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  #1  
August 12th, 2009, 11:37 AM
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If you were a teacher or a nurse etc, how would you pronounce these names when you saw them in front of you?

Ariadne
Hermione
Persephone
Estrella
Emmeline
Madeline
Adeline
Rhea
Eurydice

Elysium

Caius
Aurelius
Leonidas
Malachi
Leighton
Linnaeus
Lucius
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August 13th, 2009, 07:19 AM
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Ariadne ~ ar-ee-AD-nee
Hermione ~ Her-MY-on-ee
Persephone ~ Per-seh-FO-nee, although I've heard it pronounced PER-seh-fon-ee too.
Estrella ~ ES-trel-ah
Emmeline ~ EM-eh-leen, though I've heard EM-eh-line too.
Madeline ~ MAD-eh-line
Adeline ~ AD-eh-leen
Rhea ~ Ree-ah
Eurydice ~ YOO-ri-dee-see
Elysium ~ El-EE-zee-um

Caius ~ KY-us
Aurelius ~ AW-rel-ee-us
Leonidas ~ LEE-on-eye-das
Malachi ~ Mal-ah-KY
Leighton ~ LAY-ton
Linnaeus ~ LIN-ay-us
Lucius ~ LOO-see-us
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August 13th, 2009, 07:28 AM
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except all the names that end in -line, I would pronounce as line instead of leen at first.
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August 13th, 2009, 08:49 AM
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Ariadne air-e-ad-nee
Hermione her-moin-ee
Persephone per-sef-on-ee
Estrella es-trel-ya
Emmeline em-a-line
Madeline mad-a-leen
Adeline ad-a-leen
Rhea ray-a
Eurydice euri-dice
Elysium el-see-um

Caius kai-us
Aurelius a-rel-e-us
Leonidas lee-on-i-dus
Malachi mal-a-kai
Leighton ley-ton
Linnaeus line-us
Lucius lu-see-us
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August 13th, 2009, 08:51 AM
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I think we aren't exactly the ones to ask, since we all know how most of them are pronounced since we've asked before

Half those names I wouldn't know how to say if it weren't for your other threads.
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August 13th, 2009, 09:11 AM
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Ariadne air-ee-ADD'-nee
Hermione like harry potter If I'd never seen that movie, I'd guess her-me-OWN'
Persephone per-SEFF-o-nee
Estrella es-TRAY-uh though it looks like es-TRELL-uh
Emmeline EM'-uh-line
Madeline MAD'-uh-line
Adeline ADD'-uh-line
Rhea REE'-uh
Eurydice No idea... YUR'-uh-dees ?
Elysium Don't know... uh-LISS'-um ?

Caius KY'-us
Aurelius uh-RAY'-lee-us
Leonidas lee-un-I'-duss
Malachi MAL'-uh-ky
Leighton LAY'-tun
Linnaeus Not sure... LINN'-ee-us ?
Lucius LOO-shuss would be my guess if I hadn't seen the mom of a boy with this name say that it's LOO'see-us
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August 13th, 2009, 09:21 AM
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Ariadne- Prior to you introducing this name I would probably pronounce it Are-ee-AD-nee. I have a hard time reading things as AHD (as opposed to AD) unless there's a U thrown in there.
Hermione- Hur-my-uh-nee....I've never seen HP so I don't know if that's correct...
Persephone- Pur-seph-uh-nee
Estrella- Es-trell-ya...kind of like Australia.
Emmeline- Sometimes I pronounce this Emma-leen and sometimes Emma-line. I don't know why considering any other time I'd only say line.
Madeline- Mad-uh-line
Adeline- Ad-uh-line
Rhea- Ray-uh. I really like this.
Eurydice- I can't put into phonetics how I would pronounce it but I wouldn't know right away to pronounce it Ya-RYD-uh-cee.
Elysium- Ee-lee-si-um

Caius- Ky-us
Aurelius- Ah-reel-ee-us
Leonidas- Leo-nigh-dus
Malachi- Mala-ky
Leighton- Lay-tun
Linnaeus- La-NAY-us
Lucius - I typically pronounce this Loo-shus but I think many would say Loo-cee-us.
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August 13th, 2009, 09:44 AM
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I think we aren't exactly the ones to ask, since we all know how most of them are pronounced since we've asked before

Half those names I wouldn't know how to say if it weren't for your other threads.
People miss threads every now and then. hehe I'm just trying to get a feel of what my kid would go through if he/she had one of these names, in the pronunciation department.
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