How would you pronounce...

See the results of this poll: How do you pronounce Alaric?

Respondents: 68 (This poll is closed)

  • Uh-LAR-ic : 22 (32%)
  • AL-ah-ric : 32 (47%)
  • Uh-LAIR-ic: 14 (21%)

I pronounce it [name_m]AL[/name_m]-ə-rik.

I instinctively said uh-LAIR-ic when I first saw the name until I was told it’s [name_m]AL[/name_m]-ah-ric. I didn’t realize if there’s more than one accepted pronunciation.

This is me as well.

My neighbor has a relative named [name_m]Alaric[/name_m] and they pronounce it Uh-LAR-ic . Nice name!

@ash114 that makes me so happy to hear! I really prefer that pronunciation and have heard it that way more but second-guess because [name_m]AL[/name_m]-ah-ric seems to be the right way… I think I’ll stick with uh-lar-ic. I just love the flow! And they pronounce it that way on the tv show The Vampire Diaries. I think I should be safe…

All the input is really helpful - thanks everyone so far :slight_smile:

Going off forvo, [name_m]Al[/name_m]-ah-ric is one of the English pronunciations, while [name_m]Ah[/name_m]-lar-ic is another.
The [name_m]French[/name_m] one sounds like it puts more stress on the thrid syllable (still starts with [name_m]Al[/name_m]), and the [name_m]German[/name_m] one sounds like Uh-lair-ic.

See: Pronunciations for alaric

@ottertails - thanks for this info! That’s great to know.

Something else: “ah-LAH-ric” (“lah” like in “clap”).

Is it supposed to be “ALL-uh-ric”?

@katinka - supposedly, it is [name_m]AL[/name_m]-ah-ric. That is how pronounce names says it. But I have heard it pronounced Uh-LAR-ic. I think I am just going to stick with it, because this name seems to have a ton of pronunciation variations.

Thanks for all the help!!

I’ve only heard it pronounced Uh-LAR-ic, and it hurts my heart to think of it/hear it pronounced any other way because I adore the name!

I 100% agree with you, @bowtiful!! [name_f]Glad[/name_f] I am not alone :slight_smile: