My sidebar isn't looking as streamlined as I'd like it to, so I thought I'd move this into my archives...
I'm sure many of you who read my blog come across our daughter's name (or my husband's name for that matter) and pronounce it in your head as blabidy-blah-blah-blah. So to help you out, I've included this handy-dandy little pronunciation guide:
Sounds like the sweet, furry little gray animal that Madonna enjoys wearing as a coat: the chin-CHILLA, minus the chin part. It rhymes with gorilla. Csilla means twinkling star in Hungarian. It also happens to be the name of a planet in the Star Wars galaxy.
Sounds like the luxury gambling retreat in Las Vegas: the BELLAG-io Hotel, minus the io part. It rhymes with garage. There should be an accent over the second “A”, but I don’t know the html for that. I have no idea what it means in Hungarian and there are no planets named Balazs in the Star Wars galaxy.