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  1. #6
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    Jul 2010
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    Love it. I've always said it Oh-see-ANNE. Not sure that's correct.
    Theodora Temple Rose
    Francine Isobel Kate

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  2. #8
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    May 2009
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    Thanks for the support everyone! It's our new favourite over Willow Grey and Willow Goldie. I think I still like the normal Ocean even though it's more gender neutral.

  3. #10
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    I love Océane. In French it is pronounced like oh-say-on. The accent aigu over the (é) in French is always pronounced like ay, rhymes with say, bay, may. Not to say that you couldn't pronounce it differently in English, but the name with that accent mark should not be pronounced with an -ee sound.

    On an American girl, I would assume Oceane would be pronounced like oh-shee-ann or just like the word, oh-shin/shen. It's nice, and I much prefer it over your other choice, Willow! I think I like just Ocean as well now that you mention it. Not only does it simplify the pronunciation, it definitely is gender neutral because it is a nature name.
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  4. #12
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    Apr 2014
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    I would pronounce it oh-shee-ahn. I like it, but I think it looks prettier than it sounds.

    Eryn, 21, England
    Hoping for a little Lyla Rose or Ezra Jack

  5. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by emrys View Post
    The accent aigu over the (é) in French is always pronounced like ay, rhymes with say, bay, may. Not to say that you couldn't pronounce it differently in English, but the name with that accent mark should not be pronounced with an -ee sound.
    This. I suck at writing pronunciation, but I think I pronounce it closer to Oh-say-ahn.
    Luna.

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