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August 12th, 2009, 12:37 PM
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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?



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August 13th, 2009, 08:19 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, 08:28 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, 09:49 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, 09:51 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, 10:11 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, 10:21 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, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Christen View Post
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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