(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 # 47
    2017 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I love the name and it should be no problem for native speakers of English. It’s fairly phonetic. My son’s name is Evan and I notice that some people (non-native speakers, mostly) have trouble pronouncing it.

    I have no idea why because, like Rory, it seems so simple:) Go for it though, it’s a great name.

    Post # 48
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My brother is named Rory and we don’t have a problem with people mispronouncing it (although we are English native speakers). We pronounce it Roar-ree. I did have a lisp around the time when he was born, it wound up being Wor-ree for a few months, but that got corrected quickly. I think it’s a great name!

    Post # 49
    4674 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @sparrow02:  +1 

    I named my cat Rory!  (not to discorage you, I like the name!) 

    Post # 50
    263 posts
    Helper bee

    Another Whovian here – love love love the name.

    Post # 51
    5282 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Nope, I don’t think you will have problems with people trying to pronounce it. It is a cute name too! 

    Post # 52
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I love this name, I have five or ten friends called Rory or Ruaidhri (Irish version, also a boy’s name, pronounced Roo-ree, kind of). 
    It would never have occurred to me that this would be a difficult name (in the pantheon of Irish names it’s a piece of cake, anyway!) but it’s also a bit unusual, which I think is lovely. I also think it’s a name that ages very well, if that makes sense.


    Post # 53
    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I clicked the wrong one because of the way the question was worded.  No I don’t think it is hard to pronounce.  Yes I like it.  Yes I am a native English speaker. 🙂

    Post # 54
    641 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I really like the name… but I knew a guy named that it it took me awhile to remember his name for some reason.. I Was always confusing it with Cory

    Post # 55
    2605 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I had two BF’s named Rory and for some reason I have a really hard time saying it!  It comes out more like ROYee because I just can’t wwrap my lips around the second R.  I can’t roll my R’s when speaking French either though so…

    I still LOVE the name though 🙂

    Post # 56
    1827 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i have always had a hard time saying rory, even as a native english speaker.

    random things trip be up like that, another example would be “brian westbrook”

    that being said, i do think it’s a pretty name!

    Post # 57
    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I don’t think it’s hard to pronounce for a native English speaker, but I do think that some ethnic groups with a different first language will find it hard to pronounce. I definately agree that Rory would be hard to pronounce for an Asian speaker who speaks with a heavy accent.

    Have you tried talkingto your partens about it to see if they are comfortable pronouncing the name? I would do that to make sure that it’s going to work. The last thing you want is for the child’s grandparents to not be able to say his/her name.

    SO and I will be dealing with a similar issue when it comes time to have our own kids, becasue the great grandparents have heavy European accents and we don’t want them to struggle with a name. This happened when my SO’s parents named his brother Matthew, which the grandparents couldn’t pronounce. He now goes by a different name than his legal name because of the pronounciation problems it created in the family.

    Post # 58
    700 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2004

    I don’t think it’s too hard to pronounce and I love the name. But honestly, it’s your baby. Pushing a human being out of your body gives you the right to name it whatever you want. My daughters middle name was going to be Buttercup (we changed it because my husband loved something else way more). You wouldn’t believe the amount of flack I got for that. But I didn’t care. When people criticized it I just told them when it’s their baby, they can name it. If you love it and can get your husband on board, go for it!

    Post # 59
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

    I knew a guy named Rory once, and he had some speech impediment that made it very difficult for him to say his own name…  kind of like how Michael Phelps talks.  It was kind of awkward!

    ETA: this was in college, so it wasn’t like a cute 3 year old having trouble with his r’s.  He was a football jock 🙂

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