When I first read Anne of Green Gables I thought Cordelia was pronounced cor-dell-ee-ah, but my school librarian corrected me. It took me awhile to get used to the real pronounciation but now I love it! I still pronounce Azalea az-uh-lay-ah, like my sister's friend does (that's where I first heard the name) though I've since been told it's uh-zay-lee-ah. I do like that pronounciation, just not as much- maybe because I'm not used to it?
It's a bit embarrassing, but I used to think that the "G" in Gemma was pronounced the same was as the "g" in "get." Oops!
Cassia does have two accepted pronunciations, cash-uh and cas-see-uh so you can choose which pronunciation you like best :) I know I've done this before and it is embarrassing, it's also hard when there are two accepted pronunciations of a name and you're not sure which one the person goes by.... I used to substitute teach and I hated role call because of this. There were a lot of kids named Jorge and Louis. Some of them said hor-hey and others pronounced it like george, while Louis's wen by loo-eez a and others loo-iss soo confusing....
Ah ha! Thank you for that!