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September 26th, 2010, 04:54 AM
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WDYT of Liev/Leif (lay-f/lay-v)
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September 26th, 2010, 09:45 AM
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I really like Leiv, though I pronounce it more like "lee-ev" I really dislike Leif.
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September 26th, 2010, 11:09 AM
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I'm not a fan of the name although I like the actor with this name!
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September 26th, 2010, 02:15 PM
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Liev: I would pronounce it Lee-ev, and I think that is the pronunciation most people would try to give it, so you might find yourself doing ALOT of correcting of the name if you use it!

Leif: I've known people with this name who pronounce it "leef", "lafe", and "life". I don't mind the name, but tend to steer clear of names that have so many different pronunciations that are fairly common, because I think it would be frustrating to be constantly correcting people.
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September 26th, 2010, 04:18 PM
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I pronounce both of those with "ee" sound as opposed to "ay". NMS either way.
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September 26th, 2010, 05:31 PM
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My DH's name is Leif sounds like leaf....no one ever mispronounces it...
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September 26th, 2010, 05:32 PM
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I'm not a fan of either but I think I prefer Liev.
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