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I remember the actress Nyree Dawn Porter (The Forsythe Saga) from TV. She was born in New Zealand but moved later to Britain.
Ylva  10/20/2006
The correct pronunciation of the Maori Ngaire is NGAI-reh and so Nyree is an abomination. Nyree should not exist.
― Anonymous User  10/28/2006
A user in 2006 stated that "The correct pronunciation of the Maori Ngaire is NGAI-reh and so Nyree is an abomination. Nyree should not exist". The fact that no one has picked up about this name, is because it is not only a Maori name. It is also an ancient Hebrew name - another version of the name Anna. It may be correct that the correct Maori pronunciation is exactly as the user has described, but the ancient Hebrew version of the name IS pronounced Nyree. So, maybe it is an abomination if you think it is ONLY a Maori name, but the fact is that it is not. It has two cultural origins; hence Nyree is not an abomination. I can't believe that so many comments have been made about this name, and that so few people don't realize that it is also an ancient Hebrew name! It's pretty common knowledge. So, if you're Maori pronounce it the correct way for your culture. If you're not Maori, then pronounce it Nyree, which is perfectly and equally acceptable.
Nyree101  11/22/2017
So what if it's not pronounced "correctly"? I think it's a beautiful name, and to call it an abomination is ridiculous. Many names (in fact, most) are derivatives or alternate versions of other, older names! You sure don't see many Shoshannahs around, but plenty of Susans. I think it's simple, sweet, suitable for a woman of any age and awfully fun to say. A lovely invention.
vindemiatrix  11/26/2007
Yes, let's trash lovely Maori names shall we? Nyree may be the "anglicized" version but it sure is ugly.
― Anonymous User  10/3/2008
I can actually sympathize with the anonymous poster, since we've got people butchering Native American names like Cheyenne and Shawnee by spelling them Cheyanne and Shannie. Oy!
erb816  7/25/2009
Nyree Roberts is an American professional women's basketball player.
― Anonymous User  7/18/2012
Nyree's origin and original form's pronunciation aside, I think that, as strange as it is coming from my mouth, I find it somehow endearing, bizarre, and perhaps even (wonderfully) rough and slightly boyish. I like Nyree, I like the sound of it, but I am not too fond of it's spelling (though I admit that I can't think of a better written form... Nyry, Nyrie, Niry, etc... none are spectacularly better than another). That said, I would not personally put it to use on a human child.
Francesca  7/30/2013
In New Zealand English the Maori spelling and pronunciation of 'Ngaire' is the only one used. To say 'Nyree' is an "anglicized form of Ngaire" could be considered racist. It's my opinion that if you think your culture won't be able to cope with how a 'weird' foreign name is spelt, don't give your child that name.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2014
I think the anonymous user(s?) and erb816 are both/all being extremely childish. "Bastardizations" of names (and words) have been occurring throughout recorded history and before. That's why we speak different languages. Would anyone suggest that we abandon a "bastardization" like "John" and go back to the Hebrew "Yochanan"? Not that there's anything wrong with using that name. New versions of names do not destroy the old. They add to them. Anyone who wants to use the older versions is perfectly free to do so.
Kosta  6/12/2015
Isn't the point of this forum to advise of the meaning and origin behind a name, not to insult the spelling whether it has been anglicized or not. As a NYREE I am insulted by the comments made by a select few.
For people wanting to know the meaning of Ngaire depending on the website means Silver Fern or Flax.
An Insulted Nyree  11/9/2015
I am a Nyree & I like my name. Few people have it. I've received nothing but compliments for it all my life.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2016

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