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How to pronounce 'Mair'

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MummyMcCabe · 11/03/2017 08:54

Good morning ladies. Our second girl is due 11th July, we all so super excited! We're looking at names, our 15 month old girl is called Ffion (my husband is Welsh, we live in Wales but don't speak the language or know many people who really do). Now we really like the name Mair for our new baby girl but are struggling with the pronunciation. We think it's pronounced like 'Mya' or is it 'Mya-rrr' with the 'r' really strong??? Help please!!! Thanks x Smile

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DonaldTrumpsTrump · 11/03/2017 08:59

I'm Welsh and a Welsh speaker and it's said like My-rrr. So say my in a Welshy way as in my socks and a strong r at the end. So v similar to what you said, does that make sense? Congrats Smile

DonaldTrumpsTrump · 11/03/2017 09:01

Also depends where you live to be honest as to how it'll be pronounced. Which part of wales do you live?

JennyOnAPlate · 11/03/2017 09:05

Yes strong r at the end so like My-rrr. It's my aunts name.

AuntieStella · 11/03/2017 09:09

You might get more responses if you post in 'baby names'

(Your post isn't really about pregnancy - and it's not obvious but the topic for the pregnant to chat about anything/everything is this one:

And alothiugh I'm likely to get yelled at for being thread police, if other topics (such as conception, chat, names, etc) start creeping in here, then questions about pregnancy get crowded out, which is a great shame for those pregnancy questions gets overlooked)

absolutelynotfabulous · 11/03/2017 09:09

I'd say MA-y-rrrrrr.

MummyMcCabe · 11/03/2017 09:13

That was such a good explanation!!! Thanks so much! We live in Caerphilly Smile

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MummyMcCabe · 11/03/2017 09:14

Oops! Didn't see the baby names part! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! Smile

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DonaldTrumpsTrump · 11/03/2017 09:18

My friend lives in Caerphilly and is quite welshy so hopefully it would be pronounced the correct way (west walian here)

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