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#1 Itchy_Witch

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.

#2 la di dah

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. biggrin.gif

#3 tibs

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:54 PM


#4 bjk76

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

Loo-chi-uh, as that's how you'd pronounce it in Italian.

#5 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:03 PM

Another vote for Loo-Chee-Ah and Loo-chee-arna

#6 Rolex

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

Lucia - loo-see-uh.

But I think only because I already know one, pronounced this way.

#7 Super Cat

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:07 PM


#8 PatG

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.

#9 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:11 PM


Really dislike Loo-See-AH, completely ruins the name for me.

#10 Plaxy

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.

#11 Gudrun

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.

#12 tenacious2

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!

#13 beaglebaby

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.

#14 kerilyntaryn

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.

#15 Feraldadathome

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.

#16 vanessa71

Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:09 AM

I automatically pronounce it the Italian way.

#17 MrsShine

Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:23 AM

How funny - my friends baby is Lucille (Luci) Corina!

#18 BadCat

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.

#19 9ferals

Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:33 AM

QUOTE (Super Cat @ 25/02/2013, 08:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Lucia Carina is lovely.  I suspect you might be more likely to get Lou or Lulu as a nickname though.

#20 Itchy_Witch

Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:37 AM

Thanks everyone!
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..... original.gif

#21 Sui-yat

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).

#22 Iris37

Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:44 AM

I would be inclined to pronounce it loo-sha.

#23 Bel Rowley

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.

#24 tres-chic

Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

I'd say loo-chee-ah primarily, I think.

I love it OP.

#25 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:34 AM


Lucianna - loo-see-ana

I can't stand the Loo Chee Ah pronunciation

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