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Henry.. but with an I.

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OpiesOldLady Wed 18-Nov-15 20:40:14

Of course, I said, 'Oh how lovely' and smiled a whole lot, but inside I died a little.

A friend is pregnant. She's having a little boy. Going to call him Henri. But they aren't French and it will be pronounced as Henry.

Whyyyy do they need to change a perfectly good name and letter for something that seems a little silly and chavvy?

Cymraesfach Wed 18-Nov-15 20:42:13

Are they Welsh? I've seen it spelt Henri in Wales. I

Nottyougin Thu 19-Nov-15 08:01:45

Most people wouldn't know though if its pronauced the same way?

IrenetheQuaint Thu 19-Nov-15 08:04:37

She will have to get used to people calling him Auri!

ConesOfDunshire Thu 19-Nov-15 12:29:59

Could be worse. It could be Henree.

Blueprintorange Thu 19-Nov-15 12:35:32

She'll be forever correcting people when they pronounce it onree!

Knitella Thu 19-Nov-15 13:48:41

I've heard far worse and it is her baby to name.

The world would be a boring place if we all had the same tastes smile

GothJoose Thu 19-Nov-15 13:50:02

If she wants to be different then I'd spell it Henrie. If I saw Henri written down I'd say it the French way

VocationalGoat Thu 19-Nov-15 13:54:55

silly and chavvi is what you meant OP. grin

ineedamoreadultieradult Thu 19-Nov-15 14:00:41

My son's friend is called Henri pronounced Henry it doesn't seem to cause him any problems. It would be boring if we were all the same.

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