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March 1st, 2013 12:10 AM #6Senior Member
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- Jun 2010
I'm confused with pronunciation- is the second syllable pronounced to rhyme with "my," "me," or "may?"
March 1st, 2013 12:13 AM #8
March 1st, 2013 12:26 AM #10Senior Member
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- Mar 2012
I'd prefer Aliyah/Aaliyah/Aliya as it's closer to the Hebrew (and I think the Arabic) and I find the lay-uh sound unappealing compared to lee-ya.
Assorted spellings of May-ah, Kayla and Layla are very popular so maybe I'm the weirdo - completely possible - but I just don't find may-ah / lay-uh / tay-ah all that pretty, and they are very used.
March 1st, 2013 12:38 AM #12
They both immediately reminded me of baby Aleeah from Teen Mom 2.Aurelia - Endora - Illyria - Lorelei - Merida - Ofelia - Penrose - Tabitha - Viola - Zenobia
Alaric - Anton - Cedric - Dexter - Erich - Felix - Hector - Hendrik - Leonidas - Victor
Engaged to the best Man in the World. (God-mama to Lawrence, a little bundle of sunshine).
March 1st, 2013 01:02 AM #14
I love Aleya Whitney.
I like the E in the middle so that it doesn't have 3 As -- elementary school name acrostics will be more fun with the variety. I also really like Whitney paired with it. I don't feel a disconnect, but instead like the distinction as the other options seem to roll together with Aleya too much.
I hope that helps!若兰
I'm just a third-culture girl with an affinity for names.