32 Popular Baby Names That Are Often Mispronounced
You give people too many vowels and they are going to get confused. Or, they are going to pronounce the name how they want to pronounce it and try to avoid tongue twisters. The name Kaia has way more vowels than consonants and it is only a four-letter word. (For once it is not a bad one.) Baby Name Wizard reports that the name is of Hawaiian origin and it is derived from kai, which means the sea. (How pretty is that?) Additionally, it can have Maori and Greek connections. As for pronunciation, the website suggests “KIY-ə.” Nameberry likens it to rhyming with “lie-ah” as in “KY-a.” In addition to pronunciation problems, the name can also pose spelling challenges.