How to spell this name?!
I really like the name ahn-uh-leese, but I have no clue how to spell it! I feel like using Annelise or any other spelling with two N's will get it said like "ann" but I'm concerned with using something like Analise because of the first four letters. Is there any good way to spell this? I'm at a loss.
Also, wondering if anyone has any suggestions of names that begin with ah-nuh. I really love the sound of that name, but would prefer something a little longer than Ana. Thanks!
Haha. I do commiserate with you on the Analise spelling. It's the exact reason I use the Annelise spelling myself. I guess if you want to go phonetic you could try Onalise, but it still looks like it's misspelled or kr8tively spelled. I would just stick with Annelise. I think most people would recognize it, and usually if you do have to correct someone, you only have to do it once.
My college roommate was named Analisa and as far as I know no one ever commented on the first four letters thing. I personally don't think it's that big of a deal as the pronunciation is completely different and the commonly used nicknames wouldn't even contain all of the letters (my roommate went by both Ana and Lise among friends).
That being said, I vastly prefer Analise to Annelise which to me looks like it's trying too hard and I would be more inclined to pronounce it Ann-uh-leese instead of Ahna-leese.
Annelise or Anelise would be your choice.
Other 'Ana' names:
Anaka (usually spelt Anika. Both sound exactly the same- Ahna-kuh)
Analila (Ahna-lee-luh or Ahna-lil-uh)
Anneliese (anna-leeza) is the spelling I'd use but that won't help your pronunciation issue :/ I've never heard it pronounced 'ah-na-leese' before. Even when the last 'a' gets lopped off in English I still hear 'anna-leese'.
I really loved this name as an option for my last baby before we found out he was a boy. We were stationed in Germany at the time so I was talking to my brother over instant messenger and was telling him the top names for a boy and top names for a girl.
When I sent Analiese/Analise through, he asked how to pronounce it and told me that when he said it out loud, all he could hear was anal ease. Crossed it off pretty fast. lol.
I have only seem it spelled Anneliese, but I suppose Annelise would work as well. I wouldn't spell it Analise even if it didn't make a word you don't want in a name.