How do you pronounce Athalia?

I always assumed it was uh-[name]THAY[/name]-lee-uh (rhyming with [name]Azalea[/name], when said quickly it might sound like Athailya). But I recently heard a song called [name]Athalia[/name] in which it was pronounced ath-uh-[name]LEE[/name]-uh, which is strange and counterintuitive to me. I have also come across the unisex Hebrew name AthaliaH which apparently is pronounced ath-uh-LYE-uh, rhyming with names like [name]Jeremiah[/name], [name]Jedediah[/name], [name]Josiah[/name], Makiah etc. Anyway, thanks for any input you can give! :slight_smile:
~ Fuzzycub

My automatic response was uh-THALL-yuh. That is how I would pronounce it for sure.

My first thought was always ah-[name]TAHL[/name]-ya, because it’s so like [name]Thalia[/name] ([name]Talia[/name]) with an A at the front! [name]Just[/name] to add another one into the mix, haha.

When I read the title my first thought was uh-thahl-ya.

In [name]Israel[/name], it’s pronounced “a-thuh-[name]LEE[/name]-ah” but most English speakers would pronounce it as “ath-uh-LYE-ah”. You may want to become more informed regarding the Biblical story. Although I take many stories in the Bible with a grain of salt (it’s a book written by men for men in my opinion and woman weren’t treated nicely), Athaliah was a pretty terrible woman even from a sceptics point of view.

I read it uh-tah-lee-uh
as in a and then the name [name]Talia[/name].

I’ve always said it like ah-THAL-ee-ah or like the Biblical Athaliah, ath-ah-LIE-ah… Then again, I’ve grown up hearing the Bible stories with the names in them, soo…

what ashthedreamer said : D.

I would have thought Ath- ah- leah first, then corrected myself and said “A-[name]Tahl[/name]-ee-ah”- the ‘H’ would be silent like in the name [name]Thomas[/name].