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Old 12-11-2016, 07:41 PM
 
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Yup, lifelong NJ resident. Where we drink cawfee.
That word gives me away every time I try and pass for a GA native .
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Old 12-11-2016, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Names are interesting. Myself, I seem to be from the Les Nesman School of Broadcasting.

For example, even here in Texas, I am notorious for pronouncing Maria as "Mar-e-ah".

Or take Aja. To me, it's not A-sia but "Ah-JAh".

Personally, I would go with Mar-ah, but that's just me. To me, it sounds more unique, more powerful.

Finally, about Kara? There are two ways to pronounce that as well. Being Supergirl and Soviet cruiser oriented, to me, it's "Car-ah".....but I have heard it pronounced "Care-ah" as well.

However it is to be pronounced, make sure she knows to have people call her by the proper way. Never let anyone tell her differently.

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Old 12-11-2016, 11:23 PM
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^Hahaha. Loved Data.
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Old 12-11-2016, 11:28 PM
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No doubt. From this thread, it seems that there are 3 ways it can be pronounced. I don't think any one is "more correct" than any other.
Exactly. The correct way will be how the person.whose name it is says it's pronounced.
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Old 12-11-2016, 11:54 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, TX
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Exactly. The correct way will be how the person.whose name it is says it's pronounced.
Wrong. My name is Dan. No one is going to allow me to choose the pronunciation of it as duhn, dain, dahn, or doon.

And it's mar-uh.
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Old 12-12-2016, 12:42 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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I always heard it pronounced with the first "a" sound like car.
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Old 12-12-2016, 05:16 AM
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Wrong. My name is Dan. No one is going to allow me to choose the pronunciation of it as duhn, dain, dahn, or doon.

And it's mar-uh.
Hahaha, try it and see if it works, Dan. You never know. But people DO pronounce the A In Dan in different ways--you know that, right? Some people do say "Dahn", Some people also pronounce Dawn that way. But childish of you to twist my meaning. Mara WILL pronounce her name the way she wants, which is likely the way she has been told all her life it is pronounced, which may not be the way YOU decide it's to be pronounced.

Your pronunciation opinion of Mara is of no use as written because some people are saying the "Mar" part as if it rhymes with "car" and others as in "marriage" and still others say that A as it is said in Mary.

So which one did you mean?
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Old 12-12-2016, 05:43 AM
 
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Which do you think sounds better?
To be honest, I'd be more worried about how other people can ruin the pronunciation. My daughter named her daughter something similar and no matter how we say it, it drives my granddaughter nuts that everyone else pronounces it differently.
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Old 12-12-2016, 05:45 AM
 
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you would have to change the spelling to Maira.
And then you'll get some people pronouncing it like Myra.
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Old 12-12-2016, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Finally, about Kara? There are two ways to pronounce that as well. Being Supergirl and Soviet cruiser oriented, to me, it's "Car-ah".....but I have heard it pronounced "Care-ah" as well.

My daughter's name is Kara, and we pronounce it "Care-uh." This name hit an odd uptick in popularity in the year that my daughter was born (and only in that year; strange huh?) and the several others that we've known also pronounce it that same way. I thought I heard Supergirl pronounce it that way too, but maybe I'm remembering wrong. "Car-uh" (car as in automobile) seems to be a British pronunciation.

And then there's the whole Cara vs. Kara thing going on. Clearly, we favored the K spelling, as did all but one of the ones that we've known. But that's a topic for another thread.
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