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hobbgoblin Mon 17-Aug-09 14:50:33

On the birth certificate? My DD's name could be written Œnone. Would it have to be typed this way on the birth cert. or would it be typed Oenone? If the latter does it make a difference to 'authenticity' of her name iyswim?

brimfull Mon 17-Aug-09 14:51:29

what is that and how do you pronounce it

RealityIsDetoxing Mon 17-Aug-09 14:51:47

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Umlellala Mon 17-Aug-09 14:52:56

I would think Oenone (no special characters) - although the registrar may do it if written by hand?

Is it pronounced Ee-NO-nee? Haven't heard it before?

hobbgoblin Mon 17-Aug-09 14:57:38

It's a typographical ligature (Thanks wikiwink) and a Latin Alphabetic Grapheme. Essentially, because her name is from Greek Mythology, the historic Greek/Latin spelling is appropriate possibly.

And yes, it is ee-NO-nee

titchy Mon 17-Aug-09 14:58:57

Agree probably without special characters. Our dd's name has a diareses in (two dots to the uninitiated!), but not on her birth cert. as the pc the registrar was using was dated circa 1962...

Umlellala Mon 17-Aug-09 15:02:07

yay! <gives herself one point>
Have googled now and ooh, I like it. Ds was going to be Ariadne if a girl...

MrsBadger Mon 17-Aug-09 15:03:08

rofl at 'that's beautiful how do you say it?'

It's more or less in-own-ne, yes? It is rather pretty.

Special characters do cause trouble in some situations - ask any Níamh or Chloë... and technically Phoebe too.

and is it authentically Modern Greek or Ancient Greek?

OrmIrian Mon 17-Aug-09 15:07:47

I knew an Oenone - I think it's lovely. SHe used to get called one-one at school though grin

I only ever saw it written as Oenone - no special characters.

Umlellala Mon 17-Aug-09 15:13:34

One-one is a great nickname! grin

stleger Mon 17-Aug-09 15:14:24

The only problem you might encounter is in the future withitems like passports matching birth certificates matching airline tickets...I think it was Ryanair - surely not - whose original website was unable to handle apostrophes. So all the Irish customers, eg Michael O'Leary, had difficulties.

MaggieBeauLeo Mon 17-Aug-09 15:15:39

ha ha stleger, that's funny! or should I say, thats funny!!

mathanxiety Tue 18-Aug-09 03:08:40

Just be careful if you ever try to visit the US or move there. Remember she will live in a world where there are forms to fill out, many with those squares that are meant to accommodate just one letter from the 26 letter alphabet.

Bathsheba Tue 18-Aug-09 07:33:23

I have an ã in my name but its not on my birth certificate...its just an a

Firawla Tue 18-Aug-09 10:08:23

i would spell it without the special characters as can imagine it'll cause some inconvenience in life? maybe best just to put oenone so that its spelt with all english letters

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