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How would you pronounce Xylia?

(41 Posts)
Clickityclack Tue 25-Jun-13 22:55:05

Just that really. I saw it written down today and I think it looks pretty but I have no idea how you'd pronounce it, any ideas?

RaRaZ Fri 28-Jun-13 15:10:51

Zy -lee - uh

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Thu 27-Jun-13 21:53:32


TolliverGroat Thu 27-Jun-13 09:37:17

I know one who is ZILL-ee-uh. Before I knew her I would have guessed at ZY-lee-uh.

Elquota Thu 27-Jun-13 09:31:30


ISeeSmallPeople Wed 26-Jun-13 17:37:53

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Myliferocks Wed 26-Jun-13 17:35:13

The girl in DS2's year group is really sweet and seems to suit the name.

MrsDmitriTippensKrushnic Wed 26-Jun-13 17:33:53

According to this site it's zy-lee-a. I've never heard it before but it's sweet smile

Bakingtins Wed 26-Jun-13 17:27:15

Zy lee ah

It sounds like a medicine.

Theselittlelightsofmine Wed 26-Jun-13 17:06:36

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CatInWellies Wed 26-Jun-13 17:06:08

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valiumredhead Wed 26-Jun-13 17:02:29

No 'sillier' than Tilly or Milly imo. I quite like it OP. And names can most definitely look pretty or clumsy when written down!

nooka Wed 26-Jun-13 07:13:01

Like sillier. And sorry, but I think it is a bit of a silly name.

MackerelOfFact Wed 26-Jun-13 06:00:05

Zy-li-ah. I'd guess. Horrible though, sounds like a food additive.

MerryMarigold Wed 26-Jun-13 04:22:48


If you can believe it, I know a Xara (Zara!!)

I wanted to call ds Xavier, as I do think 'x' names are the coolest on a bank card. But was vetoed.

KB02 Wed 26-Jun-13 03:58:29

Reminds me of Xylaria, genus of fungus.


desertbaby Wed 26-Jun-13 03:48:13

Zy lee ah

bugsybill Wed 26-Jun-13 00:36:32

Zye (like eye)- lee- uh

elQuintoConyo Wed 26-Jun-13 00:21:41

X always sounds like CH where I live.
It looks horrible, like a bacteria.

So, how should it be pronounced, OP?

squoosh Wed 26-Jun-13 00:10:41

Zillia. Looks and sounds like an anxiety medication.

What about Zinnia?

savoirfaire Tue 25-Jun-13 23:21:05


RiaOverTheRainbow Tue 25-Jun-13 23:18:43


curlew Tue 25-Jun-13 23:16:55

How can a name "look pretty"? hmm

Mintyy Tue 25-Jun-13 23:16:19


AuntieStella Tue 25-Jun-13 23:16:04


Love the idea of Xylem and Phloem grin

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