Aaron- how would YOU pronounce it?

(103 Posts)
Wrigglebum Sat 07-Jan-12 08:05:59

DH and I both like the name Aaron pronounced AH-ron but hate it pronounced AIR-on. Those in the UK, how would you pronounce it?

I'm thinking Aaron James is quite nice.

DH and I have used the only other boy's name we could agree on (Daniel), suggestions for what might go with that, assuming this one's a boy!

schilke Sat 07-Jan-12 09:42:59

Well I would say A-ron, but only because my nephew has that spelling & pronunciation. Before that I would have looked at it and said Air-Ron.

Air-ron

Arron is Ah-ron

startail Sat 07-Jan-12 13:32:56

Like seeker Air - Ron, nice name.
Not to common or unusual either. A friends teenage son is called Aaron and I can't think of any others.

tigana Sat 07-Jan-12 13:34:26

a-ron.
rhyme with baron and darren

To me air-ron is spelt 'Aeron', and is a female, celtic name.

Ihatepeas Sat 07-Jan-12 14:14:46

Agree with others... Aaron is air-ron, Arron is ar-ron

Victorialucas Sat 07-Jan-12 14:21:45

I know a boy called 'Arran', after the island. Much nicer and no pronunciation problems.

Victorialucas Sat 07-Jan-12 14:22:14

And you avoid 'ron' as a nn

TeWihara Sat 07-Jan-12 14:40:12

My first instinct is Ah-ron, although I've also known an Air-ron.

Solo Sat 07-Jan-12 14:43:17

Air-ron definitely (I went to school with an Aaron) in England.
Ahron or Aron is spelled Arran.

HeyHoLetsGo Sat 07-Jan-12 15:02:37

AIR-ron.

Definitely.

Much prefer Arran myself.

5inthebed Sat 07-Jan-12 15:04:38

DS1 is Aaron, pronounced as Ah-ron. Not many people have pronounced it air-on.

Flimflammery Sat 07-Jan-12 15:08:47

I know an American man called Aaron, pronounced Aron (not air-on).

mincepiefreak Sat 07-Jan-12 15:17:14

Ah-run is how I've always pronounced it (and everyone around me- I'm from the East Midlands). When I was younger, I always got really annoyed when people pronounced it AIR-on blush

lisianthus Sat 07-Jan-12 15:22:15

Ah- run for me too. Never heard it pronounced air-on, even in church, except for US soaps. Like tigana, i'd assume an air-on was an Aeron.

seeker Sat 07-Jan-12 15:49:59

Just because lots of people pronounce Aaron the same as Arran doesn't mean they are right. Lots of people pronounce Alicia Aleesha, but they're wrong too!

Slightlytinsellyexpat Sat 07-Jan-12 16:09:51

Quite right, Seeker!

5inthebed Sat 07-Jan-12 16:11:32

Very true Seeker. I know three ladies called Karen, all pronounced completely different.

Victorialucas Sat 07-Jan-12 17:51:25

I'm perplexed at that one, Karen? Kay-ren? Ka-renne?

therumoursaretrue Sat 07-Jan-12 18:04:05

I would always say ah-ron with that spelling and rarely have I heard the other prononciation used.

Also from a linguistic point of view (I have studied in this area) 'aa' is more in line with the 'ah' sound in ah-ron than the 'ai' sound in air-ron.
But tbh this is just one of those things that can happen with any name...accent and pronounciation varies from place to place and even family to family so if you like the name go for it and spell it whatever way you fancy as people will always have varying opinions!

I have been told for years by people that i pronounce my own name wrong despite it being one of the oldest recorded spellings for that pronounciation!

5inthebed Sat 07-Jan-12 18:09:55

Well there is the usual Karen, then there is Care-an and then there is Car-un. All from the NE I add.

CointreauVersial Sat 07-Jan-12 18:16:14

There are many, many names with alternative pronounciations. Anyone who knows the person in question will get it right.

Happenstance Sat 07-Jan-12 18:23:56

It's Air-ron i would spell it Arron for Ah-ron, i like both but you may find if you spell it Aaron people may not pronounce it the way you like.

Happenstance Sat 07-Jan-12 18:26:34

sorry i'm from north-west and went to school with 2 Air-rons posted to quick

BluddyMoFo Sat 07-Jan-12 18:27:29

Its Air-ron surely?

BluddyMoFo Sat 07-Jan-12 18:27:54

Well more sort of Air-run actually.

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