Post # 1
I’m not pregnant yet or TTC until Fall but my Darling Husband and I have come up with these 2 names for our future child 🙂
Raphael David (DH’s middle name as the first name and DH’s first name as middle name)
We need help with a middle name for Aliegha
Post # 3
The boy name is ok but that girl’s name is terrible. Why not spell that name is a way that is easier to pronounce? Aliya? Alleah? There must be a better way to spell that….
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
My friend’s sister is Alia – pronounced the same way (Uh-lee-ya) & it’s gorgeous!
Post # 5
The boys name is fine. Raphael isn’t my favorite name ever but I don’t hate it.
But personally, I find Aliegha to be terrible. I agree with redheadem that there has got to be a better way to spell it.
ETA: And I assume you actually mean that it is pronounced Ah-lee-ah and not eh-lee-eh
Post # 6
@MarryMeTiffany: I like the boy’s name, but the girls name is going to get butchered when she’s in school. I have a unique name that is spelled simply and people STILL get it wrong! If it’s spelled Alia or Aliya, it’s still very unique but much more pronouncable.
Post # 7
As someone who has had to explain her name all her life (I go by my middle name) I would strongly suggest a name that won’t require an explanation or pronunciation if at all possible. It just makes life a littler easier.
Post # 8
I feel like I typically see it spelled Aliyah.
Why not use that spelling?
Post # 9
I dont really like either. :/ sorry
Post # 10
I think the spelling is counterproductive. People would be pronouncing the g. There is a famous singer by the same name and she spells her name beautifully. Aliyah
Post # 11
love the pronounciation of the girls name I am not in love with the spelling. When I sounded out I came up with something like a-lye-gia ?
Post # 13
@MarryMeTiffany: I wouldn’t use the name Raphael, but I do think it’s a nice name. Would you call him Raffie? It reminds me of the children’s song writer/singer from my childhood.
I agree with redheadem about the spelling of the girls name – I don’t like it. If you want to spell it with “leigh” for the lee sound – use “leigh” not “liegh” Just my opinion.
Post # 14
Ya…. At first I thought it was Allegra. Then I was trying to figure out how to pronounce it without sounding like I had phlegm in my throat. Not a fan.
Post # 15
Agreed my spelling was way off. I actually love Emma or Madeline much better but Darling Husband is stuck on Aliyah
Post # 16
I hope I don’t offend but did you mean Aleigha? Or is it really Aliegha? Only because the name Lee can also be spelled Leigh, which would help you get the pronunciation I think.