(Closed) Another name poll

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Which spelling is the most unique.
    Aliya : (33 votes)
    40 %
    Elia : (25 votes)
    30 %
    Alea : (16 votes)
    19 %
    Aleeah : (9 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    528 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Gorgeous name!  I have another suggestions for you.  I guess it depends on how you pronounce Aliya.  Is it AL-EE-YA?


    You could spell it Aleya.  That way hubby will be happy (similar to Aliya) and it is also more unique 🙂

    Post # 4
    799 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    In my opinion, Elia will most likely be pronounced EL-ia.

    Post # 8
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Elia reminds me of both Eli and Elijah. And I would thus pronounce it El-eye-ah

    What about Elleah if you want the E?

    I know a little girl with the Aliya spelling. And she is pronounced Al-eye-ah as well.

    Post # 9
    1482 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    If you don’t like the name, I would go back to the drawing board and find one you can both be happy with. If you’re secretly hoping people will actually mispronounce your child’s name, it’s clear you don’t even like it as a choice for a name.

    Personally, I had to sit there for a second and think to myself, “WTF kind of name is that?” because I have never even seen any of those names in real life before. So yes, that name is unique, no matter how you spell it. But seriously. If you don’t like it, don’t name your child that.

    Or at least decide between the two of you how you’re going to pronounce it.

    Post # 10
    599 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The name Aleya is an arabic name (a-lay-ah)…it’s a nice name, but different to the one youo have chosen I think. I like Aliya I presume it’s spoken how your fourth choice is spelt? (A-lee-ah?). I say keep it Aliya, it’s a gorgeous name!

    Post # 11
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @Miss Root:  +1

    Coming from someone who has both a first and last name that are constantly mispronounced I would go with something with less confusion.

    Post # 12
    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’ve always seen it spelled Alia, which is a little closer to Elia. Could be a good compromise? As the name is still pretty uncommon, I don’t think uniqueness in spelling is really going to set your child apart in the way it might with other names.  

    Agree with pps, though, that if you’re hoping it’s mispronounced because you don’t really like it, you’ve got bigger things to work out than spelling. 

    Post # 13
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I agree with PP that this is a very confusing name!  There are too many possible pronunciations, combined with the fact that you and Darling Husband can’t even come together on how you want it to be pronounced.  I would keep looking for other ideas that you like and see if he will budge at all.  If not, I think you need to spell it like it sounds for the sake of your child 🙂

    Post # 14
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I agree with PP who suggested choosing something else. A different spelling wouldn’t make up for me not liking the name. 

    Post # 15
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I went to high school with a girl with this name and she spelled it like the singer, Aaliyah.

    My favorite is Elia, but I would pronounce it more as Eh-lia rather than Uh-leea.

    Post # 16
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have a friend names Elia so I gravitate toward that spelling personally. I also <3 names that start with E. 

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