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Thread: Violet or Violette?
May 14th, 2013 04:36 PM #6** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
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May 14th, 2013 06:19 PM #10
See, this bothers me (which is why I wouldn't go for Violette). I like the dainty, French appeal of Violette, but if I used a French name, I would want the legit French pronunciation, which I think would be hard to get (especially in the US). Plus, I like the sound of VIE-let much more than vee-oh-let. I think it would get lumped in with Violet, anyway, so the changed spelling would really only be a hassle. It's a plus that it'd be said correctly in school, but I'm not sure it would be worth it to try and enforce it everywhere else.Ashley
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May 15th, 2013 11:44 AM #12Junior Member
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Thank you all for your opinions. I think we would stick with the English spelling and pronunciation in the end "Violet" and just let the French teachers at school pronounce it "Vee-oh-let" if they like!