Elias (Spanish Pronunciation)
My cousin's girlfriend is due March 10th. She is from a mexican family and my cousin is to put it mildly the whitest white boy. lol. They are adorable together and even tho theyre young I know they'll be good parents. They know its a boy and have decided on Elias Collin. But the spanish pronunciation of Elias which I believe is (el-EE-us) I tend towards the "normal" pron. (uh-LYE-us)
Now I liked it when I thought it was (uh-LYE-us). And this may sound selfish but I wanted a daughter named Eliana. My bf's late mother's name was Ellen and I wanted a way to honor her. (I never met her she died 20 years ago). But we have decided our son will be named after our father's so I thought it would be nice to name her after his mother.
Are Elias and Eliana too close? (they would basically be cousins)
And is Elias (el-EE-us) the correct spanish pronunciation? (we heard the name through an email so idk)