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There's a Russian (? I think) guy on TV who's on lots of the poker shows and his name is Kirill. The announcers have been pronouncing it ker-RILL. After a bit of research, I found that it is a Greek or Russian name meaning "Lord". However, the only pronunciation I can find says it is said kee-REEL. Anyone ever heard of it before? Thoughts?
It's different and kind of appealing, especially after hearing it a few times. DH actually said he likes it, which is an extremely RARE occurance for him!!
When looking at the name before i opened the thread I pronounced it like my friend's baby. She named him Kyril (Ky-rill) I think people will always have a trouble with the pronounciation spelled Kirill but thats JMHO. It's different though!
Thank you for the input Julia! I know it doesn't really go with the other boys but I am nearly 36 weeks and still no name decided on so at this point I'm a little past caring! I wonder why they pronounce it wrong on the show then, since the guy is Russian. Oh well. Thanks for the responses!
I was thinking about that...I mean, does it matter if we would call our son that and then NOT pronounce it the Russian way? I think it might bother me though...[/b]
How would you like to pronounce it? The correct pronounciation is Kee-reel, however, when people say it quickly, it comes out Ke-reel, which is what you might have heard on that show. It's kinda like people Americanize the Italian name Gianna and pronounce it the "American" way, I know it bothers a lot of people. But... it's your baby and your choice
Well, I really like how they were saying it, which was ke-RILL. I've seen him on a number of different poker shows and it's always the same. That's what sort of made me start liking it in the first place. I just don't know anymore....I've never heard the name before and I'm sure no one around where I live would have either, so maybe it doesn't matter. I really have no idea how serious DH was about liking it anyways.... such a dilemma. I just wanna name this baby already!!