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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...

Name Votes
Alira or alirah Benson 29% (2 votes)
Aleera or aleara Benson 43% (3 votes)
Aleira Benson 29% (2 votes)


Sorry- typo- I used the wrong form of a word. Should be "there" not "their." Oops.
posted by guest :: 2009-10-14 12:14:02 | report
posted by guest: Jordan :: 2009-10-14 12:14:10 | report
posted by guest :: 2009-10-14 12:16:02 | 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 :: 2009-10-14 12:18:36 | report
What about Alerah this is how i spell my name
posted by guest :: 2009-10-14 12:35:10 | 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 :: 2009-10-14 12:45:19 | report
Aleirah is my vote, beautiful name btw, GL!
posted by lainy :: 2009-10-14 12:53:48 | 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 :: 2009-10-14 13:15:14 | 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 guest: Happy Grandmother :: 2009-12-02 22:19:35 | report
"bit" . . . oops . . . I meant "boy" . . . silly me !!
posted by guest: Happy Grandmother :: 2009-12-02 22:21:03 | report
posted by guest :: 2010-07-15 01:31:59 | 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 :: 2010-09-25 13:32:00 | report
Allira - aboriginal word meaning daughter :)
posted by guest: Lin :: 2011-01-17 07:48:21 | 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 guest: Shaylee :: 2011-01-20 19:02:17 | 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 guest: (: :: 2011-06-25 23:03:03 | report
Aleira just looks best.
posted by guest: Pollee :: 2011-07-10 18:06:24 | 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 guest: Alira :: 2012-06-04 23:29:38 | 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 guest: aleirah :: 2012-06-27 01:37:50 | 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 guest: Elouise :: 2012-08-20 10:04:04 | report
My daughters name is Aleera.
posted by guest: Rox :: 2012-09-10 20:39:54 | report
Oh, my name is Alira!! and of course I would chose my name :)
posted by guest: Alira :: 2012-09-18 13:30:22 | report
Aleera..It is Russian
posted by guest: Rebecca :: 2012-10-18 07:42:29 | 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 guest: Cassie :: 2012-11-12 15:39:56 | report
my daughter\’s name is Alira combination of Alieu (ali), and my wife\’s name is wildora(ra). thus having Alira.
posted by guest: ALIRA :: 2012-11-23 22:25:54 | 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 guest: Laura :: 2013-06-14 07:14:37 | report
posted by guest: Romanian :: 2013-06-26 06:05:01 | 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 guest: MommyTai :: 2013-07-16 05:42:32 | report
I just names my daughter Alirah 2 weeks ago, seems to be becoming a popular names for 2013
posted by guest :: 2013-08-07 15:38:03 | report
I think Alira is nice.
posted by guest: guest :: 2013-12-08 16:26:32 | 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 guest: Ashley :: 2014-01-16 17:39:20 | 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 guest: Bradb :: 2014-03-06 01:26:03 | report
My daughter’s name is Alira Lynn and everyone seems to pronounce it correctly when they see it written.
posted by guest: Christy :: 2014-03-19 17:13:20 | 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 guest: Ariel (Aleira’s mom) :: 2014-06-05 12:19:50 | report
Our daughter’s name is Aleera but we spell it Alyra
posted by guest: Jnj rod :: 2014-10-20 01:04:04 | report
posted by guest: Ana :: 2014-11-14 17:57:41 | report
We are naming our girl Aalirah as we haven’t seen it spelt like this before and we love different lol
posted by guest: Chaz :: 2014-12-08 07:22:44 | report
I spell my name Alira and it’s pronounced the same way you wish it to be.
posted by guest: Alira :: 2014-12-26 14:41:32 | 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 guest: Alira :: 2014-12-26 14:46:17 | report
I actually named my daughter Aliera because I after E except before C :) And it really does look the prettiest!! :)
posted by guest: andrea :: 2015-01-09 14:41:28 | report
My daughters name is Alira :) fell in love the moment I heard it!
posted by guest :: 2015-02-18 06:24:58 | 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 guest: Jason :: 2015-06-28 16:44:20 | 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 guest: Alieu :: 2016-01-08 06:31:26 | report
My name is spelt Alira, I know no one else who spells it the same
posted by guest :: 2016-05-06 20:11:35 | 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 :: 2016-06-09 08:06:53 | report

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