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Ruththetooth Wed 23-Jan-13 08:00:31

Apologies if you've just read my similarly titled thread (Talya, Talia, Tahlia). Just wanted to know what people think of Thalia. DH and I came across it last night and we both think it's nice but not sure if it would be perceived as a bit try-hard or 'chavvy'. Honest opinions please.

FellatioNels0n Wed 23-Jan-13 18:44:26

Faylia innit.

onthemetro Wed 23-Jan-13 18:45:47

I love it smile And gives the option of Lia as a nn, which is just lovely too!

AuntieStella Wed 23-Jan-13 18:47:25

I have never, ever heard the written th pronounced as "th" in Thalia (ditto Thomas or Thierry).

I think it's a lovely, classical name (and pronounce it Tar-lee-ah).

GrimmaTheNome Wed 23-Jan-13 18:53:26

Well, this is my 'learn something new every day' - having only ever seen Thalia on bulb packets, I had no idea it was pronounced Talia. thanks

Viviennemary Wed 23-Jan-13 18:54:34

Don't like it at all I'm afraid. It's one of these fashionable type names. I wouldn't call it a classic name in this country.

alexpolismum Thu 24-Jan-13 15:32:13

I know a Thalia who pronounces it Th-al-ya (th as in "think"). So exactly as it looks.

PollyLogos Thu 24-Jan-13 15:57:21

My friend here in Greece pronounces it Tha-lia with the stress on the Tha bit! ( hi Alexpolimum! )

Peevish Thu 24-Jan-13 17:35:06

I've never heard it pronounced as anything other than THAY-lia. The most famous fictional Thalia I know of - in Antonia Forest's Kingscote books - also pronounces her name this way, hence it being misheard as 'Failure' by Lawrie Marlow.

alexpolismum Thu 24-Jan-13 17:40:22

[waves at PollyLogos!]

Peevish Thu 24-Jan-13 17:40:47

I like it, by the way. Though from other responses on this thread, it sounds as if you might risk having to explain your particular pronunciation all the time...

funchum8am Thu 24-Jan-13 17:42:59

viviennemary it is classical, not classic. As in Greek or Roman, rather than traditional.

funchum8am Thu 24-Jan-13 17:43:25

Love the name by the way!

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