Names that are bad with regional accents.

(109 Posts)
NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Thu 25-Apr-13 16:52:53

Where we live Violet become Vaa'let which doesn't sound very nice at all. DH is Aussie so some names were a no go...such as Esme....became Is-My.

LazyMonkeyButler Tue 14-May-13 16:23:45

Ah, was going to come on to say Fleur - DH's cousin is called Fleur and it comes out more "Flurgghhhhhhh".

Also Kyle in a Walsall/Wolverhampton accent is Coil and I agree with Amelie (or similar) being pronounced to rhyme with Saveloy hmm.

Debbie is also "De-boy". We ruled out Lily as a potential name for DD when we mentioned it to DH's GM who said "oh, I like Lil-oy, it's a luvloy name" hmm.

elsabel Tue 14-May-13 17:13:20

I live in norfolk so any names with a T in the middle is a write off, as they never get pronounced nicely...lottie, katie etc!

Choppymilks Tue 18-Jun-13 23:30:26

I am from Staffordshire, but live in the west of Scotland. Somehow, when I say 'Sarah', Scottish people hear 'Server'! Pardon!?!

Choppymilks Tue 18-Jun-13 23:31:41

I am from Staffordshire, but live in the west of Scotland. Somehow, when I say 'Sarah', Scottish people hear 'Server'! Pardon!?!

Choppymilks Tue 18-Jun-13 23:32:46

I am from Staffordshire, but live in the west of Scotland. Somehow, when I say 'Sarah', Scottish people hear 'Server'! Pardon!?!

burberryqueen Tue 18-Jun-13 23:39:39

Rosie and Sophie in coronation st land - Rawsi and Sawfi

burberryqueen Tue 18-Jun-13 23:42:24

oh and that accent that someone else mentioned - posh but lazy south- eastern accent where Arlo becomes Ar-lay

sashh Wed 19-Jun-13 05:03:44

I worked with a Scottish girl in Oxford, she was called Jane, when she introduced herself everyone would say 'Jean'.

We did get used to it.

I'm fascinated that 'Carl' and 'Pearl' are difficult, we need to have sound samples as well as photos on the profiles.

Thesebootsweremadeforwalking Wed 19-Jun-13 05:16:38

Colina in West Mids - "Kleena". Poor kid. Wasn't a marvellous name to start, bless her.

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