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Pronunciation of Talitha

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Allthatnonsense Sun 24-May-15 22:20:17

I've just come across this name and think that it is really pretty, providing that it is pronounced as Tabitha with an L.

Does anyone know?

SoftSheen Sun 24-May-15 22:25:26

Yes, it is pronounced as Tabitha with an L. Great name.

I have a friend called Talitha who uses nn Tally, which is also nice. I have only ever come across one other Talitha, who is a 4 year old.

mappemonde Sun 24-May-15 22:26:13

There was a girl at school called this pronounced tah-lee-thah

Pikkewyn Sun 24-May-15 22:26:14

I know one - her name is like Tabitha with an l but our american colleagues call her ta-lee-tha which causes her left eye to twitch smile

Marcipex Sun 24-May-15 22:58:48

I wouldn't know which syllable to stress. It's a nice Biblical name though.

DampAndRotten Sun 24-May-15 23:11:37

I would say Ta-lee-tha but I could well be wrong.

Indomitable Sun 24-May-15 23:16:18

I knew one pronounced Ta-lee-tha.

Allthatnonsense Sun 24-May-15 23:33:52

Yes, was afraid of Ta - Lee - Tha pronunciation.

Oh well, back to the drawing board!

TheFillyjonk Sun 24-May-15 23:35:03

I thought Ta-Lee-Tha too. But I kind of like that pronunciation more than Talitha to rhyme with Tabitha.

littleostrich Mon 25-May-15 13:28:17

There was a Talitha on Ex on the Beach (probably shouldn't admit that I watch such awful television) and hers was pronounced Tah-lee-tha.

Psippsina Mon 25-May-15 13:31:20

I know one! It's TAL -itha, just like Tabitha. smile

BackforGood Mon 25-May-15 13:34:52

Whichever is the "correct" pronunciation, I think you would get a lot of people, like me, who would see it written down and think it said "Tal-Lee-tha", and if that would annoy you, then probably not the name to pick.

PaperdollCartoon Mon 25-May-15 18:41:14

I've not seen it before but read it straight away like Tabitha but with an L, sounds lovely you can definitely use it that way. Lots of names can be mispronounced, not a reason not to use them

reuset Tue 26-May-15 14:37:09

Aramaic is not my strong point, but I'd guess it was Ta-lee-tha. You could use either pronunciation just as easily

emmalineavocado Tue 26-May-15 17:17:40

I know one too!

Pronounced TA-LEE-TA
Nn Tally.

Very pretty and unusual.

LeoandBoosmum Tue 26-May-15 18:10:19


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