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Elias - thoughts and how do you pronounce it ?

(44 Posts)
JunebabyT Sat 17-Dec-16 18:55:09

What do you think of Elias and how do you pronounce this name?


twinjocks Sat 17-Dec-16 18:58:52

I like it - I pronounce it ell-EYE-as

TownMouseCuntMouse Sat 17-Dec-16 19:03:53


lovelearning Sat 17-Dec-16 19:06:30


Pronounced ee-lie-iss, stress on the middle syllable.


CotswoldStrife Sat 17-Dec-16 19:06:42

El-eye-as here too.

MyBootsAreMuddy Sat 17-Dec-16 19:30:15

I would pronounce it ee-lye-us. I know 2 (todlers and teen) who pronounce it this way. It's a great name and I love the nn Eli.

Heratnumber7 Sat 17-Dec-16 19:33:59

It's Welsh. It's ell-EYE_ass

MyBootsAreMuddy Sat 17-Dec-16 19:37:31

Is it Welsh? I thought it was Greek form the Hebrew name Elijah?

NannyR Sat 17-Dec-16 19:38:08

e-LIE-uss, sort of so it rhymes with Tobias. I did know a child once called Elias who pronounced it more like elly-ass, with the stress on the last syllable, it didn't sound quite right to me.

Hamsolo Sat 17-Dec-16 19:39:57

Sort of like uh-LIE-us

The first syllable is quite hard to write down.

strawberrypenguin Sat 17-Dec-16 19:46:44

El-eye-us I like it!

BayaGoji Sat 17-Dec-16 20:09:17

el - EE - us.

TroysMammy Sat 17-Dec-16 20:11:28

I know an Asian man who is called Elias and it's pronounced Ee-lee-ass.

Pemba Sat 17-Dec-16 20:12:08

Ell-EYE-us is what I've always heard I think. Maybe different in other countries? Yes it's nice.

ppandj Sat 17-Dec-16 20:14:03

I know an Elias and they pronounce it El-ee-yas. It really suits him, it's a lovely name in my opinion.

monkeywrench Sat 17-Dec-16 20:46:23

Yep, I am in Germany, it is common here, said Ee-lee-ass. I like it.

HunterHearstHelmsley Sat 17-Dec-16 20:47:11

Ell Eye Ass definitely.

It's OK.

moggle Sat 17-Dec-16 20:50:10

I love this name but all these differences of opinion on pronunciation mean I don't think I could use it :-( I always assumed it was Ul-EYE-us but I prefer the Ellie-us pronunciation (like Elliot but with an s). Anyway we have an Eliza now so I don't think Elias could ever be on the cards!

SuffolkBumkin Sat 17-Dec-16 20:52:25

I worked with an Elias he said it el-ee-us. Beautiful name. Wanted it for ds, but could worker was hmm

3catsandcounting Sat 17-Dec-16 21:09:27

My very Welsh, and sadly departed,uncle was Elias. Definitely 'ell-eye-us' in his parts.

3catsandcounting Sat 17-Dec-16 21:10:46

or rather 'ell-eye-ass'!

pumpkinpie5 Sat 17-Dec-16 21:12:32

My friends little boy is called Elias. Her husband is Greek. They pronounce it El- lie-as.

Pluto30 Sat 17-Dec-16 21:50:36


Stress on the second syllable (the lie sound is the same as the word lie, like "lie down").

I don't like it but I have an irrational hate of the nickname Eli, so that's likely why. I do prefer it to Elijah, however.

ViewBasket Sat 17-Dec-16 22:03:04


Eli is nice as a nickname, although it's also a separate name in its own right.

fluffypenguinbelly Sat 17-Dec-16 22:10:18

I've taught an English El eye us and an Egyptian El ee ass

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