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Spanielpuppy Wed 30-Jul-14 15:48:27

Seen a name Aelie, how would this be pronounced? I was thinking a-ley?

I think it's pretty although mum has just it sounds like I'm dropping the H of Hayley.

What are your thoughts.

rustnmarty Wed 30-Jul-14 15:50:07

Saying it out loud it does sound like you talk a bit sarrf Landon and are trying to say Hayley.

I agree with your mum.

myotherusernameisbetter Wed 30-Jul-14 15:53:25

is it an anglisied version of Eilidh? That is a gaelic name pronounced very similarly

pootlebug Wed 30-Jul-14 15:55:25

I'd assume the person had wanted to call their child Eilidh but didn't know how to spell it.

BabCNesbitt Wed 30-Jul-14 15:57:29

Agree with previous poster - it's spelled Eilidh. Lovely name, but also the name of the horrible girl who bullied me for three years at school so I'd advise against it grin

BoldBlackCherry Wed 30-Jul-14 16:03:38

It's my dds name and it's beautiful. I spell it eilidh smile

Sophronia Wed 30-Jul-14 16:34:39

It reminds me of 'alien', I'm not keen.

Spanielpuppy Wed 30-Jul-14 16:35:06

Eilidh is it pronounced a-ley?

Spanielpuppy Wed 30-Jul-14 16:35:55

Sophronia with that spelling I can see that too

Sophronia Wed 30-Jul-14 16:37:08

The Eilidh spelling is much nicer, although it might be difficult for some people to pronounce (in England).

Spanielpuppy Wed 30-Jul-14 16:38:07

I think it's pretty, prefer the Gaelic spelling but I'm concerned at is sounds like your dropping the h, with either spelling. It's a shame, one to keep in mind though?

How bout Niah?

peppinagiro Wed 30-Jul-14 16:39:52

Nia is a Welsh name, no 'h' on the end.

myotherusernameisbetter Wed 30-Jul-14 16:41:14

tbh, i'm not a fan (of the gaelic version, never come across the one in the OP) it tends to remind me of Ellie said in a strong accent and is therefore a bit "common" sad Sorry.

Leeds2 Wed 30-Jul-14 17:46:55

It looks like a name with some letters missed out to me.

ataposaurus Wed 30-Jul-14 21:16:39

Very nice if spelled correctly (Eilidh).

temporaryusername Wed 30-Jul-14 21:31:48

Spelled as you did, it comes across as eel-y, all slithery like eels. Sorry!
The other spelling is much better though.

Spanielpuppy Wed 30-Jul-14 22:37:14

Thanks ladies that's what I thought. Pretty name if said correctly but can sound very common. Consider it scratched off the list. Back to drawing board.

Happy36 Wed 30-Jul-14 22:40:19

I work with an Aillie who comes from Edinburgh. She says it ay-lee. I think it's a beautiful name.

myotherusernameisbetter Wed 30-Jul-14 22:40:40

What's left on the list?

Spanielpuppy Wed 30-Jul-14 22:51:20

Carys (carrie)


notnowImreading Wed 30-Jul-14 22:54:17

Stick an a on the end (Aelia) and it's a good Roman name.

callipygian00 Wed 30-Jul-14 23:25:12

I love Eilidh too but put off by English confusion - Eye Lid and 'ayley! Similar names are Eilish and Airlie. Aurelia is lovely.

florascotia Thu 31-Jul-14 23:09:58

As others have said, Eilidh is Gaelic; it's the Gaelic version of Helen.

It's not pronouced anything like 'eyelid' and not really the same as 'aley.
The second syllable is soft, and the 'idh' sounds more like like 'iiihhh' (where the i is like the i in 'fish'), not like Hayley, where the 'ley' is pronounced 'lee'.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 01-Aug-14 12:12:35

Nia doesn't have a h on the end, it's just Nia. It's Welsh.

Niah looks like a mashup of Nia and Niamh.

weegiemum Fri 01-Aug-14 12:15:09

First time I've ever seen Eilidh described as "common". I really like it.

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