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gingerbunny Wed 19-Aug-09 09:35:38

someone i know has just called their baby this (boy).
Any ideas how to pronounce it please? thanks

Nancy66 Wed 19-Aug-09 10:05:24

I would imagine it's pronounced " A Jay"

gingerbunny Wed 19-Aug-09 10:16:32

that's what i thought, so wants that point in the i?!!!

BigGobMum Wed 19-Aug-09 10:29:26

Yep - agree (totally pointless 'i'). Will cause BIG problems!

gingerbunny Wed 19-Aug-09 10:35:49

so i'm not alone in thinking is a bit daft then?!

tiredOFTHEDMemma Wed 19-Aug-09 10:38:08

what an awful name.

gingerbunny Wed 19-Aug-09 10:55:02

i know i think it's awful too. if they wanted to call him AJ, i think they should have given him proper names (Andrew James etc)and used that as a nick name, so at least he would have a choice when he's older.

barleycorn Wed 19-Aug-09 11:00:12

Ajay's a popular Indian name, it means victorious. I like it. Never come across it spelt with an i though.

loobylu3 Wed 19-Aug-09 22:20:22

Was just about to say what barleycorn has already said! The Indian name is pn more like Ah- jay though, not A-jay.
I am guessing the people you know aren't Indian.

mathanxiety Fri 21-Aug-09 08:05:19

I'd guess the Ai part is so it will be pronounced with a long A (rhyming with Jay) sound instead of a short one like the A in ajar. Reminds me a little of Ajax pronounced like that though. Popular in the US, a bit like KC, KD...

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