question about name pron.....

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question about name pron.....
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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 9:40am
We saw a name that we like...Its Chaeli...Last half of Michael (my dh) and First half of Lisa (me). The name comes from the hebrew name Chai. My question is do any of you know if the proper pronunciation would be Kay-Lee or Kiley?

Thanks for your help,

Lisa

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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 9:53am
If it is Hebrew, I would guess that the pronunciation is Kha-e-li, with the stress on the middle syllable. Said fast, it probably comes out kinda like Kelly, but with the Kh sound that we don't have in English.

Hope I'm right LOL

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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 11:30am
since in hebrew Michael is my kay ul..my guess would be Kay uh lie...or slurred into Kaylie
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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 12:03pm
I think it would be Kiley. Stressing the 'I"

Just my 2cents
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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 4:01pm
kaylee. like Chaeli by the way. another hebrew name to go with it;

girl's name "Achssah". (Caleb's daughter; means "ornament").