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  1. #1
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    How do you pronounce Louisa?

    I love the name Louisa - when pronounced with an "s" rather than a "z". I'm worried however, that the "z" pronunciation may be the default for most people...

    How do you pronounce Louisa? Also, do you pronounce Luisa differently?

  2. #2
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    Re: How do you pronounce Louisa?

    I pronounce Louisa with an "s" sound. I must say I have never heard it said with a "z" sound!

  3. #3
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    Re: How do you pronounce Louisa?

    I pronounce it with an S as well. However, there was a poll about this issue not too long ago, and most namberries voted for the Z pronunciation. I would assume that Luisa would most definitely be pronounced with an S though, as it appears to be more Spanish looking.
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    Re: How do you pronounce Louisa?

    There was a recent thread about exactly this, if you do a search.

    I pronounce it with a Z sound, but it's totally a matter of accent. My own name has this same issue, and it truly doesn't matter to me which one people use. It's not like lou-ee-za vs. lou-eye-za, or something like that. Luisa would definitely be pronounced with an S, though. And BTW, Louisa is a gorgeous name and one of my favorites!
    cordelia ~ jessamine ~ alice ~ louisa ~ maeve ~ julia ~ eloise ~ fiona ~ genevieve
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  5. #5
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    Re: How do you pronounce Louisa?

    https://nameberry.com/nametalk/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=16405&p=234246
    Thought I posted then, but I didn't, so...
    I say it with a Z. I've never heard the S.

  6. #6
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    Re: How do you pronounce Louisa?

    I live in the Chicago suburbs and I've always pronounced it Luweeza.
    -Ashley

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