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Thread: Alana vs Alanna
April 8th, 2013 02:16 PM #1Junior Member
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Alana vs Alanna
I really love the name Alanna for a little girl, pronounced A-lah-na. While I'm usually not a fan of extra letters in names, I prefer the spelling Alanna over Alana because I feel like it looks more complete, and also I have an aunt with "Ann" in her name and I feel like it's a way to honor her somehow. I was just wondering if you can pronounce Alanna as A-lah-na, instead of A-lan-na, which I believe is the most common way to pronounce that spelling. What do you think?
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April 8th, 2013 04:57 PM #5
I am friends with an Alanna, and she has never gotten al-anna, just Eh-lay-nuh (How?) or Alan-uh. I also love the name (see my sig), but it's one of those names that seems so simple to pronounce but people butcher it all the time. I do agree with you that Alanna looks more complete (and since I'm a fan of Tamora Pierce, I prefer that spelling), but I'm pretty sure both spellings require lots of correcting.~lucy reine~~ celestine eira ~ mary simona ~ elizabeth echo "ellie" ~ eleanor maeve "lena" ~ vivienne isla ~ celia matilda "cici" ~ catherine aiko "rin" ~ elsa verity ~~ jasper red ~ evander lachlan 'evan'~ kai nicholas ~ ezra link ~ avery thomas ~ michael satoshi "mischa" ~ finn jeremias ~ ezekiel hayden ~ alexander rowan "sacha" ~
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April 8th, 2013 05:10 PM #7
I have only ever heard both spellings being pronounced as ah-LAN-ah.Ttc a baby brother or sister for Luther Wolf!
April 8th, 2013 05:11 PM #9Senior Member
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I work with an Alana whose name is pronounced Ah-lay-nah and very few people pronounce it Ah-lay-nah; with that experience, I think you are pretty safe to spell it Alana. My cousin has a daughter Alaina which they added the i to ensuring the correct pronounciation. I agree with you on not adding extra letters unless absolutely necessary.Lover of names: Classic, Literary, Historical, or whatever strikes my fancy!
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