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Nia or Naia? Or something else??

(20 Posts)
ButtonMoonisinmysights Mon 03-Oct-11 21:12:20

Would you pronounce those names in the same way?

Which would you go for?

Thank you!

mogandthecat Mon 03-Oct-11 21:24:25

I would say Nee - ah for Nia and Nie - ah for Naia. I prefer Nia as it is a name I have heard of (welsh I think) whereas Naia looks a bit made up. Nia is lovely.

NorkyPies Mon 03-Oct-11 21:27:56

Agree with mogandthecat.

ScorchioInnit Mon 03-Oct-11 21:29:53

I do too. Nia (nee-ah) is pretty, whereas Naia (Nye-ah) is a bit awkward and well, a bit ugly sounding to me - sorry! Nia's great though. Yep, it's Welsh.

umiaisha Mon 03-Oct-11 21:55:39

A lady I know has just had a girl called Nyla, which I think is lovely.

Baby is mixed - indian/white british

Meteorite Mon 03-Oct-11 22:37:13

I'd say Nee-uh and Nay-uh.

Meteorite Mon 03-Oct-11 22:38:13

I prefer Nia, by the way. Wouldn't go for Nyla, too similar to nylon.

ButtonMoonisinmysights Mon 03-Oct-11 22:49:32

I thought Nyla sounded like Nylon too. Sorry about that, umiaisha.

Queenofthehill Mon 03-Oct-11 22:57:10

I know someone called Ngaio (pronounced Ny-oh). It's a lovely name, I think. Maori origin.

ButtonMoonisinmysights Mon 03-Oct-11 23:01:24

Thanks all. Nia's clearly a lot more liked than Naia (which nobody's liked), so thats good!

growing3rdbump Tue 04-Oct-11 03:58:04

We have a Nyah. It's a varient on Nia and is swahili (Nia is also, as well as Welsh). Nyah means, 'purpose', which I love.

SlinkingOutsideInSocks Tue 04-Oct-11 08:07:10

I know a toddler (Indian) Nilaya which I think is pretty.

greenzebra Tue 04-Oct-11 08:52:24

I would have pronouced Naia as Nay- a but I can now see from the other posts that I got that wrong.

I work with a guy called Nye and I also went to school with a girl called Nala.

ShoutyHamster Tue 04-Oct-11 09:51:57

Nia (Nee-ah) is lovely, Naia sounds a bit made up.

birdofthenorth Tue 04-Oct-11 21:36:17

Nia is lovely

Rhubarbgarden Tue 04-Oct-11 21:52:30

I know a Nia-Mia, which is such a ridiculous name it's put me off it's constituent parts, sorry.

MrsOzz Tue 04-Oct-11 22:54:40

How would you like it pronounced? If it's to rhyme with Tire (as in car tire!) I think spelling it Nya.

If it's to rhyme with Bayer (as in Bayer crop science, wow I am bad at thinking up rhyming words!) then Naya or Naia. But neither look obvious. Plus I know a Maya who rhymes with tire.

Hmmm maybe Neigha as in horses Neigh! Sorry I'm not being much help here!

winkle2 Tue 04-Oct-11 23:07:34

My niece is called Anaia, pronounced a-nay-a.

manicinsomniac Wed 05-Oct-11 03:30:29

Going against the trend but don't really like Nia.

I know a lovely Nyah (wouldn't spell it Naia) so I may be biased.

GirlWithALlamaTattoo Thu 06-Oct-11 09:40:19

Greenzebra, is your Nye short for Aneurin? Another Welsh and lovely one.

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