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March 27th, 2014 07:29 AM #1Junior Member
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March 27th, 2014 02:03 PM #3
They're all uncommon names in English-speaking countries, but people would definitely recognize all of them. Arianna/Ariana would be more common (both very popular in the USA). I would use the Arianne spelling if you wanted to use that form.
Ariadne is Greek, but was used in England mostly by upper-class families in the past century. Most people would just assume it was Greek; it's the rarest form that you've listed. It's also my favourite!
I should add pronunciations (with my English accent), I say...
Arianna/Ariana = AH-REE-ah-nah.
Arianne/Ariane = ah-ree-AHN
Ariadne = AH-ree-ADD-nee
Last edited by oliviasarah; March 27th, 2014 at 02:44 PM.wildly adored for future darlings;
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March 27th, 2014 02:15 PM #5Senior Member
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March 27th, 2014 02:41 PM #7Senior Member
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I believe Ariana is the correct English form, Ariadne is Greek. Ariane/Arianne is sweet, but, in my horrible North American accent, it comes out sounding very nasal. Do keep in mind that, in English, they will get a variety of different pronunciations.
Ariana - Air-ee-ah-na/Ar-ee-ah-nah
Arianna - Air-ee-anna/Ar-ee-anna
Ariane - Ar-ee-ahn/Air-ee-ahn
Arianne - Ar-ee-anne/Air-ee-anne.
Ariadne is nice, but I feel as though the D might cause issues.
Arianna is currently the most popular in the USA, at 49th, and Ariana is 74th. Ariane, Arianne, and Ariadne do not rank in the United States.Kirsty Emma Jayde ○ Poppy Lauren Grace ○ Ella Marigold Jayne ○ Rosie Charlotte Mae
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March 28th, 2014 07:59 AM #9