User comments for Aisling (Pronunciation Only)

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
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
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
THE pronunciation, regardless of THE spelling is, and always was
Saoirse_1  4/17/2010
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
The pronunciation of this name varies throughout Ireland. They are ASH-ling, ASH-lin, and ASH-leen/ash-LEEN. ASH-lin tends to be used around Dublin.
actingfun  9/11/2015
It's always going to be pronounced ASH-ling or ASH-leen, with maybe slight variations in accents. It is NEVER EVER going to be pronounced ACE-ling or ACE-linn. No, silly Americans, you cannot pronounce names however you want to. In no way is Juan going to be JOO-an, in no way is Renee going to be REN-ee, Aisling is in no way, ACEling or ACE-lin.
Quro  12/17/2015
My name is Ashling. It's pronounced as it's spelled - with the G. My friend who lives in Ireland has the same name but spells it - Aisling. Hers is pronounced with the G as well.
Ashlingdaphne  2/18/2016
Aisling is my middle name, and I've never pronounced it with the "g" at the end. I say it ASH-leen.
ZoeAisling  2/24/2016
LMS  5/16/2016
I have a friend called Aisling, and since it was through school I witnessed just how often her name was completely butchered in its pronunciation. I think it's a lovely name but if you're going to name your child it then I hope they're prepared for a lot of name correction! This is in Australia anyway, in Ireland I'm sure it's not as commonly mixed up (and I don't mean ash-lin versus ash-ling, I mean 'aye-sling? Ice-ling?')
― Anonymous User  9/11/2016
I'm also Aisling, some people call me a-is-ling but a lot call me Ashling... I'm not really fussed. I sometimes ask people just to call me Ais as they struggle saying my name, lol.
XAislingX  9/5/2017
The name is Aisling, or Aislinn..
Originally when Gaelic was written down, it borrowed the Latin alphabet but for some reason there was no letter "h", and i before an s is used to make a "sh" sound as in Inis, pronounced Inish.. the word for an island.
"nn" in Gaelic makes the same sound as 'ng' in English.. and the g crept into the language sometime in the middle ages.
In the 17th century the name was used to describe a particular type of poem, best described shortly as "a prophetical, waking vision".. rather than a "dream". and this is the first instance I have ever found of it.
The name was used in the mid 20th century for houses, hotels and a company that produces school supplies.
I was born and named Aisling in 1965... though I know of one woman older than me with the same name, it didn't become popular until I was in my teens.

The variants are really only Ashling, Aishling, Aislinn.

It is not the same name as Ashlyn, etc or Islin,
― Anonymous User  4/22/2018

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