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Aurelia - how does one pronounce it?

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Alisvolatpropiis Thu 25-Oct-12 12:18:07

I love the name Aurelia but it seems to be one of those names like Clara,where everyone seems to think it's pronounced a different way.

So do you say

Also on Clara,

I seem to like names that can be said various different ways! But would like to have a vaguely unanimous verdict. More for Aurelia than Clara because of the whole Nutcracker thing it is Klah-ra to me.

SheilaWheeler Thu 25-Oct-12 12:21:26

I would pronounce it as Or-ray-lee-ah.

It's a pretty name, by the way!

Wetthemogwai Thu 25-Oct-12 12:24:18

Me too Sheila

Wetthemogwai Thu 25-Oct-12 12:24:37

I love the name btw, it's beautiful

Isandri Thu 25-Oct-12 12:25:29

Or-row-lee-ah or Or-raw-lee-ah

Faverolles Thu 25-Oct-12 12:26:22

I would say it Ow-ray-lee-a

imustbepatient Thu 25-Oct-12 12:30:56

As per sheila's post for me too.

KentuckyFriedChildren Thu 25-Oct-12 12:32:11

i have a friend from italy pn ow-rel-lee-ya so thats what i would say

FreckledLeopard Thu 25-Oct-12 12:33:26

I have a friend who's an Aurelia. In general, the first part of her name is shortened slightly, so that people call her 'uh-ray-lee-ah' or perhaps o'ray-le-ah.

Conflugenglugen Thu 25-Oct-12 12:35:03

or-RAY-lee-uh (emphasis on second syllable. or is that em-PHA-sis on second sy-LLAB-le?) smile

EdithWeston Thu 25-Oct-12 12:37:51

I'd say it Or-ee-li-ya and have also come across Or-ay-li-ya.

Clara is claire-a to me, but clar-ra is also common.

MrsKitty Thu 25-Oct-12 12:40:40


Floggingmolly Thu 25-Oct-12 12:42:57

If you can't pronounce it, why would you saddle your child with it?

Skivvytomany Thu 25-Oct-12 12:43:55


Alisvolatpropiis Thu 25-Oct-12 12:45:38

FloggingMolly I CAN pronounce it. As you can see,it can be said in various ways.

I was asking how other people said it. Thanks for the helpful response though.

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 25-Oct-12 12:47:26

lovely name. I would pronounce ir Or Ray Lee Ah. I really liked Aurelian when I was having the DS's but it was a bit OTT even for me. The female version is better I think.

And Clara is Clar - Ra to me

lljkk Thu 25-Oct-12 12:53:09

Spanish pronunciation, I guess.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 25-Oct-12 12:53:53

Think Or-ray-lee-ah is the most common. Handy!
I know what you mean Funny,it is one of those names where the feminine form is better!

The third of my examples was meant to be Or-ray-lee-ah but iPhone typing is not my forte,didn't even notice until now!

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 25-Oct-12 12:56:16

*most common not withstanding Spanish/Italian pronounciations. But it seems to be most similar to it.

SamSmalaidh Thu 25-Oct-12 12:58:52

I would say Or-ray-lee-ah but most not English speakers seem to go for Ow-ray-lee-ah.

hhhhhhh Thu 25-Oct-12 13:01:44

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throckenholt Thu 25-Oct-12 13:38:11


Narked Fri 26-Oct-12 12:33:58

Same pronunciation as Sheila.

And Clara is 'Klar(to rhyme with car)-A'

almapudden Fri 26-Oct-12 12:38:13


And I pronounce Clara, KLAAAH-ra. Long first syllable.

MoonHare Fri 26-Oct-12 16:20:13

The one I know pns it Orr-ILL-ee-ah, which is different again!

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