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June 2nd, 2011, 12:54 PM
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I'm curious how the majority pronounces this name. I was saying DEL-a-knee but saw elsewhere it's da-LAY-knee. Considering it at the moment for baby girl due next month. My maiden name is McLane (pronounced Mac not Mick, Scottish not Irish, the a got dropped coming to the states). I would call her Laney, for my father. His name was Gerald Damian McLane. My husband cannot stand Geraldine even for a middle name so leaves me the last name to work with. My husband's idea is to use McLane for a middle name. I would do that for a boy in a heartbeat (or use it as a first name for a boy) but just really don't like using it as a middle name for a girl. I'm not concerned about having to explain how to say my child's name. Have to do that with my first daughter, knew it was going to happen when we named her but just loved her name. Her name is Karin (Kuh-RIN) Renee, middle name is my sister's middle name.

I would call her Laney. I would put Laney on the birth certificate but my husband is of the "needs a formal name for the birth certificate" set.
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June 2nd, 2011, 02:06 PM
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I pronounce it Da-LAY-nee, and I think it's cute.

Some similar suggestions:
Lane/Layne/Laine
Malaney (muh-LAY-nee)
Elaine
Elena
Alaina
Trelane
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June 2nd, 2011, 03:04 PM
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I read it as De-LAY-nee as well. I think it is really pretty and Laney works great with it!
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June 2nd, 2011, 05:05 PM
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I've always pronounced it Duh Lay Nee and I really like it. It was on my list for my second DD.
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June 3rd, 2011, 12:41 AM
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Wow. I've never heard it pronounced DEL-a-knee. Maybe it's a regional thing.

I love the name Delaney and yeah, I think you could use it to honor your dad.
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June 3rd, 2011, 11:32 AM
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I pr. it Da-LAY-nee. I like the name.
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June 3rd, 2011, 12:44 PM
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Wow. I've never heard it pronounced DEL-a-knee. Maybe it's a regional thing.

I love the name Delaney and yeah, I think you could use it to honor your dad.
Actually I've never heard the name anywhere so not a regional thing, at least not that I know of. That's just the way I read it when I see the name which I've only seen in baby name books, guess it made me think of Melanie. Glad I was wrong about how it's pronounced. I think it might be the name Though pronounced dee at the beginning rather than duh, we both prefer the dee sound.

Sisters Karin Renee (Kuh-RIN) & Delany Mae (dee-LAYN-ee)......I love it, my husband likes it, honors my dad who passed away when I was very young, yes I realize it rhymes a bit, it's the only name that has felt "right"-really liked Charlotte Lorraine which would have honored husband's paternal grandparent's but it never felt like it was "the name". My husband also sweetly thinks we should honor my family since we live close to all of his family while my family is on the opposite coast.
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June 3rd, 2011, 10:22 PM
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