- 3 years ago
Pronounced like Ireland, without the D?
I presume you would be pronouncing it like Ireland but with a “lyn” instead of “land.” I think it’s quite beautiful.
Having said that, however, I do think it will confuse people both when it’s spelled and when it’s pronounced.
Ireland’s pretty but the spelling of Irelyn looks like someone sneezed while typing.
All I see is Ire + Lynn…and Ire means great anger so it frankly feels negative to me :-
@jules28: I think it sounds kind of pretty. A little difficult to spell properly maybe. I have a little pet peeve about names that sound really similar to another word/name though.
For example, I’m an “Alicia” and I interview candidates for jobs fairly frequently. So, I’ll speak to people, arrange the appointment, and they’ll come in telling the reception they have an appointment with “Lisa”. It took a long time to train her that if somebody asks for Lisa, they’re PROBABLY looking for me. Same as starbucks. My cup is labeled Lisa so often, but that’s a pretty common name that I’m always scared to just take it!
Irelyn/Ireland are uncommon enough names though that it shouldn’t cause problems that maybe that cup really is for Ireland.
It sounds like something from Lord of the Rings, like it’s trying too hard.
Not a fan. Sorry 🙁
trying too hard.
It sounds really pretty, but it reads awkwardly. I think you’d probably end up having to correct people all the time.