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April 29th, 2013 06:38 AM #6
Chloe, just as I like the look of the 'ӕ' in Maery/Maera, actually using them and then expecting people to follow an incorrect pronunciation just makes the user come across as uneducated and I'd be reluctant to pronounce the name their way.
Interesting that such marks can't be used in the US! Is there a particular reason for that?
April 29th, 2013 07:20 AM #8Little Bean arriving September 2014
Zoe | Noemí Esther
Lucas Emmanuel | Levi Alexander
Adele | Adira | Arabella | Aurora | Eliana | Elizabeth | Milena | Susannah | Zara
April 29th, 2013 07:27 AM #10
I agree with Renny too
American English spellings never cease to amaze me! Only the other day I learnt that they spell chilli 'chili'
April 29th, 2013 08:03 AM #12
Canada we can use accents on official forms. I have an accent aigu in my middle name and it is visible in my printed name in my passport. I get annoyed when it's not used, because the accent does change the pronunciation.
As to using accents in names, I think it depends. If it's a name that typically has an accent (e.g., François) or that the parents want pronounced in a certain language (e.g., Béatrice vs Beatrice) than it makes sense, but if they're in a place like the US, they need to remember that many people won't necessarily know how to pronounce it. As to using it in unusual names to guide pronunciation (like say, Beyoncé), it doesn't bother me, but again not everyone will say it properly at first sight, even with the accent. But if you're just throwing accents in there and not even pronouncing them the way they're intended (like Chloé), sorry but it does look uneducated.Estella ~ Helena ~ Miriam ~ Beatrice ~ Anastasia ~ Ivy ~ Marilla ~ SarahPaul ~ Wesley ~ Walter ~ Edmund ~ Isaac ~ Abram ~ Gabriel
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April 29th, 2013 08:24 AM #14Senior Member
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Slightly off topic but I'd always say clow-e rather than clow-a for Chloe.Thrilled to be mother to @gnes Ei1ish Madeline and Fe1icity Bridget Be@trice
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