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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    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
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Liverpool, England
    Adelaya maybe?

    ★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
    ★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★


    ★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
    ★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★

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

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    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
    Great resource for name popularity over the last 120 years:

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Adelaia, or probably Adelaya/Adalaya (please vote!)

    Just lurking since the birth of my son S. G. A.
    Zorina, Faustine, Castalia, Vasilisa, Oriana, Anaxandra, Sebastiana
    ... Alaric, Silvan, Alistair, Stellan, Rainer, Caspian, Theron, Salvatore

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