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  • i associate philo with pastry dough, and dislike the name

    51 46.79%
  • i associate philo with pastry dough, but i like the name

    10 9.17%
  • i don't associate philo with pastry dough, but i dislike the name

    32 29.36%
  • i don't associate philo with pastry dough and i like the name

    16 14.68%
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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by giinkies View Post
    American Pronunciation of phyllo by Macmillan Dictionary

    It's pronounced Fy-low there and this is an American English dictionary.
    Merriam Webster has the same pronuncation.

    So idk if I would really say that Fee-low is the correct pronunciation... it may be a pronunciation but not the pronunciation.
    Well I'm American and the only pronunciation I've ever heard is fee-low

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  2. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by mclola View Post
    I mostly like it, but every once in a while it makes me think of the word Pedophile so it never makes it on my list.
    Same here. I kind of like it but can't get past the thought of pedophile-O.

    As for Phyllo, not a terrible association. If you've ever had or seen baklava or spanakopita (spinach pie), you've seen phyllo. Delish.

  3. #15
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    I am always going to think of the dough, for the reason I voted dislike.

    If it weren't for that then I would like it.

  4. #17
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    I'm kind of surprised that so many people associate Philo with phyllo. I know of phyllo dough, but I watch Food Network and other cooking things all the time and I have never, ever heard it pronounced fye-low, always fee-low.

    I like the name. It's kind of like a unique version of Milo. Though I did have the quick thought of a Milo-Fido hybrid.

  5. #19
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    Ok, question for those who dislike it: would your dislike of the name affect your attitude about the child or his parents? And could an amazingly cute, well-behaved, sweet-tempered child redeem the name for you?

    The "phile" thing doesn't bother me...there are equally as many positive words that end in phile (bibliophile is the first that comes to mind). And it's not like "phile" is the short term for a pedophile; I'd be concerned if the name had "pedo" somewhere in it, but phile doesn't bother me.

    And, can I ask, if you hate Philo...do you have any suggestions that feel similar?

    Other names I've liked include Cato (too Hunger Gamesy, though, and I'll have a niece named Kate), Oswald (everyone says their immediate thought is Lee Harvey Oswald), Jeremy/Jem/Remy (can't decide if I like the nn's as names or the long version of Jeremy best), Basil (but I'm American so I say Bay-sil, and the pronunciation I prefer for the name is Baz-ul), Asa, Hamish (everyone says people will call him Ham or piggy), August (too popular), and Henry (too popular).
    Last edited by ameliawilliams; August 28th, 2013 at 10:08 PM.
    I hope to be a mom one day. For now I enjoy being a name lover.

    My apologies for any typos; i post from my mobile phone.

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