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[Opinions] How do you pronounce Megan? (more)
And where are you from (roughly, e.g. country?).I always said and heard it as MEG-en.But lately I have heard MEE-gen and MAY-gen so I am wondering...Please rate my list: https://www.behindthename.com/pnl/6232
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MEG-an - I'm British-born. That is definitely the British pronunciation, and the way the Welsh statesman Earl [David] Lloyd George's daughter Lady Megan Lloyd George's was pronounced.
In my adopted Australia it's pronounced MEE-gan (which I hate.
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MAY-gin. I've never heard it any other way. I've lived in the central and southwest parts of the US.
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MEG-ənI'm from Poland.
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I say and have heard it the way you do/have. I hate it pronounced Mee-gan and May-gan.
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I pronounce this with the first syllable rhyming with "Peg". That's normally how I hear it pronounced in the USA, though it is occasionally more like "May-gun", especially when the spelling is Maegan or Meagan. In my understanding the most common way to pronounce this in the USA and the UK is with the "egg" pronunciation. The "ee" pronunciation, with the first syllable rhyming with "league", is most common in Australia and New Zealand. I think in Canada both of those pronunciations are used. I believe that the "ee" pronunciation of Tegan was also originally Australian -- in Wales, where the name originated, it was pronounced to rhyme with "egg" like Megan. But there was a character on the British science fiction television program "Dr. Who" between 1980 and 1985 named Tegan. She was an Australian airline stewardess, and was named after the Australian niece of one of the show's producers, so her name was pronounced in the Australian way. Since the name was not very common yet outside of Wales when this happened, this seems to have established "Tee-gan" as the more common pronunciation of Tegan in the USA and the UK as well as Australia, even though Megan remained "Megg-in" in those two countries.
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Me gan, Australia
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Meggin’. I think it’s a stupid sound, just like I spelled it.
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meg-en but I have a coworker who is a mee-gen. Four years and I still struggle with it. It just throws me off.It doesn't help that with my accent ee is ih, ex: I don't say field as feeld but as filled. So when I try to say mee-gen it just sounds like mih-gen loleeeeee is a hard sound for me for some reason (risen) lol.

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MEG-un. UK.
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I'm from South Africa, and it was always pronounced MEGan until it became popular in the US, when the MEEgan version appeared. I don't recall ever meeting or hearing of a MAYgen here.I like MEGan very much. The others, not at all, thugh this is odd because I instinctively pronounce Tegan as TEEgan, so MEEgan shouldn't be a problem for me, but it is.
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I'm from NZ
Megan = Mee-gin (the spelling and pronunciation I most commonly see). An alternative is Meegan
Meghan = May-gin (My favourite spelling & pronunciation) An alternative is Meagan
I'm not sure how I'd spell 'Meg-in' - the spelling sounds weird and forced to my ears (my least favourite pronunciation)
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I listened to myself saying it a few times and I guess my pronunciation is a mix between MEG-en and MAY-gen. I'm not sure how to describe it. I'm from Canada.
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I'm Spanish and our syllable system is very different. I pronounce it as ME-gan, since in my language each syllable (usually) contains a consonant followed by a vowel.If I were a native English-speaker, I'd pronounce it as MEG-an (British English).I'd say MEE-gen and MAY-gen only if they were spelt as Meagan and Maegan (which are modern spelling variants).

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I personally, always say MEG-en. However, I know a lot of people who say MAY-gen... but these people also tend to pronounce "egg" and "ague" the same.I'm from Chicago.
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MEH-ghn and I’m from the uk

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I say MEG-uhn, and I'm from the UK.
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... people pronounce Megan any way other than MEG-en? Well that's wild.(US, of Midwestern origin)
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I pronounce it the same way you do correctly. I kid, but MEG-an is traditional. I’m from the UK.

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I say MEG-in and am from the West Coast of the US.

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Here in North Carolina, MAY gen mostly and some MEG en but never MEE gen
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I’m from Ontario Canada, and I say MEG-en.
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I'm Danish, and I've always pronounced Megan as the traditional English way, like MEE-gan.MAY-gen, MAY-gan, MAE-gen, or MAE-gan, would be if it was spelled as Maegan or Meagan, with or without an 'h' in them.
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Isn't MEG-en the traditional way? I always thought it was. Ooops.
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Yes, it is. The -an is a Welsh diminutive ending, and Meg is from Margaret in the usual way, with a short e. It looks as if it should have a long -ee sound in the first syllable, because there is a single consonant following it. The more usual way of spelling it to achieve the short -e sound would be to double the g: Meggan. But that isn't the way Welsh works, it seems!
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I don't know, but the way I do it, is just how my ears has always heard it. Maybe I'm also wrong in my assessment. Hm...Plus, I kinda find it strange, though, that the last 'a' in the name is replaced by an 'e' sound in the pronunciation. So, that may be how I came to pronounce it as I do, since my ears/brain found it weird to compute.
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