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LittleMonster100 Fri 29-Mar-13 13:03:45

I'm English and my partner is originally from turkey. Our surnames are hyphenated so a mixture of both and expecting our first baby a girl and trying to look for names that would fit well in both cultures.

Found the name Cari - is this pronounced like carrie? Ae there any turkish speakers out there that can help?

Any other suggestions welcome.

nenevomito Fri 29-Mar-13 16:29:55

If you're in the UK then people will pronounce it Carrie. Alternative is Car-ry - either way its a nice name.

No idea about the Turkish pronunciation - could your partner not tell you?

Don't know, sorry - but I really like Carrie.

LittleMonster100 Fri 29-Mar-13 19:06:11

He's never heard of it before and doesnt speak the language so trying to find someone who can prnouceit.really like the pronouncation carry/carrie but think it could be pronounced jari or chari which I dont like.

jkklpu Fri 29-Mar-13 19:08:04

Turkish boy's name "Cem" is pronounced like English "gem". Sorry, don't know any more. If your dp doesn't speak Turkish, isn't it a bit odd to use a Turkish name that neither of you knows?

smallsmith Sat 30-Mar-13 17:18:28

I like Cari, or how about Callie or Callia? (means beautiful apparently!)

sparklingsea Sat 30-Mar-13 17:28:42

In Turkish the C is pronounced 'j', it is not a name I have heard before (Live in Turkey with Turkish DH) but I would pronounce that Jari. There are so many lovely Turkish girls names, I like Irem, Ayla (pronounced as Isla), Sevil, Sevda, Leyla, Emel, Selen, Ela, Melisa, Melek, Melis could go on and on....

LittleMonster100 Wed 03-Apr-13 13:40:10

thanks sparkling i do like Ela but MIL insits its not a turkish...i've gogled and it says it is a means hazel.

can you confirm? thanks.

Hedwig3 Wed 03-Apr-13 14:43:34

I went to school with a girl called Cari, it was pronounced Car (ie automobile) ee
We called her brm brm (affectionately)

Malkofish Thu 04-Apr-13 16:22:28

I can't help with the questions sorry, but I think it's a lovely name!

sparklingsea Sat 06-Apr-13 12:21:58

Yes Ela does mean hazel colour in Turkish. I know quite a few people here called Ela.

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