How do you pronounce the name 'Berenice'?

I always thought it was 'Ber-en-ee-see', but I checked on a website and they say it's pronounced 'Ber-en-is' which sounds a bit odd?

apparently it's an ancient Macedonian name, I really like it but don't know the correct way Berenice is supposed to be said! any help?

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best answer

    Its an ancient Greek name.(victory bearer)

    As for the pronunciation, if you want to pronounce it in Greek is

    Ve-re-NEE-kee

    If you want to pronounce it in English is

    Be-re-nis.

  • 1 decade ago

    Ber-en-ee-s (the end sounds like niece), I know someone who has that name and thats how they pronounce it

  • 3 years ago

    Berenice Name

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Be - ren - ees. It is a totally different name from Bernice, which is pronounced Ber - nees My cousin is called Berenice.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bur-en-ese

  • 4 years ago

    T. O. Mabbott notes that in Poe’s day, Berenice was pronounced to rhyme with “very spicy.” (T. O. Mabbott, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, 1978, p. 219, title note)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its Ber-neice to me, but no reason why you cant use Ber-en-ee-see which is a lovely name! I've never heard of it before & its wayy nicer than Ber-neice!!

    :-)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think it can be said as either Ber-Run-Niece or Ber-Niece.

  • Burrr-Niece

    Source(s): I know a girl by that name except she spells it Berniece
  • 1 decade ago

    ber-neece

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