I thought [name_m]Endymion[/name_m] was “en-DYME-ee-un” until we did a reading names aloud challenge a couple of years ago and everyone said “en-DIM-ee-un” apart from me
It’s not wrong, but [name_f]Helena[/name_f] is “HELL-en-uh” to me, it’s the only way I like it and I didn’t realise it wasn’t the main way to say it until talking about it on NB.
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] I read as “ELL-oh-wen” — a common pronunciation now, but not technically correct in the original Cornish. It’s “eh-LOW-en”.
I’m sure I read [name_f]Calliope[/name_f] “[name_f]Callie[/name_f]-ope” for a good while too, rather than “cah-LYE-oh-pee”
ETA: [name_m]How[/name_m] do you all say [name_f]Elise[/name_f] and [name_f]Denise[/name_f]? [name_f]My[/name_f] husband says “eez” at the end (like [name_u]Louise[/name_u]), I say “eese” (like geese). Who’s gonna back me up?