Laeticia ...discuss

(78 Posts)
WhiteMagnolia Thu 19-May-16 21:29:50

I am wavering between commiting to and then suddenly disliking this name! Due any minute...help! What would be your thoughts on a child with this name? Thank you!

WhiteMagnolia Thu 19-May-16 21:30:26

Meant to say that middle might be phoebe with a double barrelled surname...

SabineUndine Thu 19-May-16 21:31:23

Absolutely love it! Also Phoebe.

julfin Thu 19-May-16 21:38:03

Really like it (and phoebe). Very sophisticated and beautiful too. The combination of the two names has such a lovely bright happy meaning!

Would you have a nickname? I've always thought Lettie is cute.

WhiteMagnolia Thu 19-May-16 22:19:40

Yes my dd1 is a clementine - so Clemmie and Lettie!

Toomuch2young Thu 19-May-16 22:21:04

Never heard of it. Is it pronounced 'let ee sha'

WhiteMagnolia Thu 19-May-16 22:28:22

Le-tish-a is how I would say it...

julfin Thu 19-May-16 22:59:56

Toomuch - it means "happiness" or "delight" in Latin.

Whitemagnolia - what a gorgeous combination! They are both worthy of each other.

LittleBearPad Thu 19-May-16 23:02:10

No, sorry. It looks like a prescription drug or disease. Phoebe is lovely.

GiddyOnZackHunt Thu 19-May-16 23:02:29

If you pronounce it like that wouldn't it get spelt Letitia?

WhiteMagnolia Thu 19-May-16 23:13:15

It could be giddy - not adverse to having the easiest spelling for people to spell/pronounce it right...but I think traditionally it is spelt with a lae as that is how the Latin word is spelt *was a bit of a geeky classicist so you have to excuse that!

GiddyOnZackHunt Thu 19-May-16 23:38:36

I'm not disputing that smile and if you're a classics geek I daresay you're right! But if you said it to a classics numpty like me (and most people I suspect!) I'd spell it that way. If you're fine with a life time of spelling it for people then go for it. smile

BackforGood Thu 19-May-16 23:43:56

I suspect she'd have a lifetime of no-one ever being able to spell her name correctly. That does get annoying after a while.....

Melfish Thu 19-May-16 23:56:19

I would have spelt it Laetitia? With the 'c' spelling wouldn't that be a hard c in Latin (casts mind back to Caecilius est in horto)?

Sophronia Fri 20-May-16 00:02:02

I would have also spelt it Laetitia

IoraRua Fri 20-May-16 00:15:18

Also chiming in with a Laetitia spelling, and would pronounce Lae-tee-cha. Have taught one, it's a beautiful name.

blowmybarnacles Fri 20-May-16 00:20:04

Sounds like a word for a tear to the labia.

JazzAnnNonMouse Fri 20-May-16 05:21:03

I knew one once and I'm afraid the connotations for me are of the stereotype of American trash. For me it's there with the legend of la-a. It would be like calling a child lambrini to me.
Sorry confused

saffronwblue Fri 20-May-16 05:34:48

Queen of Spain is Letizia which is a nice version.

AllPowerfulLizardPerson Fri 20-May-16 05:35:01

I prefer the spelling Laetitia, and would pronounce it Le-tee-shi-a

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Fri 20-May-16 06:12:33

I like it and teach 4 here in Italy (Letizia-Lettie) But. it's very old lady, which is probably not an issue for you. I agree with pp that in the US it would be a bit of a Jeremy Kyle guest kind of name though. (Letisha) and,.perhaps more relevant- the isha ending might get lots of 'atishoo' jokes. It doesn't here, because it's pn itsia...just worth considering. For the sake of people who would definitely get it wrong, I'd use the simple spelling as well.

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LadyPenelope68 Fri 20-May-16 07:50:52

Beautiful name (was my Grandmother's name), but I'd spell it like she did as Letitia (pronounced Le-tish-a).

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