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[Opinions] Which pronounciation?
Hi !!Do you prefer...Henrietta (English hen-ree-ET-tə)
Henriette (German hen-ree-ET-tə)
Henriette (French aw-ree-ET)
Henriette (Norwegian hen-ree-ET-te)Please tell me also WHY..ByeeeeeeEvergreens: Anastasia Angelica Aurora Basilio Dora Ester Fiammetta Flora Lilia Luna Morgana Romeo Serafina Serena Stella Valentino

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As an English speaker, Henrietta is the most intuitive. The Norwegian Henriette is lovely as well.
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I prefer the French Henriette simply because I dislike anything beginning with Hen for a girl. I don't mind Henry for a boy; in fact, I rather like it. Just not for a girl. Oh, and I also like Henri. ;-)
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The English and German pronounciations.
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I love the French, but it's one of those names that is a bit hard for the general population outside of France to say. My second choice is Henriette said the Norwegian way I suppose. I am not sure the slight nuances between the German and Norwegian pronunciations. So, whichever would be the closest to an English pronunciation of the spelling Henriette - That is what I choose.
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My favourite would have to be Henrietta, because the rest just don't come naturally to me. I can say them, particularly the French Henriette, and I love the sound, but I have to think before saying them, and almost put on an accent, so I can't do them much justice. I also doubt the beauty of Henriette would translate all that well into the many accents of the UK, including mine.
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English Henrietta. It's my mother tongue so it comes the most natural to me and Etta would be a cute nn.
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I find Henrietta too fussy and frilly and lo-o-ong, so I'd definitely prefer Henriette. This isn't surprising, because in English I'd consider actually using Harriet!
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