Nameberry Names: Pronunciations

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Name Request Thread:
https://nameberry.com/nametalk/threads/145007-Nameberry-Names-Pronunciation-Requests

[name_f]Do[/name_f] we just record ourselves saying the names in the request thread?

Yes. :slight_smile: Then post the link here with the names you’ve chosen to record.

Should we sticky these two to the top? If this is something we’re going to use often that is.

Yes. I just added the sticky to both threads. I could see them being used often.

I did both the incorrect and correct pronunciation of [name_m]Alaric[/name_m]. I also did both pronunciations of [name_m]Lucian[/name_m]. I’m not sure of the pronunciation of Gwydion.

https://soundcloud.com/nameberrynames/ikfly-at-new-york

I’m going to make a long list and pronounce everything in the suggestions page :stuck_out_tongue: Now maybe when I say “I say it with a sort of soft barely there…etc” I can record it!

https://soundcloud.com/nameberrynames/dantea-arkansas

And I uploaded the pronunciations of all my favorites names because I want them pronounced by other people.

https://soundcloud.com/nameberrynames/dantea-arkansas-2

Here is mine: https://soundcloud.com/nameberrynames/shilo-in-indiana

And here is me saying dantea’s favorites: https://soundcloud.com/nameberrynames/shilo-in-indiana-danteas

I’ve put up Dantea’s favourites, the master list without Dantea’s names and Gwyddien. I’m not a native Welsh speaker but I did my best according to what my Welsh friend told me about the alphabet. I also used the modern Welsh spelling as it gave me a better idea of how to pronounce the middle.

Haley’s names are up now too.

Yay! Sticky. :slight_smile: I came straight here when logging in. This may become my new favorite section of NB. I think it’s something that’s really been lacking in NB. I have the hardest time figuring out what people mean when they try and spell out their pronunciation of a name. Going to have a listen. Especially curious about Gwydion from you [name_u]Ren[/name_u]. We’ll be pronouncing it sort of like [name_m]Damien[/name_m] and [name_m]Caspian[/name_m].

Edit:
Hmm, was going to record mine, but I say all those names almost exactly like all the recordings. I can hardly hear yours, Ren, had to turn my speakers up all the way. I hear two different pronunciations for Alaric, Apollonia and Lucian, but all the others so far sound about the same. Interesting. I didn’t hear anyone tackling Arianwen and Ceridwen! Maybe I’ll just record the ones that have different pronunciations so far so berries know how they’ll most likely be said in California.

Edit 2:
okay, I went ahead and did the following. Click

Alaric
Apollonia
Arianwen
Arthur
Caroline
Ceridwen
Charles
Clara
Gwydion
Louisa/Louise
Lucian
Lyra
Sarah

Odd O_o It sounds loud enough with my speakers. My microphone is only the one in my webcam though, so I doubt it’s very good.

I can hear you, it’s just very soft, and I have to quickly turn the speakers down when it goes to the next person recording. No worries though, just wanted to let you know.

Wow, I didn’t realise the lit had got so long. Here’s mine:

https://soundcloud.com/nameberrynames/c-p1-masterlist

http://m.soundcloud.com/nameberrynames/name-pronunciations-by

I can’t log in for some reason.

I’ll do mine later today, excuse my voice though, I have a cold :stuck_out_tongue:

[name_m]Just[/name_m] to let you know, it no longer lets people log in and I can’t even view the account.

Shame - I wanted to record my names :slight_smile:

For an unknown reason the Nameberry account has completely disappeared. I did recreate it with the same username and password, but we lost all the uploads.

Nice thread, did it come back up yet?

That’s too bad, I’m french and I wanted to pronounce them the french way to show how different some are!