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Hello! I am new to this forum and would appreciate any help. My grandmother was Japanese. A few years before she passed away, she wrote both my kids' names in Japanese (Katakana) so I could one day have their names as a tattoo. In doing some research, it appears one of the names may not be correct (she was in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's). I want to verify it before I put it on my body permanently. I would appreciate any help. I'm attaching what she wrote.

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It says アンドウルー, "andouruu". The middle ウ makes the syllable overly long; normally "Andrew" is transliterated to simply アンドルー (andoruu), see e.g. the Japanese Wikipedia page for Prince Andrew.

I'm not quite sure what the point would be of having (a rough approximation of) a Western name in Japanese characters as a tattoo, but it's your choice :)
 
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Forget the tattoo. They will screw it up. The ン for "n" looks so close to ソ for "so", that you wouldn't like the name written as "asodoru", would you?
 
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