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Deniz - how would you pronounce it?

(35 Posts)
Cappy08 Mon 06-Mar-17 18:17:29

Please tell me how you would pronounce a Turkish name Deniz? I'm thinking of giving this name to our boy but only if its easy to say for other people. Help, please!

pinkmagic1 Mon 06-Mar-17 18:18:16


DaphneDeLaFontaine Mon 06-Mar-17 18:18:39

It's den eeze isn't it?

TobleroneBoo Mon 06-Mar-17 18:19:12

Well I would say Den-iz but I have heard people pronounce Olu Deniz as "Denice"

heebiejeebie Mon 06-Mar-17 18:19:17

I'd take a guess at den nizz

juneau Mon 06-Mar-17 18:20:27

It's pron. like Denise (i.e. deneez)

Sophronia Mon 06-Mar-17 18:55:29


RiverdaleJughead Mon 06-Mar-17 18:56:21

Denise tbh

RiverdaleJughead Mon 06-Mar-17 18:56:49

Or Dennis

ineedamoreadultieradult Mon 06-Mar-17 18:56:53

D niz but you will get a lot of different pronunciations including many which resemble Denise.

Elllicam Mon 06-Mar-17 18:57:20

I would also say denise.

PointlessUsername Mon 06-Mar-17 18:58:30


Cappy08 Mon 06-Mar-17 19:00:09

Thank you all for your posts.
I was hoping it would be similar to Dennis... Denise sounds like a girl name. Is it?

Nix32 Mon 06-Mar-17 19:00:17


ASqueakingInTheShrubbery Mon 06-Mar-17 19:03:13

Without knowing anything about how Turkish names work, I would guess Den-eez or Den-eeth.

Haffdonga Mon 06-Mar-17 19:03:37

It's a bit like the English pronunciation of Denise but In Turkish the stress is equally on the first and second syllable.

So Dah-dah ( Den eez) rather then Dud-aaah (DuNEEZ)

So almost halfway between Dennis and Denise.

CrowyMcCrowFace Mon 06-Mar-17 19:05:38

I know a Deniz, pronounced Den-izz. His mum is a Turkish friend. She pronounces it like Dennis (aka the Menace, which would fit this little boy - he's delightful but a handful) but with more of a 'buzz' on the end.

ILoveMyMonkey Mon 06-Mar-17 19:06:16

Duneez like sneeze but before opening your thread linked it to a girl.

swannview Mon 06-Mar-17 19:07:00


But I have Turkish citizenship so I know that's how it's pronounced, but my kids have simple Turkish names and all are pronounced without any problems

Batteriesallgone Mon 06-Mar-17 19:07:27

Den-iz. Like Dennis but without the double n. Can't see how you would get Denise from it but then I'm no good at pronunciation!

Elbi Mon 06-Mar-17 19:08:17

Yes, re your reply, Denise is girl's name over here so might confuse people. That said, I'd pronounce Deniz as Deneez rather than Deneece, if that makes sense. Subtle difference in the last sound.

PetalMettle Mon 06-Mar-17 19:10:01

Deh niz

Cappy08 Mon 06-Mar-17 19:14:10

Swannview can I ask what are your children names?

Helenluvsrob Mon 06-Mar-17 19:15:30


Rockaby Mon 06-Mar-17 19:39:26

I would have said Den-eez but Den-iz makes perfect sense. I like it! smile

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