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  • Rory Phi-LIP-uh Jane

    3 21.43%
  • Rory Philip-uh Jane

    11 78.57%
  • Rory Pippa Jane

    0 0%
  • Normally say Phi-LIP-uh, but you should use Philip-uh

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  1. #1
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    Whats your first reaction? New POLL included!

    My dad and grandmothers whom I am close to are all in failing health. I would love to combine all their names into one and think I finally figured it out. tell me what you think

    Rory Philippa Jane - whats your first reaction?


    Rory- Ray
    Philippa - meaning lover of horses reminds me of my grandmothers who were obsessed with horses
    Jane- husbands grandparents John & Jean

    Only problem is when I say the name to my husband he absolutely cannot stop laughing!!! Not a good thing! I normally prn Philippa as Phi-LIP-uh. If we prn Philip-uh I dont get the laughing response.
    Also dh said he likes Rory Pippa Jane too. I like that option too, it just seems a bit cutesy and insubstantial Not as pretty as Philippa.
    So wdyt of pronunciation issue?


    Wdyt? RORY PHILIPPA JANE a keeper?
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  2. #3
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    Re: Whats your first reaction? New POLL included!

    I went for the second pronounciation, which I would write as PHIL-ip-uh. That's just the only way I've ever heard it and the only way I'll ever say it. I don't think it matters much how you personally pronounce it though, you won't be saying it aloud much. I agree that Pippa doesn't have as much substance to it as Philippa does.

    Impression of the overall name .. I can't say I like Rory for a girl. I much prefer Aurora with Rory as a nickname, Rory just seems too masculine to me. I like the Philippa Jane part a lot though
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  3. #5
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    Re: Whats your first reaction? New POLL included!

    Thanks Genevieve! I knew I needed someone from the UK to help me out! That sounds natural and much better!!
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  4. #7
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    Re: Whats your first reaction? New POLL included!

    Being in the UK, I've known several Philippas... all who pronounce it PHIL-ippa. The pn phil-LIP-ah sounds silly to me... a bit like flipper.

    Rory Philippa Jane is OK. I like Jane, and I like the flow of them together, but I'm not overly keen on Rory. It is a lovely and very spunky nickname for Aurora though. Aurora Philippa Jane is gorgeous!
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