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  1. #1
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    Brits, what's your go-to pronunciation for this name?

    A question for Brits, and in particular those from south east England:

    If you saw the name Lucia, how would automatically thing to pronounce it? Would you pronounce it differently if it was Lucía?

    I got to thinking that the pronunciation I use is based on my heritage, but it probably isn't the typical one most people here would go to. Not that that bothers me - my birth name has 3 different pronunciations and when I was still going by that name I just told people "say it however you want"! So if I ever did have a Lucia and she couldn't get "our" pronunciation to catch on it wouldn't be a huge deal to me. I'm just curious as to what people would naturally come to
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    'loo-chee-a'. I think Italian first, so say it their way.
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    I speak Italian, so loo-CHEE-ah is the logical pronunciation for me. Next is loo-SEE-ah.
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    Not a Brit, but my go-to is loo-SEE-ah... the Spanish pronunciation. loo-CHEE-ah would be my next choice. LOO-sha just never seemed logical to me.
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    loo-CHEE-ah is the pronunciation I would use (because it's Italian, as mentioned, and so am I) so it's nice to see that most people are on the same track LOO-sha is the only pronunciation that I don't like the sound of, even though my cat's name is Lucia pronounced that way! But that's because she was named after St. Lucia by my stepdad as that's where his family's from.
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    May Tallulah Verity ♀ Lucia Ottilie June♀ Rosa Elowen Chloë

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    Maben Isaac Poe ♂ Emrys Casper Gabriel ♂ Kit Auberon Xavier

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