How do you pronounce Aurelia?
I posted my short list of names for baby Gray, due 2014. Thanks to you all, I've settled on Aurelia for a little girl. I was 100% confident with the choice (although DH still needs convincing)...until someone asked how it's pronounced.
I was curious...how do YOU pronounce Aurelia? Have you met any? How do they pronounce it?
I got the name from my brother, the Latin teacher. He's obsessed with all things Latin, and suggested it because it means 'Golden' - my grandmother's maiden name. He pronounces it the same as he pronounces the Roman Emperor, Aurelius... "Awe-rehl-ee-uh" or "Awe-rehl-yah" (He also says the beginning with the longer "Oh" sound...and says that usually depends on the accent...I like both just fine)
One of my favorite movies, Love Actually, has an Aurelia, pronounced the same way.
When I was asked by a poster, I looked it up on Name Wizard since it's a little complicated...and they have it phonetically as "oh-REE-lee-uh", with the long 'ee' sound in the middle. Oh no!
So...when you see Aurelia, how do you say it? If you've never heard it...how do you think it would be pronounced?
Sat, 12/07/2013 - 10:42pm