How would you pronounce Ariella?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How do you pronounce Ariella?
    Air-e-ella : (168 votes)
    48 %
    Are-e-ella : (171 votes)
    49 %
    other : (12 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    2056 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    i would pronounce it arr-ee-ella

    its a really pretty name!!!

    Post # 4
    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would pronounce it ariel-ah. Like Princess Ariel!

    Post # 5
    1248 posts
    Bumble bee

    southern bride here- def read it like the mermaid lol

    Post # 6
    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @hotpinkbride:  I feel like I should say “Air-e-ella” because it’s spelled like Ariel in the Little Mermaid…but my brain really wants to read it as “Are-e-ella.” So like how Sebastian pronounces Ariel…lol

    Post # 9
    644 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @hotpinkbride:  well in the movie they don’t all pronounce her name the same, Sebastian says it was the Are, the rest say it was the Air, I go with the majority of the Disney movie 🙂

    @pineapplez17:  exactly where my mind went!

    Post # 11
    3119 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted the first, but I think I would question myself. I could see it as the second pretty easily as well. 

    ETA: Very pretty name!


    Post # 12
    182 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    My first name is Ariel, but it is pronounced R-E-L (this is where my username comes from). But, when I read Ariella I pronounced it in my head Air-e-ella. Also, people constantly say my name as Air-e-el or Air-e-ul. Doesn’t really bother me, but my friends always correct them for me. Just make sure your daughter is ready to have people say “WHATTT??” and ready to repeat her name a few times before people get it.

    I live in the mid-atlantic, if this makes a difference.

    Post # 13
    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I would pronounce it “aw-rAIl-ee-uh”

    Kind of like Aurélia, the character from the movie Love Actually

    That was my initial reaction anyway..but I can see the other pronounciation too. They all would make sense to me.




    Post # 14
    1232 posts
    Bumble bee

    @hotpinkbride:  I prefer Are-e-ella, but I would not make assumptions.  I would simply ask the owner of the name what they go by.

    Post # 15
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’m hispanic, so I’m inclined to pronounce it with a little spanish sound to it. Ar-e-ella.

    Post # 16
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’d say “air-ee-ELL-ah”.  Personally, it kind of grates my nerves when I hear native English speakers pronounce As like “aw” because for some reason it sounds pretentious to me…but that’s just my weird brain being weird. 😛

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