This is because Melissa Walker brought it up. I keep meaning to write something about it, but forgetting. But here it is.
First, ya'll have to bear with some background. "Liviania," for those who haven't realized, is a pseudonym. I made up everything about the name from sound to spelling. (Google search reveals it is an actual name to some people. I don't know how they say it.) Since it was a username and thus meant to be written, I spelled it for aesthetic purposes rather than clear pronunciation. (It isn't until recently that people have had trouble spelling it. Just remember there are three i's.)
If I were to spell it so the pronunciation is clear, it would be Livyanya. C'mon ya'll, it's ugly.
That's right, the first two syllables are the name Livy. The next two are the name Anya, spelled Aine if you're Irish or Anja if you're German. I had advisory in a German classroom and stared at the name Anja on the wall. Very subliminal. But Livianja/Livyanja? No. Cut off the tail of the j, and hey, if a y can be used for an i . . . why not an i for a y?
I like Liviania because it's evocative of not only Liv, Livi, Anya, but also Lavinia, Livinia, Anna, Olivia, and many other names. There are three i's and two a's. None of the i's are said the same; neither of the a's The v opens up and the n down. It looks nice and once you know how to say it rolls off your mental tongue.