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How are these pronounced: Masie & Ellysse

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IsEatBedThyme Wed 17-Feb-16 09:31:13

Someone I know had a baby and has text me the name. Masie Ellysse. How would you pronounce them?

Is Masie like Macey (may-see), or like Maisie (may-zee)?

Is Ellysse like Elise, Ellis, Alice with an E not an A or something else?

IsEatBedThyme Wed 17-Feb-16 09:32:17

Oops, it's Elysse not Ellysse.

BikeRunSki Wed 17-Feb-16 09:32:30

May-zee Eh-lease

IsEatBedThyme Wed 17-Feb-16 09:33:29


No it's not. It's Ellyse. Masie Ellyse.

strawberrypenguin Wed 17-Feb-16 09:33:34

When I read them I said them as May-zee Elise but I could be wrong!

StayGoldPonyBoy Wed 17-Feb-16 09:35:42

Mayzee eh-lease

StitchesInTime Wed 17-Feb-16 09:36:51

I would guess that Masie is pronounced Mar-see unless it's a typo for Maisie perhaps.

I'd pronounce Elysse like Elise.

CottonFrock Wed 17-Feb-16 09:41:27

Honestly, you're perfectly justified in just asking the parents, next time you see them, how they intend these names to be pronounced. You could be expected to know how to pronounce Macey Elise or Maisie Ellis, but if these parents have gone the 'let's choose ordinary enough names and play with the spelling for a hint of uniqueness' route, then all bets are off, because it's no longer so obvious what names they are riffing off.

Elysse written down looks slightly like a brand of shampoo.

ScrambledSmegs Wed 17-Feb-16 09:57:34

I would assume Maisie Elise, but I'd check with the parents first. There are different ways to pronounce quite a few names so it's fair enough.

Sophronia Wed 17-Feb-16 10:26:16

I would also assume Maisie Elise

Frazzled2207 Wed 17-Feb-16 11:08:30

So would I.
Really weird spelling though and neither name is spelt as is sounds.
If they did it would be something like
Mah-see El-llis which doesn't sound intentional

merseyside Wed 17-Feb-16 11:10:22

mazzy, eleese

SoupDragon Wed 17-Feb-16 11:13:04

I think it's pronounced "Give me a dictionary of names" wink

Seriously though, as others have said, I'd go for Mayzee Eleese unless told otherwise.

Fourormore Wed 17-Feb-16 11:13:49

Could be Maisie or Macey but the second must be Elise.

GoldPlatedBacon Wed 17-Feb-16 15:27:00

I would assume Macey Elise but suspect it's Maisy Elise

VinceNoirLovesHowardMoon Thu 18-Feb-16 17:10:13

They are probably pronounced Maisie Elise but their parents are illiterate

justlikeastar Fri 19-Feb-16 01:43:20

I work with an Elysse and didn't think it that bizarre. blush

Pronounced Elise although she mainly goes by Ellie.

nooka Fri 19-Feb-16 04:49:54

If I wasn't looking to hard I'd read it as Maisie I guess.

Looking at the spelling maybe
Mass- ee or maybe Maz- ee (with short 'a's)

Looks all wrong to me!

IsEatBedThyme Fri 19-Feb-16 07:46:01

Met the baby yesterday, it's May-zee Ee-Lice (lice as in headlice)...!!

Frazzled2207 Fri 19-Feb-16 10:22:25


VinceNoirLovesHowardMoon Fri 19-Feb-16 13:33:18

Yep they are definitely illiterate

AuntJane Wed 24-Feb-16 23:51:33

Oh dear.

I once came across a Phoebe pronounced Po-ebb.

JessieMcJessie Thu 25-Feb-16 14:41:46

Aunt Jane really - actual first hand meeting or "friend of a friend"?

I once met an Irish teacher who swore to me she did supply in a class with a girl called Yvonne, pronounced "ee-von-ee".

AuntJane Thu 25-Feb-16 15:20:47

Jessie - Student of a teacher I know. I'd also heard of an apocryphal Australian child called "why-von-ee", who sounds as though she could be related to your Irish child.

JessieMcJessie Thu 25-Feb-16 15:55:21

I narrowly missed being named Penny-lope as my Mum thought that was how you pronounced it!

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