Okay some of you asked about the girls name.
I am going to start with Castalia.
From the Greek Κασταλία - Cast- Uh- Lee- Ah : the accent falls on the Uh.
So you would go Cast- uh-leeah. (accent on the antepenultimate syllable)
Coming up next is Callista.
From the Greek καλλίστη - it's pronounced: Cal-lee-ah:.
For this one I have a link: it.howtopronounce.com/italian/…
You have to make sure you can hear the double LL.
This one is always a bit of a shocker Cassiopea
From the Greek Κασσιόπεια - we don't pronounce the final I in πεια - so it would be straight ahead: Cassio -p3 -ah. (the 3 sound being the same open 3 sound your find in Fair more open than the then 3 sound in send)
And here is the shock because people thought that Pea is pronounced like the pea in "pea in pod". But it's 2 distintive syllable instead Pe-ah which almost sounds like "Pay up" XDD
This is fairly easy Cassandra
From the Greek
Κασσάνδρα pronounced as Kuhs-suhn- drah
I have a link for this one two: it.howtopronounce.com/italian/…
Actually in these links I share I find that the second guy in the list has a better pronunciation - although slow - but he sounds like someone killed his cat hahaha.
Then we have Calliope
From the Greek Καλλιόπη, Kalliopē
"beautiful-voiced" (tehee hee).
Cuhl-leeo-pay - I kid you not, that's why her shortened version is Lio, which is not pronounced as Lio (lion) but Lee-oh. Accent on the eeh (tehee hee).
I have a link for this two but only listen to the first one because the second one is in Neapolitan: it.howtopronounce.com/italian/…
Okay I throw in a bonus because everybody loved Pifo
This name is totally made up and it's not Pai-fo (like Waifu).
It's Pee-fo.Don't hate me, Pifo fans... the originally Pifo's pronunciation problem was not going to be a mere F for and S... the guy had a lisp and so everything was complicated but written with Sh... for S.His original catchy line was: My name ish not Pifo it's Pisho.Which in Italian sounded like: I'm not Pifo I'm piss.His catchy line would disgust even pirates and he would make silence drop and everyone stare at him like this O_o. In the end a smart person would figure out and say: wait... your name is Piso?Then the "Sh" thing was complicated to read and write, the piss joke was too much and lost in translation... it really wasn't worth all the trouble.But the name is cute so I kept it. I just dropped the joke.
Btw Piso is short for Pisolo which is the nap you take after lunch. (Pisolo is also the name of one of Snowhite's dwarves in Italian, can you guess which one?).