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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    From my reasearch, there's 2 ways as Northern and Southern Wales seem to have slightly different prns. 'eye-rah' or 'ay-rah' (the 'ay' rhyming with bay).

    There's also the Swedish/Finnish pronunciation 'air-ah'. Eira is the goddess of medicine in Sweden.
    Mum to Mousie, Foo, Bumptious and Pudding.

  2. #8
    Join Date
    May 2013
    I would most likely say (ear-uh). Maybe (eye-ruh)
    Damian Bosco-Raphael Anthony-Charles Dominic-Jude Vianney-Samuel Piers

    Genevieve Naiara-Lidia Christiana-Isabeau Maria-Juliet Louisiana


  3. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Thanks everyone! Its a real beauty, isn't it? I was actually looking at it for a friend's baby but its now on my own list. I love the Norse connection and the Welsh 'snow' meaning is so utterly romantic.
    ~ Mama to Juniper and expecting Arlo at the end of May ~

    Beautiful Firsts with Family Middles:
    ~ Calypso Susannah "Callie"- Beatrice Winona "Bliss" - Clementina Maybelle "Minnie" - Tallulah Rosalie "Lula" ~
    (Pearl - Celeste - Coralie - Delphine)

    ~ Zephyr Joseph Yeats - Nathaniel Arthur Miles ~

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Greater Boston, MA
    My grandpa (who is Welsh) says it's eye-ruh.
    ♥ Margaret Mary ♥
    19. Name nerd. College freshman.

    Proud auntie to Lucy Helen and Theodore Levi

    ~ Eliza Constance ~ Harriet Aurelia ~ Nora Josephine ~ Pearl Violet ~ Rose Georgina ~ Sarah Margaret ~ Tess Christabel ~
    ~ Gabriel Walter ~ James Benedict ~ John Constantine ~ Noah August ~ Reuben Alexander ~ Samuel Ernest ~ Timothy Jack ~

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Liverpool, England
    AY-ra is correct if you're being a stickler for proper Welsh pronunciation. The people in the north would say the people in the south are saying it wrong

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.

    Beta read The Self Invention: 18 is up. Two more to follow within the next week.

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