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  1. #1
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    Apr 2012
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    Too Close to Violent?

    I've been having a crush on Violante recently, but when I searched it up on Nameberry, it said "too close to violent". I think the pronunciation is vye-LAHNT. Do you guys think this name is still usable? I don't care for Violet though. Thanks!
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  2. #3
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    Apr 2012
    The pronounciation could be vi-oh-lahn-tay, which I find is too close to violent. Vi-lahnt is basically on syllable away from being violent, and I don't know how many people would get that pronounciation from how it looks written down.
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  3. #5
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    Jan 2012
    United States
    I say it as vee-oh-lahn-tay. I could be wrong. But either way it is too close I think by looks alone.
    I totally understand why you love it though! It's always been one of those names, where I'm like "Darn it! Why does it have to sound like [fill in the word]?" I think it's so pretty.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
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    It's too close to "violent" for me, sorry. What about the other form Nameberry lists--Violanthe--or even another Violet alternative, like Viola, Violetta, Violaine, Violene, etc.?
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  5. #9
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    Sep 2011
    Here are some real prn's of it, it sounds like "vee oh lahn tay" which doesn't sound as close to violent as it looks but I think people would constantly misprn it as violent.
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