Jump to content

Ali- how would you pronounce it?


  • Please log in to reply
26 replies to this topic

#1 Eggie

Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:15 PM

Im in love with the name Ali (said Alley). I want the spelling to be Ali cause its the first 3 letters of my mums name but my husband is worried people wont know how to say it. What do you think. I dont want to pick a name that everyone always says wrong

Edited by little-eggy, 04 November 2008 - 12:18 PM.


#2 ~Nodnol~

Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:17 PM

I would pronounce it like Alley.

#3 WonkieTonkie

Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:18 PM

How many other ways are there to pronouce Ali?

Ahli?

#4 bubblegummum

Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:19 PM

For a girl I'd assume it was 'Alley' short for Alison or some other name.  For a boy I'd assume it was 'Ah-li'.

#5 Eggie

Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:20 PM

WonkieTonkie like the way you say Muhammad Ali.
bubblegummum I would only use it fro a girl

Edited by little-eggy, 04 November 2008 - 12:21 PM.


#6 ~JASB~

Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:21 PM

For a girl, I would absolutely read Ali as Alley.

#7 nico83

Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:23 PM

I would say it Alley ... Could you add an 'e' ... Alie and then it's still the first 3 letters of your mum's name.

Although I really think most people would say it 'alley'.

#8 riwybo

Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:23 PM

My best friends name is Ali & its not hard to prn at all. The spelling won't confuse anyone I don't think.
It's prn Alley.

#9 Belinda

Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:24 PM

I would say it 'ah-lee' , as in Mohammed.  I would also assume it was a male's name.

#10 1funaussie

Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:25 PM

Yes, I think everyone will assume it's pronounced 'Alley' if it's a girl.  Nice name!

#11 *boyzmummy*

Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:27 PM

I would pronounce "Alley"

#12 ~A2~

Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:34 PM

I use this as a nickname (instead of Alison)and probably more than my full name.

I have never had it pronounced any other way than Alley even if people don't realise what it is short for.

For a boy it might  be different but for a girl, no worries.

Ali wink.gif

#13 tanjb

Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:49 PM

I'd assume Alley is a girl, and Ahli if a boy .... wouldn't assume either if seeing it written without knowledge if a boy or a girl... but you can't these days so don't think that's a problem.

I know many nick-named Ali's - all spelt like that and all girls ....

#14 ~FrenchFries~

Posted 04 November 2008 - 03:05 PM

I owuld pronounce it Alley

#15 clumpy

Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:40 PM

If I saw Ali written down with no surname, I would assume the person was Arabic and the name pronounced Ah-LEE (as with Muhammed Ali). I know lots of women who have this nickname spell it this way. If I went by this name I'd spell it Ally.

Apart from the fact she'd be likely to have pronunciation confusion, I really think Ali is just far too nicknamey and insubstantial as a full name for a girl and woman.

Would you consider it as a shortened form of Alice, Alison, Alicia, Alana, Alannah, etc?

Edited by clumpy, 04 November 2008 - 09:42 PM.


#16 desertflower

Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:20 AM

My name is Ali- just like that, not short for anything. I really like it to be honest, its a bit different (for our generation anyway) and I've never had a pronounciation problem. People sometimes assume its short for something, but its never been a huge issue. I say go for it.

#17 Guest_Chadvikise_*

Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:29 AM

If I saw Ali (as a full name), I would pronounce it like Mohammed Ali the boxers last name. I would also assume the child was a boy.

#18 nico83

Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:33 AM

I think its such a beautiful name... so much so ... that's our dogs name  blush.gif  BUT I would have held on to it for a daughter although our last name is too much like Barber and I thought it would have been a little harsh having a little girl cop Ali Barber for the rest of her life (hence we called our dog that!!)  biggrin.gif

#19 ~Simply*Blue~

Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:35 AM

Alley

#20 pipstar

Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:21 PM

I agree with clumpy.

What about Allie?

#21 Gone-Country

Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:24 PM

I would say Alley too.

What about Ally? Alli? Allie?

#22 Eggie

Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:15 PM

Thanks everyone for their replys. I dont want to call the baby alison, alice etc and then call her Ali for short. Im a big believer in calling a child what you want to call them everyday, for example calling a child Bradley but knowing you are going to call them Brad for the rest of their lives if you know what I mean.
So I want to go with just Ali, I mighy look at different spelling like Allie maybe
Choosing names is not easy!!! Lucky I still have ages.
Thanks again everyone

#23 personal

Posted 05 November 2008 - 03:36 PM

I love it spelt Ali wub.gif  i think it is very feminin and beautiful i dont understand how anyone could confuse it or her there is a member on here called jezsar and her daughter is Ali

#24 scarfie

Posted 05 November 2008 - 04:06 PM

I'm Ali and the only time I have ever had any problems was when I was working in Coles and a few people commented that it was a male name in their culture.

Lovely name if I do say so myself  blush.gif

Ali

#25 Eggie

Posted 05 November 2008 - 04:08 PM

QUOTE
when I was working in Coles and a few people commented that it was a male name in their culture.


Really, I have never hear of a male called Ali. What culture do u know??
I agree scarfie it is a very lovely name




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'My mum doesn't seem that interested in my baby'

Q: My mother and I have always been close, but now that I have a baby, she has not helped out as much as I thought she would.

This mum has donated over 2,000 litres of breast milk

The mother-of-two was diagnosed with hyper-lactation.

New guidelines: "Bottle-feeding mums need support too"

Breast is best, but mums who can't, or choose not to breastfeed need support too.

Call to teach kids about breastfeeding at school

The aim is to increase breastfeeding rates and reduce stigma.

Dads also struggle to 'have it all', study finds

Men and women both experience work-family conflict.

'Working for nothing': Childcare crisis pushes Sydney parents to the brink

Most parents are experiencing substantial difficulties with the financial burden and lack of availability of childcare, as costs have more than doubled for some families in just over a decade.

Language development may start in the womb

Study found babies can recognise foreign languages before birth.

Paying $2.50 for a babycino? This is why...

Aren't babycinos just a bit of froth? Not so, it seems...

I'm a stay-at-home mum who's an awful housewife

"Hey, come here a second," my mum said as she replaced the book in my hands with a wooden spoon covered in what I prayed was red sauce. Together, we walked into the kitchen and hovered over the skillet like we were peering into a crystal ball. Looking into my future, I saw me eating a lot of take away.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.