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[Opinions] How do you pronounce the name Lauren?
I've heard people pronounce it as "Lure - in" or "Lo - ren".
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LOURE-in
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I've never heard the Lure-in version. It's always Lo ren where I live, with the o like the vowel in stop or mop, not as in shore. And certainly not Lah ren, which is what I'd imagine often happens in the States.
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LOR-ənThe "aw" thing that BtN says almost doesn't exist in my accent, all those words usually just sound like "ah" instead of that "ah with a scoop" thing that I think "aw" is supposed to mean. Or like a vowel that moves from "o" to "ah"? Anyway, Lauren with that pronunciation sounds a little pretentious to me, in the US I'd assume the person was maybe from the east or south (?), maybe Boston?? and if I try to say it like that in my accent it sounds more like lah-ren. The way I actually say it is indistinguishable from Loren. I went to high school with a girl named Loren and nobody could tell that it wasn't Lauren unless they saw the spelling.

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I pronounce it LAW-ren.
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LO-ren.
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Lar-in.
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I pronounce it LAWR-ən.Loren is pronounced Lore-in. I do not pronounce these two names the same.
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I pronounce it as LO-REN.
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LAW-rən o LAW-rin.
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LORE-en
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Lor en
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Somewhere in between the two.
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