32 Popular Baby Names That Are Often Mispronounced
Why is it that some of the shortest names can be a source of such trouble? Take, Mia. It is just three letters yet we have two distinct pronunciation camps. There are those who pronounce it with a long “e” as in “MEE-a” and those who say it with a “y” like “MY-a.” One possible reason for the varying pronunciations could be that the name has different roots. Nameberry points out that “mia” is Italian for mine. In Scandinavia, Mia is the short form of Maria. You might feel a bit silly asking how to say a three letter word, but clarifying is a safer bet than making a mistake.