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  1. #21
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    I think the average American seeing this name would pronounce it EYE-lish.

    From what I understand, the pronunciation of many Irish words and names depends on the dialect where you are in Ireland, so probably AY-lish and EYE-lish are both correct. I have also heard the ending pronounced more like "leesh" than "lish".

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    EYE-lish would be my guess.

  3. #25
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    Eilish

    My daughter's name is Eilish. We pronounce it Ay-lish.
    She is the the only one we know with the name and she is always told how unique and pretty it is.

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    AY-lish. It's Scottish/Gaelic, isn't it?
    Girls: Doris ❀ Amelia ❀ Freya ❀ Martha ❀ Violet ❀ Lauren ❀ Mabel ❀ Lillian ❀ Minnie ❀ Honey ❀ Emily
    Amelie ❀ Daisy ❀ Florence ❀ Imogen ❀ Edna ❀ Eleanor ❀ Eva ❀ Evelyn ❀ Clara


    Boys: Matthew ✿ Louis ✿ Ernest ✿ Christopher ✿ Barclay ✿ Adam ✿ Andrew
    Charlie ✿ Harrison ✿ Daniel ✿ Joshua ✿ James ✿ Thomas ✿ Henry


    ~no matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world~

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatkathryngirl View Post
    I think the average American seeing this name would pronounce it EYE-lish.

    From what I understand, the pronunciation of many Irish words and names depends on the dialect where you are in Ireland, so probably AY-lish and EYE-lish are both correct. I have also heard the ending pronounced more like "leesh" than "lish".
    I had a friend called this from Belfast, and she said Ay-leesh, but she's the only one I've heard of saying it that way. Perhaps it's a location thing, more prominent in the North than South?
    Girls: Doris ❀ Amelia ❀ Freya ❀ Martha ❀ Violet ❀ Lauren ❀ Mabel ❀ Lillian ❀ Minnie ❀ Honey ❀ Emily
    Amelie ❀ Daisy ❀ Florence ❀ Imogen ❀ Edna ❀ Eleanor ❀ Eva ❀ Evelyn ❀ Clara


    Boys: Matthew ✿ Louis ✿ Ernest ✿ Christopher ✿ Barclay ✿ Adam ✿ Andrew
    Charlie ✿ Harrison ✿ Daniel ✿ Joshua ✿ James ✿ Thomas ✿ Henry


    ~no matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world~

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