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PhuntSox Tue 17-Oct-17 09:44:53

Do you think people would get used to the pronounciation? Penelope is accepted and most people seem to have the hang of Hermione.

strawberrypenguin Tue 17-Oct-17 09:46:23

I think so, it’s not a difficult one and there was a Greys Anatomy character called Calliope so some people will already be familiar with it.
Pretty name.

tissuesosoft Tue 17-Oct-17 09:47:36

Love it! It's on my list if we decide to have another DC, I also love the shortening of Callie

NannyR Tue 17-Oct-17 09:49:12

It's a very pretty name. I love Callie too.

Chatoyant Tue 17-Oct-17 09:53:39

I know the pronounciation because of Greys Anatomy. She's a great character so don't let that put you off. I think it's really pretty.

Dippingmytoesin Tue 17-Oct-17 09:54:10

Callie/Calliope was one of my favourite characters on Greys.
Very strong name.

PhuntSox Tue 17-Oct-17 09:56:03

An encouraging initial response, thank you! I also think its a strong name.

bridgetreilly Tue 17-Oct-17 11:28:27

I know how to pronounce it, but I really, really don't like it.

ChocolateCrunch Tue 17-Oct-17 11:55:51

I think it's a beautiful name, as well as Cally/Callie.

PestoSwimissimos Tue 17-Oct-17 12:00:39

How is it pronounced?

Csd17 Tue 17-Oct-17 12:02:23

Love Callie from Grey’s. Calliope is a beautiful name. I’m sure people will get the pronunciation and if they aren’t sure, you can always just prompt them

Csd17 Tue 17-Oct-17 12:02:53

Cal i o pee

GeillisTheWitch Tue 17-Oct-17 12:04:46

I think its pronounced Cal-eye-oh-pee. I like the sound of it but the child would be doomed to a lifetime of having to spell it out for people.

PestoSwimissimos Tue 17-Oct-17 12:07:23

So it rhymes with ‘Can I go pee?’ shock

I wouldn’t

CSLewis Tue 17-Oct-17 12:07:46

I'm 'good' with words, decoding pronunciations generally, but I had no idea how to pronounce that just from reading it. I think the double 'll' suggests a a soft 'i' sound after (as in Callista), rather than the hard 'eye' sound - but it sounds like that's not how it should be pronounced..?

Maybe you could say to people "...it's pronounced like 'Hermione'..." upon first introduction (if that is indeed how it's pronounced... I'm still slightly confused! Is the accent on the 'i'?

AnnoyedByAlfieBear Tue 17-Oct-17 12:08:07

I’m reading it as rhyming with karaoke. Is that right?

CSLewis Tue 17-Oct-17 12:08:46

I forgot to close my bracket confused

Veterinari Tue 17-Oct-17 12:11:39

Lovely name OP and no more tricky to pronounce than many other names - and much easier than some!

n0ne Tue 17-Oct-17 12:12:08

Huh, I always assumed it was pronounced Cally-oh-pee, emphasis on the 'oh'. I love this name and it's origin, but fear it will be mispronounced.

Dippingmytoesin Tue 17-Oct-17 12:14:01

If people can pronounce Niamh they can pronounce Calliope and if not they can learn to!

Only1scoop Tue 17-Oct-17 12:31:44

Sounds like a Greek beach resort

verystressedmum Tue 17-Oct-17 12:43:34

If it’s pronounced Cal-eye-oh-pee it sounds like you’re saying the alphabet confused
It’s a bit strange, but if you name your dd that then people will get used to it.

Lifeofpies Tue 17-Oct-17 12:49:09

Loved this name since hearing it on Grey’s (despite annoying character), and I think people would cope with it!

ThaliaLuxurySpa Tue 17-Oct-17 16:51:08

Nice, OP.

As is "Callie" for a shortening.

And my friend Penelope is still occasionally (for real, not for a lame joke!) asked if Penny-lope is the correct pronunciation, and that's a name far more commonly used.
I'm sure Hermiones get mistaken Her-my-own/ Her-me-own from time to time, too.

People will quickly learn, I wouldn't worry!

NinonDeLenclos Tue 17-Oct-17 17:04:18

I sort of like it but it does sound a bit like 'calliper'.

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