(Closed) What do you think of these names?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
3626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The boy name is ok but that girl’s name is terrible. Why not spell that name is a way that is easier to pronounce? Aliya? Alleah? There must be a better way to spell that….

Post # 4
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

My friend’s sister is Alia – pronounced the same way (Uh-lee-ya) & it’s gorgeous!

Post # 5
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

The boys name is fine.  Raphael isn’t my favorite name ever but I don’t hate it.

But personally, I find Aliegha to be terrible.  I agree with redheadem that there has got to be a better way to spell it.

ETA: And I assume you actually mean that it is pronounced Ah-lee-ah and not eh-lee-eh

Post # 6
691 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MarryMeTiffany: I like the boy’s name, but the girls name is going to get butchered when she’s in school. I have a unique name that is spelled simply and people STILL get it wrong! If it’s spelled Alia or Aliya, it’s still very unique but much more pronouncable.

Post # 7
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

As someone who has had to explain her name all her life (I go by my middle name) I would strongly suggest a name that won’t require an explanation or pronunciation if at all possible. It just makes life a littler easier.

Post # 8
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I feel like I typically see it spelled Aliyah.

Why not use that spelling?

Post # 9
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I dont really like either. :/ sorry

Post # 10
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think the spelling is counterproductive. People would be pronouncing the g. There is a famous singer by the same name and she spells her name beautifully. Aliyah

Post # 11
1844 posts
Buzzing bee

love the pronounciation of the girls name I am not in love with the spelling. When I sounded out I came up with something like a-lye-gia ?

Post # 12
46402 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not a fan of either.

Post # 13
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MarryMeTiffany: I wouldn’t use the name Raphael, but I do think it’s a nice name. Would you call him Raffie? It reminds me of the children’s song writer/singer from my childhood. 

I agree with redheadem about the spelling of the girls name – I don’t like it. If you want to spell it with “leigh” for the lee sound – use “leigh” not “liegh” Just my opinion. 


Post # 14
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ya….  At first I thought it was Allegra.  Then I was trying to figure out how to pronounce it without sounding like I had phlegm in my throat.  Not a fan.

Post # 16
4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hope I don’t offend but did you mean Aleigha? Or is it really Aliegha? Only because the name Lee can also be spelled Leigh, which would help you get the pronunciation I think.

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