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Thread: Alaya/Aleya

  1. #6
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    I'm confused with pronunciation- is the second syllable pronounced to rhyme with "my," "me," or "may?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisy451 View Post
    I'm confused with pronunciation- is the second syllable pronounced to rhyme with "my," "me," or "may?"
    Alaya/Aleya is prn Ah-LAY-ah

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    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.

  4. #12
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    They both immediately reminded me of baby Aleeah from Teen Mom 2.
    MAJOR CONSTRUCTION ZONE
    newlywed!!! (not trying...yet)

  5. #14
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    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!
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