Post # 1
I don’t really like “Angelica” with the American pronounciation Ann-gel-ick-uh, but I love how it was pronounced in my German class in high school Ann-gay-lick-ah.
Another one is “Antigone”. Everyone would say Anti-gone instead of the correct pronounciation Ann-tig-on-ee.
Do you have any names that you like but won’t be on your short-list because of how people would pronounce them?
(I’ve been bored looking at name websites recently, if you can’t tell, LOL.)
Post # 3
Mariska – Said Marishka…but most would say it the way it looks
Post # 4
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
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
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
@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
Oh and my oldest son;s name is Darian. I get a lot of Darius.
Post # 9
I have always loved the name Reagan, but would want it pronounced Ree-gan (like in King Lear) versus Ray-gan.
Post # 10
For what it’s worth, I saw “Antigone” as Ann-tig-o-nee.
Post # 11
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
I love Isla “Eye-Lah” but I’ve heard it many other creative ways, lol
Post # 13
@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
@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
@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
@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.