How would you pronounce this name?

posted 8 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 61
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2025 - City, State

Let’s see, some combination of kay or kie or kay-eye or kah-eye or kay-ee or kie-ee plus suh or sha or zha.  I would probably guess “Kay-suh?”, with a questioning lilt to my voice.

Behind the Name, typically the most reliable online source, has it as a variant of Catherine.  You could consider Kaisa as a nickname for Katharine, to give her the option of something more easily pronounced (if you’re also okay with her choosing to go by Kathryn/Kate/Katie/Cat).

Post # 62
40 posts
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Colony Club


Post # 63
1959 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

whitemochi622 :  have you tried the baby name tinder app. You both download it and swipe through names until you have a match 

Post # 64
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019


Post # 66
8507 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK


Post # 67
47 posts
  • Wedding: City, State


Post # 69
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Kie-sa. Kai is growing in popularity as a name, so I would expect people to probably get it right more often than not. Depends where you live. I’ve been correcting people on my name all my life and it hasn’t been a negative thing. It’s like having a last name that people aren’t sure of how to pronounce. Most people will just ask the first time they meet you. 

Post # 70
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

I’ve met a little girl with this name and I like it. It’s different and pretty. I always pronounced it “Kai” (rhyming with chai)-“Sa”

Is that how you’d pronounce it?

FWIW, she loved her name. She always told me she was proud she’d never met another girl with her name and she thought that was so cool. 

Post # 71
942 posts
Busy bee

Maybe I’m not well read enough on WWII history, but this name does not make me think of Nazi Germany at all! 

I agree with you that most people will learn how to pronounce a name after 1 mispronunciation.  I think it’s a pretty simple name to pronounce and remember.  It’s unique, it seems like it has a pretty meaning to you both, and the name is really pretty! 

Post # 72
9808 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Kii-za. Like someone with a thick Boston accent is saying Kaiser. 

Post # 73
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019


Post # 74
934 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 1983

It’s a pest and a bore to have to correct the pronounciation and spelling of your name all the time. So I wouldn’t burden someone with this name.

Post # 75
9588 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

Kai-Sah (Kai as in Kaiser Permanente, Sah as in the sa in salsa)

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