(Closed) Help me understand this baby name

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 31
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Sugar bee
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kreeneth:  at least the Gaelic ones make sense if you understand Gaelic phonetics. 

Is the mother’s first language (or the name, maybe?) Something other than English? 

I can’t figure out why it wouldn’t have a capital letter…

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
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kreeneth:  I thought of Niamh too! I think it’s beautiful but I can see having issue with pronounciation!

 

Hm, as for la… No comment, mainly because I just don’t know.

Post # 33
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MadameHibou:  as another example, my friend named her daughter Saiorse, aka “sear-shuh”, but that’s a legit Gaelic name. I was thinking the same about this post, but I can’t think of anything unless there’s a different culture involved. Like “Pho” is pronounced “fa”.

Post # 34
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Honey bee

I’m so confused..la pronounced Tia?! That’s like saying I named my kid Fork but it’s pronounced Sock. 

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
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What is her nationality? Maybe it’s a different language?

Post # 36
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Worker bee
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I would assume it’s a capital i instead of a lower case L.  Did she use the name Tia as an example so you would know it’s pronounced like Eee-uh instead of Eye-ah?

Either way, what a different name!

Post # 37
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melipede03:  That’s a really good suggestion! Maybe she said “It’s Ia, pronounced like Tia” as in, with the same vowel sound, but without the T! I hope this is the answer.

Post # 38
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Sugar bee

Reminds me of Ia or Oia (pronounced E-AH) which is in Greece. Don’t know how a “T” could connect but you never know what some folks are thinking for 9 months.

Post # 39
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Sugar bee

I think these past 2 PPs have nailed it! But as a half Greek I am saying I still think this is an unfortunate name if you live anywhere that speaks English. Anyone I’ve spoken to who doesn’t speak Greek struggles with that! And the l verses I thing only complicates matters. Poor little la/Ia

Post # 40
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Sugar bee

It has to be “Ia” with a capital I as in igloo, pronounced like “Tia.” Hope the kiddo never encounters a sans serif font.

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