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  1. #71
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    The Harry Potter books! I read them when I was very young and when I got older, I realized I'd been pronouncing all the names wrong!
    Jane, Vivian, Lydia, Annabeth, Tallulah (Lula), Florence, Virginia, Mabel, Risa, Eve, Eloise, Susannah

    John, Alan, Maxwell, Erich, Nathan/Nathaniel, Leo, Connor, Jack, Paul, Rieger, Francis

    "Any daughter of mine that wants to be a stripper, pole dancer, or porn star is going to have to overcome the obstacle of her dripping-with-intelligence name and change it herself to something creatively slutty like they did back in the good ol' days."
    - Anna Stesia

  2. #73
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennipea382 View Post
    The name I thought of for this is Carys. I thought it was pronounced cuh-REESE and I loved it. Then I found out it was care-iss. Not as pretty IMO :-(
    That's wrong too. 'kah-riss'. 'Kah' like at the start of 'cat'.
    ~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.


    ~Girls~

    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.

  3. #75
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    @namehappy, I think you meant Siobhan. I was also very confused when I watched the first Harry Potter movie! I'm a big fan of pronouncing the 'i' sound / syllable in names, "Jull-ee-a" and "Will-ee-am". I was so disappointed to find that Dashiell is pronounced "Da-sheel" and not "Da-shee-ell".

  4. #77
    Quote Originally Posted by livia View Post
    Lucia. I pronounced it as Loo-SEE-ah, but then I saw Nameberry's guide which says it's Loo-sha. Also, this is kind of the opposite, I used to hate Caleb because I thought it was CALL-eb, which sounds like someone saying Callum with a stuffy nose. I loved it once I realised it was CAY-leb
    I've known a few Lucias, and I have only EVER heard it pronounced Loo-CHEE -uh.

  5. #79
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    Quote Originally Posted by missusaytch View Post
    This just happened yesterday. I thought Lyra was pronounced LEER-uh but it's actually LIGH-ruh. Well, I have heard you can say it either way but LIGH-ruh seems far more common.

    This one bummed me out also...I have loved the name since I first read The Golden Compass when I was 12 - in my head she was always LEE-rah, not LIGH-ra (although in retrospect the latter pronunciation is a little bit punny perhaps with her character, much like Low-key Lyesmith in American Gods) but both are pretty.
    Baby Sequoia Orion due October 2014!
    Other favorites: Cytheria, Arcadia, Seraphina, Caspian, Gideon

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