How would you pronounce..

(21 Posts)
marinka458 Thu 04-Jul-13 22:33:36

How would you pronounce Eliza? Like Elizabeth (ee) or like Liza (eye) Minelli?

Like Liza Minnelli

Like lye. Ih lye zuh.

In the same way as Horrace does.

TeamEdward Thu 04-Jul-13 22:40:22

Eh-Lye-Zah

Oh isn't that the same?

Haven't you seen My Fair Lady OP? The way they pronounce it in that.

marinka458 Thu 04-Jul-13 22:42:24

I think of using it as a nn for Elizabeth. So would it not be pronounced exactly the same way as the first part of the name?

othersideofchannel Thu 04-Jul-13 22:46:28

I'd say El-eeza but can also imagine El-yza.

thistlelicker Thu 04-Jul-13 22:47:03

Eeee lie za

Weegiemum Thu 04-Jul-13 22:48:15

Ee - lye -za

marinka458 Thu 04-Jul-13 22:50:04

Do you think it's a legitimate nickname for Elizabeth then? It sounds nothing like Elizabeth sad

IWipeArses Thu 04-Jul-13 22:52:22

Betty doesn't sound much like Elizabeth either. I'd definitely say Eh lye zuh

BikeRunSki Thu 04-Jul-13 22:54:31

Eh Lye Zuh

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 04-Jul-13 22:59:07

eh lye zuh. Are you going to use it? its a fab name and in my top 3 with Hester nn Hetty and Martha. Sadly I will be having no girls! And yes a very good nn for Elizabeth.

DS2 is Raphael nn Rafe. Raphael sounds nothing like Rafe I just wanted to give him a 'proper' name as well as a nn

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 04-Jul-13 23:06:02

Ee-lye-za like Eliza Dolittle.

Bess was an old nickname for Elizabeth - so I wouldn't worry about Eliza not sounding exactly like it to be honest grin

I think it's a lovely name in it's own right. Much nicer than Elizabeth.

BartBaby Fri 05-Jul-13 08:05:07

I prefer it on its own rather than for a nickname for elizabeth.

Would pronounce it eh lye za. Like liza minelli with an E.

It's a horrid name! Elisabeth is much prettier in it's full state.

Fwiw I'd pronounce it ee lie sa.

Choccyhobnob Fri 05-Jul-13 10:23:09

Eh lye za, like Eliza Doolitle!

Never heard it pronounce Ee lye za or Eh lee za.

If you want it to be pronounced like Elizabeth, then it's spelt Elisa.

BackforGood Fri 05-Jul-13 10:29:05

Ee - lie - zer.
Not sounding like 'Liz' part of Elisabeth.

What about Liz, or lizzie or Beth ?

That said, Betty is a commonly known shortened form of Elizabeth and it's got nothing to do with the name grin

If you like Eliza, then why not just call her Eliza ? (see thread from a couple of days ago where parent was cross the new school had written her child's full name on everything when she maintained the child didn't know her own name as she used a derivative)

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