SheWolf wrote:So it is ee-rEE-ah not ee-rYE-ah? And it's not really EE it's more like an EH?
..try and pronounce it as if it was a spanish name.. I think that's close to maori and should sound something like
Sherry wrote:I was so pleased when I heard. Congrats to them both and welcome to the world Sophocles. Loving the name also
Might explain the 3 week break in filming also
SheWolf wrote:Thanks pukeko. I recall the way Jemaine says "maori" is something closer to "maoli" or "maodi" it's a hard sound to spell.
The name sounds better with a softer R. So it is ee-rEE-ah not ee-rYE-ah? And it's not really EE it's more like an EH at the beginning?
pukeko wrote:You are right about the "r", it is a more difficult sound than it gets credit for. Not hard-out rolled like in spanish or drawn out like the Irish, but somewhere between "L" and "D" would be dead on. So "maori" sounds a lot like "mouldy", which once was a source of teasing of anyone trying to teach me to pronounce it properly <--- ashamed of younger self
I'm still not sure I get how this name should sound. ee-rah-ee ah sounds lovely but it doesn't sound the same to me as ee-rye-ah. I need to hear someone say it.
SheWolf wrote:Not that anyone cares but I'll be calling this kid either Clem, Jem Jr., The J-Pup, or my favorite, Little Mr. Poopy Pants.
I think all names are given with love but parents also need to realize that their kid is going to live in the real world . IMHO Sophocles isn't horrible but it isn't great either, it's sort of borderline mock-worthy. However, the minute I heard Bronx Wentz I knew it had Sophocles beat. Bronx isn't even horrible on it's own but paired with that last name it's a joke. Bronx Clement, for example, sounds more melodious.ASmallTurnip wrote: as long as a name is given with love and thought, it's great. It's individual, and it has a nice story behind it. .
Your name may not be common but I wouldn't say it's unusual. I have a friend named Alina. I think it's the most beautiful name. She's never met anyone else with that name and neither have I. That's an example of what I consider a rare name but not unusual as in naming your Apple or something. However, since Sophocles is apparently one of Miranda's grandfather's names it probably doesn't seem that unusual to her so to each their own. I just really hope they don't call him Sophocles all the time. He needs a perky nickname like...Buzzy!ASmallTurnip wrote:And speaking as someone with a relatively unusual name, I can vouch for the fact that it's really nice to be the only one of you in your class.
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