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  1. #1
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    Anais

    My husband and I were talking about this name tonight (a favourite of mine) but were unsure about something. Our families have French origins, and we have always pronounced it Anna-EES (as it is in French) but it seems to be pronounced differently by some people. How would you pronounce it? How have you heard it pronounced? I'm trying to get a feel for how ambiguous it is before I really fall in love with it.

  2. #3
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    Re: Anais

    I LOVE the look of this name. I've never heard IRL, but Ive seen it around boards. I think I mostly saw people saying it was ANNA-EES. I was browsing books today and saw a book with an author by this name and just stared at it's beauty!

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    Re: Anais

    I pronounce it ah-NYE-us, as in Anais Nin. That's also the pronunciation they give on thinkbabynames.com.
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    Re: Anais

    Anna-ees for me too. I've never heard it any other way. Most people are going to say Anna-ees, as that's how Anais Nin's name is said. I much prefer BtN for pronunciations and etymology.
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  5. #9
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    Re: Anais

    Ah-NYE-us is the Anglicized pronunciation; I think the French form, Ana-EES, is gorgeous. She'll probably have to help people out with it sometimes, but I think it's worth it. After all, you wouldn't think folks could screw up Melissa, but you'd be surprised how many times I get called muh-LISA. Weird.

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