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Old 03-28-2014, 08:00 AM   #1
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Girl name pronunciation and spelling :)

I knew I would get lots of ideas posting here about this. I am team green so need some girl names and boys names.

One of my girl names I'm throwing around is Lydianna. So my questions are this...

How would you pronounce it? Lydi-ah-na or Lydi-AN-na.

Would you spell it that way?

Prefence on pronunciation?

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I'd pronounce it like Lydi-AN-na and spell it Lydianna.
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If there are two of the letter N, I would say -Anna as in 'hand'. Generally when I see one N I say -ana as in 'on'.

So I would spell it Lydiana.
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If there are two of the letter N, I would say -Anna as in 'hand'. Generally when I see one N I say -ana as in 'on'.

So I would spell it Lydiana.
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I like "Lyd-ee-ahna" but I'm not sure how I'd spell it.

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Re: Girl name pronunciation and spelling :)

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Agreed
I agree. I know anything "-anna" I would pronounce as Anna.
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So probably a name that I will have to spell/pronounce her entire life right? I really love the name but would hate for her name to be mispronounced all her life.
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Lydi-anna
I think it is pretty.
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If there are two of the letter N, I would say -Anna as in 'hand'. Generally when I see one N I say -ana as in 'on'.

So I would spell it Lydiana.
ITA with this. Personally, I'm more of a fan of conventional names, especially after growing up with a sister with a unique name. No one could ever spell it right- even thought it was a mashup of two common names, she could never find personalized name stuff, and she didn't a meaning for her name. Had to make a meaning up. But if it's a name you really really love, then you go girl. My sister's name is beautiful, it just comes with its own set of problems!
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