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[Opinions] Pronunciation of Aurelia?
How would you pronounce this name?
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awr-EE-lee-ah
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The problem with answering a question like this is that accents get in the way of interpreting how people make written representations of the sounds they use.But I would pronounce this aw-REEL-ee-uh, with the first syllable rhyming with words like raw or law. I do NOT have the ah/aw merger in my speech so for me "ah" and "aw" are two different sounds.
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This is how I thought it was pronounced, but it seems like the majority here say it differently.
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I live in the US and I pronounce it or-EEL-ya. But I like the aur-AY-lee-uh/ow-RAYL-ya pronunciations too.
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It's hard to describe. The first syllable is like a cross between "ore" and "ar." o-RAYL-ee-a.My kindergarten daughter's BFF is named Aurelia.

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ah-RAYL-lee-ah"rayl" like the word "rail".
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Or-REEL-ya
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or-EEL-ya
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ah-oo-reh-li-ahI pronounce it the Spanish way, which is basically just more emphasis on both the 'a' and 'u' at the beginning.
This was the name of one of my great aunts, never met her though.
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dito :) .
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uh-REEL-yaWow, there's a lot of variation in pronunciation.I'd say uh-REEL-ya or maybe ah-REEL-ee-AH.Similar to Cordelia.

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oh-ray-lyaOr something to that effect, which I know is wrong, but I can’t quite say it correctly. I always say the first syllable as “oh”. Southern USA
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or-RAY-lee-ah
Though, funnily, when I was a kid (before I met somebody IRL with this name) I used to read it "or-reh-LEE-ah"

This message was edited by the author 10/21/2018, 5:33 PM

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Or-RAY-lee-uhThat’s how I say it, and the only way I like it.
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uh-RAIL-ya is how it probably sounds when I say it, but I'm trying for aw-REL-ya.
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Something like aw-RELL-ee-a or ahr-ELL-ee-a
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ah-RAIL-ee-ahNew England, USA
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or AYleeuh
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I've never met anyone this name. I've always pronounced it ah-rel-ee-uh in my head. According to the database I am pronouncing it wrong!
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ow-RE-lee-a-nt-
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That's how I say it.
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Re:me, too!
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ow-RAY-lya
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Initially I would pronounce it as 'Uh-rel-e-uh' as its the middle name of my eldest niece and how hers is said.
Gorgouse name!
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I say ow-RAY-lee-ah (which reflects the way a Dutch person would say it).
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