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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?

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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?

    ~ where there is life, there is hope. ~

    Charlotte Emilia ○ Florence Millie-Rose ○ Evelyn Lucille ○ Elsie Bridget ○ Harriet Imogen ○ Martha Juliet
    Violet Arabella ○ Felicity Eleanor ○ Kitty Elizabeth ○ Anastasia Lily ○ Ophelia Daisy ○ Dulcie Catherine ○ Bluebell Matilda


    Albert Patrick ○ Ernest Daniel ○ Henry Lucas ○ George Alexander ○ Louis Christopher ○ Emmett Percy
    Matthew Benedict ○ James Addison ○ Harry William ○ Charlie Thomas ○ Aubrey Joseph ○ Archie Samuel ○ Andrew Lachlan

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