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What do you think of Anais?

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witcheseve Sat 24-Oct-09 21:59:48

Either prenounced without the S or with the S. It's for a friend wasn't keen when I first heard it, this morning, but it's really growing on me. I like it as An-aye-cee.

CuppaTeaJanice Sat 24-Oct-09 22:03:20

Isn't it Meg Matthews & Noel Gallagher's daughter?

Bit too much like anus for my liking....

witcheseve Sat 24-Oct-09 22:06:23

lol at anus, never thought of that. Not sure about the Gallager's to tired to google.

SixtyFootGhoul Sat 24-Oct-09 22:07:57

isnt it prononoucned
Ann -eye - ees?

AuraofDora Sat 24-Oct-09 22:09:05

it is their daughter name
i thought you said an-ay, french like
an-aye-cee sounds like the road repair place!

scottishmummy Sat 24-Oct-09 22:10:58

cheap perfume
Noel Gallagher and his skanky wife

VerityBrulee Sat 24-Oct-09 22:11:08

It is ann-eye-ees

bibbitybobbitycat Sat 24-Oct-09 22:12:12

Only permissable if French.

AnyGhoulKno Sat 24-Oct-09 22:14:07

pronounced Ana'is (Spanish pronunciation)
Anais Nin, famous writer (well known for her erotica)

FrayedKnot Sat 24-Oct-09 22:14:44

I thought it was correctly pronounced An-aye-eece because there is an umlaut on the i?

In otehr words, not like the perfume ad.

I do like it pronounced An-aye-eece.

scottishmummy Sat 24-Oct-09 22:15:23

i know who Anais Nin is
i still think cheap perfume

suwoo Sat 24-Oct-09 22:17:00

I know one pronounced Ann-ay. She is a shocker, her mum had to have parenting classes to help deal with her. I find that rather off putting.

<<understatement>>

witcheseve Sat 24-Oct-09 22:17:51

I thought it was very pretty but cannot get over the anus thing now. Anyway it's not my baby but the nan to be is sat with me now and she's going off it too.

AnyGhoulKno Sat 24-Oct-09 22:18:45

It's not cheap - unless you buy it from the market

scottishmummy Sat 24-Oct-09 22:20:19

smells like cheap bog cleaner
should be cheap - smells like ole biddies

Firawla Sun 25-Oct-09 08:25:09

only like it prn ann eye ees

Vivia Tue 27-Oct-09 10:54:18

It is definitely pronounced An-eye-ees.

The 'annay annay' of the perfume name is a bastardized pronunciation.

The 's' is not optional because the 'i' has a diacritic - making the 'ees' ending rather stressed.

If you use it, please don't forget to register it as Anaïs rather than Anais. The pronunciation is all in the spelling.

Flowerface Tue 27-Oct-09 11:24:10

I know one, about a year old, and she is the most beautiful child ever, but I always try to avoid saying her name as I always feel I'm pronouncing it wrong...

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