Post # 1
DH and I are not really agreeing on a girl name. He like Aliya and I’m not in love with it. I think it is cute but just reminds me of the girl on Teen Mom that has the twins. Our boy name is Raphael (DH’s middle name and also a family name) I’m thinking maybe Raphaela? I need some input Bees
Post # 3
@MarryMeTiffany: eeeeeeeeeek…i really am not into rapheala to be 100% honest but at the same time if Aliya reminds you of “teen mom” I think that’s reason enough to throw it out! Haha…they ruin everything.
Maybe if you tell us your other daughters names we would have a better idea? You might want to try something that won’t clash with theirs too much. I have a friend named lily, her sisters names are molly, zoe, and kaisha (cage-a). I have always thought it was weird.
Post # 4
I don’t care for the name Raphaela. Just name her Desirée after me. 😉
Serious note though – I think Aliya is cute. Names will always be associated with something/someone no matter what you do.
Post # 5
I prefer the name Aliya in this case.
Post # 6
If you’re not in agreement on either, I say keep looking! Eventually you will figure out the perfect name that you both love. 🙂
However, of those two names, I prefer Aliya.
Post # 7
What if you spelled it Alia? That’s how they pronounce it “Al-lee-ya” in a science fiction series I love 🙂
Post # 8
@MarryMeTiffany: I know I’m in the minority here, but I personally like Raphaela
Post # 9
Not a huge fan of either but I would definitely go with Aliya between the two.
Post # 10
At first glance Raphaela reminds me of Rapunzel and I’m not really a fan, so in this case I’d go with Aliya (:
Post # 11
I don’t mind Aliya but it kind of sounds like my own name (Alicia) so I wouldn’t use it myself. I think you should “save” Raphael for any potential boys. If you’ve definitely ruled out that possibility and like the sound of the name, I work with a rachaela (ra-KAY-la) and always thought it sounded kind of cool.
Post # 12
my first thought was in favor of aliya, but after considering it, raphaela is still pretty and would be really unique. better yet, i think you could get some cute nicknames out of it.
Post # 13
I’m suprised more people didn’t vote for Raphaela. Its clearly the superior choice! Lol. But seriously, I think Raphaela is super cute & unique. But the good kind of unique, it doesn’t sound like one of those crazy made-up names, but it surely won’t be the name of half of the other kids on the playground.
Post # 14
I really like Aliya over Raphaela.
Post # 16
When I read Raphaela I instantly thought of the Ninja Turtles….sorry child of the 80’s.
I much prefer Aliya but if you can’t agree I say keep looking until something comes that you both love.