(Closed) Would you have trouble pronouncing any of these names?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Jabberwocky:  In Japanese, are all vowels pronounced?  Like, would Kaede be Ka-ay-day?  I don’t think I’d have trouble once I was told they were Japanese.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I won’t be a lot of help because I used to watch a lot of anime and Japanese dramas, but I love Yuuta! What about Ren? 

I’m sure your family will get used to any name eventually. We have people making up names with interesting spellings and pronunciations anyway now.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

personally I like names that balance both the cultures. Hana, Mari, Ami, Luna (is that Japanese too?) that sort of thing.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Once you have enough responses, can you post the phoenetic spelling? I’d like to know how far I’m off 🙂

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

This is totally an aside, but Mirai makes me think of Mirai Nagasu the figure skater who pitched a fit for being left off the Olympic team.

Most of them are ok for anyone who lives in a multicultural area.

Post # 22
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Busy bee

Yea, pretty much all of them. Luna, Sora, Kenta and Hiro are probably the only ones that I wouldn’t find annoying to pronounce. 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

honestly, hearing you live in japan and your husband is japanese- f it. name your baby whichver name you like best. your family will learn how to pronounce his or her name!

i’d feel differently if you were living in america and your kid would be going to school and constantly having to tell people how to pronounce his or her name 🙂

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Hanover Grande Ballroom

i would have trouble saying the majority if I never heard them spoken, but im sure once you announce the name and say it a few times, everyone would catch on.

Post # 27
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Jabberwocky:  Honestly, I think they’re all fine.  The only one I’d stop for is Kaede.  Do they have any kind of special meaning that you like, or are they just aurally/aesthetically pleasing to you?

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Jabberwocky:  I bet your students would be pleased as punch to have their name on your baby list if they knew! 

also I’m going to thread jack: If someone were planning to visit Japan for 12 days in the winter (like January) what should they absolutely not miss? What should they skip for that time of year?

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Northern Territory, Australia

I like them all. Having studies a little Japanese in highschool though probably helped with that. Although many might find Kaede hard to pronouce that’s the one I like the most from the girls names! 

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