Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Mom Confessions Mom Confessions

What do you think of the names *update*

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
Romeo for a boy and alysia for a girl? These are the names my bf has picked. I prefer jameson but it reminds him of James Patterson lol

Alysia is pronounced kinda like alijha, I thought alysia was right, kinda like Asia but with an ly stuck in. I didn't realize it would be hard to pronounce
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 20, 2013 at 1:56 PM
Replies (31-32):
susannah2000
by Platinum Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 3:37 PM



Quoting Elena-725:



Quoting susannah2000:



Quoting Elena-725:


Actually, it's Elysia (with an i).  :-)  I thought OP might like it since it has a similar look and sound of Elijah.  Also, OP, have you considered Elisha (eh-LIE-sha)?  It has a sound very similar to Elijah.  The only drawback is that it's a male name (albeit, an uncommon one)  that is being used more often for baby girls (along with Ezra and Noa with no h).  There is an actress named Elisha Cuthbert.  Using male names for females is not my thing, but I know many people do like doing it so I thought I'd mention it.

Anyway, you might check out behindthename.com which is the most authoritative name source on the Web.

Quoting susannah2000:


Quoting Elena-725:

I agree with this.  I was thinking earlier that Alysia might have difficulties with people spelling her name Alyssa or Alicia, however with this pronunciation (similar to the feminine Elijah), no one is going to assume it's pronounced that way so she'd have problems with spelling AND pronunciation.  WDYT of Alyssa, Alicia or even Elysia?

I do like the sound of Romeo and it would work fine just as long as you're prepared to deal with the Romeo and Juliet association.  I think it's the most common one for most of us.  Then again, I love Juliet and could see myself using that (probably as a middle name, though).



Quoting susannah2000:



Quoting Anonymous:

Like Elijah but a girls version


Quoting susannah2000:

Romeo, absolutely NOT. How would alysia be pronounced, Aleesha or Alee see ah? It's pretty either way, but please, not Romeo. The kid will be teased his WHOLE life.


It would be pronounced ah lye sha? Just so you know, she will be spending her life telling people how to pronounce it and spell it. Her ENTIRE  life. Please, don't make it difficult for your kids.





I have always liked the name Alicia. But! It can be pronounced Aleesha or Alee see uh too! I knew a darling girl named Alaysia, with a soft sh like zsa zsa. It is very similar to what you have in mind, and it is clear how it is pronounced. Not so fond of "elyssa."



I have heard of Elisha Cuthbert, but thought it was pronounced Eleesha. I don't know how you are going to get the "lye" sound of  Elijah for a girl.


My daughter has a male friend named Elisha and his name does have the LIE sound in it.  At first, I thought my daughter was saying his name was Elijah!  As I said, m>f names are not my thing, but those sorts of names are everywhere.  My daughter also has a female friend named Avery (another traditionally male name).


I can't say i have ever heard of Elisha with the "lie" sounds. I have known one Avery, a little girl! I didn't know it was traditionally a male name. I actually haven't heard of it very much. I heard it once on Murphy Brown, if you remember that old show with Candice Bergen, where Murphy named her son Avery, as it was her mother's name.


MommyKarma
by Ruby Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Elayza Elaizya I have seen it spelt a few different ways, it's a cute name. I would find a better spelling though of all of those and the one you have. Jameson is adorable and Romeo is pretty cute, we have a few family members with that name.

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)