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#1 Gems

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:16 AM

This has been one of my top name choices ever since I was little and I was just wondering how you personally would pronounce it?

Ah-ree-uh or Air-ee-uh or something else?


And where do you put the emphasis?

AH-ree-uh, ah-REE-uh, ah-ree-UH?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated :)

#2 GleekyPitch2305

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:31 AM

I would pronounce it Ah-ree-uh.

I love that name a lot too.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:44 AM

I pronounce it Are-ee-uh. :-)

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:32 PM

I pronounce it like Are-ee-uh with emphasis on the are sound :) I love love Aria and I also love the similar name Avia <3 It's so pretty.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:23 PM

I'd pronounce it like the musical term - ARE-ee-uh. I think it's cute, and the musical meaning adds depth without being overtly word-like :)

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 06:43 AM

I always want to pronounce it AH-ree-uh, as it sounds gorgeous and lovely like that. But AIR-ee-uh is definitely also a legitimate pronunciation (its probably "the right one" being the name is based off the musical term, and musically thats how it would be pronounced). Idk though!

#7 Gems

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:03 AM

Thank you all for your thoughts and comments! I have been pronouncing it AH-ree-uh rather than ARE-ee-uh or AIR-ee-uh and i definitely like that pn the best! I'm not sure why, I think it just sounds more elegant and flowy! Thanks again! :)
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Posted 09 July 2013 - 01:15 PM

I pronounce it Ah-REE-uh. I seriously considered it being my daughters nickname, but Ari fit her better <3
Beautiful name <3

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:52 PM

I pronounce it like Are-ee-uh.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:04 PM

Hi Gems,

My name is actually Aria and it is pronounced Are-ee-uh. Every musician, which this name is actually a musical term first and foremost, prounounces it this way as well. And I grew up around a crap ton of musicians (my dad is a concert pianist). Haha

I don't really think this name had multiple pronounciations although people will come up with every name under the sun in an attempt to pronounce this name right :)

It's not a super common name (at least not my generstion) and most people when I introduce myself know what an aria is (just no idea how to spell it) so I'd try and keep the pronounciation pretty standard only because its a term first, name second. ;)

Anyway, just food for thought and some of my experiences. It truly is a great name and I love it! I constantly get comments about how beautiful my name is. ;) just a shame it's getting so trendy! ;(

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:55 PM

I pronounce it ARE-ee-uh thanks to Pretty Little Liars. :) Definitely one of my favorite names though :wub:

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:26 PM

ARE-ee-Uh. I love this name!

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 01:35 PM

I prn it AH-ree-uh. (First heard it watching PLL and just do it the way they have)

Though after watching "Game of Thrones", I've learnt that some prn. it "ARE-ya".

But it might just be the accent.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 03:05 PM

Ah-ree-uh with the emphasis on AH.

I love this name :wub:




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