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How would you pronounce Elowen?

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Maevetherave1980 Tue 08-Dec-15 16:59:22

We decided on Elowen rather than Lowenna in the end but now we aren't sure as people seem to pronounce it differently. We pronounce it E-LOW-en

We have Cornish links but don't know the correct Cornish pronunciation. I'm finding myself swinging back to Lowenna as I have a first name that was always pronounced wrong and I wouldn't want to saddle her with that

Sophronia Tue 08-Dec-15 17:06:46

With the emphasis on the LOW part, so eh-LOW-en. The middle syllable is always stressed in Cornish (and Welsh) names.

0verNow Tue 08-Dec-15 17:07:39

Yes. eh-LOW-en

Maevetherave1980 Tue 08-Dec-15 17:07:44

Phew thank you.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 08-Dec-15 17:52:21

El-owen. Is that right

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