Rapid fire questions

Hi ladies 

I have a few rapid fire questions and would love to hear what you all think. Please be honest, i really don't mind.

1. Name Alessia. How do you find it? Too uncommon? I am liking this name right now but want some impartial views!

2. Elizabeth or Eliza? Is Eliza substantial? will she be treated seriously you think? Or it's better to go with the old solid Elizabeth ? 

if you choose the shortened version - which spelling is better - Eliza or Elisa?!



March 16, 2018 5:08 PM

1.  Alessia - I can think of too many ways to pronounce it; it is so close to so many names: Alyssa, Alexandra, Alice/a.  It's not for me.


2.  I love both Elizabeth and Eliza.  I could see Eliza getting a bump in popularity with the success of the musical Hamilton.  I prefer Eliza.

March 16, 2018 6:08 PM

It's ok,  I think you could get lots of spelling and pronunciation issues

Eliza and yes Eliza is substantial and of course she'll be treated seriously.  Its a solid name and a name in its own right

Eliza spelling for sure


March 16, 2018 6:16 PM

Alessia- very much not my style, so I have a hard time giving any feedback. 

But as far as Eliza and Elizabeth- I think Eliza stands on its own no problem, and can easily be taken seriously (it has actually always struck me as a very serious name), though I have always preferred Elizabeth/Elisabeth.

If you went with the longer version you would have the option of Eliza as a nickname. If it was standing on its own, I prefer Eliza to Elisa for intuitive pronouciation  (I can think of multiple ways to pronounce that). 

March 17, 2018 1:32 PM

Thanks everyone! I am a bit dissapointed with the fact that you don't like Alessia that much, but thanks for being honest, it's very important for me at this stage! I am looking forward to getting more opinions...

March 17, 2018 2:27 PM

1. Alessia strikes me as a very strong Italian heritage choice. I like it, the pronunciation would not be confusing for me, because it's obviously Italian. I don't think it's too uncommon; I'd just be surprised to find it on a child without Italian ancestry.

2. I like Elizabeth better than Eliza, but I think it's a serious enough name in its own right, and if you prefer to call your daughter Eliza then I think there's an argument for actually naming her that.

I think Eliza is more straightforward for the eh-lye-zah pronunciation. Elisa gets more into eh-lee-sah territory for me. 

March 17, 2018 4:31 PM

All of this, except that I personally like Eliza better than Elizabeth. Especially agree that I would be surprised by an Alessia with no Italian heritage (although, actually, I know three Francescas with no Italian heritage, so I could probably get over that fairly quickly).

As I recall, you're having twins? Just to say that I think Eliza and Alessia together would probably be a bit too similar, and Alessia with Elisa even more so...

By EVie
March 17, 2018 4:43 PM

I agree with all of this as well. Alessia is the Italian version of Alexia, the same way Alessandra is the Italian Alexandra. I definitely wouldn't pair it with either Eliza or Elisa.

March 17, 2018 8:52 PM

1. Alessia reminds me primarily of Alessia Cara. I think because of that it's uncommon but familiar to most people. Alessia definitely fits in with current trends, but I personally don't like it.

2. I love both Elizabeth and Eliza. I like the idea of Elizabeth because there are so many nickname options - Eliza, Betty, Beth, Liz, even Eli! However, if you know you're going to call her Eliza, I would go with that alone. It's beautiful and she'll definitely be taken seriously. Elisa can be pronounced differently from Eliza and it's almost an entirely different name, as well as being much less familiar to most people, so I think Eliza is probably the best option in this situation.

March 18, 2018 1:09 AM

I think Alessia is pretty. It also strikes me as very Italian, and brings to mind the singer Alessia Cara.


I prefer Eliza to Elizabeth. I can't think of a reason why an Eliza wouldn't be taken seriously - there are a lot less "serious" names out there being given to babies every day.


Eliza and Elisa are different names to me - I pronounce them ee-LIE-za and eh-LEE-sa.


I think all 4 of these names (Alessia, Elizabeth, Eliza, and Elisa) are too similar to be used together for siblings.

March 18, 2018 11:33 PM

I agtee that these names are all good choices but definitely only one can be used, unless you’re giving them similar middle names as a deliberate gesture.