Any thoughts on Giordana? I believe it to be pronounced "jor DAWN ah" (source: www.forvo.com)
I'm not really concerned about spelling or pronunciation issues as my name was butchered growing up and it never really bothered me... I'm more worried about "whore-dawn-uh" being a source for teasing.
Oh and I really don't like it spelled Jordana. I think Giordana looks so much better.
Anyways... What are your thoughts?
It sounds so exotic! I don't think whore-dawn-a will be a teasing possibility. I think it's beautiful!!
The Italian pronunciation sounds more like 'jor-DAH-na' to me. I quite like it.
Originally Posted by beautiful_haiku
I like it, and I prefer Giordana spelling too. Never thought about "whore-dawn-uh at all.
I think Jordana-- which you said you don't prefer-- is ravishing and underused. It's sexy, serious, slightly exotic and interesting.
Spelling it Giordana detracts from that imagery. An English speaker's first impulse will be to say 'gee-or-dah-NA,' with a hard G. It makes it look less accessible, less alluring, and more odd.
I pronounce them differently. Giordana looks and sounds classier than Jordana
Jordana- jor-dah-nah or jor-dan-ah
The only pronunciation issue I can see is gee-or-dan-ah/gee-or-dah-nah
Thank you for your comment.
Originally Posted by blade
It's funny because just as you think that the Giordana spelling takes away from the name, I think the Jordana spelling does. When I look at Jordana all I see is Jordan, and I've known many Jordans during my lifetime, both male and female. Due to that, to me Jordan is very plain and... blah.
It's interesting that we see it differently.