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Aurelia or Arya?

(39 Posts)
afrikat Sat 11-May-13 16:23:46

My DH loves Aurelia but I think it may be a bit 'fancy' and difficult for a child to pronounce. I thought Arya could be an alternative.

Opinions? Or what else should we consider?

kelda Sat 11-May-13 16:25:39

Yes Aurelia is very hard to pronounce. Which means that I can't pronounce it.

I like Arya, although I think it will rise in popularity due to GofT.

ArtexMonkey Sat 11-May-13 16:28:44

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goingdownhill Sat 11-May-13 16:30:31

Aurelia is such a beautiful name. If I had a dd3 it is the name I would use. Arya is in my opinion not nearly as lovely. smile

meditrina Sat 11-May-13 16:33:34

I'm afraid when I saw Arya, I thought Aryan and I wouldn't use a name with such resonances.

TravelinColour Sat 11-May-13 16:34:31

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DolomitesDonkey Sat 11-May-13 16:35:55

Aurelia, was in a film I watched recently - cant remember what though sorry.

afrikat Sat 11-May-13 16:38:02

Ooh I didn't think of Aryan similarity - probably strikes that off the list!

Was it Love Actually dolomites? That's where we heard it smile

LittleBells Sat 11-May-13 16:38:25

I'm with meditrina... Arya instantly made me think of Aryan and I'm not even too familiar with the word and the issues but it has instant negative connotations (for me). Sorry.
I do love Aurelia though!
How about


Or my personal favourite;

Athena (love this so much)

DolomitesDonkey Sat 11-May-13 17:19:02

Afrikat, absolutely right! grin I knew I'd heard it pronounced by a non-English speaker and it had sounded beautiful. Perhaps not so much if you live in Bootle. wink

sleepingbeautiful Sat 11-May-13 17:42:51

How about Aria? It's a legitimate non-game-of-thrones name, with both Hebrew and Italian (musical) origins.

tilder Sat 11-May-13 19:08:06

I never get the appeal of the name aurelia. To me its a jellyfish. Sorry.

Love the name arya. I would assume game of thrones as well. Was it a name in its own right before GoT?

Decoy Sat 11-May-13 20:38:12

Aurelia is lovely and I also like the suggestions of Aurora and Aria. Amelia or Arianna?

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sat 11-May-13 20:43:53

Aurelia is lovely.

Throughgrittedteeth Sat 11-May-13 20:44:32

Aurelia is a character in Love Actually smile it's a beautiful name

Throughgrittedteeth Sat 11-May-13 20:45:10

How do you pronounce Arya?

Throughgrittedteeth Sat 11-May-13 20:46:08

Xpost with everyone blush

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Sun 12-May-13 01:57:36

Arya is such a nothing name. Not familiar with Game of Thrones.

Aurelia is beautiful, on the other hand.

Homebird8 Sun 12-May-13 02:20:21

You could spell Ayra 'Eira'. Welsh for snow! Said the same I think.

glorious Sun 12-May-13 07:56:12

Aurelia. I know how to say that but not Arya!

picnicbasketcase Sun 12-May-13 08:05:17

Pronounced like Aria, I think it's pretty, but I'm not so keen on the way they pronounce it in GoT, which is more like 'Are-ya', like 'are ya going out'. Aurelia seems more like a real name, less trendy IYSWIM.

diddl Sun 12-May-13 09:27:28



DolomitesDonkey Sun 12-May-13 09:35:43

Ayla? Pronounced eye-la.

hbmeic Sun 12-May-13 11:47:42

Aurelia reminds me of nipples (Areola).

Anya is lovely.

GwendolineMaryLacey Sun 12-May-13 11:52:30

Aurelia is beautiful. I also thought aryan when I saw your list.

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