Girl names with the "Eye" Sound

We have two girls with names that have the "eye" sound and are trying to come up with a similar name for our third baby girl due in a few weeks.  Here is the list of names we have come up with:

 

Dina

Ivy

Heidi

Lilah

Shiloh

Riley

Piper

 

We are leaning towards Ivy and Piper.  Can you think of any other similar sounding names?

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July 1, 2014 10:17 AM

Not a fan of Piper, but Ivy is nice. Others: Iris, Mariah, Violet, Isla, Eliza, Diana, Sarai, Caroline, Lorelei, Eileen. There's also Delilah, but I can't get past the Biblical story/association. (Lorelei the siren has its issues, too, but I know so many little Loreleis that the association is pretty faded.)

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July 1, 2014 10:56 AM

Madeleine, Emmeline, Adeline, Carolina, Briley, Riley, Kiley, Isis, Calliope, Maya

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July 1, 2014 11:48 AM

Dina is often pronounced Dee-na.  You are more likely to get your desired pronunciation if you spell it Dinah.

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July 1, 2014 1:14 PM

I agree, I read Dina as Dee-na.  It took me a bit to remember it can also have the I sound you are looking for.

You've gotten a lot of great suggestions already, I'll try not to repeat.  Ione, Mariah, Violet, Skye, Heidi, Briar, Clementine, Amaya, Kai

5
July 2, 2014 4:19 AM

Ida? Irene, especially with the I-ree-nee pronunciation?

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July 7, 2014 1:34 PM

My new baby girl is eilis (with an accent on the second I) pronounced eye-lish. It's gaelic for Elizabeth. 

Since coming to this wonderful site, I've learned that long I names are trending. Any thoughts on why? I think somehow the long I is quite strong and dignified, not too cutesy. Do you hear it the same way? 

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By Vana
July 27, 2014 3:17 AM

Blythe

Bryony

Diana

Hermione

Iona

Myra

Sapphire

Titania

Viola

Twila

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August 21, 2014 1:19 PM

Eliza, Isla, Miley, Riley, Maya, Ira

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October 6, 2014 10:44 PM

I grew up with a girl named Aislee (pronounced Eye-Lee)

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October 6, 2014 11:07 PM

My daughters are Meika and Violet, both with the long "I" sound and I have thought about continuing that pattern should we ever have a third daughter.  I don't have any additional ideas, but in have enjoyed reading all the ones posted already and wondered if there is a way to easily refer to this thread in the future should I ever need to :).  Ivy and Piper are lovely names.  I like them both.

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October 7, 2014 9:24 AM

I love the name Isla or Iris.

Another idea is:

Islette (pronouced Eye-lett)

Lyla

Violet

Mia/Mya/Maya

Eliza

Skye

Kyra/Kira

Myra/Mira

Ida

Lorelei

Marika 

Skylar

Ayla

Ryan (becoming more commonly a girls name)

Aileen

Kylie

 

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October 7, 2014 9:52 AM

Marika has no "eye" sound in any language: http://www.forvo.com/word/marika/

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October 7, 2014 10:56 AM

The way I know the name it is pronounced Mar-eye-ka

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October 7, 2014 11:32 AM

Oy. That's just WRONG. Not saying that you haven't heard it that way; just saying that applying the Great English Vowel Shift to a name that is not even Indo-European, nevermind English, is just shudder-inducing, and then topping it off with the diphthong... well, fingernails on a blackboard come to mind.

(In almost every language other than post-shift English, i is used to denote an /ee/ sound. The correct pronunciation of Marika is /MA-ree-ka/.)

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October 7, 2014 12:26 PM

The Dutch Marijke is pronounced Mar-eye-ka.  That may be what you've heard.  Marika/Marike is pronounced Mar-ee-ka.