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Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
19th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Cassie♥:</b>" yeah... she normally goes by ona. Have you ever gotten Ona-a-lay"</blockquote>




No. But we have had honour-lee a lot. People think that's her name heaps so im always saying "her name is onalee like o n a l e e" until I spell it they usually think I'm some kook who chose a crazy name. But everyone who knows us thinks its such a beautiful name. It's definitely a name that she grew in to.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
19th Mar '13

I was just thinking as well, did that friend of yours end up calling her daughter a mix of onalee Oakley and olexa? Are you still friends?

Mommy of 3 ♦ Due June 30 (girl); 2 kids; Cumberland, Maryland 496 posts
19th Mar '13

Auhn-ah-lee....don't know if the pronunciation is right but I'm hearing it as I see it which is pretty much On-A-lee. I love that name,it's beautiful..where did you come up with it? I'm looking for something of that sort.I've been having such a hard time coming up with my daughters name and I would love to have something like that or resembling that :)

Cassie♥ 4 kids; Wahiawa, Hawaii 5353 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" I was just thinking as well, did that friend of yours end up calling her daughter a mix of onalee Oakley and olexa? Are you still friends?"


we werent friends at the time. her husband and my husband were friends and
she was talking about it but ended up having a boy so didn't use the name :)



now were actually really good friends.

Cassie♥ 4 kids; Wahiawa, Hawaii 5353 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting Babygirl Cooking♥:" Auhn-ah-lee....don't know if the pronunciation is right but I'm hearing it as I see it which is pretty ... [snip!] ... having such a hard time coming up with my daughters name and I would love to have something like that or resembling that :)"



I actually randomly came up with it when I was trying to pronounce a license plate lol. then fudged with the spelling a bit.
Then to find out its the town in puff the magic dragon and theres a girl on Americas next to model named analeigh but pronounces it the same



and thank you, I think its beautiful as well :)

Baby Evenly Due November 10; 2 kids; Ohio 3202 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" Like this. But that is not a common name at all so you should not get frustrated that people do not know how to pronounce it."


I completely agree. You asked for it. lol

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting June09&Sept11:" I completely agree. You asked for it. lol"


Yeah, this too.



The people who are pronouncing it the other way are just following the rules of English, lol. Like someone else pointed out, you wouldn't pronounce Mona like "Mawna" or "Monna", so you can't really get mad at them.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
19th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Cassie♥:</b>" I actually randomly came up with it when I was trying to pronounce a license plate lol. then fudged ... [snip!] ... a girl on Americas next to model named analeigh but pronounces it the same and thank you, I think its beautiful as well :)"</blockquote>




Everyone on hospital thought we got it from puff the magic dragon when we got it from you lol



It also means peaceful and favoured grace

Cassie♥ 4 kids; Wahiawa, Hawaii 5353 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting ChubbyCheekers
Cassie♥ 4 kids; Wahiawa, Hawaii 5353 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Cassie♥:</b>" I actually randomly came up with it ... [snip!] ... hospital thought we got it from puff the magic dragon when we got it from you lol It also means peaceful and favoured grace"


yeah i loved her meaning... and Obrielle's name is means God is my strength :) (well because its a variant of gabrielle)



Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56008 posts
status 19th Mar '13
Quoting Cassie♥:" i don't think its the rules of English, i think that's your opinion. her name is literally spelt ... [snip!] ... and its normal. but what i do find rude is when people continue to do it after you have corrected them numerous times. "



No it is the rules of english. There are just exceptions to it.

I would never think that Onalee is Awn-a-lee. I thought it was Oh-na-lee

And Puff the Magic Dragon lived in Honalee

Cassie♥ 4 kids; Wahiawa, Hawaii 5353 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" No it is the rules of english. There are just exceptions to it. I would never think that Onalee is Awn-a-lee. I thought it was Oh-na-lee And Puff the Magic Dragon lived in Honalee"


eh. I disagree. The name has ON in it, and Oh-nah-lee is still different that Own-ah-lee.



actually puff the magic dragon lived in Honah Lee to be super technical.



HA-Nah-Lee... its different than On-ah-lee



your just reading it wrong. your reading it O-Na-Lee instead of On-A-Lee.



whatever. opinions are irrelevant. and by the majority in the post, most pronounced it the way I intended.

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting Cassie♥:" eh. I disagree. The name has ON in it, and Oh-nah-lee is still different that Own-ah-lee. actually ... [snip!] ... of On-A-Lee. whatever. opinions are irrelevant. and by the majority in the post, most pronounced it the way I intended."

So does mONa.



It is the rules of English. A vowel with a single consonant and another vowel after it is pronounced with a long sound. Obviously you can spell it however you want, I'm just saying it makes perfect sense that some people would want to pronounce it that way and trying to explain why. Per the rules of English, you would have to have two consonants to make it a short "o" sound.

Cassie♥ 4 kids; Wahiawa, Hawaii 5353 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting ChubbyCheekers
ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting Cassie♥:" yeah but its MOH-NAH not MOWN-AH. when people are saying Own a lee its a very strong W. and in no ... [snip!] ... with you in the sense that I did expect to had a little trouble but I wasn't expecting repetitive trouble from he same people"

...I'm not detecting a difference there, lol. If you say either one slowly you hear a "w" in there, it's just how the long o sound is.



The receptionist at my pedi's office can't get Aria's name right after 3 months. I think when people know they tend to pronounce something wrong, they psych themselves out when trying to come up with the correct pronunciation.