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Lonnie Wed 22-Jun-11 20:42:04

Came accross it in a book. what does everyone think?

moondog Wed 22-Jun-11 20:42:38

Just sounds silly.

SenoritaViva Wed 22-Jun-11 20:42:53

How do you pronounce it? Don't think I'm keen to be honest.

BluddyMoFo Wed 22-Jun-11 20:43:13

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SenoritaViva Wed 22-Jun-11 20:43:25

I know an Honor (also not keen but if it's to your taste)

franke Wed 22-Jun-11 20:43:26

How would you pronounce it? I prefer plain Honor (as in Blackman).

fannybanjo Wed 22-Jun-11 20:43:31

Awful - it sounds like horny with an "a" on the end.

SenoritaViva Wed 22-Jun-11 20:43:50

grin Bluddy!!!

SenoritaViva Wed 22-Jun-11 20:44:27

Hornier Fanny? Hilarious.

Fairycakewithsprinkles Wed 22-Jun-11 20:45:19

It sounds desperate - as if Honor was not good enough!!

Awful!

Lonnie Wed 22-Jun-11 20:46:29

you pronlounce it ah-NOH-ree-ə

Lonnie Wed 22-Jun-11 20:46:49

eught

ah-NOH-ree-e

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 22-Jun-11 20:48:29

Too much. Honor, on the other hand, is beautiful.

OneHelluvaBroad Wed 22-Jun-11 20:48:32

Gonororhea (sp?).

Vile.

Lonnie Wed 22-Jun-11 20:53:48

It isn't pronounced ah-NER-ee-ah, like "gonorrhea", but ah-NORE-ee-ah, with a heavy NORE sound like in "Eleanor" or "Nora".

eurycantha Wed 22-Jun-11 21:05:05

This is the name of a murderer in an Agatha Christie and all I can see is a barking mad Honoria.I do much prefer Honor ,lovely name.

BluddyMoFo Wed 22-Jun-11 21:07:14

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Lonnie Wed 22-Jun-11 21:08:01

its used in 2 Agatha Christie books Murder is East and Cat Amongst the Pidgeons.

its interesting how many mention Honor that I do no like at all but I do actually liek Honoria

basingstoke Wed 22-Jun-11 21:11:17

Honoria Glossop. Scary sometime fiancee of Bertie Wooster. Not for me.

BaaBaaHerdwickSheep Wed 22-Jun-11 21:19:04

Some of the comments above are hilarious! Particularly given how popular Honor has become recently.

It is my mum's name. It is pronounced 'On-or-eea' and has traditionally been the long-form of Honor. It is also often shortened to Nora. I had a great aunt who had that variant.

I think it's lovely, natch.

alliwant Wed 22-Jun-11 22:20:28

no no no no no it rhymes with the std.

Lonnie Thu 23-Jun-11 19:26:40

I fidn it interesting that people will no listen to the pronounciation and yet recently we had a thread on how to say Aoife and posters were telling the OP that it could never be I-fa...

as it is I am not pregnant but I actually think this is beautiful and that surprised me as I do no at all care for Honor I find it harsh and unplesant

mintymellons Thu 23-Jun-11 19:31:19

I too wondered if pronounced like gonorrhoea!

EvenLessNarkyPuffin Thu 23-Jun-11 19:33:30

BaaBaa is right, it's 'On-or-eea' - it's a family name for me too.

Peachy Thu 23-Jun-11 19:34:23

I wondered too

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