How would you pronounce…..

posted 3 years ago in Names
  • poll: How would you pronounce Leni?
    Leh-Knee (Lenny) : (128 votes)
    90 %
    Lay-Knee (Laney) : (4 votes)
    3 %
    Lee-Knee : (9 votes)
    6 %
    Other (please describe) : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 2
    5031 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    DB425:  I’ve never seen that name so if I said it out loud I’d say it the first way.

    Post # 3
    9546 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m from KY/OH in the US and I would probably pronounce it Leh-Knee (Lenny) or Leh-Nye (rhymes with bye)

    Post # 4
    2340 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    I’ve never seen that name so at first glance I pronounced it like Lenny.  I only speak English on the west coast (US) if that makes any difference.

    Post # 5
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I knew a Greek girl called Eleni,  who was basically called Lenny by everyone

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  SarahLulu.
    Post # 6
    12009 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d pronounce it Lenny. 

    Post # 7
    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    DB425:  Eleni is a common name in my family, and it’s supposed to be pronounced eh-leh-nee, but people often say a-lay-nee.  I would pronounce it the first way, but I can attest to the fact that a few people would probably pronounce it the second.

    Post # 10
    43300 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    DB425:  Heidi Klum named her daughter Leni. What I found is that it doesn’t much matter how you think a name should be pronounced. Your children’s friends will determine that.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  julies1949.
    Post # 11
    3016 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

    I worked with a woman named Leni. She pronounced it Lenny.

    Post # 12
    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I work with a hispanic Llenifer who goes by Lleni. 

    Post # 13
    380 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens


    DB425:  I knew a Samoan girl with this name. It was pronounce Lay-Nee, but many people called her Lee-nee and she answered to either. I think she was fed up with correcting people.

    Post # 14
    587 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    My sisters name is Eleni (Greek) and is pronounced e-lenny, so I went with the first option! 

    Post # 15
    2125 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I would pronounce this the same as I would Lenny. 

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