(Closed) Do you think it's hard to pronounce?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Too hard to pronounce?

    Yes and I'm a native English speaker

    Yes and English is not my first language

    No! I love it!

    No, but I hate it!

  • Post # 3
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I’ve known people with the name. Gilmore girls had the name. It’s not hard to pronounce.

    Post # 4
    5427 posts
    Bee Keeper

    What is so hard to pronounce? I like the name and I have no problem with it… but that’s because I have heard it said many times over in my life… Many Rory in school.

    Post # 5
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I feel like Rory is a fairly-common name especially with Rory McIlroy being so popular/famous in the golf world right now.  I don’t have trouble pronoucing it at all.

    Post # 6
    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I like it & it’s not hard to pronounce.

    Post # 7
    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    it’s nice, I know a few Rorys of various ages, it’s well known enough in the UK. How ever, I sometimes find myself saying Ror-wy, but that’s just my mouth lol. If you love it, go for it!

    Post # 8
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    No – I have friends with an Asian SIL who chose that name and no one in her family ever had any issues with it. great name for a boy or girl, love it!!

    Post # 9
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    For a girl or a boy?

    I don’t think it’s at all hard to pronounce… unlike the Gaelic spelling (Ruaridh, pronounced Roo-uh-ree).

    Post # 10
    1152 posts
    Bumble bee

    OH NO I VOTED FOR THE WRONG THING. I clicked the first one but misunderstood the question. I meant that I DON’T think it’s hard to pronounce and I love it!

    Post # 11
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Seeing as it’s both a Scottish (well, Celtic) name, and the name of my cousin, I have absolutely no problem with its pronunciation. I can kinda see how it would be an issue for someone with difficulty pronouncing ‘R’s, but if you love it then what does it matter? 

    Post # 12
    607 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I actually do have a hard time pronouncing it (American, not Asian, English is my first language). I think it’s just me, but I have a hard time saying all the Rs. I think it’s a great name though, I just couldn’t name my own child that since I can’t say it. 

    Post # 13
    3683 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I love it!  Rory is actually the name DH and I have picked out if we ever have a son.  I’m also from an Asian background, though, so I can totally hear in my head how it would sound coming from a person whose first language is not English.

    Post # 14
    3373 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t think it’s hard to pronounce at all.

    I think the only thing that matters is that you and your parents can pronounce it.

    Post # 15
    10451 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    This reminds me of Modern Family when Mitchell and Cameron first adopt Lily from Vietnam and Jay says “Lily, isn’t that going to be hard for her to pronounce?”

    My understanding (from my fiance’s Asian parents) is that L’s turn into R’s with the accent. They dot have any issues with R, just L. I think it would be fine?

    Post # 16
    662 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’m also curious, is this for a girl or a boy?

    I actually really love the name, and if I ever have a daughter, I am 99% set on the name Lorelei, which has the nickname of Rory.  Can anyone tell I was a Gilmore Girls fan? 🙂

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