Jump to content
How would you pronounce
29 replies to this topic
Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:48 PM
Lucia - loo-see-uh or loo-che-uh or loo-sha?
Lucianna - loo-see-ana or loo-che-ana
I love the name Lucy, but its the name of BILs dog, so I was trying to come up with something slightly different, but that could still be kind of shortened to Lucy at home.
Other ideas I've had (but don't like as much):LucindaLucielle
Can you think of any others?
Middle name is likely to be Carina.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:52 PM
I say loo-see-uh. But really I would steer slightly by last names, I tend to default to Spanish as habit but a strongly Italian name would make me consciously guess loo-chee-uh.
I know Loo-sha is valid but I'd never guess it. I take correction well though!
I like Lucienne and Lucilla. My sister has dibsed Lucinda in any case so its all hypothetical to me.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:59 PM
Loo-chi-uh, as that's how you'd pronounce it in Italian.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:05 PM
Lucia - loo-see-uh.
But I think only because I already know one, pronounced this way.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:09 PM
If I'm in name land Loo-see-a. But I could glance at it and thing Loo-sha like the suburb St Lucia in Brisbane.
Edited by PatG, 25 February 2013 - 10:10 PM.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:11 PM
Really dislike Loo-See-AH, completely ruins the name for me.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:39 PM
There are at least 3 valid pronunciations of Lucia, as pps have mentioned, so if I saw it written I would ask.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:47 PM
I only like [loo-SEE-uh]. The pronunciation issue would irk me I think.
Other Lucy names:
You could even go Luisa.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:11 AM
I'd recommend choosing the name that you first loved, even if it's your BIL's dogs name. We loved a name but were reluctant to use it for the same reason. Turns out, BIL broke up with girlfriend, she kept the dog, then moved overseas with it. The dog is long-gone, and our DS has the name we adore.
Lucia a beautiful name by the way!
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:49 AM
Go with the name you love! Unless you live next door to BIL there won't be any confusion, and, sadly, dogs don't live as long as people.
Lucy Carina sounds lovely.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:03 AM
Lucia - loo-see-uh or loo-che-uh or loo-sha
Lucianna - loo-see-ana or loo-che-ana
Edited by kerilyntaryn, 26 February 2013 - 02:08 AM.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:56 AM
Knowing two or three Italain loo-chee-ahs, that's how I'd pronounce it.
St Lucai in Brisbane is the only Loo-sha I've heard pronounced that way.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:23 AM
How funny - my friends baby is Lucille (Luci) Corina!
Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:32 AM
Loosha because that's the way the one I know pronounces it.
Lucianna I would pronounce Loo-see-anna because of the double n.
Luciana I would pronounce Loo-chi-arna.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:37 AM
We have an Italian surname, so I suspect most people would go for the Lou-chee-uh pronunciation, even though I prefer the Lou-see-uh.
But then I also figure you only really have to tell people once, and then they'll get it.....
Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:39 AM
I would pronouce it loo-see-uh. However, I think if you love Lucy you should use it. Your daughter will outlive the dog and there will be many situations she is in when the dog is not around (i.e. every social situation that doesn't involve your BIL).
Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:52 AM
In Australia, I'd probably assume Italian background rather than Spanish, and would guess Loo-chee-a, but I'd ask.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:34 AM
Lucianna - loo-see-ana
I can't stand the Loo Chee Ah pronunciation
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
As I roll into the second half of "Pregnancy: The Sequel", here is breakdown of the differences I have found thus far.
Coming home to a clean house was a pleasure – and yet, I felt uneasy.
When Alecia Donoghue found out her baby would need hearing aids she worried about him becoming the target for schoolyard bullies.
The Australian Federal Police has released the following information to locate some of Australia's missing children through the Family Law Court.
British actress Keira Knightley has become a first-time mother.
Couples with fertility problems have little way of knowing which IVF clinics are the best performers despite significant differences between clinic success rates.
They met, fell in love and got married. Then, just like couples everywhere, Simon and Vicky Moore decided it was time to have a baby.
Amongst the useless, ill-informed advice we're given as new parents, many of us also receive nuggets of wisdom that make our lives just that little bit easier.
You can see it all now: glowing mumma with her gorgeous babe ... you know exactly what you're going to be like. Or perhaps you know exactly what you're not going to be like.
A couple is expecting their fourth set of twins in five years.
We had six adults standing there, so I felt like I could relax a bit. After all, what could go wrong with so much supervision?
A Sydney barrister who survived the Lindt cafe siege has named her newborn daughter after her best friend who died in the tragedy.
These days mothers need more than just traditional career advice.
Shopping centres, restaurants, the White House ... the list of places toddlers like to throw tantrums is endless.
Here are some foods to eat in order to escape feeling ghastly and gassy.
My son is a worrier by nature. I learnt long ago that it was completely pointless to say to him "Don't worry about it!".
The combined impact of the two budgets for low and middle income people was "devastating", new analysis by the Australian Council of Social Service shows.
As the winter chill starts to arrive, NSW Health is urging pregnant women to get their flu shots.
A 65-year-old German woman, who already has 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets.
It's not just waiting periods that couples need to consider - there are other factors to consider when thinking about health insurance.
Australian model Nicole Trunfio has taken the concept of multitasking to a fashionable new level for Elle Australia.
Parents have been warned about the dangers of letting babies sleep in bouncers and swings following the death of a three-month-old girl.
Sleep deprivation is a real hazard of caring for a baby. But there are ways to manage the challenges of fatigue better.
It's not all the parents, and it's not all the time, but there is often at least one doing it. And sometimes, that 'one' is me.
More than 80,000 faulty Samsung washing machines pose a fire threat in homes throughout Australia despite a nationwide recall of the machines.
Despite its widespread nature, there is still a great amount of mystery surrounding PND - and it's important to try unravelling as much of that as we can.
If the last time you assessed your health cover was five years ago, there?s a chance it may no longer suit your needs. To ensure it?s still right for your family, click here for seven questions to ask.
Top 5 Articles
Many women in labour don't use gas effectively and suffer more side effects than benefits. Here's how to get the most out of this pain relief option.
We cannot place all children who are sick in a bubble till they recover, but we can give other parents a choice about exposing their kids to them.
Now that the colder months are here, Essential Baby as all the information you need for staying healthy and happy during the chilly season.
Home and Away actress Ada Nicodemou has opened up about the loss of her stillborn baby.
Before you start tracking your menstrual cycle and reading up on the best positions to get pregnant, there are a few other things you may want to consider.
Cricket legend Glenn McGrath and his second wife Sara are expecting their first child together, thanks to IVF and a delicate surgical sperm retrieval process that helped the couple to conceive.
The mother of disgraced wellness blogger Belle Gibson has accused her daughter of lying about her childhood in an attempt to garner public sympathy.
A new mum claims a doctor left his mobile phone inside her after delivering her baby via caesarean section.
I want my kids to know that no matter what happens in life, you can still be who it is that you've always wanted to be.
I had this innate 'mum' moment the other day.
Katherine's father will die in prison for the horrifying sexual abuse of his daughter. Yet she is the one with the true life sentence.
Mothers, babies, the health system and the wider society are going to pay the price of this new budget.
Baby Jai Bishop has lived at Starship Hospital for the past seven months, with his parents flying back and forth from Hokitika, 1100km away, to be by his side.
Life On Mars
We are all responsible for our own behaviour. Telling victims to harden up is wrong.
The biological father of baby Gammy has reportedly tried to access charity money raised for the little boy's medical costs.
It?s all very well to encourage women to work if they choose to, but how can the measures lead to increased workforce participation when women are once again left holding the baby?
After seven years of wishing, hoping, crying, punching pillows and shouting "why me?!", the end result is more than I ever thought possible.
Whether you're after a new car for a growing family, a bigger house, or are just fixing up your finances, here are the basics on borrowing.
A mum has shared a graphic photo of her skin cancer treatment as a warning to others.
We can certainly gain higher levels of happiness when we become parents, but the trick is to not get overwhelmed by the pressures of raising our kids.
It's obvious these people dote on their pets, but they're barking up the wrong tree.
Top baby names
The numbers are in and we can now bring you the 2014 top baby name list for Australia.