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afrikat Mon 25-Apr-16 15:18:20

Has anyone used this name? Do people have trouble pronouncing it?

What would it get shortened to in theory?

LadyAntonella Mon 25-Apr-16 15:27:26

I don't have one but I know one. No major problems with pronunciation but I find it a bit of a mouthful when I say it in normal conversation. It doesn't really trip off my tongue but that could just be me. Some people call her Au-reel-ia and some say Au-ray-lia. Her mum says au-ray-lia.

PotOfYoghurt Mon 25-Apr-16 15:35:20

I know one who gets shortened (only occasionally and by a certain group of people) to Lia.

And a 6 year old who is now making everyone shorten it to Rey to be like the woman in Star Wars.

Sophronia Mon 25-Apr-16 15:56:56

I know one who has it shortened to Aura.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 25-Apr-16 17:11:53

It does have an either/or pronunciation problem. But so do Clara and Esme and that doesn't put people off using them.

Leviticus Mon 25-Apr-16 17:18:53

I love it but only know how to pronounce it because of Love Actually.

I wouldn't shorten it to Aura - that's a completely different and quite hippy-sounding name I think.

EllenDegenerate Mon 25-Apr-16 20:21:08



Mouthfulofquiz Mon 25-Apr-16 20:23:33

Shortening it to Rey like Star Wars is so cute!

mnpeasantry Mon 25-Apr-16 22:23:44

One of my favourite names. Know one. She gets it pronounced or-rel-lia. Don't know if that is absolutely correct or not

julfin Mon 25-Apr-16 23:04:27

A good strong Roman name. There are several possible pronunciations which are equally valid and correct. Choose which one you like best, and just tell people that's how it's pronounced. Options:

The short form will depend largely on which pronunciation you go for (eg Ree, Raylie). Lia is lovely but not a natural shortening because the emphasis in Aurelia is on the second syllable, not on the Lia bit.

Personally my preference is Ow-RAY-lia, nn Raylie.

ABitAsleep Tue 26-Apr-16 10:12:38

Reminds me of Love Actually! smile

I pronounce it Oh-rell-ee-ah (I'm from the midlands)

Would shorten it to the Rell-ee-ah (So Relia)

SatrialesPorkStore Wed 27-Apr-16 21:49:26

My favourite girls name, but I'm not allowed it angry

ThatsNotMyRabbit Wed 27-Apr-16 21:54:03

Beautiful name but the only one I've known was an absolutely vile horse so couldn't use it because of that.

Gummibaer Wed 27-Apr-16 21:55:28

I love Aurelia and would pronounce it Or-ree-lia.

CruCru Wed 27-Apr-16 23:03:52

I love this name.

PotOfYoghurt Thu 28-Apr-16 06:26:49

Rabbit what was wrong with the horse?

ThatsNotMyRabbit Thu 28-Apr-16 06:47:21

It had a very unpleasant temperament Pot. Kicky and Bitey and generally sour.

PamDooveOrangeJoof Thu 28-Apr-16 06:49:39

Love it. Would pronounce owrailia like Love Actually

GoldPlatedBacon Thu 28-Apr-16 11:01:15

Most beautiful name ever. I couldn't use it though, I'm still sad about it. The one I know shortens it to Relly though - yuk!

I pronounce as Or-Ray-Lia

smalllondon Fri 29-Apr-16 13:53:25

My friends sister is called Aurelia - all the siblings are named after Shakespearian names which I think is quite nice. No one seems to mispronounce or shorthorn it that I've ever seen or she's ever mentioned.

bradybratpack Mon 02-May-16 06:11:17

Beautiful name! None of the potential pronunciations are off putting and the nickname options are nice.

FV45 Mon 02-May-16 06:13:25

alis what is the either/or for Clara?

iisme Mon 02-May-16 07:00:18

Or for Esme?

FV45 Mon 02-May-16 07:30:24


FV45 Mon 02-May-16 07:30:45

I mean Es-mee

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