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Elsa333 Sun 26-May-13 10:47:29

DH and I are struggling to agree on a name we both like for our baby due soon (DH is looking for something unique, but I prefer shorter, simpler names). A friend suggested the name Aliyaan, which we both like the sound of, but I wanted to get some honest opinions on the following two questions:

1. How would you pronounce this name?
2. Is it obvious to you whether this is a boy's or girl's name? I deliberately haven't mentioned whether we are expecting a boy or girl so as not to bias people's thinking one way or the other :-)

Appreciate your feedback.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 26-May-13 10:50:45

1. Alien
2. Girl

scaevola Sun 26-May-13 10:52:28

1) al-ee-anne
2) girl

Hulababy Sun 26-May-13 10:52:57

1 Al-i-yan or ending yarn

2 I taught a little boy named Aliyan

PoppyAmex Sun 26-May-13 10:53:34

Agree with KenDodds

Hulababy Sun 26-May-13 10:53:39

Actually probably either but without the y sound now I think more

lunar1 Sun 26-May-13 10:54:04

Alien, girl

Eskino Sun 26-May-13 10:54:36

1. Ah-lee-arn
2. Girl

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 26-May-13 10:55:38

I think it is my flat northern vowels that make it alien rather than aleyarn.

Elsa333 Sun 26-May-13 13:00:49

Thanks for the comments so far and please keep 'em coming as I would like to collect views from as many different people as possible (whether favourable or otherwise!)

Leeds2 Sun 26-May-13 13:07:40



elQuintoConyo Sun 26-May-13 13:23:49


Mellymog Sun 26-May-13 13:55:26



JojoMags Sun 26-May-13 15:19:39



Don't like it tbh. Looks made up, and 'wrong'. Sorry.

EllenJanesthickerknickers Sun 26-May-13 15:23:53

Alley arn
Don't like it, sorry. It may well be a real name but looks made up.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sun 26-May-13 16:50:53

Alley ann.


Looks made up, sorry.

Casmama Sun 26-May-13 16:52:15

My local takeaway, sorry.

ZolaBuddleia Sun 26-May-13 16:54:47

Ali-yarn. Girl.

ZolaBuddleia Sun 26-May-13 16:55:31

Although, would that be Alyaana?

<over thinking it>

Layl77 Sun 26-May-13 17:05:44

Ali-yan girl

sjuperyoni Sun 26-May-13 17:14:17

Ally yaaaahn (my accent causes the over accent) sounds like a small child saying alien in a silly voice sorry.

I wasn't sure when i first saw the name but it 'looks' boy 'sounds' girl if that makes sense.

barnet Sun 26-May-13 17:17:09

Ali- ann

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Sun 26-May-13 17:20:53

My first thought was Alien but I think Alliyarn. Girl

onlyablip Sun 26-May-13 17:23:16

Ali - arn and a boy.

changechangechange Sun 26-May-13 19:37:30

Alley-arn. Emphasis on the third syllable. Boy.

Looks/sounds Turkish or Arabic to me. Is it? I like it.

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