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DottieFlowers Fri 14-Feb-20 23:11:06

Would prefer Dutch pronounciation of Mar-loose, but assuming that she’d be called Mar-lows sometimes by English speakers doesn’t really bother me.

But should it?

Opinions please

And yes she will be half dutch

DottieFlowers Fri 14-Feb-20 23:13:23

I just thought I would add that my own name gets mispronounced by people but people who know me well enough usually remember it. I’ve never been bothered and often don’t bother correcting them anyway.

Omashu Sat 15-Feb-20 07:36:46

I like either pronunciation so I don’t think it matters!

Grufallosfriends Sat 15-Feb-20 07:41:56

People will learn quickly. Nice name.

Honeywort Sat 15-Feb-20 07:49:28

To me that is the name of a (beautiful) beach in Pembrokeshire so I would assume the child is named for the place - but I’d also think it was a lovely name

DottieFlowers Sat 15-Feb-20 08:27:13

I’ve never been to Marloes village or beach so I’m glad to hear it is beautiful. I only knew about it from the internet.

Poundcakelindsay Sat 15-Feb-20 13:14:57

Sounds lovely. I went to school with a girl called Marlowe and she was angelic and still is beautiful and lovely to this day.

Clangus00 Sat 15-Feb-20 13:16:47

Definitely the Dutch version.

user1493494961 Sat 15-Feb-20 14:56:03

I think it's awful.

glitterbiscuits Sat 15-Feb-20 14:59:08

It's awful. If I heard Marlow I would think dog first and boy second.
If I heard the Dutch pronunciation I'd assume boy as it's similar to Marcus.
There must be a Dutch girls name that works in English?

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