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What do you think of Nyah?

(26 Posts)
fishandlilacs Thu 07-Jul-11 21:19:52

What do you think of Nyah as a girl's name? It's listed on Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder.

aStarInStrangeways Thu 07-Jul-11 21:21:16

Looks and sounds like a sneer. I think I have read too much Viz to like it, sorry.

fishandlilacs Thu 07-Jul-11 21:23:19

I think it's better spelled Nia maybe?

BBNElea Thu 07-Jul-11 21:24:28

I think it's a grower. It has a similar sound to Nia and Maia which are more familiar.

OTheHugeManatee Thu 07-Jul-11 21:24:29

When I was little 'nyah' was the standard phonetic spelling for that sound children make when they mean 'so there'. As in 'well my dad's a policeman and I'm getting a pony for Christmas, so nyah '.

So I think that's a no from me grin

TyMinisterForMagic Thu 07-Jul-11 21:24:44

I like Nyah, it sounds pretty

littlemisslozza Thu 07-Jul-11 21:25:16

I prefer Nia but that is pronounced Nee-a (like Mia) rather than Ny-ah

bigbluebump Thu 07-Jul-11 21:26:19

I like it but agree that Nia looks more feminine.

HamburgerHelper Thu 07-Jul-11 21:26:43

All I can hear is Edward G. Robinson's voice.

Nia is better - Nye -uh.

bruxeur Thu 07-Jul-11 21:28:03

To go with older siblings Nyah, Nya and Nyah-Nyaah?

OTheHugeManatee Thu 07-Jul-11 21:30:52


Ephiny Thu 07-Jul-11 21:49:14

Don't it at all, sounds whiny/sneery to me. Mia and Maia are nice, not sure about Nia as it doesn't look like a proper name to me (though realise it possibly is!).

Ephiny Thu 07-Jul-11 21:49:32

sorry, mean I don't like it at all!

UsingMainlySpells Thu 07-Jul-11 21:50:06

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moondog Thu 07-Jul-11 21:51:06

Sounds like a pissed person slurring 'No'.

usualsuspect Thu 07-Jul-11 21:51:42

I like it

its a pretty name

Mousesmummy Thu 07-Jul-11 23:42:36

There is one in my dd's class - not for me personally but will certainly not be popular/common so may be a plus point for you?

Rhubarbgarden Fri 08-Jul-11 12:42:03

Looks like Noah with a typo. Not nice.

Eskarina Sun 10-Jul-11 01:05:47

I know a baby Niah (pronounced nyah). I like it

superjobeespecs Sun 10-Jul-11 01:22:48

naya would be better if thats the way its pronounced imo, the way it is atm makes me over pronounce the ny-ah so it sounds like a wee sneer

AlpinePony Sun 10-Jul-11 08:54:00


tethersend Sun 10-Jul-11 09:10:13

It reminds me of Ian Paisley.

Ulster says Nyah!

blushingm Sun 10-Jul-11 22:41:16

what about Nylah instead? Means could or champion

manicinsomniac Sun 10-Jul-11 22:42:45

I teach a Nyah. She's 10.

I think it's cute but then she is gorgeous so maybe that's why

WineAndPizza Tue 12-Jul-11 18:41:05

Nia is a welsh name meaning brightness - I think it's gorgeous.

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