(Closed) How would you pronounce these names?

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Post # 46
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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Westwood:  TALL-ee-a, Sear-sha, Tay-a or Thee-a

Post # 47
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

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S-air-shuh (I prefer the traditional gaelic spelling though)


Post # 49
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

For the prounciation of Thea you prefer, have you considered spelling it Téa? Like the actress Téa Leone? That may help to stop people from using the Th-sound and making it Thee-uh or Thay-uh.

Post # 50
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Sugar bee

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Westwood:  I wanted to respond before reading any comments so I wouldn’t be swayed lol

Thalia -“Tal-ya” with “ah” sound like apple.

Saersha – I’ve never seen this name. Say-er-shuh?

Thea – I could see it being Tee-ah but I’d probably pronounce it Thee-ah a lot :-/

Post # 51
9802 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Thalia- Thal-ee-ya or Thal-ya

Saersha-  No idea, sir-sha probably or sair-sha

Thea – thay-uh

Post # 52
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve heard Thalia pronounced both with a th sound and a hard t. I’d probably pronounce it thah-lee-ah unless told otherwise.

I would assume Saersha was an attempt to Americanize Saiorse and pronounce it seer-sha.

Thea I’d pronounce thee-ah.

Post # 53
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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Thalia= Thaw-lee-ah (accent on the first syllable)

Saersha= Say-er-shaw? 

Thea- Thee-ah (like Leah)

I just have to say… please don’t name your chld Saersha. 

Post # 54
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Thalia: Ta-Lia

Saersha: Say-Er-Shaw

Thea: Thay-Ah

I know that these are not Hawaiian names, but I can’t help but read it that way (E is ay and a is ah).

Post # 55
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

1. Thalia: I wouldn’t attempt to promounce it. Too many possibilities — what syllable is emphasized? Is the “th” hard, like “t,” or is it soft like “th?”

2. Saersha: I would assume this was a more phoenetic spelling (in English, anyway) of Saoirse. I think this is a beautiful name that is well-known enough to just use the traditional spelling. Anyone who’s going to be confused by Saoirse will be equally confused by Saersha, IMO. 

3. Thea: THEE-uh. I know someome with this name and that’s how she pronounces it. If you are going for “THAY-uh,” I’d spell it “Thaya.”

I saw that you also like Freya. Love that name and think it’s easy for people to pronounce (I’m assuming you’re going for FRY-uh).

Post # 56
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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Thalia = tall-yuh

Saersha = say-ear-sha

Thea= tay-uh (only because I know someone with this name and that’s how she pronounces it. Originally I would have thought it was “thay-uh”)

Post # 57
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015





Post # 58
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would pronounce Thalia like Tah-lee-ah but a thicker sounding T, if that makes sense? Not a full Th sound but not a sharp T. Halfway between. 

Saersha I would pronounce Say-r-shah. 

Thea I would pronounce Thay-ah.

Post # 59
4889 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Thalia (Tha-lee-ah)

Saersha (no idea!)

Thea (Thee-ah)

Post # 60
836 posts
Busy bee

Thalia: tHal-e-a

Saersha: say-er-sha

Thea: thee-ah

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