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May 2nd, 2013 05:31 PM #1
So I think I really like the name Armand. I used to know an Armand in elementary school and I remember having no trouble saying his name back then but now I'm having a bit of trouble. Is it like almond with an "r" or is is like Arm-in? Arm-on? or some other way? Also what do you think of the name Armand? What kind of person does the name bring to mind? Does it work with a surname similar to Norseton? What would be good middle names for Armand ---- Norseton?
May 2nd, 2013 07:06 PM #3Senior Member
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May 3rd, 2013 12:42 AM #5
Armand I knew, and he was certain that our Armand pronounced it like Are + mund (like in Edmund or Raymond). I think I have heard of other people saying it my way. I was just confused because BtN says ar-MAWN is the only correct pronounciation (French) , and that is definitely not how I've heard it. Has anyone else heard ar-mund? Is it usable pronounced that way? Oh and does Ari work as a nickname for Armand? That idea just made me like it even more.
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May 3rd, 2013 11:51 AM #7Senior Member
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May 3rd, 2013 12:32 PM #9
If you want to say it in English it is fairly simple and can be said either ARM-on or arm-OND. If you want to say in proper french it is a little trickier. Behind the Names has it listed as ar-MAW (the R is rolled and the end sounds nasal).
I like Armand and Armande (the female version). They aren't that uncommon where I live, although not overly popular either. I have a hard time picturing it on a small child or a baby, but would love to meet one.
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