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September 8th, 2013 03:58 PM #1
September 8th, 2013 04:41 PM #3Member
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September 8th, 2013 06:15 PM #5
I prefer Shailene or Shalyn. It's close enough for comfort.
It reminds me of this name Sjaelen (pronouced Shay-lehn). It is a word name that means the soul in Danish. I know a handful of girls with the name. The original namesake had a European dad... Maybe you may like it? Idk how real world usable it really is but it is one of those guilty pleasure names I like.
September 8th, 2013 09:22 PM #7
September 8th, 2013 09:27 PM #9Senior Member
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Shalon I want to pronounce like shalom, shall-in is kind of hard. Sort of like Sharon with an L, I guess?
I think Shallon might work better, because I think the name Fallon is close? And Shall is a familiar word. Or straight up Shallin.
Without a double L, English pronunciation spelling rules kind of force a Shalyn, Shailene, Shay-ynn prn. Most people don't realize that consciously.
Shalom and Sharon are both exceptions - Shalom because it's a foreign word and Sharon because we know to divide the syllables as Shar-on, not Sha-ron.
But with Shalon being unfamiliar, people might not know. I know for a fact there are a handful of Jaylens out there who spell it Jalon, etc.
It has a pretty sound but is it meaningful to you? Names don't have to be but most people prefer when their name is.
If it's a family name then I think the pronunciation difficulties for the spelling Shalon are worth it. It's not *that* strange.