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To think these two names aren't that alike

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Weownthenight Wed 19-Apr-17 19:44:40

Alicia and Alia? I would say these are completely different and don't see how people are getting them mixed up.

HunterHearstHelmsley Wed 19-Apr-17 19:45:34

They're not exactly the same. But they are similar.

Purplepeonies Wed 19-Apr-17 19:46:27

They are quite similar tbh

Doilooklikeatourist Wed 19-Apr-17 19:47:37

Very similar

TheNaze73 Wed 19-Apr-17 19:47:59

Very similar

Soubriquet Wed 19-Apr-17 19:48:02

I would say they are like enough to not be used for sisters but not like enough to be muddled up


With the a for Apple sound

Crunchymum Wed 19-Apr-17 19:48:37

Second one looks like someone forgot a few letters from the first one. hmm

Weownthenight Wed 19-Apr-17 19:48:49

Said al lee yah

HallowedMimic Wed 19-Apr-17 19:49:03

They are no more similar than Karen and Catriona, or James and Joshua.

UppityHumpty Wed 19-Apr-17 19:49:17

Totally different

LindyHemming Wed 19-Apr-17 19:50:45

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Crunchymum Wed 19-Apr-17 19:50:51

I pronounce first as "a-lee-si-ah" not "a-leesh-ah'" by the way.

NapQueen Wed 19-Apr-17 19:50:52

Same first two letters. Same last two letters. Too similar imo.

Like having an Orla and an Aurelia. Too similar.

mygorgeousmilo Wed 19-Apr-17 19:52:19

Too similar for siblings, but not similar enough to get confused over

ThePinkOcelot Wed 19-Apr-17 19:53:07


Crochetty Wed 19-Apr-17 19:53:12

Weird I would pronounce the first as Aliss-eaa like Alice with an eeeeaaa on the end. And yes I do know one. I though Alisha was the name pronounced A-leesh-ahconfused

Soubriquet Wed 19-Apr-17 19:54:59

I think it's personal preference isn't it?

I know one who says A-lees-sha which is why I went with that one but I know it can be pronounced as a-Lis-see-ah too

DonkeyOaty Wed 19-Apr-17 19:55:58

Yes I would get tongue tied trying to pronounce them. Al-ee sha and Al-ee ah.

ThroughThinkandThing Wed 19-Apr-17 19:57:35

Alicia is traditionally pronounced with a "sha" sound at the end, like Patricia. The pronunciation A-liss-ee-uh is new but very common - probably more so now than A-leesh-uh.

SparklyLeprechaun Wed 19-Apr-17 20:00:26

I can't see any great similarity. Different pronunciation, they start with the same letters but then so do Alina, Alison, Alida.

informedchoice Wed 19-Apr-17 20:01:24

The Alicia I know is in her 50s so I don't see how the pronunciation is a modern thing.

FluffyMcCloud Wed 19-Apr-17 20:01:25

I'd pronounce them to sound very similar! A-lee-sha and a-lee-a so it is only an addition of the "sh" sound that makes Alia into Alicia.

However if you are saying Aaah-lee-ah and A-liss-ee-ah then they are more different...

happypoobum Wed 19-Apr-17 20:15:21

Is this for sisters? Depends on the context really.

I would pronounce the first name A liss eee ya

Second name Al eee ya

MarriedinMaui Wed 19-Apr-17 20:19:09

Almost all the under 8 year old girls I meet seem to have names that begin with A or E. I get them all mixed up unless I know them really well.

CharlotteCollinsneeLucas Wed 19-Apr-17 20:30:39

They will seem more similar if you learn visually rather than auditorally. I get names confused which look the same rather than sound the same. Like I think Keith and Kevin are similar names because they start with K, have the same two vowels in the same order!

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