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How would you pronounce Eira?

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Clebaby Tue 02-Aug-16 12:58:40

We love the name Eira but don't want her to have to correct people on how to pronounce her name her whole life... so thought a straw poll would help us decide how intuitive it is.
Thanks so much!

chipmonkey Tue 02-Aug-16 12:59:37

Am I right?

GastonsPomPomWrath Tue 02-Aug-16 13:00:13


Dizzydodo Tue 02-Aug-16 13:00:30


Eminybob Tue 02-Aug-16 13:01:01


Sadik Tue 02-Aug-16 13:01:26

More or less A - ra - it's a pretty name, though I must confess the only one I've known was a goat born in the January snows!

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Tue 02-Aug-16 13:01:27

Me too - Air A. Does it mean anything?

DramaAlpaca Tue 02-Aug-16 13:02:52


Savidog Tue 02-Aug-16 13:03:21

Air ah....assuming it's coming from a similar root to Eire one of the Gaelic names for Ireland.

DropYourSword Tue 02-Aug-16 13:03:25


But only because I know an Eira and that's how she pronounces it.

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Tue 02-Aug-16 13:03:54

Ahh my nanny's name (almost definately outs oneself)
Are you Welsh op?
I think, and I say think it's Eire, like the Gaelic name for Ireland. But my nan was always called Clara or Janey, definately completely outs myself if any of my family are on here. So I think I've heard Eira pronounced about once in my life.

I know I always found it funny cos my maternal grandparent are Irish, so I'd get confused between Eira and Eire!

PotatoBread Tue 02-Aug-16 13:05:58


Would wobble between that and Ear-ra and wouldn't be confident that I was pronouncing it right though!

Hamsolo Tue 02-Aug-16 13:06:31

I'd go Air-ra too. Like Eire.

SchnitzelvonKrummsverylowtum Tue 02-Aug-16 13:10:50

I know two Eira's - one pronounces it Eye-ra and the other Ay-ra.

I think Ay-ra is more correct, but I'm not sure.

dottyaboutstripes Tue 02-Aug-16 13:14:34

I've known some Eiras and they were all eye-ra

mamas12 Tue 02-Aug-16 13:18:22

Its a pretty Welsh name denoting snow
The ei is pronounced a as in May and then ra

pollygarterispretty9 Tue 02-Aug-16 13:19:38

Eye-ra Welsh word meaning snow

bazingasheldon Tue 02-Aug-16 13:21:59

I'm Welsh and every Eira I have known pronounces it. Eye-ra

MrsJoeyMaynard Tue 02-Aug-16 13:24:10


coolaschmoola Tue 02-Aug-16 13:24:29


Doilooklikeatourist Tue 02-Aug-16 13:27:21

Eye ra
Had a great aunt named Eira

Stevefromstevenage Tue 02-Aug-16 13:27:25

My initial thought is Eire like Ireland but I am not sure. If it is Eire I must admit I prefer the name Eirn (Eireann) which is reasonably common here too.

FlyDragonfly1 Tue 02-Aug-16 13:34:30

My Great Aunt was named Eira; she pronounced it 'Eye-Ra'. She was from a very small Welsh village in the Beacons.

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 02-Aug-16 13:40:52


Would it expect it to be one of those. But wouldn't know which.

BendydickCuminsnatch Tue 02-Aug-16 14:42:09

The same as the name Ira. Makes me think of an old man who looks like the man from Up blush <specific>

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