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  1. #16
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    I know a middle aged woman named Liesl. She pronounces it like how it is pronounced in Sound of Music. I like it! I don't think pronunciation would be too much of an issue due to the Sound of Music reference. I do tend to lean more to the Liesl spelling although I agree with some posters that it does look incomplete. Liesel spelling is to close to diesel for my preference.
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    I read this name in a book as well - The Book Thief, by any chance? - and say it to rhyme with diesel. My only other association is an Australian Paralympic gold medal sailor who I met on a train last summer who spelt her name Liesl. I think it's a really nice name, whichever spelling you go for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by essjay View Post
    I read this name in a book as well - The Book Thief, by any chance? - and say it to rhyme with diesel. My only other association is an Australian Paralympic gold medal sailor who I met on a train last summer who spelt her name Liesl. I think it's a really nice name, whichever spelling you go for.
    Ah, no, not the same book.
    Liesl is growing on me, but it still feels incomplete and like a typo. If I used it as a middle then Liesl would be easier.
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    I completely agree with Jeska about the spelling. I find Liesl much more graceful, while Liesel reminds me of diesel. Liesl is so sweet. Makes me want to whistle "I am sixteen going on seventeen.."

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    In German, it is pronounced LEE-zul, and definitely NOT LYE-zul. I prefer the more authentic Liesl to Liesel, though both are okay. It's a lovely name, even if it is a bit dated in Germany. Just don't spell it Leisel, as that would give you the LYE-zul pronunciation in German.
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