How would you pronounce this?

(85 Posts)
BeingATwatItsABingThing Sat 12-Nov-16 18:51:48

Aoife

I love it. When I was expecting DD, it was one of my two favourite names but we didn't go for it because I was worried DD would have a life of "How do you pronounce/spell that?"

AndWhat Sat 12-Nov-16 18:52:35

"Eee-fa"

7SunshineSeven7 Sat 12-Nov-16 18:52:46

Ava.

ChessieFL Sat 12-Nov-16 18:53:05

Ee-fa

User1234567891011 Sat 12-Nov-16 18:53:36

www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7D25ZsJdHQ

TheLongRains Sat 12-Nov-16 18:53:53

Ee-fa

PandaInTheMorning Sat 12-Nov-16 18:53:56

Ee-fa.

QuiltedAloeVera Sat 12-Nov-16 18:53:57

To rhyme with wafer, but I'm probably wrong.

MrsBellefleur Sat 12-Nov-16 18:54:02

Ee-fa but only because I've learnt that from here.

peaceloveandbiscuits Sat 12-Nov-16 18:54:33

Ee-fah. It's one of the more obvious Irish names I think.

QuiltedAloeVera Sat 12-Nov-16 18:54:39

And now I know smile

ExitPursuedBySpartacus Sat 12-Nov-16 18:56:00

Did your mother have something against consonants?

GreenRut Sat 12-Nov-16 18:56:05

Ee-fuh but I'm Irish background so know it on sight. I ADORE this name!

BeingATwatItsABingThing Sat 12-Nov-16 18:56:16

Yeah, Eefah!

How many would honestly know how to spell it without checking?

WyfOfBathe Sat 12-Nov-16 18:59:05

I can pronounce it, but I'm not sure I could spell it consistently. And in a busy environment or if a small child was saying it, I might just assume they were saying Eva.

Loyly Sat 12-Nov-16 18:59:32

I'd say it Eefa and spell it Aoife (without checking your OP grin). Such a lovely name.

hoddtastic Sat 12-Nov-16 19:00:34

Ee-fa

BeingATwatItsABingThing Sat 12-Nov-16 19:03:07

I do love it.

I am unwilling to compromise on the spelling as well. I would rather keep the Irish spelling. DP is Irish so it wouldn't be weird.

WilliamHerschel Sat 12-Nov-16 19:04:33

I've seen it written and always thought it was ee-fee!

neonrainbow Sat 12-Nov-16 19:06:20

My dh thought it was wah-fay first time he saw it.

TataEs Sat 12-Nov-16 19:07:02

ee-fah
i would have to check spelling as dyslexic but would know it was aoife or similar rather than eeffa or something ridiculous!

BeingATwatItsABingThing Sat 12-Nov-16 19:07:39

I've heard AyOiffEe before.

griffinsss Sat 12-Nov-16 19:08:07

Ee-fa!

BeingATwatItsABingThing Sat 12-Nov-16 19:08:35

I'm glad to see the majority would say it correctly. grin

griffinsss Sat 12-Nov-16 19:09:02

I honestly know how to spelt it without checking, although I would always double check because you never now if someone has tried to anglicise an Irish name!

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now