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[Opinions] How do you pronounce Damaris?
I always thought that Damaris was pronounced "da-mare-iss" but the site says it's "dam-uh-ris". I only like it pronounced the first way. Is that usable?
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I've always pronounced it the same as you.
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I say Duh-MAR-iss (rhyming with car). That's the only way I like it, but your way could probably work if you reinforce it.
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"DAM-uh-ris," like the site. Lovely. :0)I live in the U.S., by the way. It may be a regional thing. I can see people in the UK using "DAM-uh-ris" but people here in the U.S. using "duh-MARE-is" more. That's just a guess of course.

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I've only ever heard DAM uh riss. My mum works with one who is in her fifties.
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I pronounce it da-MAH-ris. Usable, hmm...I'm not sure. As a mn, sure, but otherwise I find it a bit too special.
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I've only known one Damaris;she's a French-speaker, and pronounces the name as it's shown on the BTN look-up function. I wouldn't give a child a name, and not give it it's right pronounciation. It would be a source of tiresomness for the parent for a while, and then the child/then adult for all her life.
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Interesting. I've always read it da-MAR-iss, so neither of the ways you mention! I've never heard it said though, that I can recall. I think da-MARE-iss makes more sense than the way BtN describes it, but I also wouldn't condone the use of a name that's intentionally pronounced wrong. But again, I'm not sure how "wrong" it is!

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Hmm, a Tamara situation. I guess I would say da-MARE-is upon first seeing it so I don't think it's ridiculous for you to want to use it that way.(I have no preference among either pronunciation... I think it's a pretty ugly name either way, sorry.)
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Hi !!!I pronounce it... Dah-MAH-rees ...Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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'Usable' isn't the same as 'a good idea'. I know a Damaris who is always and only DAMuhris, and I've never heard it any other way. Some names do accommodate two pronunciations - So-FIE-a and So-FEE-a, for instance, but not Damaris.However, in a world where otherwise sensible people take Xavier and pronounce it Ex-Ayv-i-er, as though an avier was something currently outdated, why not? Pronounce it any way you like; just be prepared to do a lot of explaining.
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That's how I pronounce Xavier, lol
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In Australia and New Zealand too, sometimes.
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I've only ever heard Dam uh ris, and much prefer it.
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I say dah-MAH-ris.
I suppose the way you pronounce would be how most English people say it. So it's usable. But it's definitely not my favourite pronunciation.
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I'd say duh-MAH-ris. duh-MARE-is would not occur to me but I guess it's usable.
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I had never heard of it and pronounced it the same way you do.
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I say it dah-MARE-iss but I also have a friend who pronounces it DAM-uh-riss. I hate the second way so much.
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Da-mare-iss
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My instinct is to say "da-MARE-is". I have to remind myself it's "DAM-uh-ris." I love it anyway. And who says you can't pronounce it "da-MARE-is" if you want to? Well, someone can say it, but they can't enforce it.
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I once met a Damaris who pronounced it DAM-uh-riss. Before I met her, I thought it was duh-MARE-is, but I was mistaken.
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Duh-MARE-iss. But I prefer the spelling Demarys.
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Duh-MAR-issBut I prefer the spelling Demarys.
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Duh-MAR-issBut I prefer the spelling Damarys.
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DAM-uh-ris. I've heard the duh-MAIR-is pronunciation. There's a food network personality who pronounces it that way. I don't like it at all, but I think it's a common enough variant to be usable.
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I always have heard Damaris said as you thought it was. I've tried to wrap my head around how the site says it ought be, but can't get it. FWIW on usability the only one I've known personally said "da-mare-iss", she was in her late 20s and from Kenya.
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I've never heard of DAM-e-rus. I've always heard it pronounced da-MARE-is.
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Duh-mar-is.
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