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July 23rd, 2014 11:52 PM #1Junior Member
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My husband and I are constantly discussing names for a forth child, and I have a strong desire to name a girl after my mother - her name is Lucinda and she goes by Lucy.
I really like Lucia as a name, but the correct pronunciation is Loo-shah or Loo-chee-ah, neither of which I like. I prefer Loo-see-ah, but I'm not sure this is even an appropriate pronunciation.
So here are my questions:
1) how would you pronounce Lucia?
2) is Lucinda too heavy of a name for a baby?
3) I like the french derivative 'Lucinde' - any thoughts?
4) fancy middle name ideas?
Our other children are Evan, Holden, and Maeve.
July 24th, 2014 01:41 AM #3
I like Lucy as a nn for Lucinda. I think Lucinda, and Lucy, are good with your sibset.
Lucia can also be said LOOS-yah (I've heard Spanish speakers say this). Lucia, to me, is one of those names that presents a dreadful dilemma. I avoid saying these names aloud (Lucia, Adriana). Literally. Each person WITH the name said it differently than every other person with that name; each name has 3 or 4 pronunciations possible. So my probability of being incorrect & embarrassed were like 60-75% every time I said the name aloud. And it really hard for me to remember which pronunciation goes with which person. Sorry!
Lucinde is pronounced [loo-SIND]? If so, I think it is lovely.
Lucienne is French, and lovely and it is said: loo-SYEN
Middle name ideas depend on which version you pick, I think, but some suggestions for middle for Lucinda are:
Rosalind* My name is Adelaide Skye. I love to play with names.*Mazarine Frances Noa nn Mazzy - Saffron Jane Calliope nn Sas - Noa Calliope Rose nn Noey - Seraphina Frances Olivia nn Sara, Fia, Raffy - Rhiannon Holly Noelle nn Rhia, Annie, Nonny - Rowan Stella Mazarine nn Rosie - Oswell Constantine - Irving Balthasar - Balthazar Lucas - Israfel Ronan - Walter Zephram - Alfred Constantine - Malcolm Ephraim
July 24th, 2014 04:43 AM #5Senior Member
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1) how would you pronounce Lucia? Loo-chi-ahh
2) is Lucinda too heavy of a name for a baby? No definitely not! I love Lucinda with NN Lucy.
3) I like the french derivative 'Lucinde' - any thoughts? It's pretty but I prefer Lucinda.
4) fancy middle name ideas? Lucinda Claire, Lucinda Grace, Lucinda Rose
July 24th, 2014 07:07 AM #7
July 24th, 2014 07:12 AM #9Senior Member
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