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Can anyone help with pronunciation of this name...

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Caz10 Fri 14-Sep-07 21:46:39

....Nathaniel?

I always thought it was Nath at the beginning to rhyme with Math.

But DH has planted seeds of doubt saying it might be N-AE-th (if that makes sense), i.e. the same sound as Nathan?

And does anyone like it?!! Would shorten to Nate I think.

MaureenMLove Fri 14-Sep-07 21:50:06

I always thought it was the way you say it. Don't ask me why I remember this, but one of the characters in War of the Worlds is called Nathaniel and its pronounced that way on the cd! grin I'm singing it now!

MerlinsBeard Fri 14-Sep-07 21:50:33

Nath an yul

(nath as in math)

phdlife Fri 14-Sep-07 21:50:34

Caz I had a boy in my class in grade 6 called Nathaniel - your pronounciation - we called him Nat.

MaureenMLove Fri 14-Sep-07 21:50:50

Oh and yes, I like it a lot!

MerlinsBeard Fri 14-Sep-07 21:50:53

had a friend called nathaniel

edam Fri 14-Sep-07 21:50:59

You (and Maureen) are right.

Sorry, no, not a favourite of mine.

nell12 Fri 14-Sep-07 21:51:14

Nath to rhyme with math

charlieandlola Fri 14-Sep-07 21:51:50

ds is nathaniel ( nate), and we pronounce is Nath as in Math, not Naeth as is Nathan. Lovely name, imho blush

pinkbubble Fri 14-Sep-07 21:52:01

I would pronounce it as Ner thanial IYSWIM

tasja Fri 14-Sep-07 21:53:00

I would pronounce it
nut aaa knee el

south african pronounciation

Caz10 Fri 14-Sep-07 22:00:12

THANK YOU!!

Pronunciation problems probably not helped by my Scottish accent hee hee!

charlieandlola I like it too! have you had good reactions to ds being called that? People keep making funny faces when I mention it, but I just keep coming back to it.

FranSanDisco Fri 14-Sep-07 22:03:21

Lovely name. Nat is a cool abreviation imho. Ds has twin friends called Nat and Joe. They're lovely lads grin

Alfie72 Fri 14-Sep-07 22:30:24

N-AE-TH- aniel is the american pronunciation I think. I remember from that TV show " six feet under"
I would think your pronunciation of the name would be correct here in the UK.
Like Megan in Australia is Mee-gan - took me ages to pronounce that correctly when I lived there.

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