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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Greater Boston, MA
    I pronounce it lay-oh-NEE
    ♥ Margaret Mary ♥
    19. Name nerd. College sophomore.

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  2. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Liverpool, England
    The one I knew at school was an unaccented Leoni (lee-OH-nee).
    Last edited by renrose; July 4th, 2013 at 08:14 AM.

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
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    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


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  3. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    A Town Called Alice
    I pronounce it the same way my old teacher did back in college, 'Lee-OH-nee'
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  4. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Victoria, Australia
    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
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Cair Paravel :)
    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.

    Good luck!
    twenty-something namenerd and aspiring novelist

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