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How would you pronounce this?

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BeingATwatItsABingThing Sat 12-Nov-16 18:51:48


I love it. When I was expecting DD, it was one of my two favourite names but we didn't go for it because I was worried DD would have a life of "How do you pronounce/spell that?"

AndWhat Sat 12-Nov-16 18:52:35


7SunshineSeven7 Sat 12-Nov-16 18:52:46


ChessieFL Sat 12-Nov-16 18:53:05


User1234567891011 Sat 12-Nov-16 18:53:36

TheLongRains Sat 12-Nov-16 18:53:53


PandaInTheMorning Sat 12-Nov-16 18:53:56


QuiltedAloeVera Sat 12-Nov-16 18:53:57

To rhyme with wafer, but I'm probably wrong.

MrsBellefleur Sat 12-Nov-16 18:54:02

Ee-fa but only because I've learnt that from here.

peaceloveandbiscuits Sat 12-Nov-16 18:54:33

Ee-fah. It's one of the more obvious Irish names I think.

QuiltedAloeVera Sat 12-Nov-16 18:54:39

And now I know smile

ExitPursuedBySpartacus Sat 12-Nov-16 18:56:00

Did your mother have something against consonants?

GreenRut Sat 12-Nov-16 18:56:05

Ee-fuh but I'm Irish background so know it on sight. I ADORE this name!

BeingATwatItsABingThing Sat 12-Nov-16 18:56:16

Yeah, Eefah!

How many would honestly know how to spell it without checking?

WyfOfBathe Sat 12-Nov-16 18:59:05

I can pronounce it, but I'm not sure I could spell it consistently. And in a busy environment or if a small child was saying it, I might just assume they were saying Eva.

Loyly Sat 12-Nov-16 18:59:32

I'd say it Eefa and spell it Aoife (without checking your OP grin). Such a lovely name.

hoddtastic Sat 12-Nov-16 19:00:34


BeingATwatItsABingThing Sat 12-Nov-16 19:03:07

I do love it.

I am unwilling to compromise on the spelling as well. I would rather keep the Irish spelling. DP is Irish so it wouldn't be weird.

WilliamHerschel Sat 12-Nov-16 19:04:33

I've seen it written and always thought it was ee-fee!

neonrainbow Sat 12-Nov-16 19:06:20

My dh thought it was wah-fay first time he saw it.

TataEs Sat 12-Nov-16 19:07:02

i would have to check spelling as dyslexic but would know it was aoife or similar rather than eeffa or something ridiculous!

BeingATwatItsABingThing Sat 12-Nov-16 19:07:39

I've heard AyOiffEe before.

griffinsss Sat 12-Nov-16 19:08:07


BeingATwatItsABingThing Sat 12-Nov-16 19:08:35

I'm glad to see the majority would say it correctly. grin

griffinsss Sat 12-Nov-16 19:09:02

I honestly know how to spelt it without checking, although I would always double check because you never now if someone has tried to anglicise an Irish name!

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