Please don't take my word for it...I am notorious for mispronouncing names.<br><br>
At first glance I read Marielle - Mary-ul....then I looked again and read it like it looks: Mary-Elle<br><br>
I read Emmaline: Emma-Line. I do have a friend with a daughter named Emmalyn (lynn instead of line) though so I'm questioning myself on that one.
I think Marielle is sure to be pronounced maryELLE.<br><br>
I pronounce Emmaline as Emmaleen but I imagine that some would say Emmalyne.<br><br>
Both names are beautiful but I am particularly fond of Marielle. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Mary-elle and Emma-leen.</div>
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that"> I am also married to a Mexican man & live in Sounthern CA, so I waivered on Marielle & wanted to give it an accent by rolling the r so that it sounds more like Maudy-elle. Rolling the r often sounds much like a d sound <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
So I knew a friend of a friend named Emmaline (Emma-line) but when dh saw it, he thought Emma-leen and that is how the name book I have has it listed.<br><br>
Marielle-I was wanting more of a French pronunciation so Mahree-elle. Thats the one that I think most people in America would say Mary-elle. Its still pretty that way though.
My readings were:<br><br>
Mah-ri-ELLE (followed by Mary-ELLE)<br><br>
I split on Emma-leen vs Emma-line....could see people reading it either way easily, but I like Emma-leen better. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">