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How do you pronounce Aaron?

(108 Posts)
Mysterycat23 Wed 28-Dec-16 07:54:58

This is our number one fave for baby due in Feb. However me and DH pronounce it differently. I'm not bothered as I think however it's pronounced it's a nice name. However DH really dislikes the way I pronounce it. I say "air un" and he says "ar un". I think many people would also say "air un" and DH says he would find that annoying. We have discussed changing the spelling e.g. to Aren but I like the original spelling better.

How would you pronounce it? Ideas for an alternate spelling or alternative name that sounds like DHs pronunciation? We would go for a similar sounding name beginning with A smile

ScarletForYa Wed 28-Dec-16 07:56:07


HunterHearstHelmsley Wed 28-Dec-16 07:56:51

Ar un.. Well more Ah run actually

SoupDragon Wed 28-Dec-16 07:57:33

Oh, this will polarise MN, its been done before!

I am in the Air-on camp.

PeoniesPony Wed 28-Dec-16 07:57:39

Rhymes with Karen

StealthPolarBear Wed 28-Dec-16 07:57:53

Like you but I've noticed loads of people pronouncing it the other way recently.

FrancisCrawford Wed 28-Dec-16 07:58:10

I'd say it in the same way as Arran (ah ran)

You could go for Arran?

Greenandcabbagelooking Wed 28-Dec-16 07:58:15

A (as in apple) Ron

Cookingongas Wed 28-Dec-16 07:58:48

Ah run to rhyme with Karen

Cookingongas Wed 28-Dec-16 07:59:41

And like your dh I prickle to hear air run, despite liking ah run

Horseshoe1 Wed 28-Dec-16 07:59:54

I know a grown up one who pronounces it Air-un. I guess it can be either way.

MrsBellefleur Wed 28-Dec-16 08:00:34

Ah-run to rhyme with Karen here too.

FourToTheFloor Wed 28-Dec-16 08:00:37

I once heard a guy called Aaron say his name was Erin. It really confused me! I say a-ron

Artus Wed 28-Dec-16 08:00:56

Air un

StealthPolarBear Wed 28-Dec-16 08:00:58

Why cooking? As far as I know everyone pronounced it like that when I was a child. When did it change?

SarfEast1cated Wed 28-Dec-16 08:01:10

I thought it was Air On too - If you use Arran spelling it will always be pronounced the same way.

StealthPolarBear Wed 28-Dec-16 08:02:05

That said there was a programme we were watching , maybe 24, and it took me ages to work out why there was a guy called Erin

SarfEast1cated Wed 28-Dec-16 08:02:45

Good question stealth when did it change?

Bigfatgrinch Wed 28-Dec-16 08:03:57

I'm in Scotland, and it might be an accent thing but can't imagine saying it the way you pronounce it. I would say it roughly how your husband does but maybe more like "Ah-rin"

Mysterycat23 Wed 28-Dec-16 08:04:33

Forgot to say we also discovered Arlen but I'm concerned it's too unusual (as in he will be bullied and spend his life explaining it. I have an unusual name and people struggle to pronounce it, really affected me and I was bullied for it so don't want my baby to have to go through the same)

Arran is nice thank you!

mirokarikovo Wed 28-Dec-16 08:05:26

AIR-run. To rhyme with scare run.

Chokehold Wed 28-Dec-16 08:05:30

Aron = a-ron

Aaron = air-ron

user1477282676 Wed 28-Dec-16 08:05:57


GinIsIn Wed 28-Dec-16 08:06:18

Ah-run here. Have never heard anyone pronounce it Air-On? confused

ScarletSienna Wed 28-Dec-16 08:08:34

I grew up with an Aaron pronounced Airon and since known a few people called Aaron that rhymes with Karen. I like both pn but slightly prefer Airon. Both are known pn but I think Karen Aaron is more used now.

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