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#1 MickeyBoo

Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:48 AM

Just after opinions on changing the spelling of Sienna to Ciena? I came across it in one of the baby name books and DH and I both really like it over the traditional spelling and think that it ties in with our other kids really well, however I'm wondering how it will end up being received by others?

#2 Bel Rowley

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:00 AM

Siena like the Italian city would be fine, Ciena I don't get though.

#3 pippityroo

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:01 AM

I've seen it spelt Sianna, which makes me want to say it 'sigh-anna'. I personally prefer the Sienna spelling (not that I really like the name though).

But if you like it, go for it, that's all that matters.

#4 Guest_holy_j_*

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:02 AM

I would probably misprounounce that Ci-ee-na, instead of Si-en-na.

#5 Falling Awake

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:06 AM

The Italian in me can't help pronouncing it "Chi-enna".  I agree with keeping the 's' and dropping an 'n'.

She will go through life probably having to spell and pronounce it for people.

#6 Banana Pancakes

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:08 AM

Im not a fan of it with a 'c'

#7 laridae

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:10 AM

Its a telecommunicatiosn company.

I also may be inclined to pronounce it Chi-ena, Ki-ena, or Cee-na.

#8 Apageintime

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:17 AM

not a fan, Siena would be ok if you have to change it, but most certainly keep the s.

#9 caesie'n'linc

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:22 AM

QUOTE (Bel Rowley @ 18/04/2012, 10:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Siena like the Italian city would be fine, Ciena I don't get though.

I agree with this, and what others have said also original.gif

I have a Sienna and even with that spelling people still say her name wrong...the GP we used to see pronounced it 'shay-na' all the time, even after I corrected her LOL

#10 blenheim

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:25 AM

I'd read that at Cee-na, not Sienna.

#11 kerilyntaryn

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:26 AM

I think it is nice and that's how most people pronounce Sienna

C enna - I think the Ciena matches Kiara nicely too

#12 ~Nic~

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:27 AM

I would probably try to pronounce it as Chi-anna as well... kind of like the ch sound in ciao.



#13 la di dah

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

I don't get it. I thought most modern spellings were to make them easier to read for people unfamiliar with the name.

But "Sienna" is more familiar than Ciena, and has the pretty colour connection, and Ciena just introduces s/k/ch confusion.

I'd say phonetically Ciena says see-nah or sy-ena?

#14 Ellen D

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:35 AM

It's pretty, but reminds me of the wine from Brown Brothers. Delicious actually...

#15 Imaginary friend

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:30 PM

Sienna is a name  I quite like - but cannot see the point of changing the spelling of a well known name, already phonetically spelt, to another variation.


Just makes a simple thing complicated.

#16 mrsshero

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:37 PM

I love Cienna.

There is a wine called Cienna and no one I know has an issue with it' pronounciation

#17 accidentally_preg

Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:27 PM

What is with people's obsession with changing the spelling?! It still sounds the damn same!

Keep the S. Otherwise she's going to have a LIFETIME of spelling out her name to everyone.

#18 coffeetogo

Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

I prefer Siena.  original.gif

#19 Owl_Little_Girls

Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

If it ain't broke, don't fix it...

Not sure why you would want to change it at all.

#20 Boys Rock

Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:50 PM

I would not change the spelling but that is me  - if you and your DH like it use it

#21 ~Jodama_Feral~

Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE (lady-android @ 18/04/2012, 10:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's pretty, but reminds me of the wine from Brown Brothers. Delicious actually...



QUOTE (mrsshero @ 18/04/2012, 02:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love Cienna.

There is a wine called Cienna and no one I know has an issue with it' pronounciation


My thoughts too. It really is a delicious wine!!

I like the name spelt Sienna.

#22 MickeyBoo

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:38 AM

QUOTE (lady-android @ 18/04/2012, 10:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's pretty, but reminds me of the wine from Brown Brothers. Delicious actually...



QUOTE (accidentally_preg @ 18/04/2012, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What is with people's obsession with changing the spelling?! It still sounds the damn same!

Keep the S. Otherwise she's going to have a LIFETIME of spelling out her name to everyone.


Thanks for the replies and opinions original.gif

I'm not 'obsessed' with changing the spelling. As I said I was looking for variations on the spelling out of curiosity, and came across this in a baby name book and liked it. As for the constantly spelling, I find that people ask regardless of how simple it sounds, even my DS Ryan gets asked how to spell his name.  unsure.gif  My name is Micaela and I've grown up with having to spell my name each time as well, I don't think it's that big a deal. shrug.gif But that's my opinion and you're entitled to yours original.gif

Will have to find that wine as well! Is it a red or white LOL

#23 mandaandstarr

Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:11 PM

Brown brothers it's red in colour, but really sweet.

#24 Bel Rowley

Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:10 AM

QUOTE (mandaandstarr @ 19/04/2012, 05:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Brown brothers it's red in colour, but really sweet.

Sounds revolting.

What language is Cienna supposed to be in? Where did this grape variety come from?




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