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Aaron – Name Pronunciation

Doesnt it annoy you when people pronounce your name wrong, or even insist on telling you the right way to say your name?

All my life I have had to put up with people saying my name incorrectely, so I finally decided to get to the bottom of this consipracy to annoy the heck out of me, and lay down a definative guide on how to say my name.

Its a short guide, so there is no excuse not to read it:

aaron.jpg

Aaron is pronounced:

AIR – en

and NOT

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHRAN

ARRAN

AHRAN

Whats that? You still dont know how to pronounce my name?

Check out the refernces below for audio examples.

References:

Yahoo Education

http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/Aaron

Merriam-Webster

http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/Aaron

Answers.com

http://www.answers.com/topic/aaron-5

How much more proof do you need?

OK, still not satisfied? Check out these FAMOUS examples:

  • Elvis Aaron Presley
  • Aaron Carter – That kid who had a spin off career from the success of his brother in the Backstreet Boys.
  • Aaron – The Secret Service guy in 24 season 2.
  • Aaron – The lil baby in LOST
  • Aaron – In the animated version of prince of Egypt.

I’m sure you can find clips of these on YouTube if you need more evidence.

Whatever you do from now on in your life, just remember, now you know how to say Aaron.

5 Comments

  1. paper_boy21
    Posted 10 April, 2007 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    I know exactly what you mean. My name is also Aaron Blake and it’s amazing how many people are unable to pronounce it correctly… especially in the US. “Ear-in”, “Are-in”, and simply “Ern” are a few examples of the pronunciations I hear before correcting them. Oh well!

  2. Posted 12 April, 2007 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Wow, your name is Aaron Blake too?
    What a small world!

    I’m glad to hear I’m not the only Aaron that has experienced this though. I was beginning to think maybe I was the only one.

    It doesn’t help when people on the radio and TV pronounce Aaron incorrectly too, that just adds fuel to the fire.

  3. amanowl
    Posted 7 February, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    I have a similar pain. My name is Aran. A ran. It has been for 51 years. I am also a female. My name has been hijacked because your name is frequently mispronounced. People are so surprised I am female sometimes.
    Where has this come from? When did people learn Aran for Aaron? I wondered if it was a change from Hebrew understanding of it to another Mediterranian or Middle Eastern one where the name is pronounced differently?
    If it isn’t then I find parents who name their sons Aaron yet call him Aran (etc) very upsetting. If you wanted an Aran, then name him so. Grrrr :¬|

    Americans ‘mispronounce’ because they simply do not hear it. I lived there for 18 1/2 years & they struggle with my name. “Erin”"Aaron” & “Aran” literally sound the same to them so saying Aran requires hard concentration.

  4. amanowl
    Posted 7 February, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Actually, I might also mispronouce your name; I learned it as Air on. Sorry.

  5. amanowl
    Posted 7 February, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Apologies if this comes out twice. I can’t tell wether my post got through.
    Absolutely understand. I suffer similarly since my name has been hijacked by your name being mispronounced.
    My name is Aran. A -ran. It has been for Aran 51, nearly 52, years. I am also female. (yes for the same amount of time) so all these parents who insist they want an Aran (or whatever) despite having named ther sons Aaron really are quite upsetting. It is only in the last 15 to 20 years because I began to hear my name called out in the streets or in malls when I visited home and it was most disconcerting.
    I lived in the States for quite a while and they struggle with my name because they literally do not hear the difference between “Erin”"Aaron” and “Aran”. It requires a lot of concentration on their part and patience to get a closer approximation to A ran than those you found paper_boy21. I can’t think why Aaair-on would be so hard for them though.

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