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  1. #11
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    I pronounce it lay-oh-NEE
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  2. #13
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    The one I knew at school was an unaccented Leoni (lee-OH-nee).
    Last edited by renrose; July 4th, 2013 at 08:14 AM.
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  3. #15
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    I pronounce it the same way my old teacher did back in college, 'Lee-OH-nee'
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  4. #17
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    Lee-oh-nee. My best friend's mum is named Leonie. She is one of two Leonie's I know and both pronounce it the same way.
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  5. #19
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    I prefer Leonie said the French way, lay-oh-nee, but if I just saw Leonie, with no accent, I would assume lee-oh-nee. It's sad to say, but I don't have much faith in America's ability to pronounce French names, hahaha. If Leonie was on my list, though, I'd say lay-oh-nee, and if I saw it with the accent, Léonie, I would assume it was lay-oh-nee.

    When I seriously considered adding it to my list, I really like Léonie Evangeline and Léonie Evangeline Claire. I think something like Léonie Estelle or Léonie Stella would be lovely, or even Léonie Hélène.

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