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

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 47
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah, I like it, too.

Post # 48
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


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.

Post # 49
2828 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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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.

Post # 50
9816 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

If you like it, go for it. Can’t please everyone!

Post # 51
4753 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Absolutely no one is going to pronounce that right. The boy will go around correcting everyone

Post # 52
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had no problem pronouncing the name, but I do agree with others who have said they thought it was a girls name.


Post # 53
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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.

Post # 58
1 posts



i love it! do you know where the name has its origin (country)??


Post # 59
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@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.

Post # 60
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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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