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  1. #16
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    I'm with @nat108--my best friend was French, and considered this for one of her daughters. The American pronunciation is you-lay-lee (which is actually rather cute), but the French pronunciation is oo-lah-lee, which is much less flattering, imo (too bad not everything sounds better in French!).
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    I say yoo-lay-lee
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  3. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by nat108 View Post
    In French eu is pronounced 'oo' so it's 'oo-lah-lee'
    http://www.forvo.com/search/eulalie/
    Hence the * I wrote next to the first syllable — "eu" it's really neither yoo nor oo, but rather /ø/ which doesn't exist in English.
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  4. #22
    I say it YOO-luh-lee, just like in this pretty song...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WMRkL93jAM
    Alice, Cecilia, Cora, Eve, Georgia, Iris, Johanna, Phoebe, Rose, Sylvie, Tess, Violet
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  5. #24
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    I pronounce it You-lay-lee

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