Oh my god, I love this! Thank you, dear berries, for reading these aloud, and please keep them coming – it’s so interesting and such an amazing resource!
I was born in the midwestern USA but was raised around the world due to my parents’ line of work and ended up with a weird blended accent. So I recorded this twice: once with my natural accent and once with my over-enunciated, fake midwestern accent (pretty sure I’m pronouncing some of these wrong either way lol).
My natural accent: https://clyp.it/4rjxecmh
My midwestern accent: https://clyp.it/1k0k4135
there you go! I live in Tauranga, [name_m]New[/name_m] Zealand ([name_u]Micah[/name_u] i pronounce the Hebrew way as i’m Jewish). BTW I apologise for the TERRIBLE audio quality
Mid-Atlantic/East Coast American here. Here’s mine: https://clyp.it/xha1ohid
[name_m]Hi[/name_m]! I’m from [name_m]Washington[/name_m] State in the USA, so the [name_m]Pacific[/name_m] Northwest. And here is my recording.
This is a really interesting thread, and a few of my favorites were on the list so it was interesting to hear others pronouncing them. The one I had the most trouble with is [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] because I always want to pronounce it uh-rule-ee-uh but I’ve seen time and again that this isn’t the correct way, haha.
Bumping this because I’ve just stumbled across it again and I thought some of our newer members might like the chance to participate too
[name_m]Feel[/name_m] free to suggest any additional names you’d like me to add!
This is a great idea! I’m going to do it tomorrow so I’ll leave this comment here so I can easily find the thread later
Here’s mine! [name_u]Brooklyn[/name_u] [name_u]New[/name_u] [name_m]York[/name_m]- Turkish, [name_f]English[/name_f], and [name_u]French[/name_u].
Here’s mine! I’m also from [name_f]England[/name_f]. Originally a Northern lass but I’ve lost my accent () as I’ve travelled around. Some of the names I was unfamiliar with so I went with my first guess!
@dejectedpiglet You have a lovely voice! Very soothing
@floatinthesky I’ve lost quite a bit of my original accent too, apparently. I grew up in Leicestershire but married a southerner. [name_f]My[/name_f] kids say “BAAAATH” and “GRAAAASS”, the horror
I think I ought to re-record mine at some point because my pronunciation of a couple of these seems to have changed over the past two years!
what are the ones you want to hear the most? Cause I am considering doing this
Any you like! The master list is in my OP but you can just pick and choose the ones you want to read if you don’t want to do them all (or even make your own list!)
I decided to do these names:
I might delete this in a few days for privacy reasons but here it is!
If you would like me to do any more, just ask.
I tagged you to ask how you recorded your voice but then I figured it out so nevermind
Here’s mine: https://clyp.it/user/2pcoojjh
Btw I’m from the southern US but I don’t have much of an accent since my parents grew up in [name_m]Britain[/name_m]. I also didn’t say [name_m]Thierry[/name_m] or [name_m]Ivo[/name_m] bc I’m not sure how to pronounce them.
This is so fun to listen to!!! I just listened to @EJpuddlejumper read her list and I only pronounce 3 or 4 the same way. It is quite interesting
[name_m]Born[/name_m] in the Northeast USA, now live in the Southeast USA.
Just did a little voice recording in another thread and now I’m on a roll! (Un)fashionably late to this trend but here are the names in my NZ accent.
You have a lovely voice, @alatari
@alatari I have to agree with you on [name_m]Cassius[/name_m]. I prefer [name_u]Cass[/name_u]-ee-us or [name_m]Cash[/name_m]-us as well.