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Thread: Names Ruined By Local Accents?
November 4th, 2012 07:45 AM #36
One of my uni friends was from Somerset and she used to say stuff like 'where's that to?' which we thought was bizarre until she explained it~Boys~
Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.
Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.
November 4th, 2012 08:04 AM #38Senior Member
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I'm a Native New Englander, though not currently living there, and while I don't have the accent myself I absolutely love it! I wish I had one sometimes, but I can understand why someone might not like the way names are pronounced in it. That's how I feel about New Jersey/New York accents!
I went to school in England for a bit and while I was there I was in class with a few people from Yorkshire and they had really lovely accents, I couldn't always understand everything, but so much of what they said just sounded so beautiful!
October 20th, 2013 10:40 PM #40Junior Member
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My husband (whose family is northern) liked Elle for a girl. I always vetoed it because I knew my southern family would pronounce it "ALE" or "A-Yell"... Sort of loses its femininity.
October 21st, 2013 11:56 PM #42
Where I'm at in Florida, "T's" aren't pronounced. I really don't mind it; in fact I don't notice it until other people pronounce the "T" (Then they startle me by doing it). Aside from that, our accent is quite normal. Here's what happens with some poor names:
Matt: Magh' (the "t" part isn't vocalized)
The funny thing is while I am quite good at faking accents, how ever hard I try, I cannot avoid changing T's into D's, or just forgetting them altogether. Unless I'm faking an English accent. Then it is quite easy : )Raphael Benedict-Charles Dominic-Jude Balthasar-Damian Leonard-Seth Matthias
Lucia Marguerite-Genevieve Reine-Maura Francesca
October 22nd, 2013 01:42 AM #44Senior Member
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Taylor, I have to agree. Sometimes it's worse though: my grandmother is from a small town in rural Queensland and she pronounces my name "Tar-luh."
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