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Scheherazade

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HoneyandRum Sun 16-Feb-14 12:55:14

How should this name be pronounced?

LaurieFairyCake Sun 16-Feb-14 12:58:28

She he ri zad

But it's not a great name to actually call someone if you don't know how to pronounce it.

Have you considered 'Bob' grin

HoneyandRum Sun 16-Feb-14 13:02:16

How are you sure of the pronunciation?

Bob lacks a certain je ne sais quoi.......

LaurieFairyCake Sun 16-Feb-14 13:04:35

It's ssshe heeeee to rime with hair

LaurieFairyCake Sun 16-Feb-14 13:05:04

I'm very sure of the pronunciation smile

Greythorne Sun 16-Feb-14 13:05:33

Shuh Heh Ruh Zahde

Dovahkiin Sun 16-Feb-14 13:05:53

We have one in the family. They pronounce it she-her-rer-zard.

bigkidsdidit Sun 16-Feb-14 13:07:09

I say it like Greythorne - shuh heh ru zah dee

Well, in my head. Don't think I've ever said it aloud!

Innogen Sun 16-Feb-14 13:22:23

I think I'd probably pronounce this to rhyme with Lucozade.

I have never come across this name before. Is it male or female?

HoneyandRum Sun 16-Feb-14 13:31:06

Female. Legendary Persian Queen and a character and storyteller in "One Thousand and One Nights" complied in Arabic.

HoneyandRum Sun 16-Feb-14 13:32:24

Sorry for typo: compiled.

ImperialBlether Sun 16-Feb-14 13:36:11

OK I'll bite. Please, OP, please don't give your daughter a name you can't pronounce. There's a reason why some names aren't popular.

HyvaPaiva Sun 16-Feb-14 13:36:38

If you click here you'll hear it pronounced.

HoneyandRum Sun 16-Feb-14 13:40:09

I'm not giving it to my daughter, never said I was.

RalphRecklessCardew Sun 16-Feb-14 13:43:08

Love the name, but it's spelt Sheherazade.

coffeeinbed Sun 16-Feb-14 13:46:36

It's perfect name.
For a cat.
grin

I do like it actually.

MuttonCadet Sun 16-Feb-14 13:52:53

I really like it, and I'd agree with fairycake on the pronuncation.

StolenShortcake Sun 16-Feb-14 13:55:58

I presume that the OP has met someone with a baby/child called this, rather than actually considering it for themselves!

Clawdy Sun 16-Feb-14 14:06:25

She will probably get "Sherry" for short....

squoosh Sun 16-Feb-14 15:01:36

I bet 90% of people would get the pronunciation wrong.

Reminds me of Zac Goldmsith's ex wife.

HoneyandRum Sun 16-Feb-14 15:04:24

And her given name was Sharon.

TaraLott Sun 16-Feb-14 15:06:09

Affected.

HoneyandRum Sun 16-Feb-14 15:10:10

And apparently I can't spell it either!

NinjaCow Sun 16-Feb-14 15:56:04

I don't know the pronunciation, but my cousin emailed me that she'd named her pet rat this!

akachan Sun 16-Feb-14 16:00:32

Like in this song -

m.youtube.com/watch?v=YXf6fZPW2gU

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