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Old Jan 6th, 2013, 18:54 PM   1
aliss
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Baby name pronunciations


Does anyone's baby have a different pronunciation? My parents cannot get my kid's names right!!

They are
Alexandre (alex- ahnd) - the re are silent
Philippe (feel- eep) - not 'fill-ip'



 
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Old Jan 6th, 2013, 18:57 PM   2
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xanthia (zanthia)

she gets called all sorts..

most have opted for boris because she looks like boris johnson x



 
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Old Jan 6th, 2013, 18:58 PM   3
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Does anyone's baby have a different pronunciation? My parents cannot get my kid's names right!!

They are
Alexandre (alex- ahnd) - the re are silent
Philippe (feel- eep) - not 'fill-ip'


Oopsie. I've pronounced your eldest boys name as Alex-an-dree.

But Philippe I've pronounced correctly.



 
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Old Jan 6th, 2013, 18:59 PM   4
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BUT. My sons great grand mother still calls him Ryan. Sigh.



 
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Old Jan 6th, 2013, 18:59 PM   5
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Kind of... my LO is called Emilia, but soooo many people call her Amelia. Its fine when we go to Poland as Emilia is a well known name there (DH is Polish) but over here no-one gets it lol. Really...not hard...like Emily but with ia and the end instead of y



 
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Old Jan 6th, 2013, 19:01 PM   6
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most have opted for boris because she looks like boris johnson x


My boy is called Rafe (rhymes with 'safe'). We chose to spell it the German way instead of the English way (Ralph) as we thought everyone would pronounce it to rhyme with 'self'. But now people seem to think it is said 'Raff-ay', to rhyme with 'cafe'. Sigh. You can't win.



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Old Jan 6th, 2013, 19:03 PM   7
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most have opted for boris because she looks like boris johnson x


My boy is called Rafe (rhymes with 'safe'). We chose to spell it the German way instead of the English way (Ralph) as we thought everyone would pronounce it to rhyme with 'self'. But now people seem to think it is said 'Raff-ay', to rhyme with 'cafe'. Sigh. You can't win.
Lol I said "Rafe" in my head reading that I'm horrible with different names.



 
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Old Jan 6th, 2013, 19:06 PM   8
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Does anyone's baby have a different pronunciation? My parents cannot get my kid's names right!!

They are
Alexandre (alex- ahnd) - the re are silent
Philippe (feel- eep) - not 'fill-ip'
I always thought the above spelling of Alexandre was pronounced Alexarndreh, if you get me? So I got that wrong. I got Philippe right!



 
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Amelia - Ca-bb-age



 
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Old Jan 6th, 2013, 19:06 PM   10
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My DD1 is miah (me-ah) but she is forever getting called mya



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