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  1. #6
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    From my reasearch, there's 2 ways as Northern and Southern Wales seem to have slightly different prns. 'eye-rah' or 'ay-rah' (the 'ay' rhyming with bay).

    There's also the Swedish/Finnish pronunciation 'air-ah'. Eira is the goddess of medicine in Sweden.
    Mum to Mousie, Foo, Bumptious and Pudding.

  2. #8
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    I would most likely say (ear-uh). Maybe (eye-ruh)
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  3. #10
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    Thanks everyone! Its a real beauty, isn't it? I was actually looking at it for a friend's baby but its now on my own list. I love the Norse connection and the Welsh 'snow' meaning is so utterly romantic.
    ~ Mama to Juniper and Arlo ~

  4. #12
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    My grandpa (who is Welsh) says it's eye-ruh.
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  5. #14
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    AY-ra is correct if you're being a stickler for proper Welsh pronunciation. The people in the north would say the people in the south are saying it wrong
    ~Boys~

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    ★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
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