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how to spell a Persian/Arabic name in English? [closed]

asked 2015-09-01 11:41:01 -0400

dannyali gravatar image

We are picking the name for our boy and considering one that we know how to spell in Cyrilic (Russian) but not sure how to spell it in English - Arnur or Arnour or Arnoor. Any suggestion is much appreciated. Thanks!

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answered 2015-09-02 00:24:29 -0400

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I think any of those spellings are okay. It's totally up to you, and I don't think English speakers would have too much trouble with any of them :)

That said, I could see "Arnur" being mispronounced as [ˈɒɻnɻ]. If you're going for something close to how the name would be pronounced in Russian (I'm assuming "Арнур", and if you give it stress as in Kazakh or Kyrgyz, where the name is used (sorry, I don't know enough Persian..), it would be [ɑɾˈnuɾ]), I would lean towards "Arnour" or "Arnoor", though the latter ("Arnoor") looks a little strange to me as a native English speaker. But again, it's totally up to you! I don't think you'll go wrong with any of those spellings.

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