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  1. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Cair Paravel :)
    I'm with @nat108--my best friend was French, and considered this for one of her daughters. The American pronunciation is you-lay-lee (which is actually rather cute), but the French pronunciation is oo-lah-lee, which is much less flattering, imo (too bad not everything sounds better in French!).
    twenty-something namenerd & aspiring novelist

    Isabelle Aurora Grace | Caleb Elias Joseph | Arianne Eleanor Daisy | Everett Joshua Charles | Olivia Wren Camille | Rowan Ezra Jack
    Violet Emilia Mary | Casper Nathaniel Eden | Grace Odilia Lily | Samuel Gaspard John | Adele Sofia Eloise | Grant Frédéric Conrad

    I've recently started a new story--feel free to come along with me for the journey!
    Chapter 2 is now up!!

  2. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Bay Area
    I say yoo-lay-lee
    Catalina || 18 || College Student

    Girls: Augusta || Bryony || Caroline || Elizabeth || Katherine || Margaret || Rosemary || Ruth
    Boys: Adrian || August || Bennett || Elliott || Ezra || Foster || Joel || Lowe || Porter || Weston

  3. #20
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Quote Originally Posted by nat108 View Post
    In French eu is pronounced 'oo' so it's 'oo-lah-lee'
    Hence the * I wrote next to the first syllable — "eu" it's really neither yoo nor oo, but rather /ø/ which doesn't exist in English.
    Arabella, Thibault, Sophia, Alfred, Eleanor, Rémi, Charlotte, Achille, Olivia, Clement, Elizabeth, Frederick, Maud, Benedict, Adèle.

  4. #22
    I say it YOO-luh-lee, just like in this pretty song...
    Alice, Cecilia, Cora, Eve, Georgia, Iris, Johanna, Phoebe, Rose, Sylvie, Tess, Violet
    Calvin, Dexter, Felix, Graham, Hugo, Leo, Louis, Miles, Oscar, Paul, Simon, Walter

  5. #24
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Kawaguchi, Japan
    I pronounce it You-lay-lee

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