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March 30th, 2013 08:02 PM #1
Another name found while surfing the forums! Leonie has been on my naming radar for a while, but today while shelving books (when all my best thinking is done, lol) I really thought about it. I think I like it, but I'm not sure. I like that Leonie is a nod to my late grandfather (who was a Roger Lyon) but I don't like that it has disputed pronunciations. It goes well with my other names, Dorothea, Sybil and Jane, but I'm still not sure.
So what do you think of Leonie, Berries? How do you pronounce it?
Thanks in advance!-Athena
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March 30th, 2013 08:18 PM #3
March 30th, 2013 08:19 PM #5
I knew a Leoni at school. 'lee-OH-nee' is how we pronounced it.~Boys~
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March 30th, 2013 08:24 PM #7
I really like it. I know a sweet elderly lady named Leonie, but I could easily picture it on someone younger. We are french-Canadian and we pronounce it lay-oh-nee.Anxiously awaiting the arrival of Luther's little brother November 2015!
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March 30th, 2013 08:45 PM #9Senior Member
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I love this name, but I have pronunciation troubles with it. I feel like it should be pronounced lay-oh-NEE (and with a French accent), but since I'm not even remotely French and no one I know is or speaks French (beyond high school French, of course), it would probably always be pronounced (even by us) LEE-a-nee (sort of like Leo with "nie" at the end), which I don't like at all. If only I were French, this would be the perfect name.