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Thread: Sarai and Sinai? Please help!
January 2nd, 2012 10:42 AM #6
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January 2nd, 2012 10:51 AM #8
Sarai is adorable! As for Sinai... yeah, as you're pronouncing it, it's really close. My other problem is the pronunciations--I've grown up going to Christian churches, and I have never heard it said like that. I guess all the churches I've gone to could be saying it wrong, lol, but I've always heard SIE-uh-nye. Which really doesn't make sense with the letters that are there, but I've also heard SIGH-nye, which does make more sense... either way, it's too close for me. I think Sarai and Amina would be just adorable, though.
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January 2nd, 2012 12:13 PM #10Member
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January 2nd, 2012 12:19 PM #12
Sinai has always been pronounced "SIGH-nye" to me so I think you would get a lot of mispronunciations if you want to pronounce it the way you do. Sarai and Sinai are way too matchy for siblings. From your list, I guess Nia would be the best option. Here are some other suggestions.
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January 2nd, 2012 12:48 PM #14Senior Member
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Sinai would be pronounced as "SIGH-nye" by most people I know who saw it written. Sinai as a name looks like it will be a "SIN-nye" or "SIN-nay". I don't see "Sah-nye" at all. I think it's closeness to your first daughter's name is what is appealing to you. I think Sarai is much prettier than Sinai. Would you have considered this name if you did not have a Sarai already? I vote Sarai & Nia as my favorite sibset from your list. I don't like Kayla or Kaelah because it seems more in line with a sibling named Madison, Kailyn, or Makenzie. The sound goes well with Sarai, but it's wildly more popular and has a different feel. Amina sounds nice with Sarai and the religious ties pointed out by saracita00 don't change my opinion. I LOVE the nn Mina and I think Sarai and Amina/Mina is great.