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  1. #131
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    Also, I loved the name Mila until I realized it was pronounced "MEE-luh". I thought it was pronounced "MY-luh".
    Madison, 14-year-old name nerd! My style is all over the place, my favorites change all the time.

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  2. #133
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankie View Post
    I spent years saying Aloysius how it looks, uh-LOY-see-us, only to take it off my list when I discovered it was pronounced AL-oh-WISH-iss.
    Here in the Netherlands we would probably pronounce this as A-loh-wee-see-us. Does that make sense??

  3. #135
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    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    "Bonita oww-RAY-lee-a!"
    This has made my day
    juniper jane | adelaide mary | beatrix emma | georgiana lark | elizabeth isolde | sybil rosamund | ingrid annamaria | demelza katherine | elinor loveday | rosamund yvaine | amabel margaret

    edmund alexander | wilfred cromwell | arthur serafino | frederick austen | aloysius rex | emrys sigismund | peregrin samuel | asa hawking | raphael richard | jude falco | caspian francis

    in reserve
    aurelia, clara, estella, harriet, sylvia
    evelyn, james, phoenix, thorin

    mulling over
    anouk // henri

  4. #137
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    Sep 2012
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    Well I definitely like your way I like it for the middle spot so won't have too much confusion with pronunciation hopefully, plus I'm Scottish, we always say things strange
    for every dark night, there is a brighter day

  5. #139
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    Nov 2012
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    I pronounce everything with a slight Danish or French accent with often can cause some misunderstandings. I only just recently realised that English-speakers pronounce Maude/Maud as Mawd; whereas I have always presume that everyone pronounce it the French way (I'm absolutely unable to spell things phonetically, but for people who don't know what I mean).
    Zelia • XXI • Film and royalty connoisseur • I have a multifandom blog and one about royals
    Exporting old Danish names as well as Greenlandic names and sibling names
    Henry Ásgeirr Edmund • Alexander Adelin Lórien "Sasha" • Amaury Charles Theo • Asa Fionnbharr Ivik
    Cosima Ingrid Zenobia "Mimi" • Matilda Ivalo Galadriel "Maz" • Asta Catherine Françoise • Aviaaja Margaret Undómiel "Avi"

    GPs: Atticus Aksel Inigo • Cosmo James Ilasiaq "Jem" • Fabiola Agnes Lúthien • Olga Alvaret Cleopatra "Gini"

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