Post # 1
Just curious, I don’t think there is a right or wrong way, but it is one of the few names my husband and I have agreed on so far (well he is still at a maybe, ha) and I am wondering what y’all think. Do you pronounce it Air-e-ella (kind of like Princess Ariel from Little Mermaid with and ugh at then end) or Are-e-ella? Thanks!
ETA: I like it both ways. I have a feeling that since I live in the South that most people will prounounce it the first way…
Post # 3
i would pronounce it arr-ee-ella
its a really pretty name!!!
Post # 4
I would pronounce it ariel-ah. Like Princess Ariel!
Post # 5
southern bride here- def read it like the mermaid lol
Post # 6
@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 # 8
@mchitt329: Cute, love that pic!
Post # 9
@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 # 10
@cora_123: @pineapplez17: Clearly I don’t know my Disney movies as well as you ladies! 🙂 I totally forgot about Sebastian! I could see us picking the first one, and then someone like my MIL, refusing to call her anything but Are-e-ella, haha.
Post # 11
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
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
- 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
@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
I’m hispanic, so I’m inclined to pronounce it with a little spanish sound to it. Ar-e-ella.
Post # 16
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. 😛