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May 1st, 2013 04:57 PM #1Senior Member
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If you saw this name in a book...
Would you know how to pronounce it? She's only a minor character, in it for less than a chapter, but as I'm getting close to submission with this one I'm being a little wary of the name. In the UK it's pretty popular, but should the book get picked up I'm conscious of the fact I could have readers from absolutely anywhere, thanks to Kindle making books even more universal than before.
The name: Niamh.
It just feels like it suits her perfectly, but I'm concerned about whether I'll get readers going 'Nee-amh? What sort of name is that?' when she's mentioned.
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May 1st, 2013 05:10 PM #3
I wouldn't worry about it. Most of the people I know wouldn't pronounce it correctly, but she's in your book for less than a chapter, so it's not a big deal. If you ever do have a character with a name that's not easily pronounced, you can take care of that with mentioning it. Have the character vent about their name, or someone stumble over it and they correct them.Considering...
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May 1st, 2013 05:10 PM #5Senior Member
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being from the USA, i would think it was pronounced Nee-um, but since it is a book saying it isnt as important as reconizing the letters, and since she's a minor character it isn't much of a problem. Good luck!Right Now I would name them...
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May 1st, 2013 05:32 PM #7
Neeve. Cos that's what it says~Boys~
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May 1st, 2013 05:37 PM #9