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Thread: Names Ruined By Local Accents?
November 4th, 2012 08:45 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.
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November 4th, 2012 09:04 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 11:40 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 22nd, 2013 12:56 AM #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 : )Jude Melchior-Damian Shepherd-Luke Ransom-Peter Sebastian-Charles Dominic-Blaise William
Zea Marie-Genevieve Leire-Maeva Eulalie-Liberty Fleur
October 22nd, 2013 02:42 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."
Last edited by taylorlou; October 22nd, 2013 at 05:48 AM.