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July 1st, 2013 11:20 PM #1
This is sooo embarrassing but...
I actually just found out that one of the names that was on my "favorites" list is not pronounced the way I thought. Which wouldn't be a problem except I preferred the way I was pronouncing it in my head. Is there a legitimate way to keep the pronunciation my dyslexic mind fell in love with? I am afraid I may have just "made up" a name.
The name is Aurelie- but I pronounced it are-uh-lie (the last syllable rhyming with "fly")
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July 2nd, 2013 12:55 AM #3
The only thing I can think of is to either spell it Aurelye, which looks weird, or to make it Aureline, which would have a similar sound.Favorite names at the moment:
Other names I like: Veronica Vivian Lydia Octavia Bianca Flora Zulima Augustine Elsa Avalon Zamora Carmina
July 2nd, 2013 01:07 AM #5Senior Member
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Ooh, I like pp's suggestion of Aureline. That sounds really pretty.Previous account: elrock13
July 2nd, 2013 01:08 AM #7
Just respell it. Aurelei and Aurelai would also get that pronunciation.I'm not feeling incredibly profound at the moment. Check back later.
July 2nd, 2013 01:15 AM #9
Hmm, this is tough!
I'd try to have a similar construction to Lorelei, maybe?
Orrelie (this could still be said like "orally" though, so maybe not with the -ie ending)
Having "lie" as the final syllable is challenging for spelling in English.Lucia
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