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June 7th, 2013 10:07 AM #16
I am in the same boat as you are. As a name nerd, I know how to spell and pronounce it correctly. However, I'm not sure the majority of people do.Ladies
Avery Catherine Lucille ~ Caroline Ruby Elizabeth ~ Clarity Jessamine Leigh ~ Josephine Louisa Danielle ~ Rosemary Margaret Luna ~ Tessa Hermione Jayne
Desmond William Joseph ~ Elijah Laurence Rhys ~ Logan Christopher Knightley ~ Theodore David Henry ~ Whitney Benjamin John
Wishing to be pregnant... but having to be responsible and wait for now :P
June 7th, 2013 04:27 PM #18Junior Member
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Saoirse is on our list. DH is a Dubliner. The only trouble is we like the slight mispronunciation "Sor-sha." And for that reason it might have to come off the list.
DH wants to use the Irish spelling and thinks we could get away with it as an Irish-American couple. I think we could spell it phonetically since we aren't staying with the true Irish pronunciation.
If you are staying with the true Irish pronunciation "Seer-sha or "Saer-sha"...keep the Irish spelling. IMO.Possibles for our DD due in October...but we can't agree on which one/combo will fit. DH is from Dublin. I'm from L.A. We have an Aine (5) & a Patrick (2).
* Meredith * Eibhlin * Naimh * Claire * Brigid * Fionnuala *
June 7th, 2013 07:05 PM #20Senior Member
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The problem with the name isn't JUST that it's hard to pronounce --it's that there are lots of different ways to pronounce it. In Ireland it's Seer-sha OR Saer-sha....those are pretty different just there. Then you get into the actress who pronounces it SIR-sha and I've also heard it SOR-sha.
It's a mess. I have a colleague who puts the pronunciation of her name in her email signature and Facebook name. Do you want to condemn a child to that?Latest list:
Girl: Lulu, Charlie, Fleur, France, Holiday
Boy: Lennox (Lex), Hugo
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June 7th, 2013 07:08 PM #22~Boys~
Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.
Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.
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June 7th, 2013 07:47 PM #24Senior Member
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It's a beautiful name, I love how it sounds, but I couldn't deal with the constant spelling and pronunciation mistakes, and wouldn't want to stick my daughter with that.