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I like how this name is so different, without being a mondern concoction. I just wish I could figure out how to pronounce it.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2006
I have to say that I think this name sounds amusing. But I mean no disrespect when I say this: it makes me think of food "Cinne-Burger" (a cinnamon burger - yuck, I know!).
-- Anonymous User  12/9/2006
'C' is hard like a modern K.
'Y' is like a U with an umlaut.
'NE' is 'Na'. With A as in 'about' or 'soda'.
'GA' I think the G here is silent, although I'm not 100% certain.

Go to http://www.kami.demon.co.uk/gesithas/readings/brun_oe.html, download the first poetry sample and listen out for the word Brunanburh. It will give you a basic idea of how 'burh' names sounded in their original Old English context.

Personally, I prefer the more common spelling and pronunciation CYNEBURH. It just sounds nicer without the additional 'a' sound at the end.
-- Beornhild  1/3/2007
I would say that this is pronounced something like "KUH-na-BOOR-ga", with an alveolar trill (like the "rr" in Spanish).
-- gaelruadh19  1/27/2007
I don't know HOW I think it is pronounced, but when I first saw it written, I thought it was pronounced Sinn-Berr-Gah. I think I like that better than Kin-anything for now no matter what is right. :-)
-- Brianna Angela  6/1/2007
Now that I know how to pronounce it I think that it is a lovely name, though I don't think that I would name a child this, simply because she would have such a time learning how to spell it, and then she would have to go through her entire life explaining the pronunciation.
-- Katja Eidis  1/13/2008
I love this name for its random weirdness.
-- gio2475  6/19/2008
I really like the sound of this name, but I wouldn't use it because of the "burga" ending, and she would be made fun of, I think, but just to put the record straight, I know somebody by this name, who is an old woman, and she pronounces it "kin-burger", but I still think it's nice. :)
-- walesgal92  10/25/2009

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