(Closed) Baby name spelling help!!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
4113 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Malia. Please go with the traditional spelling

Post # 3
266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I would go with Malia, I’ve never heard the name before so I would pronounce it as Mali- Ya, pronouncing the y

Post # 4
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: garden/backyard - July 9, 2016

I agree, Malia.  I would pronounce her name Ma-lie-yah and then feel bad for mispronouncing it…

Post # 5
3164 posts
Sugar bee

+1 please go with the traditional spelling. You don’t have to come up with oonike spelling for your baby to be special. 

Post # 6
1839 posts
Buzzing bee

Malia is a beautiful name.

Maliyah confused me, I wasn’t sure how you wanted it pronounced and the y and h just look out of place to me.


Post # 7
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Another vote for Malia. Lovely name, makes me think of Malia Obama!

Post # 8
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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DGB38:  Ok… I don’t think it’s going to be a huge concern since everyone seems to be trying to be “unique” by spelling names in all sorts of crazy ways. That said.. I would pronounce Maliyah as “Ma-lie-yah” because Malia is a real name and if that was her name that’s how I’d expect it spelled. 

Post # 9
2695 posts
Sugar bee

Malia is a beautiful name. Aliyah is an equally awesome name. I wouldn’t mix them.

Post # 10
9520 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m sure your precious baby girl will be unique and beautiful in her own way. She doesnt need a complicated name. I have enough trouble with people spelling julia right. 

Post # 11
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Oh if you want people to say it that way, then write it “Malia” it’ll be easier for everyone! : ) 

Post # 12
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Malia is a beautiful name. I think the other spelling has an association with Aaliyah the singer, but that’s a pretty name too. 

Post # 13
1113 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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DGB38:  If I saw it spelled “Maliyah” I would pronounce it “Ma-lee-uh” because it looks likes Aliyah with an M in the front to me! I prefer the look of Malia to Maliyah though. 

Post # 14
462 posts
Helper bee

Malia. I would pronounce the other Ma-lie-ah

Post # 15
58 posts
Worker bee

My friend pronounces her name the same way – she spells it “Maleah.”

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