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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17550 on: August 04, 2013, 10:25:46 PM »
Some weirdish ones that are examples of perfectly normal spelled names that the parents decided to pronounce different.

Cheryl pronounced Chair-ul, with the ch like in chair, change, chance

Deborah pronounced Dee-Bore-ah

Each of these ladies are at least 40-50 years old.

That reminds me of my MIL who once talked about a friend of hers name Pemella which she was pronouncing Pe mell' a.

Eventually I saw the name written out (on a Christmas card) and it was, as you might guess, Pamela. (Pam' el a).  I smiled to myself about the obvious mispronunciation.

Oddly, eventually I met Pamela and she said "Oh, Hi!  I'm so happy to meet you.  I've heard so much about you.  I'm Pe mell'a.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17551 on: August 05, 2013, 11:42:30 AM »
Some weirdish ones that are examples of perfectly normal spelled names that the parents decided to pronounce different.

Cheryl pronounced Chair-ul, with the ch like in chair, change, chance

Deborah pronounced Dee-Bore-ah

Each of these ladies are at least 40-50 years old.
I remember reading somewhere about a woman named Joan, who pronounced it like JoAnn.

According to Christina Crawford's book, Joan Crawford hated her (studio-bestowed) name and pronounced it Jo-Ann for many years.

I know a Joan with the Jo-Ann pronunciation.  I always do a double take when I see it written out.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17552 on: August 05, 2013, 01:53:31 PM »
Guy in a class:  Joelle (Joel)  We kept looking for a female, and he didn't want to answer to Joelle.

Woman in an office with a name tag:  Tequila.  Pronounced Ta-QWILL-uh

Kid in son's class:  Juan.  Pronounced Ja-WAN

Is "Peabody" really pronounced "Pibbidy"?  I guess it could be, but that wasn't the obvious pronunciation to me.  The person was quite sharp with me, as though I should have known.

Also knew of a child named U""Neek (she wanted quotation marks).

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« Reply #17553 on: August 05, 2013, 02:10:19 PM »
Guy in a class:  Joelle (Joel)  We kept looking for a female, and he didn't want to answer to Joelle.

Woman in an office with a name tag:  Tequila.  Pronounced Ta-QWILL-uh

Kid in son's class:  Juan.  Pronounced Ja-WAN


Is "Peabody" really pronounced "Pibbidy"?  I guess it could be, but that wasn't the obvious pronunciation to me.  The person was quite sharp with me, as though I should have known.

Also knew of a child named U""Neek (she wanted quotation marks).

Back in the early 1800's, Juan was pronounced, "Joo - AHN." Thus, one of Lord Byron's most famous poems is pronounced, "Dawn Joo - AHN," despite the fact that the Spanish pronunciation is now the generally accepted one.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17554 on: August 05, 2013, 02:59:03 PM »
Seen on cupcake wars: A woman named Anomaly.

Well, that one's certainly out of the ordinary.


This made me laugh! Loud enough that I was asked what was funny and when I told them why, they cracked up too. So very funny!

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17555 on: August 05, 2013, 03:08:42 PM »
Guy in a class:  Joelle (Joel)  We kept looking for a female, and he didn't want to answer to Joelle.

Woman in an office with a name tag:  Tequila.  Pronounced Ta-QWILL-uh

Kid in son's class:  Juan.  Pronounced Ja-WAN

Is "Peabody" really pronounced "Pibbidy"?  I guess it could be, but that wasn't the obvious pronunciation to me.  The person was quite sharp with me, as though I should have known.

Also knew of a child named U""Neek (she wanted quotation marks).

Maybe Peabody was named after the town in Massachusetts, which is pronounced PEE-biddy.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17556 on: August 05, 2013, 03:11:49 PM »
Just watched a rerun of "Say Yes To The Dress"

Bride's name was Duvet.

The parents confirmed that yes, she was named after the comforter because they knew she was going to be a great comfort to them.

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« Reply #17557 on: August 05, 2013, 05:13:38 PM »
I worked with a woman who pronounced her name as Sharon.  Did a double-take when I saw her name badge later and realized it was spelled Charon. 

Always wanted to know if she rowed and/or collected coins, but I never asked. :)

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« Reply #17558 on: August 06, 2013, 01:13:44 AM »
I'd go by Hattie, personally.

I second that one.

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« Reply #17559 on: August 07, 2013, 08:47:21 PM »
I kid you not....I met a woman named Winey, today. Pronounced "Wine-ee"  sigh.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17560 on: August 07, 2013, 09:46:12 PM »
I know it's August, but the other day "December" was noticed at my place of employment.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17561 on: August 07, 2013, 10:12:30 PM »
Temple Saint-Clair (Temple is the first name).

Sounds like something out of a romance novel.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17562 on: August 07, 2013, 10:21:27 PM »
Temple Saint-Clair (Temple is the first name).

Sounds like something out of a romance novel.

Would Temple be a boy or a girl?  Actually I kind of like the whole name all together.   :D

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« Reply #17563 on: August 07, 2013, 10:28:59 PM »
A woman in her 40s or 50s.

I agree that the name doesn't sound bad but it seems so contrived and Regency Romance-y.

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« Reply #17564 on: August 07, 2013, 10:37:44 PM »
A woman in her 40s or 50s.

I agree that the name doesn't sound bad but it seems so contrived and Regency Romance-y.

LOL!  Funny you would say that.  After I asked the gender, my next thought was "I think somebody's mother was busy reading Harlequin Romance novels during her pregnancy."   ;D