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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013
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    Namberries! I need help with a name and its spelling!

    I have found a name that I really love but I don't like the spelling or origin and I want to tweak it to honor my grandmother Adele.
    The name is Atalaya which is pronounced(just found out) At- tah- lye- a with emphasis on third syllable.
    I would like to change the pronunciation to Ad-deh-lie-a. How would you spell that? We were trying to spell it Adeliah or Adelia but don't want to confuse anyone. Everyone is giving a different pronunciation when reading that name. Would you stick with a Spanish pronunciation of the name? Is there anyway to anglicize the name? Thanks for your help!

  2. #3
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    Adelaya maybe?
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

  3. #5
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    Adelaya or Adeliya? It's a difficult one to try and write out in a way that will only be said in that one way.

  4. #7
    Adalaya, Adelaya, or Adalaea
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  5. #9
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    Aug 2010
    Location
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    Adelaia, or probably Adelaya/Adalaya
    http://www.onceuponatimebabynames.com/
    http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9772380 (please vote!)


    Due December 13, 2014 (12/13/14) It's a boy!
    Zorina, Faustine, Castalia, Vasilisa, Indrina, Calluna, Anaxandra, Hildana, Selenia, Lisandra, Satyana
    ... Alaric, Silvan, Alistair, Stellan, Rainer, Evander or Evren, Caspian, Soren, Theron, Sander, Sven

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