Starting a new thread for my follow up name question. A previous comment got me thinking, is [name_u]Laine[/name_u] easy to pronounce? I always pronounced it as “[name_u]Lane[/name_u]”. But maybe some would pronounce it “[name_u]Laney[/name_u]”? I don’t want a name that feels made up or not intuitive. Thoughts?

I think it depends on location :slight_smile: but I pronounce it “lane”!

I would pronounce [name_u]Laine[/name_u] as “[name_u]Lane[/name_u]”.

I would pronounce it [name_u]Lane[/name_u]

I’ve only ever seen [name_u]Laine[/name_u] pronounced as [name_u]Lane[/name_u]!

I would definitely pronounce it [name_u]Lane[/name_u] unless told otherwise. I can see your concern based on e-ending names like [name_u]Halle[/name_u] and [name_f]Emme[/name_f], but I wouldn’t expect [name_u]Laine[/name_u] to cause any pronunciation troubles. And it doesn’t feel at all made up to me!

I pronounce it [name_u]Lane[/name_u] but I have heard others pronounce it [name_u]Laney[/name_u] too.

I think it’s totally intuitive in [name_f]English[/name_f] speaking countries.

My family has always pronounced it Lane.

It reminds me of [name_f]Elaine[/name_f] so I would say “[name_u]Lane[/name_u]”.

Hey there, I’ve only known one person called [name_u]Laine[/name_u] who I worked with and she was based in the States and it was pronounced ‘[name_u]Laney[/name_u]’.

I would assume it’s like “lane.” :slight_smile:

I’d assume it was pronounced [name_u]Lane[/name_u]

Laine, like [name_f]Elaine[/name_f].

I would pronounce it as [name_u]Lane[/name_u]

I would say it as “[name_u]Lane[/name_u]” :slightly_smiling_face: