View Poll Results: The final syllable of Peregrine...
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sounds like "grin"
sounds like "green"
rhymes with "brine"
Spell it traditionally as Peregrine
Go with Peregrin
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Thread: How do you pronounce Peregrine?
February 21st, 2012 04:29 PM #1
How do you pronounce Peregrine?
I'm finding a surprising number of people aren't sure how to pronounce our Most Favored Name, Peregrine. I've never heard anything other than the "sounds like grin" ending so I thought it might be pertinent to find out just how big a problem this is going to be.
We're toying with the idea of omitting the final E, which we don't really want to do since historically the name has the E, i.e. Peregrine White, and we like the connection with the Peregrine falcon. However, I would entertain the idea if it saved the kid a big headache.Due March 3 - it's a girl!
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February 21st, 2012 04:37 PM #3
Spell it Peregrine and it sounds like "grin". Will he have the nn Perry or no nickname?
Last edited by mischa; February 21st, 2012 at 04:51 PM.All the best,
February 21st, 2012 04:38 PM #5
Tell you what--I'll ask around before I vote. I pronounce it with the "sounds like grin" ending, and I didn't think it was a difficult name, but maybe I'll do a little personal polling to see if I get a different impression. I would incline toward the traditional E-ending, unless I find people really do have a hard time with it. Tell them to watch the Lord of the Rings movies!
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February 21st, 2012 05:18 PM #7
I live in the United States, and I've always thought Peregrine was with the "green" ending, like the bird... I thought it was one of those words names...sorry. I'm not very worldly though, so..Life is too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.
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February 21st, 2012 05:19 PM #9Member
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I never knew it was a question, I've always said it as "grin" at the end.Mom to 5 hilarious kids:
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