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Thread: How would you pronounce Lucia?
September 6th, 2012 12:02 PM #1
How would you pronounce Lucia?
I have seen Loo-CHEE-uh and Loo-sha used before but recently I met a little girl and she said her name as Loo-see-uh. I am a little intrigued by this pronunciation and I think it makes the name very soft. What pronunciations have you heard? How would you pronounce it? Do you think Loo-see-uh could be a legitimate pronunciation?
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September 6th, 2012 12:06 PM #3
September 6th, 2012 12:07 PM #5
I love it! I say Loo-shah.Ashley
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September 6th, 2012 12:09 PM #7Senior Member
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The Spanish-background people I know say loo-see-uh, loo-chee-uh is Italian Both are legitimate, I don't diss either, but I love the Spanish pronunciation more, for its softness.
Occasionally in Australia (which has more Italian-speaking people than Spanish-speaking people) I've heard loo-see-uh dissed as "wrong" but it's not really - unless the particular Lucia doesn't like that, of course. In the US East Coast city I was from I think loo-see-uh was more popular, overall.
September 6th, 2012 12:38 PM #9