Cosima

(23 Posts)
BananaHammocks Mon 30-Dec-13 20:23:59

How do you pronounce it? Co-see-ma or Co-zee-ma or something else entirely? I just want to know if there would be pronunciation issues or if there is a general consensus on how it is pronounced.

SantanaLopez Mon 30-Dec-13 20:31:51

I was just going to ask how you pronounce it!

CarryOnDancing Mon 30-Dec-13 20:41:50

I'd pronounce it cos-i-ma with a lower case i sound.

BananaHammocks Mon 30-Dec-13 21:05:26

CarryOnDancing do you pronounce the first syllable (Cos) Coss or Coz?

DitsyDonkey Mon 30-Dec-13 21:44:52

Coz ee mah

Rosencrantz Mon 30-Dec-13 22:11:21

LOVE.

Cos-i-ma.

HoneyandRum Tue 31-Dec-13 14:21:27

Coz-ee-mah, beautiful name.

atthestrokeoftwelve Tue 31-Dec-13 14:38:20

Quite pretty and also quite topical atm- that's the name of Nigella lawson's daughter.

I hate most posh names <<working class roots>> but.......

It's gorgeous smile . Really really pretty.

FrumiousBandersnatch Tue 31-Dec-13 15:17:28

Coss-i-ma, stress on the first syllable.

RaRa1988 Wed 01-Jan-14 16:48:02

I wouldn't have a clue how to pronounce it - even after this thread, I'm still not sure! I think you'd have major pronunciation issues, especially in a working-class area - I've never even heard of it.

MarthasChin Wed 01-Jan-14 16:54:55

I'd pronounce it Coz ee ma.

TeaAndFag Wed 01-Jan-14 17:02:00

Nigella Lawsons daughters name- she calls her MiMi which is sweet smile

janey68 Wed 01-Jan-14 17:08:52

Stress on the first syllable- Cos -i-ma
And I think it's a bit more of a z than s sound. But definitely stress on first syllable. I've never heard it pronounced 'Coseema'

Islenka Wed 01-Jan-14 17:25:14

Cuhs--EE-muh.

freerangeeggs Fri 03-Jan-14 00:42:18

So it's more like COSS-im-a? That's lovely. Much nicer than coz-EE-ma, which is how I always assumed it was pronounced, and always reminded me of some sort of skin condition!

Really like it pronounced that way

HyvaPaiva Fri 03-Jan-14 01:01:52

COS-ih-ma.

Love it.

squoosh Fri 03-Jan-14 01:37:06

COS-ih-mah

cos-EE-mah sounds itchy!

FSB Sat 04-Jan-14 03:45:28

I have a Cosima (nn Mimi). It's pronounced Coz-i-ma which the emphasis on the first syllable. But often people pronounce it Coz-EE-ma... V irritating!! ;)

Lovely name though, and not too popular. The year my dd was born (2009) there were only 19 Cosimas registered in the uk...

BEEwitched Sat 04-Jan-14 22:27:52

Love Cosima, it's a beautiful name. I'd pronounce it Cozeema.

Nataleejah Sun 05-Jan-14 11:51:17

Cozeema, like Cosima Wagner, been in their museum, love the name

mervynmouse Sun 05-Jan-14 12:07:08

Beautiful name and if you do choose it, I recommend this wonderful book http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/0394940091 about a determined little girl named Cosima and her talking camel, was one of my childhood favouritessmile

mervynmouse Sun 05-Jan-14 12:41:19

Link fail, anyway its called Amazing Maisie (that's the camel) and it's by Andro Linklater.

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