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  1. #6
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    Love it. I've always said it Oh-see-ANNE. Not sure that's correct.
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  2. #8
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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.
    emrys håkon, ivo somerled, aurelian fox, maël gwydion, bastien cove, rune cassander,
    florian mars, basil endymion, edmund lir, kasper equinox, horatio lucan, swithin atlas,
    sacha jolyon, círdan magnus

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    zosime idunn, liviana hero, zénaïde sol, olwen cécile, cosima blue, ulla hermione, anwen zoë, ottoline posy, rosamund saga, poet synnøve, alba nephele

  4. #12
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    I would pronounce it oh-shee-ahn. I like it, but I think it looks prettier than it sounds.

    Testing out...
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    Rowan Olivia / Tatiana "Tatia" Sage / Arden Romilly / Georgia Lilac / Aubrey Marlowe / Reese Annabel

    Also loving... Eden Valentina and Genevieve Lane

  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.
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