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  1. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by eliku View Post
    This name is one of my faves too, even though I don't know quite how to pronounce it! I concur that the accent might be best left off, as it will often get dropped and ppl won't know how to pronounce it anyway... As above, what about simply Aurelie (or-el-LY), if you don't like the way most ppl will pronounce Aurelia?
    Aurelie is pronounced O-ray-LEE.
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  2. #8
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    I would pronounce it (or-reel-ee-uh) without the accent, and (or-ray-lee-uh) with. I definitely prefer the latter, though : )
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  3. #10
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    Maybe it's just me, but I pronounce them exactly the same- ow-RELL-ee-ah. That's the closest I can spell it phonetically to how I say it in Spanjsh.

    I don't know where you are, but you can't use the accent mark on official paperwork in the US.
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  4. #12
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    I'm with dindlee. Something like Au (like August) RELL ee ah is how I've always read it and loved it. Though I'm not French. (Watch "Love Actually"! That's where I first heard the name.)

    Also bonus points for your O RLY joke. I burst out laughing.

  5. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by nameweary View Post
    (Watch "Love Actually"! That's where I first heard the name.)
    "Bonita, ow-RAY-lee-a!" said Colin Firth.
    ~Boys~

    ★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
    ★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★


    ~Girls~

    ★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
    ★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

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