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Who actually pronounced the last syllable in Eleanor like -nor?

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misslucy92 · 09/01/2023 14:15

This is mainly for people in the Uk and Ireland (or outside of the Us) as I know that in the Us -nor is used.

But I often read that in the Uk people say -na. I don’t know if I can explain it well but I mean -nor vs -na (sort of like Elena is said sometimes). But I only like -nor, personally.

So could I get away with naming her Eleanor and saying -nor in the Uk? Do some of you pronounce it -nor?

Does Elinor change anything?

sort of wondering if I could use -nor or whether I should look for a new name. I like both spellings Eleanor and Elinor.

Also name your region or where you are approximately (only if you feel comfortable).

Thanks.

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silverpinecones · 09/01/2023 20:48

I'm also Eleanor and don't like NOR, more like as others have said it's more like Ellenuh.

However it started to annoy me so much that people kept saying NOR that I just switched to Ellie. I don't dislike the nor on other people but it just isn't how I see myself!

South east here

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LetsDoThis2023 · 09/01/2023 20:51

JulieMarooley · 09/01/2023 14:30

I think it’s more of an “er” when I say it, like they way I’d say “doctor”

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JaneJeffer · 09/01/2023 20:52

MerryMarigold · 09/01/2023 16:11

It's my name. I love it. The Beatles pronounced it 'nuh' at the end and they were from Liverpool. I'd be a bit 🙄 at someone with a 'nor' pronunciation who wasn't American. Like walking around insisting that Evian is 'waaahder'. It's much prettier without the 'nor' anyway.

So we should all pronounce It like the Beatles, apart from Americans?

LetsDoThis2023 · 09/01/2023 20:54

JulieMarooley · 09/01/2023 14:30

I think it’s more of an “er” when I say it, like they way I’d say “doctor”

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Greentomatoes21 · 09/01/2023 20:55

Northern Irish. I would say the r but more like -ner. But I taught for years in SW England and all the Elenors were pronounced 'El-en-a'.

silverpinecones · 09/01/2023 20:59

I'm also Eleanor and don't like NOR, more like as others have said it's more like Ellenuh.

However it started to annoy me so much that people kept saying NOR that I just switched to Ellie. I don't dislike the nor on other people but it just isn't how I see myself!

South east here

Twoinapod · 09/01/2023 21:02

I’d say it nor. Also I’d say Elinor as E-li-nor and Eleanor as E-le-nor. Although some may say E-lay-nor

SylvanianFrenemies · 09/01/2023 21:10

I'm Scottish and pronounce the -nor.

Some South East England accents dont pronounce "r" at the end of words but I don't think this would be a big problem.

caringcarer · 09/01/2023 21:11

I'd pronounce it not or however child/family introduced her.

SylvanianFrenemies · 09/01/2023 21:14

MerryMarigold · 09/01/2023 16:11

It's my name. I love it. The Beatles pronounced it 'nuh' at the end and they were from Liverpool. I'd be a bit 🙄 at someone with a 'nor' pronunciation who wasn't American. Like walking around insisting that Evian is 'waaahder'. It's much prettier without the 'nor' anyway.

Seems odd to roll your eyes at people for not having the same accent as you, and for pronouncing letters perfectly normally.

PortiasBiscuit · 09/01/2023 21:17

We call our Elinor, Nellie!

louderthan · 09/01/2023 21:17

I'm an Eleanor. Have always pronounced it Ellenuh with the stress on the first syllable. I hate being called 'Elle-nor'. I don't answer to Ellie because that's not my name.

louderthan · 09/01/2023 21:18

I'm in the south btw.

Melisande90 · 09/01/2023 21:20

Northern Ireland and always would pronounce the -nor.

CaffeineQueen · 09/01/2023 21:23

I'm Scottish and with my accent, I pronounce it Elinur. Elea-nor is much nicer but I don't know anyone personally that says it like that.

Changechangychange · 09/01/2023 21:27

Eleanora? Or Elenora/Elinora I think everyone will pronounce the “R” then.

underneaththeash · 09/01/2023 21:28

I’d say El-an-nor - from birth, but live in SE.

123woop · 09/01/2023 21:30

From north west and always "nor"

Champsandbubbles · 09/01/2023 21:39

Yorkshire, Ellanuh

PuppyMonkey · 09/01/2023 21:50

I’m from the East Midlands and would pronounce it like in the song Eleanor Rigby. So a nurr at the end.

As opposed to the way Lindisfarne pronounce it in Lady Eleanor, with a norr at the end.

Purplemagnolias · 09/01/2023 21:59

I've only ever heard Eleanor as El-eh-nor.

Elena is El-eh-na

ByTheGrace · 09/01/2023 22:18

It's always Elen-a here (Northern), fortunately as I hate Elean-nor, there's always a teacher who makes a point about it. Bizarrely (from bitter experience), Eleanor frequently gets spelt incorrectly, no idea why. So if you fancy Elinor, don't let spelling worries get in your way.

SenecaFallsRedux · 09/01/2023 22:27

ByTheGrace · 09/01/2023 22:18

It's always Elen-a here (Northern), fortunately as I hate Elean-nor, there's always a teacher who makes a point about it. Bizarrely (from bitter experience), Eleanor frequently gets spelt incorrectly, no idea why. So if you fancy Elinor, don't let spelling worries get in your way.

You pronounce it with a "here" sound? I can't figure out how you get to that.

JaneJeffer · 09/01/2023 22:29

You pronounce it with a "here" sound? I can't figure out how you get to that.
Here as in where the poster lives Grin

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