How do you pronounce 'Sonia'?

I think the name [name]Sonia[/name] (pronounced with a long o sound) is beautiful. I do not like it pronounced with a short o sound. [name]How[/name] do you automatically say the word when you see it written? Also what do you think of the name? [name]How[/name] do you imagine a little [name]Sonia[/name] to be like?

I probably don’t want to spend my kid’s whole life correcting ppl on her name.

[name]Long[/name] O is how I said it automatically.

I say it Sone-ya.

I have an Aunt [name]Sonia[/name]! I say “sone yah” but most of my cousins say “sahn ya” she doesnt seem to mind. I imagine a happy, creative, caring little girl :slight_smile:

When I see it spelled [name]Sonia[/name] or [name]Sonja[/name], I say it with the long “o” - spelled [name]Sonya[/name], I say the short “o” rhyming with [name]Tonya[/name], since that’s how my grandma spells and pronounces her name. I know that’s a little odd.

I love both pronunciations, and I think both are well-known enough that once someone is corrected one time they won’t have a problem. I think of my grandma, so I always picture a caring, nature-loving person when I hear the name.

I say it with a long O, too.

I also say it with the long O sound.

I say it with a long “O”, too. Although every time I see the [name]Sonia[/name] spelling, I’m tempted to say soh-NEE-ah rather than SONE-yah. The [name]Sonja[/name] spelling fixes that for me (which I absolutely love!).

When I think of [name]Sonja[/name], I think of a smart, artsy, sweet, happy, charming little girl. I keep seeing this little girl, fingerpainting at the table and always saying, “Here, Mommy, I made this for you!” haha. [name]Just[/name] an all-around adorable, somewhat quiet, but completely charming and sweet little girl. :slight_smile:

I’ve only ever heard the name pronounced as [name]Son[/name]-yuh here in the UK!

I pronounce it as sOn - ya

Sohn-yuh is how I’ve heard it pronounced. At least that’s how it’s pronounced on the show Operation Repo

To be honest, when I was little my mum had a friend called [name]Sonia[/name] and we pronounced her name as “S-on-ya”

I pronounce [name]Sonia[/name] (and all other spellings of this name) with a long O and have actually never heard it pronounced with the short o–I live in the U.S. and am now outside New [name]York[/name] City, but have also lived on the [name]West[/name] Coast and in New [name]England[/name]. So maybe the long O is the more common pronunciation, at least in the places I’ve lived.

I think it’s a beautiful name! I think of a [name]Sonia[/name] as naturally pretty, intelligent but not bookish, and maybe somewhat sophisticated in a refined way–not glamorous or show-offy.

[name]Son[/name]-yuh, short ‘o’ sound. I have a friend named [name]Sonia[/name] and that’s how she, and every other [name]Sonia[/name]/[name]Sonya[/name] I’ve met, says it.

[name]SON[/name]-yah (like on)that’s the only way I’ve ever heard [name]Sonia[/name]/[name]Sonya[/name]

My mom was spanish so she pronounced it Sone-Yah and hated it when people mispronounced it which was often. Most people said Sohn-yah with to me is spelled [name]Sonya[/name] and is Russian.

I have a cousin named [name]Sonia[/name] who was adopted from Croatia when she was two, and she pronounces it SONE-ya, with a long O.

I pronounce it with a long o. I have heard the short o pronunciation, but I don’t like it. [name]Sonia[/name] is a nice choice. Everyone knows it but you don’t hear it that much.

I’ve only ever known one [name]Sonia[/name] and she pronounced it with a short o, so that’s probably the way I would say it.

I think it tends to be a short O in the UK and long o in the us.