If your last name was Weiner, how would you prefer it to be pronounced?
Well my last name is Cockman so...
The correct pronunciation would be WYE-ner, or VĪ-ner if you stuck to the German pronunciation.
• If the surname were Wiener, Americans would say WEE-ner and Germans would say vee-EN-er, meaning a person from Vienna.
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Wiener in modern German is pronounced VEEner.
Go to IPA and Hörbeispiele.
Ohhhh ich bin ein Oskar Meyer Wiener!
das ist was ich wirklich sein möchte!
PS: in the local dialect however, Wiener is pronounced close to how we pronounce Vienna, something in between Vienna and the name Werner with both R's dropped. Here, the ie is a rising diphthong resembling the ea in Latin mea culpa.
@Alcerus: dann wirst du gegrillt und gegessen 😏
Ah, such is life
My first name is Wiener
From Wien? Or from an Austrian family?
I’d have it legally changed to Prosecco 🍾
Be frank with me...
If that has to be your name, you might as well go all out.
Wy-ner like the creator of Mad Men 👌🏻
Ooh, forgot about him! When you've got an achievement like that, I guess how people can say your name however they want.
Btw, we're up 3-0 vs. Jon Hamm's Blues. Lol what are the odds.
I saw! I was like wow! You’ve given us hope.
Hamm’s gonna have the blues after the last period is over. 🙂
Haha he was probably Mad! We outworked them and hung on, 3-2. On to CBJ!
I saw the final score. A good win!
Yeah, we needed it! 🙌🏼
I hope my team gets some points today!!
LOL - the English translation.
I wouldn’t want my kid known as the little one or me known as the big one.
I hear ya.
I'd go with the German pronunciation, "VY-ner". Though I'd probably use "wee-ner" as a joke on occasion.
The joke is that people might think it was Whiner. Time for a legal name change!
It likely was Wiener and had been changed to reflect the German veener pronunciation in English.
Eisenhauer > Eisenhower
Kuntz > Koonts
Jüngling > Yuengling
If it's from Wiener, I'd change it back to that, it means from Wien (Vienna).
Wooho, Praet! See my answer above, which I wrote before reading yours!
I’d have to change it.
It’s pronounced Weener if you are poor, you change the pronunciation to Wyner once you are FILTHY RICH!
I'd prefer the Germanic way.
Agree. I believe “Viner” is the German pronunciation.
Exactly. See my comments at top.
I know someone who pronounces it Way-ner. I guess however you want to.
Not a bad alternative.
Weener-and I would demand to be called ‘Mr. Weener.’ Loudly.....and only by women. Men can call me ‘Dick.’ 😄
LOLOL Mister Wiener.
This gets my vote.
Wy-ner doesn’t sound right but better than getting made fun of all through school lol
Especially if your first name was Anthony.
He was aptly named! That’s what all the young girls he sent his picture to called him....Mr. weener
I pictured Schwarzenegger yelling this and I lost my biscuits!