- 9 years ago
- Wedding: November 1999
Yeah, I like it, too.
Yeah, I like it, too.
If it bothers your kid, he could always have it changed to “Elijah” when he’s an adult. But that’s expensive and a lot of paperwork.
I think sometimes parents think, “It would be awesome to have a unique and interesting name! I wish my parents had given me a name that nobody else has!” I think this happens a lot to Heathers and Jennifers and Mikes. Myself, I think that’s what middle names are for. 🙂
Also, I’d consider http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2003/resume.html before giving my baby a foreign sounding name.
It’s crappy, but it’s the world we live in.
that [article] is such a disappointment, you hit it on the head, shitty, but it is the world we live in.
I neither like or dislike the name & didn’t find it hard to pronouce [even before the explanation]. Everyone is going to give you differeing opinions on everything, even names. What matters is if you & your husband like/love it enough to use it.
If you like it, go for it. Can’t please everyone!
Absolutely no one is going to pronounce that right. The boy will go around correcting everyone
I had no problem pronouncing the name, but I do agree with others who have said they thought it was a girls name.
I would not have known how to pronounce it without the Elijah reference. I kept reading it as “Ny-a” with a silent j – which is very feminine.
I like Elijah better! Nyjah sounds so….harsh.
@IndyBride23: To be honest it sounds like a trashy version of Nigel. Also it’s not to bad for a baby but if I met an adult man named that I’d find it odd, unfortunatly I would assume he comes from a trashy family (of course I’m not saying your trashy that would just be my first reaction to it)
Also as someone with a foreign name (I’m italian) I spent all my life having to teach people how to pronounce my name and surname right and to spell it carrectly… it gets annoying after a while.
I would of never got the proper pronouciation of Nyjah without the reference. And comming from a person who had to always explain and correct in the pronouncing of a name. It is not fun and gets really annoying.
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