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10 weeks to go and no girls name chosen!

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MsLaurie wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:03 pm How do you pronounce Aaliyah?

Ah-lye-er or Aaah-lee-ah? (Or something else!)
I'm assuming it's Ah-lye-ah
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I'm assuming A lee a
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Sancti-claws wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:35 am I love your chosen names and neither of them are too close to your baby IMO. Mahalia is another great singer too.

Else - Zafiya, Zadie, Xolanie, Yolanda, Yael (I know one in real life - beautiful), Vivienne, Uma, Quinn.

Oh gosh I didn’t even think about it being two singers! Hahaha. I’m really not going to point that out to my partner. He already thinks my taste is a bit... different!
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Kerilyntaryn21 wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:13 am I'm assuming A lee a
You are correct! We say Ah Lee a.

My in-laws pronounce it slightly differently with a longer ahhhhh first syllable. English is a second and third language.

She answers to both happily.
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blueshoe wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:39 pm Isilay, pronounced Ishlay
I have never heard this before and quite like it, thank you!
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Thank you everyone for your other suggestions!

I like Amira, and Tallulah and Yael. My partner likes Kailani but I’m not sure...

There’s a few other possible contenders in there too. We need to sit down and actually have a chat and look at meanings I think too.

It’s interesting that some of you think Aaliyah and Mahalia are dissimilar enough to get away with and some don’t... my partner thinks it’s fine and I want it to be fine but suspect I would be constantly tripping over their names.

We say Ah lee a or Ahhhhh Lee a. Depending on which side of the family.

My mother in law assures me I’ll do that anyway yelling for them to come to dinner regardless of their names but... I don’t know!!
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To me Yael is a very Jewish name, so I wouldn't use it if you're not. It would be like calling a kid Hymie or Mohammed just because you like the sound of it. Not that that's offensive, exactly, but it would be a little weird IMO.
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It doesn't matter what name you call them, more than one time or another you will confuse their na m es, so don't let that stop you using a name you like

BeepBeep wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:06 pm Thank you everyone for your other suggestions!

I like Amira, and Tallulah and Yael. My partner likes Kailani but I’m not sure...

There’s a few other possible contenders in there too. We need to sit down and actually have a chat and look at meanings I think too.

It’s interesting that some of you think Aaliyah and Mahalia are dissimilar enough to get away with and some don’t... my partner thinks it’s fine and I want it to be fine but suspect I would be constantly tripping over their names.

We say Ah lee a or Ahhhhh Lee a. Depending on which side of the family.

My mother in law assures me I’ll do that anyway yelling for them to come to dinner regardless of their names but... I don’t know!!
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I think Mahalia is too similar, it basically contains your daughter’s name within the sounds already (a-li-a). Samara is pretty and fits nicely with Aaliyah.

Others:
Nahla
Safiyah
Maia / Maya
Amara (if you don’t mind another A name)
Sahara
Sienna
Soraya
Sariah
Zahra/ Zara
Zoe
Evanna
Viara
Xanthe
Zelda

I like Kailani or Kalani as a suggestion too. What about Nalani?
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Walilee (wah lil lee)
Leilani (Lay larn nee)

Two girls names that I've come across through work. I think they're gorgeous.
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Luminescence wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:20 pm I think Mahalia is too similar, it basically contains your daughter’s name within the sounds already (a-li-a).
How do you pronounce Mahalia? I have always pronounced it with a long a (ay?) in the middle which takes it away from the extended a in aa-li-a.

And it is funny that Yael is too Jewish - my friend with that name is Egyptian,
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I think Samara and Samira are the picks of the bunch, both gorgeous names.
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