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November 12th, 2011, 09:35 AM
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Kiralia

1) How do you naturally pronounce this?
2) How would you spell it so it's pronounced "Kee-ra-LEE-ah" without using apostrophes, hyphens, or excessive Hs if you don't naturally pronounce it that way?
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November 12th, 2011, 09:40 AM
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I'd pronounce it kear-ah-LEE-ah. I'm not sure how I'd spell it, other than Kiralia. Any other spellings that I tried look even more awkward.
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November 12th, 2011, 05:04 PM
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I would have said Kir-EEL-ee-ah if I had not seen how you wanted to be pronounced. Not sure how I'd spell it differently though. Maybe Kirileah even though that doesn't look nearly as pretty...hopefully I'm just weird and most people would know how to pronounce it!
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November 13th, 2011, 01:10 PM
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Keer ah lee ah

Not sure, maybe Keiralea
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November 13th, 2011, 01:15 PM
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I'd pronounce it Ke-RAH-lee-ah. To make the LEE stressed, maybe spell it Keralea or Kiralea. To me it would make the lee part stand out.
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November 13th, 2011, 08:56 PM
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Keer-awl-eah.
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November 14th, 2011, 12:09 PM
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I guess my English rules take over too much I'd pronounce it Kir(as in sir) al ia
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January 10th, 2012, 07:19 AM
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I'd pronounce it Ki-ray-lee-a.

I think it's one of those names that the child would have to keep pronouncing for people to get the hang of!
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January 10th, 2012, 08:33 AM
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I'd pronounce it Key-ra-lee-ah kind of like Karalee with an ah on the end.
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January 10th, 2012, 09:00 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by huntersaunt View Post
I'd pronounce it Ke-RAH-lee-ah.


That's what I said too.
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January 11th, 2012, 08:59 AM
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Thank you for your input, everyone! It really helps to get a variety of opinions. I love the name but we're likely not going to use it unless the "Ke-RAH-lee-ah" pronunciation grows on us.
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