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April 16th, 2013, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by myfavoriteshoes View Post
My in-laws being spanish have translated E's name to Elias and they say "eh-lee-ahs" so its so weird to me the way you say it lol
That's actually funny. We know another Elias and his name is pronounced Eh-lee-us. The only difference really is the lee vs. lye between our boys. They call their Elias by Eli instead more though. I only knew the name as Ee-lye-iss before that little boy! But I would probably be more okay with that as a "mispronunciation" because there are TWO correct pronunciations for his name. Ah-lee-iss sounds a lot closer to Alice than anything else (having trouble typing out the pronunciation we get), and they're always looking for a little girl, not a curly blond headed boy! (well.... they were... our rash of dr. visits this last 6 months has the whole office staff very familiar with our family now though, LOL)
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April 16th, 2013, 08:19 PM
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nope, thankfully ruby is pretty straight forward, although some people have me repeat it because i think they are thrown offguard as its not terribly common anymore.
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April 16th, 2013, 08:39 PM
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Not for Sean but I hate when people spell my name Robin, especially when they have to look at my name in order to contact me, like by e-mail or on my FB.

And I've been pronouncing Elijah ee-lie-jah. And admit that I had no clue how to pronounce Ares until I looked it up online.
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