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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
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March 27th, 2014 02:15 PM #5Senior Member
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March 27th, 2014 02:41 PM #7
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.
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March 28th, 2014 07:59 AM #9