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#1 Ninan

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:47 PM

How would you pronounce it?

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:51 PM

The first thing I think is Mih-shell-uh, like Michelle with an a on the end. I could also see it being pronounced like Michaela, kind of.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

Michelle-a is how I pronounce it. I think if you want the Michaela pronunciation than Michaela is the best spelling as it clearly give the long "a" sound.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:05 PM

I think Michelle-ah is probably the way it's pronounced but I could also see it being very easily mistaken as Michaela.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:13 PM

Now that I'm looking at it again I could also see Mick-uh-la. hmmmm

#6 Ninan

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:27 PM

Ok, so the history behind the name is this:

My parents knew a family before I was born that had a little girl named Michaela, only they pronounced it Mi-kell-a. My mom liked it, and almost used it for me. When hearing this story as a kid I always assumed it was spelled "Michela" because I knew Michaela was pronounced with a "kay" sound.

Years later, I still like the sound of Mi-kell-a... but I'm unsure if the Michela spelling is too confusing. The Michaela spelling is out for me because I just see the original spelling of Mikayla -_-

Thoughts, comments, better spelling ideas?

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:10 AM

I think you could keep the spelling of Michela. Just be aware you will have to spell it for probably everyone you/your daughter meets.

Some other possible spellings:
Mickela
Mickella
Mikela
Mikkela
Mikella
Mikala
Micala
Michala

Mikela is kind of pretty, but all the others are a little out there. Although the "Mik" at the beginning kind of makes it look a little bit exotic instead of unique.




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