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I really like this name. This is my niece's name. We pronounce it "ASH-lin" and not "ASH-ling".
-- Anonymous User  12/31/2005
My cousin has a friend name Aisling and she pronounces it Ays-ling not Ashlyn.
-- Anonymous User  5/9/2006
Well your cousin's friend pronounces it wrong. It's ASH-ling, not some other tryndee monstrosity.
-- 1crzychick  6/3/2007
Technically, a person could pronounce their name anyway they want.

With that being said, I like this name. It inspires a sense of mysticality that's so pretty. I think it's a great name you should consider if you're an expectant parent.
-- magicalhannah7  3/9/2009
This name is very popular in Ireland; it's usually said Ash-ling or Ash-leen. There are loads of different ways to spell it like: Aisling, Ashling, Aishling, Aisleen.
-- emeraldstar  8/7/2006
This is one of the main characters in To Light a Penny Candle, a wonderful book by Maeve Binchy.
-- lemmingade  2/6/2007
Gorgeous name. I like the sound of the G on the end.
-- YMPvt  3/2/2007
This is such a beautiful name. I love that it means "dream." I would definitely name my daughter this.
-- flamestar  5/13/2007
It's the name of a great song by Shane MacGowan and the Popes.
-- johann14  2/4/2008
It's a very beautiful name! I have a character in a story I'm writing called this. But it's pronounced Ashlin or Ashleen, not Ashling. It is rare to pronounce the "g" in this name.
-- Anonymous User  2/5/2008
Pronounced ASHLIN not ASHLING.
-- Anonymous User  2/5/2008
People it's not pronounced ASH-ling. The G is silent. It's ASH-lin.
-- Anonymous User  6/30/2008
Aisling O'Sullivan was Dave Evan's first wife and school girlfriend.
-- cheeseface  7/18/2008
An aisling refers to a particular type of dream, you would not use this word for the type of dream you dream every night. It arises from poems, which utilised a poetic device, which came to be known as the aisling, written in the 17th and 18th centuries. In these poems the poet has a dream or vision where a woman appears to him and talks of the plight of Ireland and her future rescue, usually be outside forces.
-- Speranza  10/7/2008
I've done a lot of research on this name, and it is NOT rare to pronounce it ASH-ling (with the G), and it is certainly not wrong. This is a misconception caused by the very different phonetics in the English language compared to Irish Gaelic. American/English variants of the name either drop the G in the pronunciation or from the spelling, but this is not the case in Ireland where the name comes from. Just Google "Aisling pronunciation" and then turn on your speakers and listen to the many Irish name sites that provide auditory examples of the name.
-- Varuca  12/3/2008
My name is Aislinn. It is pronounced Ash-leen. And that is the proper, Irish way. Also, when spelled Aisling, the 'ing' sound isn't usually said it is usually still 'leen'.
-- aislinnm  4/20/2009
I find all Irish names to be hideous, unpronounceable and stupid on Americans, this one included. But it isn't as bad.
-- Aureliano  2/24/2010
THE pronunciation, regardless of THE spelling is, and always was
Ashleen.
-- Saoirse_1  4/17/2010
Aisling is the name of the fairy in "The Secret of Kells" which is an animated movie based on Irish Mythology.
-- Milena Scialfa  5/24/2010
I live in Ireland and this is pronounced Ash-ling. Ayz-ling is horrible. I also know people who pronounce it Ash-linn and that way is spelt Aislinn not Aisling.
-- MeganBridget  9/22/2010
My name is Aisling and I'm an Irish speaker and different people pronounce it different ways. Some call me "Ash-leen" others call me "Ash-ling". Doesn't bother me. But "Ais" in Irish is "ash"!
-- Anonymous User  10/8/2010
When I first saw this name (with no prior knowledge of it's origin or the like) I though it was pronounced "isle-ling" which I thought was very pretty. I later found out "Ais" makes an "ash" sound, I was slightly disappointed (as a purist, I always prefer the traditional pronunciation and never some weird spin-off, which I think can come across as very ignorant) but I was already hooked on the name and its meaning AND its origin, so I'm heavily considering it for my future daughter. It is a very lovely name.
-- AudraClaire  5/15/2011
I happen to really like this name, though I hate the "Ashlyn" pronunciation. I prefer to say it "EYE-el-ing", though I think "ASH-leen" and "ASH-ling" are okay too. I just might consider it as a middle name.
-- Black_X  7/12/2011
I love the way this name sounds and its meaning. I called my cat this without knowing it was a real name because I liked the sound!
I would name my daughter Aisling, even though it's what I call my cat...
-- nectarwoods  8/7/2011
My name is Aisling and I live in the UK... The name is pronounced ash-LING.
Personally, I think this name is a strong, solid name for a girl, and a great choice! :-) A very professional name!
-- Aisling_007  1/30/2012
The main character in the book Ash by Malinda Lo.
-- PaperPlague  1/31/2012

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