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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Melbourne, Australia

    How do you pronounce Cordovan? Thoughts


    Randomly stumbled across word name Cordovan today and my heart started palpitating!

    Had never heard of this before, and upon a little searching find its the name of a burgundy colour, type of leather and taken from the place Cordova in Spain.

    I'm not sure how to pronounce it as I've never heard it out loud before. Core-doe-van? Core-duh-van? Core-duh-vn?

    I have been loving the idea of Cordelia for a girl but worry it might be a little too contrived and OTT. I think Cordovan would be great for a boys middle, and am always happy to find a boys name I really like as its rare. What are your thoughts on the name? Thank you.
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  2. #3
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    May 2010
    Richmond, VA

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Core-doe-van is likely how I'd say it if I saw it. I think it'd be good for an interesting MN.
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  4. #7
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    Apr 2014
    I instantly thought it was said like Cor-do-van. I like it!! I do like it as a middle name.
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  5. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Cordovan/Cordoban is a very handsome name; it's one of my faves. I pronounce Cordovan as COR-doe-van

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