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Subject: Re: Pronunciation question...
Author: ClaudiaS   (Authenticated as ClaudiaS)
Date: May 5, 2012 at 6:45:59 PM
Reply to: Pronunciation question... by cherrybear
In my experience living in the U.S., Leigh as a given name is always "Lee." I have never come across the idea that Leigh can be "lee" or "lay" depending on gender. Virtually all of the time, when people use -leigh as an alternative spelling in names, it is intended as just a fancier version of -lee or -ly. So, for instance, I would expect Kimberleigh and Ashleigh to be identical in pronunciation to Kimberly and Ashley.

In Great Britain Leigh may sometimes be pronounced Lay (and the place name/surname Leighton is LAY-tun). Here is an earlier thread about this subject: .

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