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Thread: Apolline...?

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    I think its one of those names you have to "swallow" and mull over a bit, but once you've heard it a few times its a darling name! Polly and Senia are adorable together imo!

  2. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Xi'An, China
    A (as in apple)-po- leen... It's not my favourite, but it's also not bad. I think the A would often be shortened in the US, but pronounced as an 'ah' in Canada, UK, and Aust.
    INTP Anthropologist Living in the centre of China, married to a Persian, and just enjoying a completely unpredictable life

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  3. #15
    Join Date
    May 2013

    Senia and Apolline are fine. And seems perfectly usable to me.
    "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will spend it's whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein.

    14, writer (, and obsessed with names since forever.

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  4. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    I pronounce it Ah-poh-LEEN. I think it's usable but I find it loses a lot of its appeal when pronounced with an American accent; it sort of sounds like you're saying "a Pauline". I actually think Paulina would work better if you are in the US, and you could still use the nickname Polly.

  5. #19
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    Jun 2013
    Thanks for the replies! Luckily, I'm not in the US so their pronunciation shouldn't cause any problems as we don't have any plans to move to the US and we don't know any Americans either.
    Mom to two beautiful girls & baby #3 due late September
    - The search for the perfect name is in progress!! -

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