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This Aboriginal name means 'blossom' in Queensland and 'red water lily' in New South Wales.
-- viper  5/28/2006
The proper way to say it is neh-ree-dah, not neh-rider.
-- viper  5/28/2006
I have always pronounced it with all vowels in the short form and no emphasis on any syllable. I actually get a bit miffed and correct anyone who pronounces it otherwise. I didn't know until today it should actually be Nereeda.
-- Nerida  2/20/2008
Also can be spelt 'Neridah' and pronounced Ne-REE-dah, opposed to to Ne-re-da.
-- Anonymous User  8/4/2008
This name is absolutely *beautiful*! I love it.
-- erb816  3/19/2009
This name is not very common, even in Australia.

It is also occasionally spelt 'Neridah.'
-- vomiting  11/6/2009
Though it does have a lot of consonants, I love the name Nerida. It has a beautiful sound, and reminds me of nereids, which are like water nymphs and Pablo Neruda (I'm not one for poetry but I love his writings). I'm always looking for unusual names from different languages (like Filipino, Nahuatl, Romansch), and a beautiful name from an Indigenous Australian certainly fits the bill. (Wish I knew what exact language it comes from, though.)
-- Anonymous User  12/27/2009
I have never met anyone called Nerida who pronounces her name Ne-reed-a or Ne-read-a although there may be some out there. It is generally pronounced Ne-rid-a. One issue (I find) is often the accent of the person saying it. Most use the BBC/ABC -rid- (as in get rid of it) for this name.
-- nbleakley  4/28/2015

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