Comments for the name Corinna

Comments for CORINNA:

It's pronounced Core-in-uh. Never, never is it pronounced Core-een-uh. That would be spelled differently.
-- Anonymous User  1/24/2006
Whether the original Greek form (Korinna) or the form used in other parts of the world (Corinna), this name is pronounced Co-REE-na. English tongues may pronounce it co-RINN-a or co-RIE-na (shudder) but that doesn't change the original (and most lovely) pronunciation.
-- Anonymous User  2/9/2006
My name is Corinna. My mother named me after my great-great-grandmother, Corinna. When she was alive, she pronounced it Co-rin-uh. I pronounce it that way, too. Just because you may know someone who pronounces it differently doesn't mean I'm pronouncing it incorrectly. Because of ignorant morons who don't know how to pronounce my name any other way but what Hollywood has, I have to go by a nickname. It's a shame when someone can't use their own beautiful name without being disrespected.
-- cpip  8/28/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Corinna here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
It irritates me that English-speakers (though I am an English speaker myself) argue that this name should be pronounced Co-RIN-ah solely because it has two N's. The name and the spelling are Greek, as a name it has comparatively recently been adopted into English use, therefore it should be pronounced the Greek way. That is Co-REEN-ah.
-- Anonymous User  12/30/2007
Greek has a different alphabet. So, I think it's irrelevant to say it should be pronounced "Coreena" like in Greek, when the spelling is unambiguously pointing towards the pronunciation "Co-RINN-a". Those are the rules of English - a short vowel before a double consonant. Surely it could have been better transliterated from the Greek alphabet if it's supposed to be with a long 'e'. Besides, I doubt that even "Coreena" sounds exactly like the Greek pronunciation. Foreign names get adapted - it can't be helped.
-- aquamarina  8/8/2008

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