Andrea? H

(16 Posts)
BlondeMalteser Mon 07-Apr-14 23:40:53

Hi everyone

What are your thoughts of Andrea? DH and I both love Andi too as a nn. Also we were debating over the pronunciation. An-dree-ah or An-dray-ah?

stripeytiger Mon 07-Apr-14 23:51:49

I quite like it, was quite popular but you don't hear it so much now. The second pronunciation made me smile....An-dray-ah.....reminds me of Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada, might be difficult to get people to use that version, i think most would pronounce the first way.

Sharaluck Mon 07-Apr-14 23:53:47

I think pronounce the first way too.

I really like Andi smile

jazzyjenbo Mon 07-Apr-14 23:57:14

My mums name, love it, shes andie x

Oriunda Tue 08-Apr-14 07:53:06

I pronounce it An-Dray-ah (it's a male name in Italy and that's the way it's pronounced).

meditrina Tue 08-Apr-14 08:00:10

An-dray-ah = European boy

An-dree-ah = British girl (like Redfern, one of the classic Saturday night partners of Sir Bruce)

HoneyandRum Tue 08-Apr-14 10:53:30

She will have to tell people how to pronounce it her whole life.

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Tue 08-Apr-14 13:26:02

Hmm. Not a very attractive name I'd say! Sorry.

Broen Tue 08-Apr-14 13:27:32

I like it.

yesnoyesnoyesno Tue 08-Apr-14 13:31:19

I work with two male Andreas. Never met a female one. (Though it is obv a female name.)

bruffin Tue 08-Apr-14 13:34:42

My sis is Andrea (an-dree-ah) but it was chosen because we are half greek and we all have anglicized greek names, although in greek it would be pronounced an-dray-ah

squoosh Tue 08-Apr-14 14:37:57

I have a friend called Andrea and she pronounces it Ann-dray-a. I quite like it, you'll be ahead of the pack!

rosielrh2 Tue 08-Apr-14 20:10:18

I teach an 11 yo Andrea (always An-dree-ah to anyone that meets her) at first I thought it was a strange name for a young girl but now I can appreciate it's a nice sound. She's never had a nickname-apart from a few other children calling her 'Ange' which isn't very nice!

Seminyak Tue 08-Apr-14 20:35:53

I know one who pronounces it one way and one who pronounces it the other. I just pronounce their name however their name is pronounced.... People shouldn't have a problem with it surely??

Dreya Thu 10-Apr-14 00:35:24

Andrea is a great name. I prefer And-ray-a/Dreya wink

MyPetMonsterAndMe Fri 11-Apr-14 03:48:00

My sister is an Andrea who goes almost exclusively by Andi. I don't live in the UK (Canadian) but she is an An-dree-ah and had never had anyone pronounce it differently.

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