What do you think of the name Aiya Elsie or Aiya Elise?

(21 Posts)
Hannahbees Thu 02-Jul-15 06:16:03

Hi! My second baby girl has arrived and after being sure I love the name I have chosen for her I am now unsure. What do you think of the name Aiya Elsie or Aiya Elise?

princessvikki Thu 02-Jul-15 08:19:06

Out of the 2 i would go with Ayia Elise, Elsie is a bit close to Elsa, frozen is way to popular for using that.

Letmegetanamechange Thu 02-Jul-15 08:21:20

How do you pronounce Aiya? Sorry probably a silly question but I've no idea confused

MissBattleaxe Thu 02-Jul-15 08:22:57

Aiya makes me wonder how its is pronounced. I may not be alone. Is it "Eye-Yuh? "Ay-yah? People will always either get it wrong or always ask.

Elise is nicer than Elsie.

Rosa Thu 02-Jul-15 08:25:31

Aiya means OWWW or ouch in Italian if its pronounced how I think it is or I would think you were saying Hi- ya ..... Elise is nice .

villainousbroodmare Thu 02-Jul-15 08:36:12

If I saw Aiya written I'd probably say EYE-yah. If I heard it spoken I'm not sure I'd know how to spell it.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Thu 02-Jul-15 09:32:15

Aiya Elise I think - otherwise it feels very 'vowelly' having both start and end with a vowel sound.

SoupDragon Thu 02-Jul-15 09:34:30

If it is Eye-uh then Elise works far better than Elsie (which, if I'm honest, sounds dreadful with Aiya)

patienceisvirtuous Thu 02-Jul-15 09:39:52

Not feeling Aiya at all. She will have problems all her life with people mispronouncing/misspelling.

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Thu 02-Jul-15 09:48:21

Aiya is a bit wishy washy and nothingy really. Not loving it. Elsie is awful but Elise is nice. Aiya Elsie really doesn't go together.

Fridgedooropen Thu 02-Jul-15 09:56:26

Don't like Aiya at all, sorry. As people have said, it's hard to know how to say it. It looks like something you'd shout in anger or distress to me. How about Maya or Maia?

Lindy2 Thu 02-Jul-15 10:00:35

My DD has the middle name Elise. It was after her Great Grandmother who was called Elsie. I thought it was nice to have all the same letters but be more modern sounding. I think it is very pretty although I do know that Elsie is becoming popular again. It's a bit too old lady for me though.

IsadoraQuagmire Thu 02-Jul-15 12:53:33

I only know Aiya as a brand of green tea. I love Elsie though.

Sophronia Thu 02-Jul-15 12:55:16

Not keen on Aiya, it's a bit flimsy. Elise is nice though.

MamaLazarou Thu 02-Jul-15 17:03:59

Sorry but I have no idea how to pronounce Aiya. Where is it from?

I love both Elsie and Elise equally.

hawkmcqueen Thu 02-Jul-15 17:26:20

Elise over Elsie by a long mile! Congratulations flowers

mrssmith79 Thu 02-Jul-15 17:40:23

I love Elise but up here in the North East Aiya is the noise someone makes when they stand on a Lego.

VixxFace Thu 02-Jul-15 19:28:48

Aria Elise

mummy0bummy Thu 02-Jul-15 19:30:50

DS is at school with an Aya (EYE-uh), it's a
Lovely name.

I think Elise is better than Elsie.

bobajob Thu 02-Jul-15 19:32:01

I'd go for Aiya Elise out of the two, but I'm also not sure about Aiya. Alya is nice though.

Spydra Thu 02-Jul-15 22:03:19

Ooh Vixx, I like your suggestion of Aria.

Elise works best as a middle name.

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