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  1. #1
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    Jun 2012
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    How do you pronounce Xanthe?

    I've heard quite a few different pronunciations and now I am a bit confused on how it's supposed to be pronounced. I am considering it for my little girl but I need to know how to pronounce it first. My husband and I have been pronouncing it zan-tha. Most of our family members and friends say zanth. And the rest say it zan-thee.

    So how do you pronounce Xanthe?

    PS: How does Xanthe Artemis sound to you?

    Thanks!
    ~ Taylor

    Wife to Craig
    Mommy to Milena Echo (6), Rosalind Iseult (4), Amabel Artemis & Felix Apollo (newborns)

  2. #3
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    I love it! I say it ZAN-thee. Most Greek names that end in a single "E" usually have the long "EE" sound (Persephone, Daphne, Phoebe, Xanthe, Ariadne, Penelope, etc.). Xanthe Artemis is intriguing. I have to say I like a lot of other mythology names above Artemis, personally, though.
    Ashley
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  3. #5
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    I believe it's pronounced zan-tha, but I prefer zan-thee.

  4. #7
    You & your husband are correct. It's pronounced zan-tha. It's beautiful! I hope you choose it!

  5. #9
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    I pronounce it ZAN-thee, for the same reasons ashthedreamer listed. As for Xanthe Artemis - I would consider a slightly more classic middle to go with the unusual first.

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