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Alira or Alirah vs. Aleera or Aleara vs. Aleira

Hi, my husband and I came up with a name we love but aren’t sure how to spell it. It’s not in our baby name book. I googled it, and their are people with these names and all four of these spellings. How would you spell it to get the pronouciation (uh-LEER-uh). LEER part rhymes with clear or Greer. Thanks!

The Top Baby Name is...

Aleera Or Aleara Benson


Alira Or Alirah Benson


Aleira Benson


Poll created: Oct 14, 2009
Total Votes: 7


Sorry- typo- I used the wrong form of a word. Should be "there" not "their." Oops.
posted by guest :: 8 years ago | report
posted by Jordan :: 8 years ago | report
posted by guest :: 8 years ago | report
If your already making polls how to pronounce and spell this name, chances are everybody else will ask these same ?’s too. My suggestion is to avoid the name all together.
posted by guest :: 8 years ago | report
What about Alerah this is how i spell my name
posted by guest :: 8 years ago | report
I know how to prononce it. I’m just wondering how I should spell it so it is pronouced correctly and doesn’t cause confusion.
posted by guest :: 8 years ago | report
Aleirah is my vote, beautiful name btw, GL!
posted by lainy :: 8 years ago | report
When in doubt, go with the simplest choice.

I think Alira looks pretty, and is likely to be pronounced correctly most of the time.

Alyra might be another option.

I think the ee, ea, and ei options are more likekly to be mispronunced and look more confusing than need be. Aleirah is just crazy....poor kid would never learn to spell it-lol.

posted by guest :: 8 years ago | report
My daughter combined her name, Kira, with her husbands name, Alex . . . thus . . Alira . . . if they had a bit it would have been Kial . . . again a combination of their names.
posted by Happy Grandmother :: 8 years ago | report
"bit" . . . oops . . . I meant "boy" . . . silly me !!
posted by Happy Grandmother :: 8 years ago | report
posted by guest :: 7 years ago | report
Awesome, my best friend and I were just looking for the best spelling for the uh-leer-uh pronunciation as well. We decided on Allirah.
posted by guest :: 7 years ago | report
Allira - aboriginal word meaning daughter :)
posted by Lin :: 7 years ago | report
My daughter is Aleirah, it can also mean "quartz" in Aboriginal just depends on which tribe you’re talking to
Its a beautiful name and she has no trouble spelling it sometimes people ask how to pronounce it but you get that with any uncommon name
posted by Shaylee :: 7 years ago | report
My name has the same pronounciation and is spelled Aleera. (: My parents went to the spanish pronounciation of Elvira to Alyra to Alira to Aleera.
posted by (: :: 6 years ago | report
Aleira just looks best.
posted by Pollee :: 6 years ago | report
My name is Alira, it is Aboriginal and i always received positive comments about it. its also probably the easiest way to spell it, it originally had two l’s.
posted by Alira :: 5 years ago | report
Aleirah is how you spell my name, but sometimes it can be spelt Aleriah too. Some say it is Russian, other say it is Irish. My last name is Irish. Lei is Hawaiian though. SO who knows, but lots of people love my name, so it is pretty nice feeling.
posted by aleirah :: 5 years ago | report
I had a dream when I was 19 weeks pregnant and I saw my sister write this name Aleirah. I have never seen or heard this before in my life. I didn\’t know yet at the time I was having a girl, but when we found out we were having a girl we decided to give her name as Aleirah. I think is a beautiful princess name. Princess Aleirah.
posted by Elouise :: 5 years ago | report
My daughters name is Aleera.
posted by Rox :: 5 years ago | report
Oh, my name is Alira!! and of course I would chose my name :)
posted by Alira :: 5 years ago | report
Aleera..It is Russian
posted by Rebecca :: 5 years ago | report
My daughters name is Aleara! my middle name is Lea. so i wanted to put that in her name. People do have some trouble spelling it or pronouncing it. but i wouldnt have it any other way.
posted by Cassie :: 5 years ago | report
my daughter\’s name is Alira combination of Alieu (ali), and my wife\’s name is wildora(ra). thus having Alira.
posted by ALIRA :: 5 years ago | report
I came across the name Allira in an Australian Baby Name book when I was pregnant & loved it. My Allira is now 22 & receives wonderful comments and it’s easy to pronounce.
posted by Laura :: 4 years ago | report
posted by Romanian :: 4 years ago | report
I fell in love with the name after watching Van Helsing. I\’ve always had a love for vampires and thought it was a unique and feminine name. I used it as my youngest daughter\’ s middle name but I spelled it \" Alyrah\" ... Because its so unique (spelling included), everyone loves the name. And as a previous comment stated, it is a beautiful princess name :)
posted by MommyTai :: 4 years ago | report
I just names my daughter Alirah 2 weeks ago, seems to be becoming a popular names for 2013
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I think Alira is nice.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
My princess was born on the 29th June 2013
And wee called her ALIRA. Princess Alira gorgeous name to match a gorgeous baby girl😘
posted by Ashley :: 4 years ago | report
My daughters name is aleira it is unique there are minimal problems announcing it and its such a beautiful name for a princess.
posted by Bradb :: 4 years ago | report
My daughter’s name is Alira Lynn and everyone seems to pronounce it correctly when they see it written.
posted by Christy :: 4 years ago | report
Im naming my daughter "Aleira" it my name (Ariel) spelled backwards minus one i love it and I feel its a beautiful name and ppl wouldn’t have an issue pronouncing or spelling it.
posted by Ariel (Aleira’s mom) :: 3 years ago | report
Our daughter’s name is Aleera but we spell it Alyra
posted by Jnj rod :: 3 years ago | report
posted by Ana :: 3 years ago | report
We are naming our girl Aalirah as we haven’t seen it spelt like this before and we love different lol
posted by Chaz :: 3 years ago | report
I spell my name Alira and it’s pronounced the same way you wish it to be.
posted by Alira :: 3 years ago | report
Also, love my name and am constantly getting compliments on the beauty of the way it sounds. Nobody I’ve met has ever heard it before and I love the uniqueness of it. (Alira)
posted by Alira :: 3 years ago | report
I actually named my daughter Aliera because I after E except before C :) And it really does look the prettiest!! :)
posted by andrea :: 3 years ago | report
My daughters name is Alira :) fell in love the moment I heard it!
posted by guest :: 3 years ago | report
My daughter’s name is Aleara pronounced as you have it pronounced, So I would go for either Aleara or Aleera, no one has trouble saying her name. With Alyra you’ll get an Uh-Lie-Ruh pronounciation alot of the time..
posted by Jason :: 2 years ago | report
I just named my daughter Alira two weeks ago without even looking up the name. It was actually a combination of me and my wife’s name plus my aunt’s. Alieu that’s me, Alima, that’s wifey, and Clara is my aunt’s. I live in Africa n never heard it here. I didn’t know you wonderful people had that name. I’d go Alira any day :)
posted by Alieu :: 2 years ago | report
My name is spelt Alira, I know no one else who spells it the same
posted by guest :: 2 years ago | report
My name is Allira (pronounced uh-leer-rah) and am currently 28. I’ve always been told that my name is from one of the far northern Queensland Aboriginal mobs in Australia, with the meaning "Blue Water Lily". I’ve also been told it can mean "Blue Stone" and "Daughter" (most common) in other mobs from different parts of the country. I’ve also seen it spelt as Alira and Allirah. I’d also recently heard of the European "Aleera" but not sure of the origins.
posted by guest :: 1 year ago | report
Go with Aleara my name is Aleara
posted by Aleara :: 11 months ago | report
My daughter's name is Alyra, pronounced uh-leigh-ruh she is five now and she goes by lots of nicknames, Lee, aly, Lyra, etc. I love it. Such a beautiful name. Her spelling is greek and means harp like and melodious. There was also a greek goddess named lyra.
posted by Samantha :: 8 months ago | report
My daughter is 12, her name is Aleera. pronounced Ah-leer-ruh. She does occasionally have someone misspell or mispronounce her name but she says it doesn't happen all the time and the most common misspelling she gets is Aleira or Aliera. The first instance of her name we ever saw was in the movie VanHelsing with Hugh Jackman. A drag queen has actually taken her name on ALL social media which is pretty bummer for her since she hadn't even had a chance to get on social media properly at 12 to have her name taken on EVERY site.
posted by Melynda :: 4 months ago | report

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