How would you pronounce Xylia?

(41 Posts)
Clickityclack Tue 25-Jun-13 22:55:05

Just that really. I saw it written down today and I think it looks pretty but I have no idea how you'd pronounce it, any ideas?

JeanPaget Tue 25-Jun-13 22:56:48


Not mad keen on it though tbh.

DoctorAnge Tue 25-Jun-13 22:57:05

As in Xylophone ?

DramaAlpaca Tue 25-Jun-13 22:58:04

Probably like Zillia - ZILL-ee-ah.

Ragusa Tue 25-Jun-13 22:58:06


Sounds like Xylitol to me (ingredient in chewing gum). Xenia or xanthe I like more smile

MultipleMama Tue 25-Jun-13 22:59:26

Kinda like the sound you pronounce when saying Xavier.

Either Zil-E-ah, I guess to rhyme with trivia

Or Zye-Lee-ah to rhyme with .... Livelier?

The second one would be my automatic, but the first is what I'd come up with if I gave it a second of thought.

IThinkOfHappyWhenIThinkOfYou Tue 25-Jun-13 23:03:12

Z eye leah

rundontwalk Tue 25-Jun-13 23:04:23

Zye-lee-ah. Think you'd get a lot of different pronunciations!

Myliferocks Tue 25-Jun-13 23:05:37

My DS2 has a Xylia in his year group.

She pronounces it Zye-lee-ah.

RegularVoltaire Tue 25-Jun-13 23:07:48

zye lee ah

zye like xylophone

Theselittlelightsofmine Tue 25-Jun-13 23:08:30


I actually like it said this way smile

RandomMess Tue 25-Jun-13 23:09:44

I'd say zye lee ah too

BackforGood Tue 25-Jun-13 23:10:20

Never heard of it, but if I saw it written, I'd say Zy-lee-ah but with a question mark in my voice wink

EndoplasmicReticulum Tue 25-Jun-13 23:14:03

Zy - lee - ah

Like xylem which it reminds me of. I quite liked the idea of Xylem and Phloem for twins.

I suppose it's a good job I didn't have twins.

valiumredhead Tue 25-Jun-13 23:15:24

Zy lee ah

AuntieStella Tue 25-Jun-13 23:16:04


Love the idea of Xylem and Phloem grin

Mintyy Tue 25-Jun-13 23:16:19


curlew Tue 25-Jun-13 23:16:55

How can a name "look pretty"? hmm


savoirfaire Tue 25-Jun-13 23:21:05


squoosh Wed 26-Jun-13 00:10:41

Zillia. Looks and sounds like an anxiety medication.

What about Zinnia?

elQuintoConyo Wed 26-Jun-13 00:21:41

X always sounds like CH where I live.
It looks horrible, like a bacteria.

So, how should it be pronounced, OP?

bugsybill Wed 26-Jun-13 00:36:32

Zye (like eye)- lee- uh

desertbaby Wed 26-Jun-13 03:48:13

Zy lee ah

KB02 Wed 26-Jun-13 03:58:29

Reminds me of Xylaria, genus of fungus.


MerryMarigold Wed 26-Jun-13 04:22:48


If you can believe it, I know a Xara (Zara!!)

I wanted to call ds Xavier, as I do think 'x' names are the coolest on a bank card. But was vetoed.

Zy-li-ah. I'd guess. Horrible though, sounds like a food additive.

nooka Wed 26-Jun-13 07:13:01

Like sillier. And sorry, but I think it is a bit of a silly name.

valiumredhead Wed 26-Jun-13 17:02:29

No 'sillier' than Tilly or Milly imo. I quite like it OP. And names can most definitely look pretty or clumsy when written down!

CatInWellies Wed 26-Jun-13 17:06:08

Z-eye-lee-ah. Not sure how I feel about it.

Theselittlelightsofmine Wed 26-Jun-13 17:06:36


Bakingtins Wed 26-Jun-13 17:27:15

Zy lee ah

It sounds like a medicine.

According to this site it's zy-lee-a. I've never heard it before but it's sweet smile

Myliferocks Wed 26-Jun-13 17:35:13

The girl in DS2's year group is really sweet and seems to suit the name.

ISeeSmallPeople Wed 26-Jun-13 17:36:48


ISeeSmallPeople Wed 26-Jun-13 17:37:53

Posted too soon.

Celia, but with a Zee rather than Cee

Elquota Thu 27-Jun-13 09:31:30


I know one who is ZILL-ee-uh. Before I knew her I would have guessed at ZY-lee-uh.


RaRaZ Fri 28-Jun-13 15:10:51

Zy -lee - uh

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