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Thread: Alana vs Alanna

  1. #6
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    Welcome to Nameberry! I think the spelling Alana is much clearer and would save her a lifetime of aggravation over correcting people. I would pronounce Alanna uh-LANN-uh. If you want to honor your aunt Ann, you could do Alana Ann. I'm a sucker for alliteration anyway, and I love that combo.

  2. #8
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    I really like Alana better. I think with Alanna I'd be more inclined to say ah-lann-ah.
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    Zoe Milena

    Niñas- Noemí Aurora, nn Nora, Leila Noemí, Isela, Siella, Seren, Aranza, Alina, Eliana
    Niños- Lucas Emmanuel, Levi Elijah, Aaron, Rueben, Nathaniel, Andrew

  3. #10
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    My instinct would be to say Ah-lah-nah either way, and I feel the same way--usually don't like extra letters but in this case I think Alanna looks prettier. My instinct is almost always to use softer vowels though, I might be in the minority.
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  4. #12
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    I know girls named Alanna and Alana, and they are pronounced that same way: uh-LAH-na.
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    Audrey * Margot * Josephine * Elizabeth * Katherine * Madeleine * Natasha * Amy

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  5. #14
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    I would pronounce them the same - uh-LAH-nuh. I prefer the Alanna spelling. It seems more feminine some how.

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