pronounciation

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  1. Bethi

    Bethi Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone, I'm after your pronounciation of this name.

    We are thinking at the moment about Sophia.
    How do *you* say it? Is it 'suh-fear' with a really quick 'suh' sound, or 'soww-fear', with a longer, more emphasised 'oh' sound?

    Thanks girls.
     
  2. MelissaLindley

    MelissaLindley Well-Known Member

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    It's my friends name and say it with the 'oh' x

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    I'd say it so-fear x
     
  4. SpinSugar

    SpinSugar Well-Known Member

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    I say So-fee-ya xx
     
  5. Juice

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    Me too.
     
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    I say it so-fee-ah

    Love the name, my OHs niece is Sophia. I've always loved it spelled Sofia though, after living in Spain and that's how they usually spell it there, I think it's lovely like that. And more uncommon as well, I know a few friends who have called their LOs Sophia
     
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    mummywanabe Well-Known Member

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    Id say it so-fi-a well thats how we would all say it in northern ireland
     
  8. Pudds86

    Pudds86 Well-Known Member

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    So-fee-ah

    No 'fear' at all as there is no 'r' sound in it.

    Tapatalking :-D Can't see tickers...
     
  9. Clairabelle

    Clairabelle Well-Known Member

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    Same here so-fee-ah x
     
  10. Bethi

    Bethi Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all for your replies.
    Maybe it's an accent/dialect thing...I can't seem to emphasise the 'soh' sound.

    It's like the 'fee' part is the emphasised bit / main syllable sound. Argh, can't explain what I mean.
    It's a quick, short 'so', long 'fee;, then 'uh'.

    Should all record our voices ;)
    xx
     
  11. Juice

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    You mean so you're almost just saying the letter S followed by fee-uh? I think I know what you mean.
     
  12. Bethi

    Bethi Well-Known Member

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    Yes Juice - the first syllable comes out way too fast. I have to make a deliberate effort to slow it down x
     
  13. Juice

    Juice Well-Known Member

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    I've heard a lot of people pronounce it like that. I used to work in a nursery so I've heard all sorts of names pronounced in all sorts of ways. It's very rare that anyone makes any negative comments or anything, so just go with what ever you want :)
     
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    JJ Mum Well-Known Member

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    Me three
     
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    Gsygal Well-Known Member

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    My aunt and cousin are both called Sophia (mother daughter) and its pronounced So-Fi (as in rhymes with tie)-ya
     
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    Rachel80 Well-Known Member

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    I'm having a boy but a girl would've been Sophia Honey x
     
  17. Bethi

    Bethi Well-Known Member

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    That's nice.
    Does anyone know if Sophia is shortened to Sophie (I know they sometimes get called Soph)?
     

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