Would you have trouble pronouncing any of these names?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would have trouble with most of those. The ones that feel most approachable to me would be Runa/Luna, Hana, Hikari, Sora, Kenta, and Hiro.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

As an English speaker in the US, I would likely be butchering practically all of these :/.  Will you be living in a country (Japan?) where these names will come naturally?

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Chihiro

Kaede

Hotaru

Akane

Hikari

Mirai

Tsubasa

Eiji

Yuuta

 

 

these are the ones that i would not easily know how to pronounce.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

Jabberwocky:  These are the ones I would not butcher:

Luna

Kaede (why not just have Katie instead – I think of Kraft Dinner – K.D. whenever I would say this?)

Hana

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

laceydoilies:  oh, you thought it was pronounced as Katie? I would have said Kade. I have no idea which one is correct!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I grew up in an area with a large Japanese population (even though I’m as white as white bread myself), so wouldn’t have too much trouble with most of these, but these would cause me some hesitation: Kaede, Eiji, Yuuta.

For a girl, I think Hana (pronounced Hah-na and not like “Hannah”) is a beautiful name. Sora is pretty as well. I like Hiro for a boy.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

LeonardLady:  I think it is pronounced Ka-dee. But, like I said, it reminds me of Kraft Dinner 😛

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Jabberwocky:  Have you considered Koji or Sachiko/Michiko for a girl? Those are some of my favorite Japanese names (and they’re kind on the American tongue!).

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I wouldn’t have a problem with any of them. IMHO the family will learn it.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I lived in Japan, so I think I could handle most of them, but this is how I would rank them from easiest to hardest:

Luna (American’s will pronounce with an L, Japanese will pronounce with the R/L sound they use)

Hana

Sora

Kenta

Hiro (help that the Heros show was popular and there was a character with this name)

Hikari

Hikaru

Hotaru

Chihiro

Tsubasa

Mirai

Eiji

Yuuta

Akane

Kaede

 

Sorry, I mixed boys and girls, but you get the picture.

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