I’ve been using Aseprite for years, and still wondering the meaning behind the name. I was thinking this should be in the FAQ on the site.
When I first saw the name, I read “Ae-sprite”, but then I noticed the word “sprite” is broken up by an awkward E between the S and P. So I worked on getting my head around that ever since. I pronounce it “A-seh-prite”, like a 3 syllable word. That’s not a normal English word pattern, and so I’m curious - I have my suspicions that the name doesn’t have its roots in English, or at least, someone who doesn’t speak English as a first language!