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[Opinions] Naomi pronunciation
I was reading through the comments on the name Naomi and the first one says that in Hebrew the name is pronounced nah-oh-mi. I was just wondering if this is true because I didn't see any other comments corroborating or refuting it.Do you guys like this pronunciation? I think it sounds soft and sweet, whereas I always viewed Naomi (pronounced nay-O-mee) as a very strong and independent name.Please vote! http://www.behindthename.com/pnl/174843
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Since Na'omi is listed as the biblical Hebrew version of the name, I'd guess that's true.And I agree nah-oh-mi seems softer than nay-O-mee, but I don't have much of a preference between those. I prefer Noemi to both.
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I'm not seeing that, I'm seeing nah-o-me as the Japanese pronunciation, another etymology.I wouldn't expect it to be said nay-oh-me, though I suppose I've heard of that pronunciation. I say nie-oh-me.

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I say Naomi NIE-o-mee and that's the way I like it pronounced. I didn't realize for years that most people don't pronounce it that way. They say NAY-o-mee. I can't say it that way. NIE-o-mee is what comes out of my mouth. I can't help it. I think pronounced any other way, the name is awkward.
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I hate the nay-oo-me pronunciation. Most of the Naomis I've known were Jewish and used the nah-oh-mi pronunciation. I see Naomi as a strong name, but find the nay pronunciation annoying and wrong.
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Naomi is definitely pronounced nah-OH-mi in German. I'm not sure whether that's the correct Hebrew pronunciation.
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I've always heard Nay-O-mee & Nigh-o-mee. (Nigh like high) I like both of those pronNah-oh-mi: No idea there. I know I don't care for that pronunciation though
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I don't know about Hebrew, but in Japanese the name is pronounced like "nah-oh-mi". I prefer the nay-o-mi pronunciation, I think it's gorgeous.
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