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user1471547428 Wed 19-Apr-17 16:10:39

I know she'd have to spell it out, but the same is true of many names and at least it's quite short! We have reasons for wanting Aerin rather than Erin.

How would you pronounce this? Air-in or E-rin? Or another way?

She'll be half Irish although we are in the Uk, would it be a strange name to have if she moved to Ireland?

Do you like Aerin?

swashbucklecheer Wed 19-Apr-17 16:13:18

I'm Irish and I've never heard of it. Erin yes but not a Aerin. She'll be forever spelling it and telling others how to pronounce it.

funtimesahead Wed 19-Apr-17 16:14:49

I would definitely say Air-in.
I don't dislike it but it's not a name I've heard before so it would take a bit of getting used to for me smile

LillyLollyLandy Wed 19-Apr-17 16:15:08

Estee Lauder's granddaughter is called Aerin. It's a lovely name. I always assumed it was pronounced Air-in.

bran Wed 19-Apr-17 16:15:55

I like it, there was a character in Farscape called Aerin who was totally kick-ass fantastic. I would pronounce it Air-in, but then that's how I would pronounce Erin too.

user1471547428 Wed 19-Apr-17 16:19:28

She is Aeryn spelling I think. Never been into Farscape but I've heard good things!

rattieofcarcassone Wed 19-Apr-17 16:21:23

I'd say Air-in and would spell it Aeryn unless told otherwise, like the Farscape character. As bran said, she's an awesome kick ass character. It is one of the names we considered for DDs middle name (we may still go there as she still hasn't got one at 5months!) we have actually got a rat named Aeryn too

Jooni Wed 19-Apr-17 17:11:04

I'd say AIR-in. I quite like it, I get a sort of ethereal/fantasy LOTR vibe from it.

Loyly Wed 19-Apr-17 17:13:56

I only know it from Aerin Lauder's perfume line called 'Aerin'. I'd pronounce it Air-in and I really like it.

Elbi Wed 19-Apr-17 17:23:47

Would pronounce it Air-in and think it's very pretty. Aeris is nice too.

AliceKlar Wed 19-Apr-17 19:34:53

Really like the name. I would say Air-in also.

Loyly I got some for Christmas but find it very cloying sad

FrancisCrawford Wed 19-Apr-17 19:37:50

I always say it in my head as "A-er-in"

I know it's probably not right, but that's what it looks like it should sound like, if that makes sense?

And because it sounds so very strange said like that, I really don't like it.

Diamondsandpurls Wed 19-Apr-17 19:57:00

I know an aerin, she's Dutch, very beautiful and very cool

Floellabella Thu 20-Apr-17 21:12:15

Aerin is a beautiful name, but phonetically it says Air-in so anyone who can read properly will pronounce it that way and if corrected tbh I would assume her parents couldn't spell blush sorry! Definitely go for it if you like air-in but if you want Erin then use Erin grin

Hamsolo Thu 20-Apr-17 21:14:43

Weirdly to my eye it looks like it would be eye-rin. But if you told me to say Erin I would!

DramaAlpaca Thu 20-Apr-17 21:52:01

I'd pronounce it Air-in. It's pretty.

I've only heard of it from Estee Lauder's granddaughter Aerin, as someone else mentioned above.

I don't think there'd be any issues if she moved to Ireland, in fact it would probably be better than Erin which is very American Irish.

ThoraGruntwhistle Thu 20-Apr-17 21:57:16

I like it spelled Aeryn (and Farscape was brilliant) but Aerin reminds me of urine.

SuperBeagle Thu 20-Apr-17 22:17:46

I'd pronounce it like air-rin, like an American pronouncing Erin/Aaron.

I think I prefer the spelling Aeryn.

LosingDory Thu 20-Apr-17 22:20:54

I love it its very pretty. I'd pronounce it air-in

EllieQ Thu 20-Apr-17 22:25:19

I'd pronounce it Air-in. Reminds me of the character Aeryn in Farscape, and Aerin from the book 'The Hero and the Crown' by Robin McKinley.

spankhurst Thu 20-Apr-17 22:28:41

It's phonetically beautiful but much prefer Aeryn as a written word.

user1471547428 Fri 21-Apr-17 11:18:19

Thanks all, we would pronounce it Air-in too.

user1471547428 Fri 21-Apr-17 11:20:59

Aeryn is nice too but if we aren't trying to name her after Farscape is that a bit weird? I thought perhaps it looked a bit made up.
Aerin is a feminine form of Aaron (hebrew name), but either spelling would probably work.

Dontrocktheboat Fri 21-Apr-17 11:24:55

I like it! (But my ds is Aaron - pronounced the same. Chose it because it sounded strong but also a bit ethereal.)

GolderAndWiser Fri 21-Apr-17 11:26:59

I'm Irish and Aeryn looks a bit like aneurysm or something. Or a bit Lord of the Rings.

What about Arwen?

Erin is soup. Which is OK. I like Merrin or Arwen but I'm not mad about Aerin.

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