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Soren - is it pronounced...

(25 Posts)
bohemianbint Tue 22-Jul-08 21:40:28

Sore-en or Sorren?

I'm not sure I like it yet, am mulling...hmm

WendyWeber Tue 22-Jul-08 21:41:27

In my head it's Sorren (but am frequently wrong grin)

funnypeculiar Tue 22-Jul-08 21:41:35

Sor-ren, I reckon. That's how they say it on Charlie & Lola anyway smile

JRocks Tue 22-Jul-08 21:41:48

Well, on Charlie and Lola (grin) they pronounce it to rhyme with Lauren

JRocks Tue 22-Jul-08 21:42:13

x posts fp grin

WendyWeber Tue 22-Jul-08 21:42:13

Actually being Scandiwegian-ish it probably is Sore-en, come to think.


Slickbird Tue 22-Jul-08 21:49:47

Pron Sorren usually. I love that in Charlie and Lola - Soren Lorenson. Makes me go around saying it under my breath cos I like the way it sounds! smile

seeker Tue 22-Jul-08 21:53:45

If you don't know how to pronounce it, neither will anyone else. Step away from the name before someone gets hurt..........

UpSinceCrapOClock Tue 22-Jul-08 21:56:05

In Denmark it's pronounced something similar to 'Ser'n' (although it's written Søren).

bohemianbint Tue 22-Jul-08 21:57:14

seeker - you could be right. It was one of DH's suggestions (and he's not made too many so am trying to be positive!) It makes me think of malt loaf as well, and not sure that's the best thing...

Tinker Tue 22-Jul-08 21:59:11

Doesn't that ø make and o sound like ugh/er?

Tinker Tue 22-Jul-08 21:59:40

<Was actually talking about this at tea time>

UpSinceCrapOClock Tue 22-Jul-08 22:01:32

Tinker - yup - the 'er' was the closest way I could think of typing the pronunciation.

funnypeculiar Tue 22-Jul-08 22:09:13

I think there's a welsh name Serren (meaning star) which is nice if you just like the sounds smile

Tinker Tue 22-Jul-08 22:10:35

Had to cut and paste your ø UpSince

JRocks Tue 22-Jul-08 22:22:23

Seren is 'star' in Cornish too

lunavix Tue 22-Jul-08 22:23:48

I was thinking soreen too blush

JRocks Tue 22-Jul-08 22:24:08

I mean Steren blush

bohemianbint Wed 23-Jul-08 18:53:23

Hmmm...we were considering Seren for a girl but that seems to have dropped off the radar for now. Ah well, back to the drawing board. << BB tries not to think about the fact she is nearly 37wks and could pop at any time and still has no idea what to call child. shock>>

branflake81 Thu 24-Jul-08 11:00:24

But isn't Soren a boy's name?

bohemianbint Thu 24-Jul-08 11:31:25

Branflake, yes, Soren's a boy's name. It woudl be so useful if we actually knew what we were getting - the suspense is killing me!

UpSinceCrapOClock Fri 25-Jul-08 15:43:38

Present for you Tinker (to tidy away in case any future need hmm ):

ps, Søren is definitely a boy's name!

Tinker Sun 27-Jul-08 00:52:03

Duly filed. I like them grin

MmeLindt Sun 27-Jul-08 01:05:32

In Germany it would be Soeren (sorry, Tinker, I don't have an umlaut on this keyboard, but I can send you one next week when I get home )

Pronounced Soor -en (Rhymes with moor). It is the Danish version of the name Severin and means strict/serious.

I tend to agree that if you don't know how to pronounce it then noone else will. Saying that, noone in Germany could pronounce DDs name to begin with and they have just had to learn

CoolYourJets Sun 27-Jul-08 01:10:24

makes me think of this, I'm afraid.

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