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kyam for a boy?

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lollipoo Sat 18-Jun-16 22:56:55

I love the name chaim but been told it's not pronounced the way I imagined in my head (kyam or kyim)

Is it too wacky?

Sibling is Noah

MissBattleaxe Sat 18-Jun-16 22:59:33

I don't like it. Chaim would invite all sorts of mispronunciations. Kyam doesn't sound good either.

EssentialHummus Sat 18-Jun-16 23:00:53

It isn't a name, and it sounds made up. "Chaim" is an old Jewish name meaning life, pronounced xha-eem (that first sound is a hard "G", as the Dutch pronounce it. Not sure how else to explain it.

NeedACleverNN Sat 18-Jun-16 23:01:06

It's it a Jewish toast confused?!

L'chaim?

spankhurst Sat 18-Jun-16 23:01:46

I wouldn't. Kyle, Kai?

AuntieStella Sat 18-Jun-16 23:04:07

Even though the spelling is different, the first thought that popped into my head was The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

lollipoo Sat 18-Jun-16 23:04:35

Not a fan of Kyle or Kai

I like the meaning "life" what other names have that meaning I wonder?

CocktailQueen Sat 18-Jun-16 23:05:49

I don't like Kyam or Kai.

NeedACleverNN Sat 18-Jun-16 23:06:38

What about Kian?

Kee-an

CocktailQueen Sat 18-Jun-16 23:07:13

Have a look here for other names meaning 'life'.

nameberry.com/baby-names/377/Names-that-mean-Life

OhThatThingAgain Sat 18-Jun-16 23:09:27

Reminds me of Victor Kiam (the way you are thinking of pronouncing it) Remington could be a middle name?

Seriously don't, it's a Jewish toast. There are some other nice Abrahamic names out there that will go nicely with Noah.

I think the pronunciation for Chaim would Kai-eem in Hebrew.

EssentialHummus Sat 18-Jun-16 23:24:49

Seriously don't, it's a Jewish toast

The toast comes from the name - le chaim - to life.

Footle Sat 18-Jun-16 23:32:04

It is a name that means Life, as do Zoe and Eve. Chaim Herzog was the 6th President of Israel.

Wolfiefan Sat 18-Jun-16 23:33:37

Khyam is a tent manufacturer!

Hushabyelullaby Sun 19-Jun-16 00:06:26

What about Kier? (Pronounced Keer)

thisoldhouse1239 Sun 19-Jun-16 00:12:20

I have a lovely Khyam awning.

GertrudeSmellsDivine Sun 19-Jun-16 00:12:21

I paid £££ for a Khyam Rigi pod when they first came out. Fantastic idea but the damned thing leaked like a secret.
<bitter>
Not a good name choice what with that and the nose hair clipper guy.

sparechange Sun 19-Jun-16 00:15:35

Kier is a building company
It is plastered over every bit of scaffolding
It would be like Bovis or Barrett

florascotianew Sun 19-Jun-16 11:06:58

Keir (that spelling) is a Scottish surname sometimes used as a first name, as, for example, the famous politician (James) Keir Hardie. It's pronounced Key-rr.

NauticalIce Sun 19-Jun-16 16:10:40

I don't like it at all. Doesn't go with Noah - which is lovely!

dailymaillazyjournos Sun 19-Jun-16 23:52:18

Guy/Guido (both mean life)
Chai (Ch pronounced like you are clearing your throat - sort of a throaty 'hi' - hard to describe) - Chaim comes from the word chai - Hebrew for life.

lollipoo Mon 20-Jun-16 20:45:56

Ok kyam is out now. What are thoughts on Liam, Mason or Miles? I think this is our shortlist now

dailymaillazyjournos Mon 20-Jun-16 20:50:20

Absolutely LOVE Miles. I've only ever come across one (at my primary school nearly 50 years ago.) I've always loved it and would have called a ds that. Also know of a boy called Niles (which reminds me of Nile in Frasier which is one of my favourite characters on TV of all time smile

I'm not a great fan of Mason or Liam but just because I'm not, doesn't mean they're not good names.

lollipoo Mon 20-Jun-16 21:02:28

I think that's my fave out of them but DH prefers Liam and mason is our middle ground

flamingnoravera Mon 20-Jun-16 21:39:23

Liam is good. Mason is a surname. Miles is also nice, it is an anagram of smile.

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