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  1. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by arreisenlaluz9 View Post
    Aurelia was on my long list. It just doesn't do it for me, though. I love -lie endings!

    What if Aurelie were pron Ahr-uh-lee instead of ohr-uh-lee?

    I do like Aura. Also Auria/Aria. Eulalie feels a bit too... out there for the rest of my taste. Aurora is a little too disney, but it's beautiful. I sort of like Orly and Orla, also.

    I just remember playing the song Aura Lee for a piano lesson when I was young and thinking it was such a beautiful melody. (Elvis Presley's song Love Me Tender was written with the same tune.) Sigh.
    At first glance, I would pronounce "Aurelie" as "Ahr-uh-lee."

    I think it's a beautiful name.

    Heh and it may look like I am biased because of my name, but I do sincerely think Aurelie is a good name. Orla reminds me of the word "orca." Eeep.
    Last edited by holst; February 17th, 2012 at 10:58 PM.
    Regards, Amelie Holst

  2. #8
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    As Freud would surmise, you're stuck somewhere bwtn the Annalie Phase and the Orly Phase. (;
    “And remember, my sentimental friend, that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz

  3. #10
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    Bahaha! Poppy, that made me laugh a LOT!

    I suspected my problem was freudian in nature. But I figured it probably had to do with my mom (whose name is Laura Ann) and the fact that I am drawn to names that all that have serious drawbacks and all echo the sounds of her name. Hahahaha!

    Holst: glad to know someone is with me on the Ahr pron. And you're in the states, so its not because you have a different accent, right? Most Californians I meet have pretty standard American accents.

  4. #12
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    I really love Aurelie and Aurelia, so sofisticated! Orla is pretty as well

    Crushing on
    ♥ Rosa ♥ Milvie ♥ Elsie ♥ Flora ♥ Inga ♥ Adele ♥ Fionn ♥ Odin ♥ Ingo ♥ Thore ♥ Ellis ♥ Vilme ♥

    among others

    ~ From Sweden - Feel free to ask if you want to know anything about Swedish names! ~

  5. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by arreisenlaluz9 View Post

    Holst: glad to know someone is with me on the Ahr pron. And you're in the states, so its not because you have a different accent, right? Most Californians I meet have pretty standard American accents.
    Well I grew up around many people who spoke Spanish and French. The "Ahr" sound is easy for me to identify when I'm already familiar with the names Aura (like Ahr-ah; similar to the pron. of Audrey - "Ahd/Odd-ree") or Aurelia (I pronounce it as "Ahr-elle-ee-a").

    If I am speaking it in a general Californian accent, I suppose I would go either way - if I were someone who did not have the linguistic background similar to mine.

    But I believe if a person has heard of "Aurora Borealis" or knows of the tale of "Sleeping Beauty" (so they are familiar with "Aurora"), it can be easy to assume "Aurelie" is pronounced "Ahr-ugh-lee/Ahr-ah-lee."
    Regards, Amelie Holst

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