Post # 1
The name Leni? Please tell me why also, ie language, history of name, etc.
Post # 2
DB425: I’ve never seen that name so if I said it out loud I’d say it the first way.
Post # 3
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
- 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
I knew a Greek girl called Eleni, who was basically called Lenny by everyone
Post # 7
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 # 9
Thanks everyone! DH mentioned Lenni as a girls name, pronounced Lenny. I’m not 100% that I really love the name, but I do like the spelling Leni better than Lenni.
Post # 10
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.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
I worked with a woman named Leni. She pronounced it Lenny.
Post # 12
I work with a hispanic Llenifer who goes by Lleni.
Post # 13
- 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
My sisters name is Eleni (Greek) and is pronounced e-lenny, so I went with the first option!
Post # 15
I would pronounce this the same as I would Lenny.