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Alternatives to Léonie?

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AverageSnowflake01 Tue 29-Dec-15 13:51:53

I'm liking Léonie but I have a feeling people may have trouble pronouncing it with the accent (lay-oh-nee) and I don't like how it sounds without the accent (lee-oh-nee).

Any and all suggestions are welcome. Especially French names smile

confusedbumbo Tue 29-Dec-15 14:00:00

If you are in the UK you will have people not being able to pronounce any foreign name to be honest.

I have a very simple Spanish name (said how it's spelt really) and it gets massacred daily.

Not to put you off, just warning you. You may as well pick the name you love as you'll struggle to get any foreign name pronounced correctly (unless it's something like Marie for eg)

Donthate Tue 29-Dec-15 14:04:45

Sylvie
Elodie

ashesandfire Tue 29-Dec-15 17:03:32

I love Leonie, and with the accent over the e would pn it just as you like!

Eloise/Heloise
Rosalie
Amelie (v popular though - but hopefully would be pn correctly as a result!)
Genevieve (but french pn is different? )
Camille
Adalie
Madeleine
Alice
Noemi
Marianne
Mathilde
Sabine
Aurelie
Juliette
Isabelle
Sophie
Nathalie

ashesandfire Tue 29-Dec-15 17:07:30

More- Emma, Anais, Lea, Lina, Zoe, Nina, Anna, Violette, Celeste, Clementine, Coralie, Melusine, Manon, Fleur.

AliciaMayEmory Tue 29-Dec-15 17:08:21

I would pronounced as you Lay-oh-nee too. I knew a Leonie who was known as Lennie. Something to consider if you don't like shortenings.

CPtart Tue 29-Dec-15 17:20:53

Leonore?

CPtart Tue 29-Dec-15 17:21:17

......or Anila?

VocationalGoat Tue 29-Dec-15 17:23:52

Melody...as in the Serge Gainsbourg-Jane Birkin too cool for school collaboration. wink

Readysteadyknit Tue 29-Dec-15 17:26:00

Liola/Leola?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 29-Dec-15 20:41:37

Lena
Leah
Leigh
Aaliyah

TrinityForce Tue 29-Dec-15 20:46:10

Alice, Eva, Emma?

MakemineaGandT Tue 29-Dec-15 20:47:40

Marnie

Yika Tue 29-Dec-15 23:27:09

I love Leonie - I actually like it pronounced the English way.

How about
Lia
Albane
Clara
Marine
Leonore

Tuiles Tue 29-Dec-15 23:33:24

Leona

MrsMichelRouxJr Wed 30-Dec-15 16:17:46

Naomi

Liora

Eliana / Eliane

Ridingthegravytrain Wed 30-Dec-15 16:23:29

Aurelia

Kcat78 Wed 30-Dec-15 16:34:43

Leia (as in Princess)?
Leilani?

AgentCooper Wed 30-Dec-15 16:40:47

Léonie is gorgeous, OP smile

If you didn't go with that, I'd suggest:

Noémie
Emeline (NN Mimie)
Lucienne (that's my planned DD name)
Camille
Josée

I knew a wee Léonie whose big sister was Louison, which I think is traditionally a male name but cool AF.

Yika Wed 30-Dec-15 19:24:28

Joséphine

Snowball789 Wed 30-Dec-15 20:10:49

Sidonie is a bit like Leonie and is also French. Can be pronounced Sid oh nay or Sid oh nee, whatever you like.

Branleuse Wed 30-Dec-15 21:07:30

I dont think Leonie is hard to pronounce, but tbh, any foreign name will bamboozle some people.
My dd is Anais, so ive had my fair share of correcting people. Its no big deal

DancingDuck Wed 30-Dec-15 21:11:23

Leonie is gorgeous. I knew one without the accent and everyone called her Layohnee not Lee.

Elodie
Sylvie
Vivienne
Xanthe

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