El-A

by Lemonjello Redenbacher on June 29, 2010

Pronounced “El Dash A.”

This one is possibly an urban legend (I have heard it in other forms, like La-A), but I wouldn’t put anything past parents these days, so I’m sure there are some poor kids out there who will have to explain that the “dash is not silent” for the rest of their lives.

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That's it. February 9, 2011 at 3:08 pm

What to do abroad though? In Norway, will it have to be pronounced “el-bindestrek-a”?

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Trista November 27, 2013 at 6:22 pm

That is a stupid name. It sounds like LA for Los Angeles or saying Ella.

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Matt December 26, 2013 at 9:05 pm

My God! Is it not bad enough that parents put punctuation marks in their kids’ names that they have to ask us to pronounce them!

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