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. , Richmond, VA, United States 75118 posts
Nov 18th '12

Aw ray lee uh



Aw stray lee uh.



Yep.

user banned Due September 18 (boy); 1 child; California 21617 posts
Nov 18th '12
Quoting Mandy and her girls!~:" I would say it Oar-El-E-Uh. How does that rhyme with Australia?"


Au=Aw
Rel=rail
Ia=eeya



I don't really get how people get Oar from that.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
Nov 18th '12

I actually have a cousin by this name...and she goes by Rae I imagine for this reason.

TrollMama Due December 19; Beaumont, Texas 352 posts
Nov 18th '12

How does it sound like Australia, you ask?
AU
stRALIA = Aw-st-ray-lee-uh.
AWstRAYLEEUH (is that not how we pronounce Australia?) or perhaps AWstRAILYUH if you are a hick and pronounce things like my family (: There just is not an "st" in it. It still utilizes the same sounds.



Really, there are four syllables. Au/aw-ray-lee-uh/ah whatever. But I cram the Raylee together because I figured it would help! Like I said, I am not too hard on the vowel sounds at the beginning and end because they are subtle and not very noticeable. Oar vs Or, Aw vs Ah, I mean, really, it's a very tiny portion of the spoken name!



You guys may pronounce it based on seeing it spelled, but remember my family has heard it. A million times. I have encouraged the shit out of the Raylee thing so that it will also stick in their minds but they refuse to use that. The damn child is not even born and they are asking me how "Rosie" is doing because her middle name is Rose.



Technically I suppose Aurelia should have an accent mark over the "e" to indicate that it's pronounced "ay" and not "ee" but as Americans, we don't use accent marks. Auralia is not the name (like I said, I didn't make it up, it's an established name...) but if we changed the spelling to that, would it help you guys say it out loud?

Mandy and her girls!~ Due January 24; 3 kids; Illinois 12653 posts
status Nov 18th '12
Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:" Aw ray lee uh Aw stray lee uh. Yep."

exactly.

Mandy and her girls!~ Due January 24; 3 kids; Illinois 12653 posts
status Nov 18th '12
Quoting Mama♥Sweetpea:" Au=Aw Rel=rail Ia=eeya I don't really get how people get Oar from that."

That is not how she said she says it. She said it with ray now rail.

Freya D Due December 27; 1 child; Brookings, Oregon 1196 posts
Nov 18th '12

SO's family STILL cant say my name right and we've been together 3 years.
its Freya Frey-uh
they all say FREE-ah
i guess some names are just hard for some people i just dont respond if they say it wrong
i LOVE the name you picked

TrollMama Due December 19; Beaumont, Texas 352 posts
Nov 18th '12

It doesn't really matter where you put the l when it's all said at once. It's like trying to say two words, one with the same end sound as the beginning sound of the next.

~ Ez's MoM ~ 33 kids; Zimbabwe 3436 posts
Nov 18th '12

I would have pronounced it oralee-a...

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
Nov 18th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Freya Dunlap:</b>" SO's family STILL cant say my name right and we've been together 3 years. its Freya Frey-uh they all ... [snip!] ... FREE-ah i guess some names are just hard for some people i just dont respond if they say it wrong i LOVE the name you picked"</blockquote>



That is absurd. Freya is easy.

user banned Due September 18 (boy); 1 child; California 21617 posts
Nov 18th '12
Quoting Mandy and her girls!~:" That is not how she said she says it. She said it with ray now rail."


I say Aw-rail-ee-yah the same as I would Aw-ray-lee-yah

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
Nov 18th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting TrollMama:</b>" It doesn't really matter where you put the l when it's all said at once. It's like trying to say two words, one with the same end sound as the beginning sound of the next."</blockquote>




Is there a nickname you are looking to use?



The way I see it, if you don't want them using the middle name, and they obviously aren't getting the first name, providing a nickname you were intending to use anyway that they can say might be the way to go.

user banned Due September 18 (boy); 1 child; California 21617 posts
Nov 18th '12
Quoting Autumn Whisper:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TrollMama:</b>" It doesn't really matter where you put the ... [snip!] ... aren't getting the first name, providing a nickname you were intending to use anyway that they can say might be the way to go."


She said she's tried to get them to use Raylee and they won't.

~ Ez's MoM ~ 33 kids; Zimbabwe 3436 posts
Nov 18th '12
Quoting Autumn Whisper:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Freya Dunlap:</b>" SO's family STILL cant say my name right ... [snip!] ... i just dont respond if they say it wrong i LOVE the name you picked"</blockquote> That is absurd. Freya is easy."


see i would have said free ya. i wonder if some of this has to do with where we live, and accents, like caramel. or tomato.

TrollMama Due December 19; Beaumont, Texas 352 posts
Nov 18th '12
Quoting Freya Dunlap:" SO's family STILL cant say my name right and we've been together 3 years. its Freya Frey-uh they all ... [snip!] ... FREE-ah i guess some names are just hard for some people i just dont respond if they say it wrong i LOVE the name you picked"

Your name has precedent too... it's not "made up" either. And names like "Trey" are not "Tree" LOL. I don't get it.



My name is Ceilidh HAHAHA (gaelic) and it gets butchered too. I am super understanding of this! I don't mind correcting people who are not familiar with it, but even my in laws can say it now!! I really, really feel like if they can understand "dh" is silent and ei can have an "ay" sound, why the hell can't the lesser Raylee be picked up? My own family has no excuse at all either. None.



People seeing the name for the first time -- gotcha! You're struggling. It's okay. I grew up saying my name over and over. I learned to speak up for myself. If she wants to go by Rosie later, fine. Or even only in certain circles to make it easier, okay. I've been there. My family has been through this shit with me and I can't believe they are not putting effort into this!