View Message

[Opinions] Rowan pronunciation
I met someone the other day who had a son named Rowan, and the way they pronounced the 1st syllable rhymed with 'ow' instead of 'oh'.Is that really weird, or is it just me? Which pronunciation do you like most?

This message was edited by the author 8/16/2019, 11:55 AM

Tags:  pronunciation
Archived Thread - replies disabled
vote up1

Replies

Nope, not just you. I thought Rowan only had one pronunciation.
I never heard it said any other way.
I prefer it said the usual way. The other pronunciation just doesn't sound right. Like it's not meant to be. And boy I can just imagine the number of pronounciation problems this kid face in life. Or will when he gets older, him constantly having to correct people.
vote up1
No, it's way weird! I pronounce it ROH-en.
vote up1
That’s definitely a first for me. I much prefer RO-an to RAU-an.
vote up1
Yeah. I pronounce it ROH-ən too.
vote up1