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  1. #1
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    Sunniva

    I have been seeing Sunniva in a few places lately and it's really caught my attention.

    How do you pronounce it? I tried listening to it on forvo (http://www.forvo.com/word/sunniva/#no), and I think it sounds more like a theater song than someone saying a name. I pronounce it sun-EE-va, but that doesn't sound anything like the forvo pronounciation.

    Would you pronounce it sun-EE-va, or like soon-ih-va?

    What middle names would you pair with it?
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    SUNN-ih-vah or something like that. Emphasis on the first syllable.

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    Oh, he's yelling it. I can record it for you: http://www.forvo.com/word/sunniva/#no
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    Quote Originally Posted by ottilie View Post
    Oh, he's yelling it. I can record it for you: http://www.forvo.com/word/sunniva/#no
    Pretty voice, Otter!
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    All I can think is Sunnivabitch! Sorry.
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