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  1. #16
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    I pronounce it ohr-RAY-lee-ah. I used to pronounce it ah-REEL-ee-ah, but I've since come to prefer the European version. oh-rel-yah is nice, too, though.
    Ashley
    twenty-something namenerd and aspiring novelist

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  2. #18
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    I say Or-eel-ee-yuh
    NYC Addict to Girls' Names. Future journalist.

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  3. #20
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    oh-RAYL-yuh for me too, but saying it quickly the first syllable usually comes out as er.
    ~~~~~~14 year old Canadian geek~~~~~~
    Girls:
    Alaska, Laila, Jasmine, Rachel, Amara, Daine, Anne, Sarai, Caroline, Alianne, Freya, Sophie, Coraline, Beth
    Combos: Alaska Jasmine, Alianne Inara, Laila Coraline, Freya Sarai, Anne Zaina, Rachel Amira, Amara May, Sophie Noor, Beth Aziza
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    Avery, Rowan, Stellan, Sky, Dusk, Hart, Castiel, Alastair
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  4. #22
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    I say it Aw-RAY-lee-uh. I think it's a beautiful name! I'm from Australia
    I'm twenty with a furbaby named Frederick

    * Beatrix * Clementine * Penelope * Cecilia * Margo *

    * Theodore * Hugo * Edmund * Felix * Lysander *

  5. #24
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    I'm from NZ, and I pronounce it much the same as @fiammetta does: or-rel-ee-uh.
    Leo Sebastian l Ronan Alexander

    current loves
    Felix l Finn l Moss l Heath l Fern l Veda l Tui l Blythe


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