Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:52 pm
I can see why someone might think 'sigh ree' but I think I thought 'sear ee' when I first saw it, but really don't remember now. I do think the y makes it inevitable for many people to associate it w/ Syria - HOWEVER, I don't necessarily think that's bad (which is why in my first post I didn't worry if the middle following Syri made it sound like Syria, it seemed like a natural thing to think no matter what).
I don't know that I think Syri looks like it's trying any harder than Siri to 'me', but remember the above posters are probably more familiar w/ Scandinavian names than I am and that may be why. So it will all depend on the background of any given person as to what they'll think. I think it's nice enough. I probably like Syria more, but I love place names and Damascus has been on my list a long while! As well as Sicily, etc.
If you really don't like Siri that much and love Syri, I see nothing wrong w/ Syri. It is less of an association w/ Syria to spell it Siri so if that's a concern, there's that.
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