32 Popular Baby Names That Are Often Mispronounced
Elias, Elias, Elias, Elias, how do we pronounce you? It depends who you are talking to. The plethora of vowels in the name causes people to have slightly different takes on it. Some opt for a long “e” sound while others prefer the name said with a shorter “e.” Compare “El-ee-ahs” to “El-eye-ahs.” Some people even emphasize a “lee” in the middle of the name, as in “E-LEE-us.” The first letters can vary between an “el” or “ehl” sound and an “eeee.” The name is of Greek origin and it is a variation of Elijah, according to Nameberry. When in doubt, Eli is always a safe easy-to-pronounce nickname.