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Violet Ivory

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PlumRain Fri 18-Nov-16 14:16:26

Hi smile this is our chosen name, so I'm not looking for opinions on it.

How would you pronounce it? I've noticed that some say it (in my family) as Iv-ry and Vi-let, but some say it as Iv-o-ry and Vi-o-let.


NannyR Fri 18-Nov-16 14:22:22

I would pronounce both of them with three syllables, but no emphasis and quite a soft sound on the middle o (if that makes sense)

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 18-Nov-16 16:29:20


DorotheaHomeAlone Fri 18-Nov-16 16:35:18

Three syllables each.

Sophronia Fri 18-Nov-16 16:38:54

Three syllables each

BertrandRussell Fri 18-Nov-16 16:42:06

Three syllables.

But lots of English people speak an accent/dialect that will make it two- you'll have to be prepared to accept that.......

steppemum Fri 18-Nov-16 16:43:11

very pretty and unusual.

3 syllables each for me, but then I like to pronounce things properly and hate run-together words and phrases.

ProfYaffle Fri 18-Nov-16 16:44:34

Vi-let Iv-or-y.

ProfYaffle Fri 18-Nov-16 16:45:11

Sorry, meant to add, I love it. Pretty and unusual.

KlingybunFistelvase Fri 18-Nov-16 16:46:46


Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 18-Nov-16 16:52:42

I really like your chosen name OP, lovely.
Three syllables.

Anononoo Fri 18-Nov-16 16:56:37

my mother insists on saying Vi-o-let. I think she is right.

Dilligufdarling Fri 18-Nov-16 17:21:08

I say Violet more like Vire-lett and then

BertrandRussell Fri 18-Nov-16 17:26:27

Why would you say Ivor-EE? Would you say that for elephant tusks?

Lutrine Fri 18-Nov-16 18:42:53

Vio-Lut I-vor-i

Pluto30 Fri 18-Nov-16 21:53:58

Violet is two syllables where I live, whereas Ivory is three.

So it would be Vy-let Eye-vor-ee.

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