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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2013

    Names mispronounced for cities/towns

    I don't know if this is just a crazy Midwestern thing, but there are tons of towns around here with person names, but they're mispronounced. It drives me crazy, it has bothered me since I was a little kid. It's like they're just trying to sound as country as possible.

    Salina, KS - Suh-LINE-uh instead of Suh-LEEN-uh (It's in Saline County - Say-leen like saltwater - so if they insist on pronouncing it goofy, Say-leen-uh would at least make some sense.)
    Paola, KS - Pay-ola instead of Pow-lah
    Beatrice, NE - Bee-ATriss instead of BEE-uh-triss

    That's all I can think of off the top of my head. These are the ones mentioned regularly in the weather report on the news.

    Does this happen other places?
    Mommy to...Maura Lucille

    I had a baby today, I would name him/her...
    Patrick Donley or Brigid "Birdie" ???

    BOYS: Seamus Arthur or Niall/Neil/Neal James
    GIRLS: ???

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    West Michigan
    Charlotte, MI is char-LOT.
    Current favorites:
    Cora . Louisa . Lydia . Mary

    My Adoption Journey

  3. #5
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Middle Earth
    I was going to mention Beatrice! I was born there, and until very recently I thought that the girl's name was pronounced bee-AT-ris. There's also:

    Norfolk, NE - NOR-fork.
    Prague, NE - Prayg instead of Prawg
    Cairo, IL - KAY-ro instead of KAI-ro
    ~Anne Teresa (Annie), an 18-year-old bibliophile.

    Katherine, Lucy, Adelaide, Elizabeth, Elanor, Julia, Hazel,
    Margaret, Elodie, Anneliese, Marian, Aurelia, Vivian
    James, Atticus, Malachi, Lewis, Benjamin, Alexander, Matthias
    Gabriel, Finn, Dietrich, Kieran, Henry, Fletcher, Dominic

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Miami, Oklahoma- It's my-am-MUH not My-am-ME
    Not expecting, just love collecting names!

    My name is Erin. I am 22 years old and I have loved baby names since I was 10.

    Girl names: Juliet Grace, Madeleine Hope, Linnea Ruby, Stella Rose, Emilia Colette, Clara ?, Fiona Violet, Bridget Amelia, Lydia Charlotte Eden Elizabeth, Eliza ?, Evelyn ?

    Boy names: Jonathan Rhys, Wesley Drew, Evan Robert, Joel ?, Quinn ?, Dawson Cole, Griffin Miles, Judah Nathaniel, Greyson Jeremiah, Roman Isaiah

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Pensacola, Florida
    It's Dare-ee-ANNE Connecticut. I'm involved in theatre, and in the musical Mame, theatre companies are always mispronouncing the name in the song....Dare-ee-en. Drives me crazy. Also people say NEW Haven instead of New HAYven.
    And then there's

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