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    Silke?

    Recently came across the name Silke ( prn silk-uh). What are your thoughts? I think "Silke Marija" (prn maria... Moms name) sounds nice. We are of Scandinavian/Slovenian heritage, so the names we like tend to lean towards those roots.

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    Loved it ever since I read Ben Elton's Two Brothers. You might get a few pronunciation issues but I say go for it.

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    Ohhh I have never read that book! That's kind of neat!! Yeah I know there may be some pronunciation issues... Not yet too sure how big of an issue I feel that is.

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    It's a pretty common name here in Belgium, not for the current generation, but when I was young there were plenty of Silke's around. Easy to pronounce in Dutch, but if you live in an English-speaking country I might worry that they'll pronounce the e- end as 'ee' instead of 'uh'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by little_redhead View Post
    Easy to pronounce in Dutch, but if you live in an English-speaking country I might worry that they'll pronounce the e- end as 'ee' instead of 'uh'.
    I think it depends if you've seen it before. I'm English and I know how to say Silke. I can't even remember why I know how to say it anymore, lol.

    I quite like it, though there are other names of Scandinavian origin I prefer more.
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