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  1. #1
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    I have the biggest name crush right now on the name Téa (TAY-uh). WDYT of it? Do you think the accent would be too difficult? Would you spell it differently
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  2. #3
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    Some people spell it Thea, which obviously means you have to correct people who want to pronounce it like Theo with an a, but I think that might be easier than trying to get people to use an accent mark in the United States or convince people not to pronounce Tea like the drink. More Americans understand silent H's than accent marks, and many American forms will just completely ignore accent marks.

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    I don't like it. The accent would be very irritating. Think about punching our name in at a photo kiosk, or spelling it for the guy at Panera Bread. You would get a lot of weird looks. And personally, I wouldn't like Thea if pronounced Tay-uh
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    If you want that pronunciation, go for Taya.
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    I'd spell it Thea. Being of Dutch heritage, I always pronounce Thea and Theo as TAY-uh and TAY-oh, but you might get the occasional "the" sound. However, I've found that names with accents are always even more difficult, especially if typing online, on scantron sheets, etc. Without the accent, it just looks like tea, the drink.
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