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post #41 of 53
EES-la

But I lived in Spain for a few months. It's a word there. Pronounced that way.
post #42 of 53
Eye la
post #43 of 53
EYE-la here. But then I have an internet friend with the name, so I knew how to pronounce it.
post #44 of 53
Does it help to know that people constantly mispronounce, JODY? 4 letters folks. All phonetic. It doesn't matter. people see what they want to see anyway. Just tell them right off before they see it spelled out. They will eventually get it.
post #45 of 53
Ees-la, because that's how it's pronounced in Spanish. I know nothing about most popular actresses, though...

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post #46 of 53
in english eye la
in spanish ees la

but, as my husband says, u can spell and pronounce a name ANY way u want; just educate people on it
post #47 of 53
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Originally Posted by ommom View Post
but, as my husband says, u can spell and pronounce a name ANY way u want; just educate people on it
Sure... but if you have a name that doesn't follow standard English spelling/pronunciation rules, you have to be prepared for EVERYONE to get it wrong.

My husband is a substitute teacher, and runs into names where the spelling seems completely divorced from the pronunciation (try Yannit="Juhnay", for example), and the kids are saying "why do subs always mispronounce that name?" Well, because that combination of letters isn't pronounced that way in English, kid.
post #48 of 53
Popping in from October to say that I know this name and I know it's EYE-la. A couple from my childbirth class just named their baby girl this, and I think it's a beautiful name! It fits her perfectly.

I only know the pronunciation from knowing the actress, though. My husband still (purposely) mispronounces it as Iss-la just to be annoying.
post #49 of 53
Ok, verbatim from hy head and what I would probably say out loud: Ees-la...(stammer)...Eye-la...(stammer, again)

IRL, that would be followed with another stammer, followed by: "I have heard it pronounced both ways, which pronunciation do you use/prefer?"

The pronunciation of my own DD's name, Amiti, is not an obvious one to most either...it generally does not bother me as I recognize that even I do not pronounce it exactly right, i.e. the same way way as a native South Asian speaker would ... smae goes for my surname...eh, as long as I can cash my paycheck, it does not really bother me how one pronounces it!
post #50 of 53
I think it's a beautiful name. Since you love it, I would go with it! Just know that many people WILL mispronounce it. I've dealt with that all my life. It's not so bad.
post #51 of 53
My son's name is Eman pronounced E-mun rhymes with demon and semen. Many times when taking him to the dr or orthodontist they pronounce it e-MON. And my last name has silent letters, so they just butcher that. Poor kid.
post #52 of 53
eye-la
post #53 of 53
Any way you pronounce it, it is a beautiful name
But since you asked i would say Eye-la .
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