(Closed) Names you like but nobody would pronounce correctly

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Mariska – Said Marishka…but most would say it the way it looks

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@abbyful:

Are you sure everybody would say Anti-gone? When I looked at it I assumed it should be pronounced Ann-tig-on-ee.

 

I like the brit way of pronoucing “Bernard” which is BER-nerd, but I know everybody here would pronounce it ber-NARD. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I really love the name Emilia, but I would want to pronounce it (eh-me-lee-É™). I’m afraid most people would pronounce it like Amelia (eh-meel-yuh).

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t tend to like names that people would have issues pronouncing.

That said, if I saw “Antigone” as a name, I would know without a problem that it was pronounced Ann-tig-on-ee.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Lemma: My Fiance is Irish and he pronounces it BER-nerd as well…its cute! He also prounces Gerrard funny.

Pretty much all the names I like are traditional Irish names with Irish spelling, so no one would get it right. My favorite girls name is Orfhlaith, prnounced Orla

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh and my oldest son;s name is Darian. I get a lot of Darius.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have always loved the name Reagan, but would want it pronounced Ree-gan (like in King Lear) versus Ray-gan.  

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper

For what it’s worth, I saw “Antigone” as Ann-tig-o-nee.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Mireille is one of my favourites. “MI-hrey,” but most people would probably pronounce it “Mir-elle.” I love Aurelie too, but I’m sure most would pronounce it “Aura-lee” instead of “Oh-hray-lee.” Aine is another fave, but I’m sure it would be pronounced “Ain” instead of “Ahn-ya.” 🙁

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I love Isla “Eye-Lah” but I’ve heard it many other creative ways, lol

 

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Aure: I knew a girl with the pronunciation “Ahn-ya” who spelled it Anya.  Maybe a possibility?

@rachiecakes: Even with Isla Fisher!?!  You’d think a famous person with the name would help people be able to say it right.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Aure: My cousin’s daughter is called Aine. 

I like seeing which names people have heard mispronounced.

I’ve kind of already picked some names I like but I think they’re all easy to pronounce.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@Aure: I had a student once named Ania, and she pronounced it “Ahn-ya”.  The spelling is a little different from yours, but everyone knew how to pronounce it. 🙂

Post # 16
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@FutureKMM:@SpecialSundae: I was just contibuting names I love that are badly mispronounced, I’m not the planning on having any of my own. I would think in Scotland it would be more common and less likely to be mispronounced, but I have a friend named Aine and her name gets butchered.

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