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wolfie

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18345 on: May 27, 2014, 11:07:20 AM »
So I met someone who has the name "Medi" (spelling unknown as I was introduced and didn't see it written down. She was named after her grandmother so I am assuming it is common in a different country. Honestly I am thinking Welsh - based on the name posted a few pages ago. Anyone know? And know if Me - dee is how it is really pronounced? Or if two generations in the US butchered it?

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« Reply #18346 on: May 27, 2014, 11:11:56 AM »
So I met someone who has the name "Medi" (spelling unknown as I was introduced and didn't see it written down. She was named after her grandmother so I am assuming it is common in a different country. Honestly I am thinking Welsh - based on the name posted a few pages ago. Anyone know? And know if Me - dee is how it is really pronounced? Or if two generations in the US butchered it?

I looked it up.  It means 'September' and it's pronounced Med' ee.

Oh -- and it is Welsh.

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« Reply #18347 on: May 27, 2014, 11:56:18 AM »
There's a Medi/Mehdi, an Arab unisex name "the enlightened guide of God".

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« Reply #18348 on: May 27, 2014, 12:05:14 PM »
I met a little girl with a name pronounced Ruby (roo-bee) Spelled Rubby.  ???


I went to school with a girl named "Pipper", pronounced "Pie-per." I don't understand why people do this. Do they think that more consonants are better?

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18349 on: May 27, 2014, 12:11:18 PM »
I found a much better way to be unique.  My son's elementary school is full of Braden's and Brandon's, and Dakotas, and Cody's and the like.  But as far as I can tell my son is the only one in the school with his first name.

Henry   >:D

I like that. Henry is a wonderful name. :)

I like it too. My little granddaughter was going to be Henry if she was a boy. Maybe one day I'll have a Henry.

We named him after his grandfathers, Henry Richmond ourlastname.  If he had been a girl he was going to be Rebecca Grace.  I loved the name Rebecka ever since I read "Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm" as a child.

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« Reply #18350 on: May 27, 2014, 12:35:24 PM »
I found a much better way to be unique.  My son's elementary school is full of Braden's and Brandon's, and Dakotas, and Cody's and the like.  But as far as I can tell my son is the only one in the school with his first name.

Henry   >:D

I like that. Henry is a wonderful name. :)

I like it too. My little granddaughter was going to be Henry if she was a boy. Maybe one day I'll have a Henry.

We named him after his grandfathers, Henry Richmond ourlastname.  If he had been a girl he was going to be Rebecca Grace.  I loved the name Rebecka ever since I read "Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm" as a child.

Lovely names! Our Henry would have been named after his grandmother Henriette.


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« Reply #18351 on: May 27, 2014, 06:12:26 PM »
I found a much better way to be unique.  My son's elementary school is full of Braden's and Brandon's, and Dakotas, and Cody's and the like.  But as far as I can tell my son is the only one in the school with his first name.

Henry   >:D
I've seen Henry a lot in the birth announcements in the last year. It's nice to see the traditional names come back.

I like that. Henry is a wonderful name. :)

I like it too. My little granddaughter was going to be Henry if she was a boy. Maybe one day I'll have a Henry.

We named him after his grandfathers, Henry Richmond ourlastname.  If he had been a girl he was going to be Rebecca Grace.  I loved the name Rebecka ever since I read "Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm" as a child.

Lovely names! Our Henry would have been named after his grandmother Henriette.

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« Reply #18352 on: May 27, 2014, 07:42:56 PM »
I'm putting in a link, because this one is painful : http://cheezburger.com/8198292480  I so, so hope this is a hoax.

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« Reply #18353 on: May 27, 2014, 07:52:26 PM »
I'm putting in a link, because this one is painful : http://cheezburger.com/8198292480  I so, so hope this is a hoax.

Yeah, that was posted a couple pages back (I see 50 posts per page).
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18354 on: May 28, 2014, 10:25:28 AM »
How would you pronounce-
Elia?

I had to write down my version of phonetics to get it when I was subbing in this girls' class.

Eee Lee-uh is the correct way. 

But, my brain kept wanting me to say:
E Lie uh 
or
Elle ee uh

Mostly, as a sub, I make eye contact and just say, "you, go do xyz."  :)
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« Reply #18355 on: May 28, 2014, 10:47:21 AM »
I'd have thought it was Eh-lee-uh as a standalone name... but Ee-lee-uh if it was a nickname from Cordelia.

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« Reply #18356 on: May 28, 2014, 11:04:43 AM »
How would you pronounce-
Elia?

I had to write down my version of phonetics to get it when I was subbing in this girls' class.

Eee Lee-uh is the correct way. 

But, my brain kept wanting me to say:
E Lie uh 
or
Elle ee uh

Mostly, as a sub, I make eye contact and just say, "you, go do xyz."  :)

Friends have a granddaughter with that name and they pronounce it :  L E ah

I too thought it would have been Ah lee ah
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« Reply #18357 on: May 28, 2014, 11:30:44 AM »
I would have gone for Ah-lie-a
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18358 on: May 28, 2014, 12:29:55 PM »
Mickelia, pronounced Mic-kay-la.

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« Reply #18359 on: May 28, 2014, 12:52:09 PM »
We also had a whole series of creatively spelled names with "yah" tacked onto the end.  The "yah" part was silent. Ex:  Robbyenneyah.  Prounced "Robin".