(Closed) How would you pronounce the name Shea?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How would you pronounce Shea?
    Shay - like shea butter : (205 votes)
    88 %
    Shee-uh : (17 votes)
    7 %
    Shay-uh - rhymes with Leah : (10 votes)
    4 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 31
    3389 posts
    Sugar bee

    It’s pronounced like “shay,” so if you are wanting a different pronunciation, I would go with a different spelling.

    Post # 32
    489 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted shee-uh becuase thats what I think when I look at it.  I always thought shea butter was pronounced “shee”… and then when someone mentioned the street I realised there was an “o’shea” near us that I pronounced correctly… Hmm..

    Since you want a different pronunciation:
    Shia makes me think of Shia La Boef and I would say it Shy-ah
    How about Sheya?

    Post # 33
    2123 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I know a Shay (boy) and a Chay (girl). Both pronounced the same. I pronounce Shea ‘Shay’. It’s Irish, ‘Shay’ is correct.

    Post # 34
    358 posts
    Helper bee

    That is my cousin’s name. Everyone pronounces it Shay and as far as I know, she has never had to correct anyone. It’s fairly common.

    Post # 35
    261 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I definitely pronounce Shea as “Shay” and I would pronounce Shia as “Shy-Ah” as a PP said.

    Post # 36
    7 posts

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    Post # 37
    893 posts
    Busy bee

    I’d pronounce it shay.

    If you want Shee-ah you could spell it Sheia so people assume it’s line Sheila but no L

    Post # 38
    9586 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012


    Post # 39
    7903 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Ditto on “shay.”

    Post # 40
    1556 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    AlexisB:  I voted Shay, but what I found interesting is that you have Leah pronounced Lay-uh rather than Lee-uh, which is what I’m used to.

    Post # 41
    2445 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ve only known one Shea and he pronounced it Shay, so that’s what I’ve gone off my whole life. I love the name.

    Post # 42
    47216 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999


    I better make a new pole on how best to spell

    now that’s funny!


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