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September 11th, 2013, 05:34 PM
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Like if you have a Johnathon do they call him Johnny? Or do people pronounce your baby's name wrong?
How do you phonetically pronounce your baby's name?
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September 11th, 2013, 07:23 PM
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No one really pronounces Aidan wrong.

It's pronounced A-den
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September 11th, 2013, 07:30 PM
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All our kids have traditional names that are easy to pronounce. And, with the exception of Raechel, easy to spell.
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September 11th, 2013, 07:41 PM
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ds- eli..everyone pronounces it correctly, pretty simple name.
dd- hailey- everyone pronounces it correctly (hay-lee) but when researching the name some ppl might pronounce it 'HAIL-ee, like a hail storm'.
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September 11th, 2013, 09:58 PM
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No one mispronounces Arthur's name, it's pretty straight forward. My pastor had the hardest time saying his middle name, Phineas though (Finn-ee-us) He just gave up and just introduced him as Arthur.
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September 11th, 2013, 11:25 PM
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No one mispronounces David, Katelynn, or Everett. Payson is another story. My older 3 do not have nicknames but Payson is PayPay or Pay.

Her name is said Pay-sin
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September 12th, 2013, 04:18 AM
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We have an Aleksander that people hesitate before saying and spell wrong. Everyone gets Ethan. Ellianna ("L * E* anna) appears to be hard for people.
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September 12th, 2013, 04:31 AM
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Everyone gets Rowan (Row-an) but they want to spell it with an "e" instead of an "a".
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September 12th, 2013, 05:20 AM
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Surprisingly, Kiefer is the only one that people seem to have a hard time with. I would think it would be Jaleigh but Kiefer's gets pronounced as ky-fur All. The. Time. It's pronounced kee-fur, just like Kiefer Sutherland. While we didn't name him after the actor, I can't help but wonder if these people are living under a rock when they mispronounce it.

McKinley is pronounced muh-ken-lee, just like the mountain or the president.
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September 12th, 2013, 07:14 AM
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i forgot her middle name...it's siobhan (very irish) and people mispronounce that a lot..it's pronounced 'sha-vawn' but people want to say 'so-bahn' i thought it was a pretty common name and i knew a girl all threw school named that but apparently not as many people heard of it as i thought!
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September 12th, 2013, 08:20 AM
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I thought both my kids had easy (albeit not super common) names. Fiona and Finnegan ... Fee-OH-nuh and FIN-again. The pronunciation seems to be fine for most people, but the spellings seem to be difficult for people who - like Ashley said - must be living under rocks. I've seen Thiona, Feeona, Feonia...Finnygen, Finigon, and Fynogan. Seriously people?

Oh, and our last name...It's a very common name, but for whatever reason DH's great-grandfather thought that it would be easier if it were spelled phonetically, and so he changed it. So now we have a common name that has an uncommon spelling, so it's ALWAYS wrong. Gallaway. Spelled with all A's instead of an O. It's better than my maiden name though...nobody could spell or pronounce that one. O'Beirn - pronounced Oh-Bern. People would just give up and say O'Brian, or they'd pronounce it Oh-Bairn. And that stupid apostrophe - you never know when to put it on forms or leave it out, and most computer systems aren't set up to accept the apostrophe, but since legally the name has one, then it doesn't match up...ugh. Such a headache.
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September 12th, 2013, 03:02 PM
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Henry has the only easy name of my kids. The girls have a much harder time. Liliana is pronounced like lily-AH-nah. It gets changed to Lillian a lot and one nurse called her Lye-Ann. Abrielle's name is a mess. Even family can't agree how to spell her nickname. It's pronounced ah-bree-ELLE. She gets called Gabrielle, Abriella, Abria. Her nickname is pronounced like Aubrey, but I spell it Abri like a shortened version of her name. DH spells it Aubrie. My dad calls her Arbri. Poor kid.
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September 12th, 2013, 04:53 PM
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At least no on is calling her Arby, lol
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September 12th, 2013, 07:43 PM
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We have Liam and Emerson
No mispronunciations there =)
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September 12th, 2013, 08:03 PM
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At least no on is calling her Arby, lol
I think one of her birthday cakes said that!
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September 13th, 2013, 04:42 AM
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Watch, when she hits high school everyone will, lol.
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September 13th, 2013, 05:35 AM
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Madeline..pronounced mad-e-lyn...although I am toying with changing to mad-e-line! Still undecided
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September 13th, 2013, 07:27 AM
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Madeline..pronounced mad-e-lyn...although I am toying with changing to mad-e-line! Still undecided
my friend named her daughter madeline and pronounces it mad-e-lyn too! i actually i wanted to name my dd madelyn but my neice is madisen and she lives right downstairs from us so we figured it was too close. but i do love that name!
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