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    Pronounciation

    I was wondering how you lovely berries would say some these. I wouldn't want to use them and then find out I've been saying my child's name incorrectly.

    Gawain: Go-wen, Ga-WAYNE, GWAYNE (like Dwayne)
    Tadhg: TEEG, TAY-g, TIEG (Tie with a g sound)
    Leif: Leaf or Layf (rhymes with safe)

    I like Ga-wayne, Teeg and Layf (not spelled those ways). Would it be odd to use them as middle names even if they're not the proper way to say them?
    If I had a baby right now they'd be:
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    Blaire

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    I'm not sure of the correct pronunciation of Gawain, but I would guess Ga-WAYNE. I'd probably pronounce Leif as Leaf and then wonder if it should actually be Layf!

    I knew a Tadhg, so I know it's pronounced TIEg - I think it's a pretty cool name, even though everyone would say it wrong.

    I knew a girl called Sian who pronounced it Sigh-ann, instead of shaan. It was a bit odd, but everyone accepted it...I do generally think it's best to go with the correct pronunciation

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    I'd say:
    Gawain- Ga-WAYNE or GWAIN
    Tadgh- TEEG
    Lief- LAYF

    As middles are hardly used anyway, it'd probably be okay, especially Gawain and Leif.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefuturemrsb View Post
    I was wondering how you lovely berries would say some these.
    Gawaine: ga-wayne
    Tadhg: TIE-g (like the start of tiger)
    Leif: LAY-f
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    I love Tadhg, have it on my list. Tadhg is pronounced TIYG, like tiger without the ER. Leif is pronounced LAYF. Leif is very handsome. I am unsure how Gawaine is pronounced. I looked it up at forvo, http://www.forvo.com/search/Gawaine/.
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