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  • EYE-ruh

    33 56.90%
  • AY-ruh

    19 32.76%
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    6 10.34%
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  1. #1
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    Post Which pronunciation do you prefer of...

    Eira. I'm just not sure if I prefer it said eye-rah (would that be mistaken for the male name Ira?) or ay-rah, which are equally legitimate pronunciations. In my head I use both interchangeably depending on which middle name I've put it with.

    So which is your favourite? Did you automatically say it one way or another, or a different way altogether? Any feedback would be great.
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  2. #3
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    EYE-ra isn't a legitimate pronunication. Sure you can say it that way if u like, but it's incorrect. Eira is the Welsh word for snow and to me it would be like me using Snow as a name but saying I want to pronounce it like SNA-w. I mean, I can if I want, but it's not legitimate lol

    Sorry, I probably butcher names from other languages regularly without meaning too so I mean no offence, but I speak Welsh and can assure you, the only way to pronounce Eira correctly is AY-ra. I think it's lovely.

    I also like Aneira, Eirian and Eiriana.

    Good luck
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  3. #5
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    Actually, Eira is also shown to be derived from the Irish word 'Eire' so therefore is also pronounced EYE-rah, like Eire. Another origin of Eira is also from Eir, the Norse Goddess.

    Of course the most common and most well known pn is AY-rah because of the Welsh word for snow, however it isn't it's only origin or pronunciation.
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    Rufus - Alec - Emmett - Wes
    Billie - Estella - Jemima - Eilidh


    olivia; ''somewhat of an enigma'' and finally seventeen. (http://bigsistercomplex.tumblr.com/)

  4. #7
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    i also live in Wales and i have heard people pronounce it both ways


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  5. #9
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    I default to EYE-ra, but I like AY-ra too.

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