How to Spell and Pronounce American Girl Doll Names!
Welcome! I'm making this post because one of my pet peeves are people who mispronounce and/or misspell American Girl doll names. Trust me, I used to be one too. When I was little, I pronounced Felicity "fell-ek-ty", Kaya "kay-ah", Josefina "joesph-ina" and Kirsten "cris-ten". Now, hopefully this post will decrease people who do this by at least 20%!
*Kaya- It's "ky-ah", not "kay-ah". It might look like the former, but it's actually the latter.
*Felicity- It's "full-is-it-tee", not "fell-ek-ty". I'm the only one who did this, I'm pretty sure.
*Josefina- It's "ho-seph-ina", not "joseph-ina". And it's not spelt Josephina, it's spelt Josefina.
*Marie-Grace: It's "muh-ree grace", not "mary grace". And it's not Marie Grace, it's Marie-Grace. (stares down Benefit Sale)
*Kirsten- It's "keer-sten", not "ker-sten" or "cris-ten". It's not Kristen, it's Kirsten.
*Addy- It's Addy, not Addie.
*Nanea- It's "nuh-nay-ah", not "nah-nee-ah" or "nuh-nee-ah".
*Julie- It's Julie, not Julia.
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*Kailey- It's Kailey, not Kaylee.
*Marisol- Taken from page 53 of Marisol's book, it's "Mar-ee-soul", not "Mare-uh-soul" or "Mare-uh-sowl".
*Nicki- It's Nicki, not Nikki or Niki or Nicky. Nicki, as in Nicki Minaj. The same way, I meant. Nicki's not a rapper.
*Chrissa- It's Chrissa, not Carissa or Charissa or Krissa.
*Sonali- Pronounced "suh-nah-lee".
*Lanie- It's Lanie, not Laney or Lainey.
*Kanani- It's pronounced "kuh-na-nee". If six year old me could pronounce it right, so can you.
*McKenna- It's McKenna, not Makenna or Mackenna or Mckenna.
*Saige- It's not Sage. It's Saige.
*Isabelle- Not Isabella. It's Isabelle.
*Grace- Not Gracie. Grace.
*Lea- Not Leah. Lea.
*Gabriela- Not Gabriella. Gabriela. One L.
*Luciana- It's pronounced "lucy-ah-na." And her nickname is Luci, not Lucy. If you call my Luci "Lucy", she gets mad.
*Tenney- Not Tenny or Teni (even though the former is what I call her because in my videos, Tenney is just an exaggerated character and Teni is her real self). Tenney.
Ta-da! I hope you learned something from this list.