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(20 Posts)
leedsladyx Sat 06-Aug-16 22:30:19

Opinions on Aaliyah?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 06-Aug-16 23:07:53

Gorgeous. I know one and she's beautiful.

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Sat 06-Aug-16 23:55:50

Reminds me of the singer.

I like the sound of the name but can imagine an Aaliyah having their name's spelling mangled by every second person they meet.

DixieNormas Sun 07-Aug-16 00:03:19

I know one, love it

DerelictMyBalls Sun 07-Aug-16 00:20:18

It's a pretty name but has sad connotations for many. How about Thalia?

WorraLiberty Sun 07-Aug-16 00:25:20

I love it.

I've known at least 5 or 6 Aaliyahs over the years

Laquila Sun 07-Aug-16 00:33:05

Spelt like that my first thought is the singer. Second thought is the Hebrew phrase "to make aliyah", which means to return to the motherland, ie, to move back to Israel. Either way it's a lovely name.

OrlandaFuriosa Sun 07-Aug-16 00:34:57


SpaceDinosaur Sun 07-Aug-16 00:38:11

Personally it's not to my taste. I can't put my finger on why.

WaitrosePigeon Sun 07-Aug-16 00:46:34


EllenDegenerate Sun 07-Aug-16 11:35:49

I don't like it.

sonlypuppyfat Sun 07-Aug-16 15:24:24

I wouldn't know how to say it

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 07-Aug-16 15:29:22

It's pronounced A-lee-a.

prettypinklady Sun 07-Aug-16 17:53:56

I thought it was pronounced ah-lay-ah

usual Sun 07-Aug-16 17:55:39

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Helenluvsrob Sun 07-Aug-16 21:00:12

Lots locally. Some using it as a name from their culture (is it Arabic in origin) , others... Definitely after the singer.

AngharadTheSplendid Mon 08-Aug-16 20:45:12

Not a fan. Bit naff. Was surprised when Katherine Jenkins chose it.

Costacoffeeplease Mon 08-Aug-16 20:50:48

Definitely naff

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Mon 08-Aug-16 20:56:47

Makes me think of the singer too but it doesn't put me off the name which is really pretty. Nns might end up being Ally (which I love) or Lia (which I'm not that keen on).

PepperMallow Mon 08-Aug-16 21:44:10

I love it. Prefer it spelt Aliya.

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