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#1 lorywhol

Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

or Alannah

DH likes the 1st spelling.
I like the 2nd and 3rd way.


Edited by lorywhol, 18 November 2012 - 02:21 PM.

#2 galba

Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

My sister is Alanna - love it  wub.gif

#3 Kay1

Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:26 PM

Depends on the pronunciation you are after.  I would say A-Lane-ah for the first, A-Lann-ah for the second and A-Larn-ah for the third.

I prefer the third spelling and prn.

#4 Ritaroo

Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:26 PM

The first spelling looks to short. I like the second or third.

#5 Lil Chickens

Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

Alana - I would pronounce as Alarna
Alanna - I would pronounce as A-lann-a
or Alannah - I would pronounce as per Alanna

So, for me, it depends on how you want it pronounced when people read it.

#6 Lyra

Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

The third. If you were to ask me to spell Alannah that would be what I would come up with. I don't know why but I just like the H at the end. I'm the same with Hannah and Sarah. All three names look incomplete without the H

#7 Guest_zeus359_*

Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

The double n shortens the a soundf or me, so the 2nd and 3rd ones i would pronounce Al-an-ah, the first one Al-ah-na.

#8 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

I like Alannah as it looks the most 'finished' to me

Edited by strawberrypie7, 18 November 2012 - 02:36 PM.

#9 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

To me they all sound the same but No. 1 is the simplest spelling so I would go with that one.

#10 Kwyjibo

Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:45 PM


Went to school with one. She pronounced it as a-larn-ah.


Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

I would only spell it one way.


#12 Emmaleee

Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:52 PM

I think it definately needs the double N, not too fussed wither it has h on the end or not

#13 WhatWouldBuffyDo?

Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

My neice is Alana, pronounced A-lah-na.  I feel it looks wrong, Alannah looks better.

#14 galba

Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

QUOTE (Kay1 @ 18/11/2012, 03:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Depends on the pronunciation you are after.  I would say A-Lane-ah for the first, A-Lann-ah for the second and A-Larn-ah for the third.

I prefer the third spelling and prn.

My bold - why is there an 'r' sound in there?  I'm not Australian - is that normal to put an r in?

#15 tle

Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:03 PM

galba, its because a double consonnant (the nn in this case) changes the pronounciation of the vowel before them (the a). It's the same with most words/names.

#16 galba

Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:07 PM

QUOTE (tle @ 18/11/2012, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
galba, its because a double consonnant (the nn in this case) changes the pronounciation of the vowel before them (the a). It's the same with most words/names.

but an 'R' sound????

hannah - you would say harnah?

#17 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:28 PM

I would spell it Alana. If our baby was a girl the name would have been Alana. I think that regardless of how it is spelt I would pronounce it the same way, I have never heard the name pronounced any way but a-lar-na.

#18 Caseymay

Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:37 PM

I prefer the first spelling. Personally the spelling wouldn't change the pronunciation for me but that is probably because I have only known it said one way.

#19 bryce's-mummy

Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

The first I would pronounce- A-lay-na (as in Elaina)- only because I once knew a girl with this spelling and pron.
I have always like the third way though- Alannah. I agree with PP that it looks more 'finished'.

Whichever spelling you choose I think it's a most beautiful name and was on our list for DD. We really loved many names for girls beginning with the letter 'A'. She is Annalise though- another name we needed help from EB in the best way to spell!

All the best original.gif

Edited by bryce's-mummy, 18 November 2012 - 03:40 PM.

#20 HurryUpAlready

Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

QUOTE (Kay1 @ 18/11/2012, 03:26 PM)
Depends on the pronunciation you are after.  I would say A-Lane-ah for the first, A-Lann-ah for the second and A-Larn-ah for the third.

I prefer the third spelling and prn.

This is exactly what I thought!

#21 Lissome

Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

QUOTE (~THE~MAGICIAN~ @ 18/11/2012, 03:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would only spell it one way.



#22 sad small umbrella

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

Following that pronunciation rule though, Hannah would be Harnah and I have never heard that.  Anna is very rarely pronounced Arna.  I started as Anna pronounced as Arna but it lasted about a week apparently.

I've come across all of those names spelled those ways with different pronounciations for what it's worth.  I don't think any spelling has settled as The One Right Way.

#23 Flaxen

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

I like 1 and 3, Alana and Allanah, the latter being the normal way i'd assume to spell it, however I like the shorter Alana much better.

#24 lizzzard

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:46 PM

QUOTE (Balzac @ 18/11/2012, 10:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Following that pronunciation rule though, Hannah would be Harnah and I have never heard that.

My boss' name is Hannah, pron Harn-ah....so I would tend to pron Alannah similiarly...

#25 kerilyntaryn

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:54 PM

depends on the prounciation you prefer - I like Alannah best though

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