(Closed) What do you think of the baby boy name….

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@PitBulLover:  Kinda like you I originally thought it was like Elijah so you said it “En-y-jah”.  But I think you pronounce it “Nigh-jah” so it just rhymes.

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Nyjah

maybe its because im an aussie but i say this as Nigh (high but with a N)-Jah and i dont like it at all

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Coming from a person who NEVER had her name said right. DONT DO IT! I was shy and actually let a teacher call me the wrong name for half a year before she was corrected by someone else. 

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

lol looks like I’m in the minority, but I like it. I like unique names…but, I would think it was a girl’s name, aaand having also had a first and last name that people never ever pronounced right and kids thought was “weird” it is SO annoying as your growing up.  Now that I’m an adult I love having a more unique name though!  It reminds me of a friend who I always thought had the most beautiful name, her name is Nayeli – (Ni-ellie) 🙂

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t like it. I’d also assume it was a girl’s name.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m all for unique names, but I do think Nyjah sounds more feminine than masculine. Imagine a teacher doing roll call and saying “Nyjah… is she here?” or something to that effect. It would be pretty embarrassing as a young kid and in high school and beyond.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The one you chose is amazing 🙂 I love unique names, but you might want to think about how many times he’ll be asked to spell his name or pronounce it. 

But, it’s funny because my name is “Lauren” and people usually get it wrong or call me Laura :/ So, just go with what you want! 

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@eloping: That’s how I’d pronounce it too, and I’m in the US.

I just can’t stand names that phonetically make zero sense. If you want people to pronounce your son’s name as Elijah…you should name him Elijah. There is no ‘n’ in Elijah, and there is no ‘l’ in Nyjah, so it really makes no sense at all to spell it in such a way, no one would ever say it properly.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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@mrsBtoBee: Agreed.  I’m not sure I understand if it’s pronounced like “Elijah” why you don’t just name him that?  Weird name spellings have always annoyed me.  Besides, for the rest of his life, he’ll have to explain to people how to pronounce his name.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’m not a fan either. For a baby, it’s cute. For an adult male trying to get hired/be taken seriously- not so cute.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@cvbee:I agree. Also the meaning is excellent. I like it.

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I like it…I do agree that it sounds like it could be a boy or a girl’s name, but many names now are like that (Jordan for example). If I saw the name, I would say it just the way it’s pronounced (I’m a teacher btw). I do think some of the concerns about the name are valid, but if you like the name go for it! Interesting names also serve as a good icebreaker;)

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m still strongly disliking it. I feel kinda mean saying that but you wanted people’s first reactions, and well, that’s mine.

Post # 31
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Reminds me of “NyJer Morgan”, a baseball player.

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