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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...

Alira Or Alirah Benson


Aleera Or Aleara 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 :: Oct 14, 2009 12:14 PM | report
posted by Jordan :: Oct 14, 2009 12:14 PM | report
posted by guest :: Oct 14, 2009 12:16 PM | 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 :: Oct 14, 2009 12:18 PM | report
What about Alerah this is how i spell my name
posted by guest :: Oct 14, 2009 12:35 PM | 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 :: Oct 14, 2009 12:45 PM | report
Aleirah is my vote, beautiful name btw, GL!
posted by lainy :: Oct 14, 2009 12:53 PM | 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 :: Oct 14, 2009 01:15 PM | 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 :: Dec 02, 2009 10:19 PM | report
"bit" . . . oops . . . I meant "boy" . . . silly me !!
posted by Happy Grandmother :: Dec 02, 2009 10:21 PM | report
posted by guest :: Jul 15, 2010 01:31 AM | 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 :: Sep 25, 2010 01:32 PM | report
Allira - aboriginal word meaning daughter :)
posted by Lin :: Jan 17, 2011 07:48 AM | 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 :: Jan 20, 2011 07:02 PM | 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 (: :: Jun 25, 2011 11:03 PM | report
Aleira just looks best.
posted by Pollee :: Jul 10, 2011 06:06 PM | 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 :: Jun 04, 2012 11:29 PM | 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 :: Jun 27, 2012 01:37 AM | 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 :: Aug 20, 2012 10:04 AM | report
My daughters name is Aleera.
posted by Rox :: Sep 10, 2012 08:39 PM | report
Oh, my name is Alira!! and of course I would chose my name :)
posted by Alira :: Sep 18, 2012 01:30 PM | report
Aleera..It is Russian
posted by Rebecca :: Oct 18, 2012 07:42 AM | 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 :: Nov 12, 2012 03:39 PM | 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 :: Nov 23, 2012 10:25 PM | 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 :: Jun 14, 2013 07:14 AM | report
posted by Romanian :: Jun 26, 2013 06:05 AM | 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 :: Jul 16, 2013 05:42 AM | report
I just names my daughter Alirah 2 weeks ago, seems to be becoming a popular names for 2013
posted by guest :: Aug 07, 2013 03:38 PM | report
I think Alira is nice.
posted by guest :: Dec 08, 2013 04:26 PM | 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 :: Jan 16, 2014 05:39 PM | 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 :: Mar 06, 2014 01:26 AM | report
My daughter’s name is Alira Lynn and everyone seems to pronounce it correctly when they see it written.
posted by Christy :: Mar 19, 2014 05:13 PM | 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) :: Jun 05, 2014 12:19 PM | report
Our daughter’s name is Aleera but we spell it Alyra
posted by Jnj rod :: Oct 20, 2014 01:04 AM | report
posted by Ana :: Nov 14, 2014 05:57 PM | 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 :: Dec 08, 2014 07:22 AM | report
I spell my name Alira and it’s pronounced the same way you wish it to be.
posted by Alira :: Dec 26, 2014 02:41 PM | 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 :: Dec 26, 2014 02:46 PM | report
I actually named my daughter Aliera because I after E except before C :) And it really does look the prettiest!! :)
posted by andrea :: Jan 09, 2015 02:41 PM | report
My daughters name is Alira :) fell in love the moment I heard it!
posted by guest :: Feb 18, 2015 06:24 AM | 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 :: Jun 28, 2015 04:44 PM | 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 :: Jan 08, 2016 06:31 AM | report
My name is spelt Alira, I know no one else who spells it the same
posted by guest :: May 06, 2016 08:11 PM | 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 :: Jun 09, 2016 08:06 AM | report

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