Mariken is a medieval Dutch name, derived from Maria or Mary, the mother of Jesus.

The name consists of 3 syllables (Ma - ri - ken) and is pronounced as follows:

Ma: the "a" is pronounced like the "a" in
Yahoo! or the last "a" in America

ri - sounds the same as in "to read"

ken = is pronounced like the last syllable in the word "bacon".

Finally, the emphasis in Mariken is on the second syllable: Mariken.

Can you put it all together?

My surname is impossible to pronounce properly for an English speaking person, so I won't trouble you with that.  :)

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