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  1. #1
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    Smile Leonie

    Another name found while surfing the forums! Leonie has been on my naming radar for a while, but today while shelving books (when all my best thinking is done, lol) I really thought about it. I think I like it, but I'm not sure. I like that Leonie is a nod to my late grandfather (who was a Roger Lyon) but I don't like that it has disputed pronunciations. It goes well with my other names, Dorothea, Sybil and Jane, but I'm still not sure.
    So what do you think of Leonie, Berries? How do you pronounce it?
    Thanks in advance!
    -Athena

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  2. #3
    I really like Leonie. I pronounce it like Lee-oh-ney.

  3. #5
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    I knew a Leoni at school. 'lee-OH-nee' is how we pronounced 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.


    ~Girls~

    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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    I really like it. I know a sweet elderly lady named Leonie, but I could easily picture it on someone younger. We are french-Canadian and we pronounce it lay-oh-nee.
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  5. #9
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    I love this name, but I have pronunciation troubles with it. I feel like it should be pronounced lay-oh-NEE (and with a French accent), but since I'm not even remotely French and no one I know is or speaks French (beyond high school French, of course), it would probably always be pronounced (even by us) LEE-a-nee (sort of like Leo with "nie" at the end), which I don't like at all. If only I were French, this would be the perfect name.

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