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Thread: Can Téa stand on its own?
January 3rd, 2012 06:53 AM #1Senior Member
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Can Téa stand on its own?
My husband and I agree on the name Téa (and not one other name!) but are a bit worried about it being mispronounced as 'Tea'. I was thinking maybe we should go with something like Mattea or Teadora so that the sound that we want is definitely there.
Am I being silly?
I suppose the people that matter would know her name & how to pronounce it but I do not want her going thru life constantly needing to correct people.
My sister also made a comment about using a French accent in the name being a bit pretentious...other spelling suggestions?
January 3rd, 2012 08:38 AM #3Junior Member
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I think it's pretty. I would think most people would know that it's not too likely that someone would name there child after the beverage, but I guess you never know. My wife has a very short & simple name (Pia), yet people seem to mispronounce it more than you would think.
January 3rd, 2012 09:41 AM #5Senior Member
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January 3rd, 2012 10:16 AM #7
I had never heard of Tea' before the actress Tea' Leoni. She at least brings the name into the realm of consciousness, but it's still pretty unknown. It's a beautiful name and I think it stands on its own -- but I do think it will be mistaken for the drink frequently as well. It's too bad!
Mattea and Teadora are pretty too but honestly I think they are just as likely to be pronounced Matty and Tee-dora, so I don't really think they are going to be "ways to get Tea'" with less confusion.
About the accent mark, I don't think it's pretentious but I do think it's a pain. Case in point: I don't know the keyboard shortcut to make it, and I would be willing to bet that most computerized systems -- like the doctor's office -- are not going to be setup for accent marks, either. Probably her name really and truly will say Tea, just like the drink, on a lot of forms.
I think it's usable if you really love it, but you will have to accept that nobody will ever know how to spell it and it will be mistaken for the drink a lot.
Other spelling ideas that come to mind... Tae, Taeh, Tia.
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