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To tell DH he is pronouncing DD’s name wrong.

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DuchessOfNorfolk Sun 27-May-18 08:59:57

DD is mainly known as a shortening of her name. Occasionally we call her the full versio. However I have noticed DH pronounces it in a different way to how I have ever heard it pronounced. I assumed there was just one pronunciation of it. I’m wondering if it would be reasonable to point it out? Or do I just live with it.

AromaticSpices Sun 27-May-18 09:00:50

Did you not say it out loud together before naming her it?! confused

BuntyII Sun 27-May-18 09:01:15

YANBU. Just say, why are you saying it like that? Next time he says it.

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sun 27-May-18 09:01:44

How did this not come up when you picked the name? confused

What’s the name? Are you sure he’s the one getting it wrong?

Aprilmightbemynewname Sun 27-May-18 09:01:44

What did you agree when you chose the name?

frasier Sun 27-May-18 09:02:20

Does he have an accent?

TwitterQueen1 Sun 27-May-18 09:02:27

I think this is perhaps one of those seemingly rare occasions that warrants a conversation with your DH.....

If you cannot even discuss how to pronounce your child's name there is no hope for your marriage.

RainySeptember Sun 27-May-18 09:02:42

I think it's fairly obvious that you need to point out that he's pronouncing it wrong. She can't have her own dad mispronouncing her name, that's mad. Unless it's something a bit contentious and you could be pronouncing it wrong.

mookinsx Sun 27-May-18 09:03:35

What's the name?

Canwejustrelaxnow Sun 27-May-18 09:03:56

Reminds me of Catastrophe.

Alienspaceship Sun 27-May-18 09:04:05

Could it be you that’s wrong? There’s an assumption here that you’re right...

rubberducker Sun 27-May-18 09:04:31

Do you come from different regions, so it's an accent thing? And are you absolutely sure it's not an accepted alternative pronunciation?

We have neighbours who pronounce their daughter's full name slightly different to each other. They seem to just get on with it.

EssentialHummus Sun 27-May-18 09:05:33

Reminds me of Catastrophe.

grin If ever there was a thread that had “Irish name” written all over it, this’d be it.

Eminybob Sun 27-May-18 09:07:29

My dh does this.
We have a son called William.

I pronounce it will-e-am, he pronounces it will-yam. Drives me nuts and I’ve correcte him, but it’s just the way he says it.

Eminybob Sun 27-May-18 09:08:38

Actually will-e-um and will-yum are probably more accurate.

Snowysky20009 Sun 27-May-18 09:11:38

We need to know the name.....

MiddleClassProblem Sun 27-May-18 09:11:44

Yes, what happened when naming the baby? Surely you heard him say it then?

Maybe his way is better...

Waggingmyginger Sun 27-May-18 09:11:52

It's not unusual to say Will-yam. More like Wilhelm. Will - ee-am is less usual.

Gamecharger Sun 27-May-18 09:13:18

A friend refers to her son Harry as 'arry sounds awful!

opinionatedfreak Sun 27-May-18 09:13:23

Second all the others asking about regional accents.

The recent Ev-lyn vs Eve-lyn debate on here made me realize how much regional variation there is....

confusedlittleone Sun 27-May-18 09:14:27

I'm confused as to why you didn't discuss the pronunciation before naming her? And why you've just decided he's wrong?

Lindy2 Sun 27-May-18 09:15:14

Eminybob - Where I live your DH would be pronouncing William correctly. Your pronounciation would be odd.

SoyDora Sun 27-May-18 09:15:18

When you discussed the name prior to naming your child, did you not realise your DH said it differently to you?

footballmum Sun 27-May-18 09:15:41

Maybe you’re saying wrong and he’s saying it right?!

MarthaArthur Sun 27-May-18 09:16:00

Something like naomi that can be pronounced differently? How have you not noticed how he says it before?

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