I have read your blog for quite some time now. I am not expecting, nor will be for a few years at least! However, I have a question for you. I am one of those that watches Dance Moms. Earlier this week a girl appeared on the show with, what I thought to be, an interesting name. Her name is Nicaya (pronounced Nick-Kai-Uh). I kind of love it. It combines two names I really like - Nicole and Kaia, without seeming too out there and also giving cute nickname options. What do you think of it? Does it sound too made up? I'm curious about what you and your readers think!
I think it's a pretty smart combination. I looked in the Social Security Administrations data base to see what other spellings I could find:
Some of those might be more like nicky-ah or nick-KEE-ah.
There were also several spellings of Nikayla, which seems similar.
Let's have a poll over to the right [poll closed; see results below]; it'll be a little tricky, because the particular spelling might greatly influence how we'd vote---so just pretend the poll mentions whatever spelling you like best. And in the comments section we can discuss what those favorite spellings are. It's a little tricky to find a spelling that makes the pronunciation clear.
Poll results for "What do you think of the name Nicaya?" (503 votes total):
I love it! I'd want to use it! - 4 votes (1%)
I like it! I'd want to consider it! - 13 votes (3%)
I like it for someone else's baby - 85 votes (17%)
No particular opinion - 32 votes (6%)
Slight dislike - 184 votes (37%)
Strong dislike - 184 votes (37%)