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    Everett

    How do you pronounce Everett (and please say your general geographic area)? Ev-er-et (3 syllables) or Ev-rett (2 syllables). Also, would you use a nickname for this name? I love nicknames but nothing comes to mind as sounding especially great for Everett.

    Thanks!
    Mom to Alexander Patrick (11), Madelyn Esther (8), Genevieve Susan (3), and Theodore James (stillborn at 37 weeks on February 3, 2014). Expecting #5 (a girl) in May 2015 -- Penelope Bridget.

    Boys: Everett, Sebastian, Augustus, Samuel, Julian, Nicholas, Desmond, Jasper, Ezekiel, Malcolm
    Girls: Bridget, Felicity, Elizabeth, Penelope, Leona, Ophelia, Elodie, Callista, Miriam, Delilah

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    I say Ev-er-ett, 3 syllables. I'm a nomad who grew up between Boston, Illinois, DC, and S. Texas, then went to college in Utah. I now live in China, and have for a number of years... Mom's from N. Texas, and Dad's from Boston, so I'm a very mixed bag when it comes to pronunciation...
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    I am from the south and I say it Ev-rhett. However, where I am from you would probably get some Everts in there.

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    Ev-rhett/Ev-rett (2 syllables) I am from Illinois. You could use Rhett as a nickname, but I agree that one really doesn't come naturally, but when I say it, it is only 2 syllables so maybe someone who says it with 3 would have a better idea.
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    Thanks! Hubby and I are using different pronunciations and trying to decide what "most people" would use. I appreciate any additional feedback.
    Mom to Alexander Patrick (11), Madelyn Esther (8), Genevieve Susan (3), and Theodore James (stillborn at 37 weeks on February 3, 2014). Expecting #5 (a girl) in May 2015 -- Penelope Bridget.

    Boys: Everett, Sebastian, Augustus, Samuel, Julian, Nicholas, Desmond, Jasper, Ezekiel, Malcolm
    Girls: Bridget, Felicity, Elizabeth, Penelope, Leona, Ophelia, Elodie, Callista, Miriam, Delilah

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