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quinqin Sun 04-Feb-18 10:13:09

How would you say it? (Girls name)

Myddognearlyatethedeliveryman Sun 04-Feb-18 10:13:51

Nn kayak??

Mayhemmumma Sun 04-Feb-18 10:14:48

Kie ya?

Meemzinha Sun 04-Feb-18 10:30:46

Kaya rhyming with eye.. It's my chosen name for my little girl due in May! grin

MidnightVelvetthe7th Sun 04-Feb-18 10:32:47

I've never heard it in RL, I would guess it as:

Kaya - as in kayak, to rhyme with higher or

Kaya - like Kay with an extra a to rhyme with player

Fruitcocktail6 Sun 04-Feb-18 10:34:58

Kaya rhyming with eye


I would also say Kie-ya

quinqin Sun 04-Feb-18 10:35:24

I like it said Kye-ah, thinking a lot of people will say Kay-a though so not sure

FairiesVsPixies Sun 04-Feb-18 10:36:36

First thing I see is Kay-a (rhyming with bay), but I suppose really it is Kai-a (rhyming with eye).

RapunzelLetDownYourHair7 Sun 04-Feb-18 10:36:55

Like the female name Kay would be said like the letter K, and Kaya has an 'aye' sound on the end

Myunicornfliessideways Sun 04-Feb-18 10:37:41

I've seen it pronounced as Ky ah and Kee ah and Kay ah. Very popular name.

NavyGold Sun 04-Feb-18 10:38:53

Kaya as in Maya surely?

Lovely name smile

lionessma Sun 04-Feb-18 10:40:43

I know two Kaya's pronounced ky-ah! Love the name.

NewSense Sun 04-Feb-18 10:41:38

Like eye-a.

But I've only ever known male ones! Perhaps I move in weird circles ;) (foreign!)

I like it smile for a boy or a girl!

earlylifecrisis Sun 04-Feb-18 10:42:17

Kay- a.
It's a Singaporean coconut jam by the way grin

macbethh Sun 04-Feb-18 10:42:18

One of dd closest friends is called Kaya. We all pronounce it Kye-a, if anyone calls her Kay-a she just corrects them and moves on smile

Meemzinha Sun 04-Feb-18 10:42:39

If we go for the name, which we likely will.. It will be Kaia (rhyming with Papaya grin) As this seems to be the less mispronounced version..

However no matter how it's pronounced it sounds okay. And once your dd tells people how it's said they'll get it right the next time!

quinqin Sun 04-Feb-18 10:47:33

Kaia is a nice spelling too Meemz smile

Meemzinha Sun 04-Feb-18 10:54:47

@quinqin Yeah I did a bit if research and saw some old forums and it seems people pronounce Kaia properly more.. Let's go for it grin

Shadow666 Sun 04-Feb-18 10:57:58

I used to work with a Kaya (rhymes with Maya). I thought it was a really pretty name but she told me that it was slang for weed which annoyed her a bit.

Meemzinha Sun 04-Feb-18 11:02:12

@Shadow666 it's not actually slang for weed.. However it was the name of Bob Marley's weed plant and he wrote a song about it and it's also the title name of the album.

So maybe it has actually become a slang name for weed somewhere! I've never heard it though.

It's actually where I first heard the name and I will certainly be playing the album to my daughter if we choose the name.. Which we likely will! (tbh I'll play it either way haha)

ChocolateCrunch Sun 04-Feb-18 11:10:13

Heard it pronounced two ways:


Dozer Sun 04-Feb-18 11:11:32

I would probounce the “eye” way. Dislike it.

WhyOhWine Sun 04-Feb-18 11:13:55

I know 2 pronounced ky-ah. Cindy Crawford has a daughter with this name who has a reasonably high profile and she also pronounces it this way I beleive. I don’t think people will have too much difficulty once they are told.

quinqin Sun 04-Feb-18 11:16:56

Thanks guyssmile Which do you prefer, Kaia or Kaya (for the Kye-ah pronunciation) ?

Meemzinha Sun 04-Feb-18 11:20:17

Cindys daughter has it spelt Kaia too.. I really like how the vowels look together.

I'm definitely set on it now... Just told the boyfriend were sticking to it! However it'll be Kaimana but Kaia for short. Both Hawaaiin names. smile

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