Birthday party RSVP list

My daughter is having her 6th birthday party on Saturday.  Here is the RSVP list; all the girls are ages 5-6.  We live in Irvine, California, (Orange County)  which is very culturally diverse.

Tea (Tay-a)




Jojo (Josephine)







Denise and Xiao are two invitees that couldn't make it.


December 9, 2013 9:51 PM

Wow, what a list! I like:

•Tea (if there's an accent over the e, otherwise I'm very tempted to say 'TEE')

•Jojo (Josephine)- gorgeous and classic name with an adorable nickname 

•Judy- that's so refreshing to hear! I'd love to meet a little Judy! 

Is Teresita a nickname for Teresa? I know a lot of times in Spanish -ita is used as a diminutive. 

Deea is an odd one. I don't like the double e. Sheridon is not one I ever wanted to hear on a girl... I guess they can justify it with the nickname Sheri... Rotem and Raon could be some of the strangest names I've ever heard, and I was very surprised to see Denise! 

December 10, 2013 2:39 AM

Rotem is a Modern (Israeli) Hebrew name.  It's unisex--common among Modern Hebrew names.  It's a botanical name.

December 10, 2013 2:46 AM

You always have such great knowledge!

December 10, 2013 2:48 AM

Tea does have an accent so it is an A sound like Tay-a.  Everyone always comments that it is a cute name.  

I was mispronouncing Teresita the entire party.  My daughter told me on the ride home her name is pronounced Tara-see-ta.  I was way off!

By EVie
December 12, 2013 12:43 AM

How were you pronouncing it, out of curiosity? I don't have the marry-merry-Mary merger, but I'm assuming you do, in which case I believe the way your daughter pronounced it is more or less the way I would have—teh-reh-SEE-ta. 

December 12, 2013 12:53 AM

Ditto. I was wondering the same thing!

December 13, 2013 3:07 AM

I was saying TA-ree-sa-ta.  Like Teresa with the added ending.  It felt awkward saying it, and I thought it was an awkward name, but I was just saying it wrong.  It seems obvious now that I know how to say it, but I had never seen this name before.