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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.


*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.