(Closed) Baby name spelling help!!

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

Go with what makes you happy. For what its worth, when I saw Maliyah, I pronounced it the way you want in my head and do not think you are doing anything wrong with spelling it that way. I’ve seen a lot worse spellings of names. I dont see anything wrong with spelling it Maliyah. Follow your heart,bee!

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I would go with Malia. You don’t want her to constantly have to correct people who say it wrong. The way you have it spelled, I would think it was Ma-Ly-ah.

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I would spell it Malia, it’s a very pretty name in it’s own right, I don’t think it needs a yoonique spelling. 

To address your concern about jobs and such, I’m not sure how big of a deal it will be 20 years from now, since using weird spellings has become so popular, but if a hiring manager saw that name now, they may very well develop some subconscious (or even conscious) preconceived notions about her before even meeting her. It may not be right, but it most certainly does happen and I wouldn’t want to make it any harder for my daughter when she grows up.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I have a hard to spell name.  It is the worst.  Please do not make the poor childs life any more complicated that it has to be. 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I knew what name you wanted with Maliyah, but that’s only because I had a student named Maliyah two years ago. I haaate extra/random y’s and h’s in names, it looks so gaudy to me. I just think Malia is a much more appealing spelling in general. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

This is the name your daughter will have to live with for her whole life please go with the traditional spelling this is about her not you

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Malia. You wouldn’t spell “name” as “naim” just to be unique would you? Personally I think name spelling comes down to right vs wrong rather than traditional vs different.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Malia is a beautiful name! Please do no butcher it :/. Why would you purposefully give her a name that she will have to constantly defend??

I know someone with this name & she spells it Maylia. People constantly mispronounce & mispell it despite it being similar!

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

DGB38:  I think Maliyah would me Ma-lie-ah or Ma-leah

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

DGB38:  If Malia is good enough for the Obamas, it’s good enough for me. I had never heard the name before Obama was elected, but I think it’s beautiful – don’t make it more complicated than you have to!

Post # 27
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

DGB38:  I never heard of this name before, but it’s very pretty. I vote for Malia. Simple and to the point.

I have a foreign and rare name even where it comes from, and I have to spell it everytime. People mispronounce it too. Unique names can be a pain.

Post # 28
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Busy Beekeeper

Malia. It’s pretty, unique, and every single person she meets won’t have to ask how to spell or pronounce it. 

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

As someone who has had my name spelled incorrectly my entire life, I have to vote for Malia as PPs have mentioned.  My name isn’t even that uncommon – Kristin – but it is always spelled -en. It’s really annoying, so I always vote for other kids to avoid that!

Post # 30
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Busy bee

Another vote to spell the name Malia.

If I saw Maliyah, I would mispronounce it as Ma-lye-uh.

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