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DH and I have decided that we like the name Kiana (for now) DH says that people will pronounce it Key-anna and we want it pronounced Key-on-a. I've asked several people and people have all pronounced it differently. Someone suggested spelling it Keona but I think that looks funny. I know 3 people with the name and its spelled Khe'Yan.a, Kiann.a, and Kionn.a (periods for google) so I am not sure what the correct spelling is.
So, opinions on the name Kiana and how do you spell it?
I dislike Kiana, but I pronounced it the way you like, Key-onna.
I think most people will pronounce it that way but if you want to avoid Key-anne-uh altogether, maybe Kionna is the way to go.
Kiana deff makes me pronounce it Key anna.
Keona would probably be best. Maybe Keyona.
CherylAnn789:I would pronounce Kiana as "Key-on-a" so if that's the pronunciation you're going for I think you're fine with this spelling. I think that is your best option.
I also agree that if you put 2 N's then some might say "anna". But I think you're all good with 1 N.
queenbone:My friend's cousin is named Quiana pronounced Key-on-ah, so that's the spelling I would use. I've always thought it was pretty. :)
This is the only "correct" spelling I have seen. I know someone who made up a spelling because the middle name is Ann and she didn't want the confusion of Ann and ana having different sounds... so she spelled it with an O instead of an A. I think ki.ona is what she did.
I like the Q spelling myself...
I had a student in my class last year named Kieona (pronounced Key-on-a). Just another idea for how to spell it.
I like the name btw :)
I have students named Kiana, Keanna and Keyonna.
Keanna is the only one pronounced Key-anna.
I think Kiana looks best, but I know Keyonna has never had anyone mispronounce her name.
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