Saw this on appellation mountain as the name of the day and it’s beautiful. I would pronounce it Ta-lee-ah but I know there are several different ways to say it. [name]How[/name] would you say it?

Should I try spelling it a different way to help others pronounce it the way I like?

Like you, I pronounce [name]Talia[/name] “ta-lee-uh.” It’s a truly beautiful name, and I so hope you won’t decide to create/invent a new spelling. [name]Talia[/name] isn’t hard to pronounce, but if someone mispronounces it, you can always correct them. As much as I hate mispronunciations, I far prefer them to intentional misspellings. Invented spellings seriously take away from a name’s class and sophistication (ie: spelling [name]Madeleine[/name] as “[name]Madelyn[/name]”, ee endings, substituting i’s with y’s, etc.), and look odd.

So, for me, I give [name]Talia[/name] two enthusiastic thumbs up, but only with its authentic spelling! :slight_smile:

I say [name]Tal[/name]-ya mostly but could easily learn to say [name]Tal[/name]-ee-ya, if I knew one that said it that way. I much prefer the muse-ish [name]Thalia[/name] myself. talia looks pretty but a bit plain to my eyes. Either way, I think it’s a fabulous choice, not common but familiar to all.

I dislike changing the spelling beyond the obvious variants, So I say stick with [name]Talia[/name] or [name]Thalia[/name] and teach those who don’t know how to say, how to say it. Consider it a public service :smiley: It shouldn’t be too much of a bother, most people get things on the first try.

I know a girl named [name]Natalia[/name] whose nickname is [name]Talia[/name]. Very pretty!
Also I love [name]Thalia[/name]. Are you pronouncing it TALL-ee-uh or Tuh-[name]LEE[/name]-uh? I prefer TALL-ee-uh. I never heard of Tuh-[name]LEE[/name]-uh, but I thought I’d check.

Hmmmm, I guess I’m pronouncing it Tuh-lee-ah now that I think of it…

Hey Kellimojo~
I love the spelling you have for [name]Talia[/name]. Some people spell it [name]Talya[/name]. Yuck! I love the name [name]Talia[/name].

I would pronounce it Ta lee uh. I think [name]Tavia[/name] ([name]Tay[/name] V uh) is pretty. It is a shortened form of [name]Octavia[/name]. I knew a girl who went by the nickname “[name]Tavi[/name]”, always thought that was soo cute.

i love the name talia but i spell it tahlia

As someone who has this name, I suppose I should chime in!

When I was a kid, I wasn’t a huge fan of my name because people mispronounced it. I was called Tayleeuh, Tallyuh, Tuhleeuh, and TaLeeeAH. Now, I love my name because it is unique, and I didn’t meet another [name]Talia[/name] until I was in graduate school! Now that I am pregnant I am trying to find a name I like that is similar enough but not the same, but we shall see!

As far as pronunciation, I pronounce my own name Taleeyuh…but the ee in the middle is pretty short so most times it comes out sounding more like Talyuh. I do answer to people who call me Tallyuh (such as my in-laws, actually!), but I pronounce it with the short a.

Of course I am biased, but I love the name :slight_smile:

there are many ways to spell this name… i woudl go with Taleah for the way you want it pronounced. xx

oh sorry this was 09 i didnt eve see the date! :confused: my bad x

I really like [name]Talia[/name]! The way that I (and a lot of other people I know) pronounce it is [name]TAH[/name]-lee-uh.