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How would you pronounce...

(56 Posts)
DifficultToSay Sun 15-May-16 22:24:57

.....the name Kya?

Would you say it K-eye-a or K-ee-ya.

I've name changed as I don't want it to out me, but we called our DD this. I would say that about a third/half of the time people pronounce it the wrong way, and it drives me mad.

ILoveAGoodBrusselSprout Sun 15-May-16 22:26:01

I'd say K-eye-a

Coconutty Sun 15-May-16 22:26:18

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Verbena37 Sun 15-May-16 22:28:34

K eye a

But I think it would be tricky to know for sure and be understandable that people would choose either or.

StinkyMcgrinky Sun 15-May-16 22:28:39

I would pronounce it Kay-a but when I asked DH he said Kia (as in the car manufacturer) of k-eye-a. I wouldn't pronounce it with a stand alone 'k' sound to start.

Which pronunciation were you going for?

Sophronia Sun 15-May-16 22:29:21


Creatureofthenight Sun 15-May-16 22:29:49

Kaya but I'd be rather uncertain!

Fourormore Sun 15-May-16 22:30:48

Ky (rhyming with high) a.

Lightbulbon Sun 15-May-16 22:31:02


Like hiya

Chinks123 Sun 15-May-16 22:31:12

Because the only Kya I know pronounces it that way. And because T-ee-a, M-ee-a etc have I's rather than Y's.
Sorry if I've pronounced it wrong blush fwiw people get dds wrong a lot and I have no idea how.

SmallBee Sun 15-May-16 22:31:47

I'd say Kay-ya very uncertainly

DontDeadOpenInside Sun 15-May-16 22:31:57

K eye a

StrumpersPlunkett Sun 15-May-16 22:32:15

K eye a

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 15-May-16 22:36:11

K eye a

Quietattheback Sun 15-May-16 22:36:46

To rhyme with hiya.

dalmatianmad Sun 15-May-16 22:36:53

This is a bit like a very similar name that begins with "M" I genuinely don't know how to say it!

Frazzled2207 Sun 15-May-16 22:39:17

To rhyme with hiya.

ShmooBooMoo Sun 15-May-16 22:39:35

I would pronounce it K-eye-a.

No offence but I have never heard of this as a name and I expect some other won't have either. You can hardly choose an obscure name that could be pronounced two different ways and then get irritated when some people pronounce it 'wrongly'.

rainbowstardrops Sun 15-May-16 22:41:02

I'd pronounce it K eye a

LunaLoveg00d Sun 15-May-16 22:41:20

I would probably say K-eye-ah but agree that if you're going to invent a name with ambiguous pronunciation you can't get annoyed when people get it wrong.

gunting Sun 15-May-16 22:43:22


But if someone told me that was their name I'd think of the car

WhatsGoingOnEh Sun 15-May-16 22:44:28

Rhyming with hiya.

Where did you get this name from??!

cece Sun 15-May-16 22:44:29

I would say Kai a. I used to know a Kyah and she said it like that.

It is like Mia though - some say Mee a and others say My a. I never get it right!

fuctifino Sun 15-May-16 22:45:15

As pp, to rhyme with hiya.

manicinsomniac Sun 15-May-16 22:47:01

Ky - a (like hiya)

I know an Australian girl called Kyah who pronounces it like this and also taught a Kaia which was said the same way. It makes sense that it would be the same as Mya/Myah/Maia

If you wanted Kee-ah I would expect the spelling Kia (like Mia and Tia)

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