So there's another name DH and I could use for a boy and I struggle deciding how much I like it. His grandfather, who he never met, who his older sister was named after, his name was Shia. Not sure of the spelling. It may have been Shaya or Shaia. But it is pronounced "Shy-uh". How would you read it aloud? Would you read Shia like she-uh?
I don't like that I automatically think of Shia Lebouf. Other than Shia Lebouf, when you hear the name Shia what do you think of it? Like.....does it sound Russian or Polish to you? For some reason it sounds Russiany to me, even though I do not think it is. I really think it's a derivative of Yehoshua which is a name he never went by though. He went either by Shia or his nickname, Sy. His business was Sy's Butcher Shop :P
Maybe it is me being particular but I must use a name that I do not feel is very common. Of course DH is the total opposite and doesn't care if a name is unique or not. (Hi...did I mention DH suggested the name Ernie? Let's not even go there). So, when you hear Shia/Shya/Shaya, do you take it as an uncommon name?
Just looking for outside perspective here.
Also, no nickname for Shia :(
I still like Azariah, but DH doesn't love it.
Ok, responses appreciated!!
ooo, i like Azariah! mostly because A and Z are my favorite letters.. Shia also reminds me of Shia Lebouf or the name Messiah, Shia sounds kind of Armenian... I personally wouldn't name my child after someone I didnt know...