My 5 month old daughter is named Ria (Ree-uh). I found the name in a baby name book and it means river. I am constantly having to spell it or correct the pronunciation. I don't mind spelling it, but I wish it was easily pronounced.
I wasn't sure even when we were set on the name, I had a lot of critism, especially that it sounds like "diarrhea."
Her dad loves the name, and won't think of changing it (don't even know if I could at this point).
I'm afraid she'll hate her name having to correct people all the time, I know I hate my last name for the same reason. And I don't want her to be teased. :(
I don't know what I'm asking, maybe if you know anyone with the same name? A movie character had the same name, and someone told me their cousin's name is Ria, but that's it.
Or if you completely hate it, or really like it, whatever. I didn't mean for this to be one of those "name by baby" type posts but I guess it kind of turned out that way.
*EDIT* Her middle name is Chantelle, my mother's middle name also. (French, pronounced Shawntelle, not with A as in Ant)
*EDIT* I should not have said I had a lot of critism,my best friend at the time put the diarrhea thing in my head. Although I didn't care if she liked the name, it did get me thinking that maybe she wouldn't like her name. I am not influenced by other people's opinions, as the majority of our friends and family love the name. I just included the like/hate statement because I was not sure what I was asking.