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Thread: Pronunciation dilemma
May 5th, 2013 07:51 PM #6
The pronunciation problems of Lucia is why it's off my list. I say lou-SEE-uh, although Lou-shuh and Lu-CHEE-uh are growing on me. But my first name is so difficult pronunciation wise that I'm changing it, and so pronunciation that is obvious or common sense (Isla's borderline for me), is a must for names on my list.~lucy reine~~ celestine eira ~ mary simona ~ elizabeth echo "ellie" ~ eleanor maeve "lena" ~ vivienne isla ~ celia matilda "cici" ~ catherine aiko "rin" ~ elsa verity ~~ jasper red ~ evander lachlan 'evan'~ kai nicholas ~ ezra link ~ avery thomas ~ michael satoshi "mischa" ~ finn jeremias ~ ezekiel hayden ~ alexander rowan "sacha" ~
~ tisiphone aria ~ alecto elpis ~ miya lucida ~ addison matteo ~ corinthian tidus ~
May 5th, 2013 08:16 PM #8Senior Member
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I've always thought it was pronounced loo-see-uh also. But I have a friend whose daughter is named after her great grandmother Leila, pronounced lee-eye-la, not lay-la. She will always have to teach people how to pronounce her name the first time, but it really isn't the end of the world. I like loo-chee-uh.Mom to Alexander Patrick (11), Madelyn Esther (8), Genevieve Susan (3), and Theodore James (stillborn at 37 weeks on February 3, 2014). Expecting #5 (a girl!) in May 2015.
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May 5th, 2013 08:28 PM #10
If your last name starts with a Sh- then I think the best pronunciation would be Loo-see-uh. That is also how I always first pronounce it.
May 5th, 2013 09:22 PM #12
May 5th, 2013 09:33 PM #14Senior Member
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I know two here in the Northeast, both pronounce it Loo-chee-ah.