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  1. #6
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    How about Guinevieve? Is that a real name? You are right, I could just nicely correct people if they ever use Gen as a nickname. I just have horrible associations with Jens. I know two personally.

  2. #8
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    I don't think that "hybrid" pronunciation is a good idea. And I'm not crazy about Guinevieve, either. Guinevere and Genevieve are both lovely, but the smoosh just doesn't do anything for me. If you love Genevieve with the nickname Vivi or Evie, call her that. No one is going to call her Gen if she's already nicknamed Vivi.
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  3. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by stripedsocks View Post
    Gwyneira (gwen-EYE-ra)
    It's 'gwen-AY-ra'.
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


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    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


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  4. #12
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    why not go for Gwenevieve? It's a legit name...

  5. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by nono View Post
    I really don't like this idea, to be honest. Everyone will pronounce it using the more familiar pronunciation. Using the French pronunciation would be a bit pretentious in an English speaking context unless there was a legitimate reason for it, but using a made up pronunciation is just asking for trouble and constant corrections.
    I agree completely with this.

    If you don't want her to go by Gen-something as a nickname, call her Eve or Evie. They're pretty intuitive as far as nicknames go and most of the little Genevieve's I've met are Eve/Evie, never Genna/Gen/Genny.
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