them.
Post # 10
This is how I would pronounce those names if I saw them
Calia – CAL-ee-uh
I think Caliah would probably be best.
Post # 11
I would say Calia or Caliah the way you want it pronounced from the start actually. I like the way it looks without the h at the end.
If it was Cahlia I would say something like CAH-lia which sounds weird. And I agree with you that Caleigha is really long and…well there are a lot of vowels. Lol.
Post # 12
Personally, I could say “Calia” as ka-LEE-uh, the way you want it pronounced. If I saw “Caliah” written, I think I would interpret it as “ka-LIE-uh”, so that it would rhyme with the name “Mariah”.
IMO, I also think that the spelling “Calia” looks the most elegant. Again, purely my preference, but I would choose spelling it with a “C” over a “K”, I think it looks more elegant.
Post # 13
I really like “Calia” It looks nice and I think that for the most part atleast it would be pronounced right.
I have a VERY original named and I can count only a handful of people that pronounced it right the first time the saw it… and this includes College professors… I still love it though and mis-pronounciation and mis-spelling has never bothered me =)
Post # 15
Instead of making people guess and mispronounce (which gets annoying after the umpteenth time), why not spell it the way you’ve written it phonetically? Kaleeuh would solve all your problems. 🙂
Post # 16
My cousin has a little girl with the same name…they spell it Kaliya. I think I like Caliah the best out of all of the options 🙂
ETA: How about Caleah?