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Subject: Re: Sophronia
Author: Devonelisa   (Authenticated as Devonelisa)
Date: March 23, 2004 at 4:05:13 AM
Reply to: Sophronia by MJ
You hear both so-FRON-ee-a or so-FRON-ya in England - depends really. You're more likely to get the first from a Catholic (there's a Sofronia up for canonization I think) or Greek families (my Cyprian friend says it that way) while the other is more mainstream English.

No one famous but I saw it in the obituaries (not morbid, they're right below the birth announcements and your eyes wander ;o) not too long ago (last 6 months or so) - the surname was Greek and it announced a Greek Orthodox service. And I know it's still used in Italy and parts of Eastern Europe so perhaps there's a musician or actress with the name lurking out there.

Devon

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