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ovosmexidos Sat 06-Aug-16 12:30:44

It's a biblical name. But less common and less known than Isaiah. Which we love, except...

Bear with me:

1) We want the name to be pronounced at least nearly the same in both our countries, but in English, Isaiah would be "Eyes-eye-uh" and in Portuguese it would be "Is-eye-uh" (we like this second pronunciation). Asaiah, however, would be pronounced very similarly in both. And it's a pronunciation we like.

2) I don't really want his nickname to be Izzy. Asaiah would avoid that risk.

Our only misgivings are that it's a bit "unusual" and people may just think it's a typo of Isaiah.

What do you all think?

LunaLoveg00d Sat 06-Aug-16 12:32:02

I understand your reasoning, but I would think it's a yoo-neek spelling of Isaiah.

Haggisfish Sat 06-Aug-16 12:33:13

Setting them up for a lifetime of mispronunciation and incorrect spellings.

MrsHulk Sat 06-Aug-16 12:48:53

Sorry id assume it was meant to be Isaiah and pronounce it like that!

ImperialBlether Sat 06-Aug-16 12:51:01

I know it's normal to want a unique name for your baby, but you have to consider why names are not used. It looks like it's been spelled wrongly and your child will have to spell it out every single time. Children called Isaiah don't get called Izzy. I think people are much better nowadays at using the whole name. I also think it's nice to have a different pronunciation in both countries - that, after all, is what happens with all our names.

ovosmexidos Sat 06-Aug-16 13:03:05

Just to mention, we don't live in the UK so both Isaiah and Asaiah would be "foreign" names anyway.

firawla Tue 09-Aug-16 10:11:59

I like it but hadn't heard of it before, so when I opened the thread I was wondering if it's a different spelling of aasiyah for a girl. I do think it's nice though

BadToTheBone Tue 09-Aug-16 10:14:31

Ass higher, no don't like it.

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