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October 15th, 2012 06:22 PM #1
Names Ruined By Local Accents?
I'm currently living in New England in the U.S.(though I'm not a native) and I'm just discovering there are certain names I like but the local accent just ruins the pronunciation! People here tend to famously drop the "r" at the end of some words but add an "r" where there isn't one at the end of others! Also, the "or" letter combo tends to get pronounced "aw". It's driving me nuts and wreaking havoc on my love for names!
Nora = Nawra
Leta = Leter
Marlow = Maaaahlow
Xavier = Zavyah
Yuck. To be fair, it seems like older generations have heavier accents than younger ones so there may be hope!
Have any names been ruined by the accent in your area?Astrid Paloma ~ Cora Jessamyn ~ Eve Alexandra ~ Lila Mairead
Maeve Antonia ~ Margot Bettina ~ Sybil Augusta ~ Sylvie Natalia
Back to the drawing board for the boys....
October 15th, 2012 06:48 PM #3
I have lived on the outskirts of Liverpool all my life. I don't have a Scouse accent myself but about 80% of the cities population seem to. Nothing sounds nice in that accent. Absolutely nothing. I loathe hearing it. Any fellow Brit will know what I'm talking about "-_-~Boys~
★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★
★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.
October 15th, 2012 07:26 PM #5Senior Member
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October 15th, 2012 09:59 PM #7
My grandmother's father, aunts, and uncles called one of her aunts Maudie Aurilla (rhymes with "gorilla") when they were mad or frustrated at her. I looked up her name one day and found out it was Maude Aurelia. WHY would you pronounce the beautiful Aurelia to rhyme with gorilla?? Gotta love those thick Southern drawls...Samuel / Joseph / Ezra / James / Edward / Lewis
Helen / Georgia / Jane / Alice / Frances / Mary
October 15th, 2012 10:15 PM #9
I live in the western US and the older generation here tend to flatten there 'a' sound, I don't really know how to describe it, but names like Hannah tend to be nasally sounding kind of like hay-nahDelicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot