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January 13th, 2013 11:11 PM #1
Favorite spelling of a name pronounced SIGH-rah?
Unless I posted a looong time ago and don't remember, this is my first official post (I've commented, but I don't think I've made a thread before)! Hi
I've always loved this name, and its many, many spellings that I have seen are below.
Cira, Cirah, Cyra, Cyrah, Sira, Syra, Syrah...etc., etc.
My concern is that the name is pronounced both as SEER-uh and SIGH-rah (I prefer the latter), and with my name being Talia ('TAL' as in 'Talented' not 'Tall') I know the horrors of correcting pronunciation over....and over. I got tuh-LEE-uh, Tahl-yah, you name it. Is this one of those names that is doomed to go through what I went through? I think there are less variables for the above name, but I don't know.
I think my favorite spelling is Cyrah, because the h makes it feel more exotic to me and it would fit her appearance, but I don't want it to be too fussy or yooneek either. Also, I am worried about it being pronounced KY-ra or Keer-ah.
What do you think? What's your personal preferred spelling of it, and what spelling do you think is the most practical?
If it helps, the middle name would be Gabrielle (after my sister), and she would be cursed with the last name B@xter, which sounds like a not-so-great word if you're not careful enunciating it.
Not expecting currently...just daydreaming
Last edited by taliawhat; January 13th, 2013 at 11:20 PM. Reason: clarification
January 13th, 2013 11:23 PM #3
Syrah is a type of wine, so not that.Blade, MD
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January 13th, 2013 11:30 PM #5
The only way I know of this name is Sirah, (pronounce sigh-rah) who is a musician/singer of sorts.
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January 13th, 2013 11:39 PM #7
Cyra, it wouldn't be up there with "Hennessy" or "Chardonnay" in associations, hopefully?
January 13th, 2013 11:41 PM #9