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September 10th, 2013 02:11 PM #1
Would it be OK to pronounce Rhiannon "Ree-ANN-nen"?
If not, how would this be pronounced in US English?
Do you find this name:
Unusual and interesting?
Freaky and what-the heck?
Beautiful, lyrical, feminine, uncommon with an fascinating historical lineage? (Hopefully!)
Likely nickname of Rhi (Ree) or Rhia (Ree-uh).
Thanks for the feedback!!!
September 10th, 2013 02:21 PM #3Member
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September 10th, 2013 02:23 PM #5
If not ree-ANN-en then how else would it be pronounced? I live in the US and that's how I would pronounce it. It's also the only pronunciation I've heard in the US.
Rhiannon definitely isn't a trendy choice. It hasn't been in the top 1000 since 2007 and dropped significantly before falling out in 2008.
I think it's unusual but something that people should be familiar with do to the fact that it's fairly similar to Shannon. Rhia would be a nice nickname."Adopting one child won’t change the world: but for that child, the world will change." -- unknown
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September 10th, 2013 02:29 PM #7
September 10th, 2013 03:13 PM #9Senior Member
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I love mystical names, and Rhiannon is one of my faves. I pronounce it as you do. I first heard the name from Fleetwood Mac, and it's a great moody white whitch song that doesn't reek of tight bellbottoms and cocaine the way other songs of the era often do (despite all of the band no doubt having a ton of cocaine AND bellbottoms). Because it never caught on as a huge name trend, this association is also not too bad, and instead I associate it with the original associations. There are a ton os legit nicknames from it, too.