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Old 10-22-2005, 11:32 AM
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Thanks Emilia. I knew I had hacked up her name....how many of you cringed when you saw that one? I think its a beautiful name but I could never name my child that because I would always mess it up.

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It's like MA-Til-de:)
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Old 10-22-2005, 11:34 AM
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Great idea Bay-ah-tricks fan!
Fabiola Being a Latin name, you would expect it to sound like Faby-Olah, but I guess she would be called like that only in Italy or Spain. So I go for Fab-io-lah, like we French pronounce it.
I don't understand why you put a a at the end of Margrethe's name...

Also, I have always wondered about Mette-Marit. How do you pronounce that?
In Italy Fabiola is pronounced Fab-io-lah as well. It became a popular name in the 60's.
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Old 10-22-2005, 11:37 AM
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Thanks Emilia. I knew I had hacked up her name....how many of you cringed when you saw that one? I think its a beautiful name but I could never name my child that because I would always mess it up.
That's my problem tooo
English names like Courtney Cox , I don't know how to pronouce it:)
( I say always country )

But Mathilda also excist in Belgium
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Old 10-22-2005, 11:40 AM
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That's my problem tooo
English names like Courtney Cox , I don't know how to pronouce it:)
( I say always country )

But Mathilda also excist in Belgium
I'm not American (Australian actually), but I think the pronounciation of the name Courtney is the same in both countries.
Cort-nee.
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Old 10-22-2005, 11:58 AM
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Yea that is how you pronounce Courtney.
How do you say Luana & Claus-Casimir? Is Luana pronounced Lu-Ana (I've heard Luanna in America or some variation of it)? And Casimir I won't even try because I'll really mess it up :).

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I'm not American (Australian actually), but I think the pronounciation of the name Courtney is the same in both countries.
Cort-nee.
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Old 10-22-2005, 12:18 PM
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Yea that is how you pronounce Courtney.
How do you say Luana & Claus-Casimir? Is Luana pronounced Lu-Ana (I've heard Luanna in America or some variation of it)? And Casimir I won't even try because I'll really mess it up :).
It's something like LU-AAnAA:)

And Claus is like clothes without the T
and CaSImIr
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Old 10-22-2005, 12:22 PM
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Luana: L U (like in jUne) A (like the U in lUck) N A (like the U in lUck)

Casimir: C (like in Cat) A (like U in lUck) S I (like an e) M I (like an e) R
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How do you pronounce Laurentien?
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How do you pronounce Laurentien?
Low (as in Vow) + Ren + Teen
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Maybe some Dutch members can help out: Catherina-Amalia?
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Old 10-23-2005, 12:57 PM
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Re:

And Aimee? Is it Ay-Mee?
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:04 PM
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Maybe some Dutch members can help out: Catherina-Amalia?
It's something like Cathaareenaa - Aamaaleeaa.

For as far that's helping you, Layla!
The aa's are actually quite long.
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:06 PM
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And Aimee? Is it Ay-Mee?
It's a French name, so it's mor something like ea-may (like 'ea' in a word as 'wear' and 'may' as 'way', but even than it's not exactly the same).

Hmmm, difficult topic, this.
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:07 PM
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It's something like Cathaareenaa - Aamaaleeaa.

For as far that's helping you, Layla!
The aa's are actually quite long.
Thanks Maxie!
I understand the Catherina part, but Amalia, I always end up pronouncing it - Amay-lee-aa!
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:10 PM
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Thanks Maxie!
I understand the Catherina part, but Amalia, I always end up pronouncing it - Amay-lee-aa!
Hahaha, that's cool! Just skip the 'may' part and change it into an aa (the same as the last and first vowel of Amalia). Than you have it.
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Hahaha, that's cool! Just skip the 'may' part and change it into an aa (the same as the last and first vowel of Amalia). Than you have it.
Thanks again! I think I've got it now!:)
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:23 PM
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Norwegienne, Thanks for the sound file. That was really informative. I also read these names and wonder how to pronounce them. One thing I have found helpful is to listen to the video links people post -- like yesterday I heard Beatrix on one of the news reports of the wedding. But like many Americans on this forum, I thought Beatrix was pronounced Bee and found out it was Bay. Aimee, I knew because it is our dog's name, which one of my children chose because they have a French friend with that name and liked the "M-A" pronunciation.

What a fun thread!
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:24 PM
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Hi Maxie,

How do you pronounce Willem in Willem-Alexander. Is it Vil-em or Vil-yem?

I also get confused with Constantijn's name. Is it Constant-ee-yen?
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I've always said 'W'illem and not Villem but I suppose it could be Villem - I find the Dutch Accent very hard to latch onto. It seems to be a lot of running K's - the Danish one sounds very soft and is equally tricky to try and catch. For me anyway!
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Hi Maxie,

How do you pronounce Willem in Willem-Alexander. Is it Vil-em or Vil-yem?

I also get confused with Constantijn's name. Is it Constant-ee-yen?
Hi Ysbel, It's with a W and not with a V. That's first. Then it is Wil-em. :)

Constantijn is something like Con-stan-teyn, The ij is in fact one sound in Dutch, so the i and the j belong together and make together something that sounds like 'ey' in 'hey'.

Very difficult for French people, I dare say. I've studied in Paris and from time to time I gave some 'Dutch lessons' to my friends there. There weren't much French people who could say the 'ij' properly. But then I must say: Dutch really has weird sounds in it.
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