I have been learning to write Greek and speak it for a while and have a problem (amongst many) with my wife's name which is Brenda. I have always, as my name is Gordon and translates to Γκόρντον written Brenda as Μπρέντα however when I was in Corfu recently and asked various Greeks how that sounded to them in Greek most said it sounded like Breda (with out the n sound). Some however who understood English names said it was Brenda,
I was told by a few that if I put in the extra ν spelling it Μπρένντα then it would be understood but a teacher once said to me that the doubkle consonant had not been used in Greek for a long time - I am condfused! I could spell it as Μπρένδα I suppose but that would be a 'hard d' or would that sound like Brentha?
She wants a name necklace in Greek but I am afraid I will be forever trying to exxplain her name! Can you advise me please?