View Poll Results: How do you pronounce Eira?
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February 26th, 2012 07:19 AM #1
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.
February 26th, 2012 07:52 AM #3
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.
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February 26th, 2012 07:58 AM #5
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.
February 26th, 2012 11:23 AM #7Junior Member
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i also live in Wales and i have heard people pronounce it both ways
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February 26th, 2012 11:35 AM #9
I default to EYE-ra, but I like AY-ra too.