Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Many Pronunciations of Elias

When we were looking for baby names, we specifically looked for something that could work in an international context. Elias does just that! It's very interesting to us to learn how each language pronounces the name. Here are a few examples we've come in contact with:

English: "ee-LYE-us"
Spanish: (the way we pronounce it) "eh-LEE-us"
Filipino: "EHL-ee-us"
Arabic: "ILL-yas"

And who knows how many more we'll run into!

Some of Benjamin's students call Ben "Abu Elias," or "Father of Elias," actually, so his name has been getting a workout.

Do you know how to pronounce Elias in a language I haven't mentioned?

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