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    Leon

    Do you pronounce Leon (LEE-on) or (LAY-on)?
    In love with my little ones Delmer (Del), June, and Atticus (Ash)

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    I pronounce it LEE-on and I've heard it pronounced that way on a t.v. show
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    Quote Originally Posted by mfberry View Post
    I pronounce it LEE-on and I've heard it pronounced that way on a t.v. show
    That is how I pronounce it too, and I like it pronounced that way. I just saw on the name listing that someone pronounced it LAY-on. Thank you!
    In love with my little ones Delmer (Del), June, and Atticus (Ash)

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    I pronounced it lee-AHN.

    There are two pronounciations:
    lee-AHN English)
    LE-awn (German, Polish)
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    I say it LEE-on. My childhood babysitter's husband was Leon, pronounced the same way, and that's the only way I've really ever heard it. I've heard lee-OWN, too, and I tend to try to pronounce it that way whenever I see the Kings of Leon, haha. I don't know why, though! I've never heard lee-AHN, though--that just sounds like Liane, the French girls' name, to me!
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