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How do you pronounce Prince Louis name

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NaughtToThreeSadOnions Tue 23-Apr-19 08:46:32

Trival i know, but the radio station i'm listening to this morning keeps pronoucing it Lew-is (as in the Tv dectective) and its really anmoying me because its Lou-ee (as in walsh or tomlinson) isn't it?

Now i know there is some confusion about how you pronounce Eugenie's name wether its eu- JANE-y or Eu- Gene-y and prince Harry's name is some what of a throw bavk to how they would have pronounced Henry in the 15c.

So I'm wondering if i've missed something and the Palace have actally said its pronouced Lew-is rather than the lou-ee pronoucation that would normally assoccated with the name.

Birdie6 Tue 23-Apr-19 08:47:53

It's definitely Loo - Eee. After Lord Loius Mountbatten apparently.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 23-Apr-19 08:48:03

It's Lou ee confused

How odd?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 23-Apr-19 08:48:22

**!

Fiveredbricks Tue 23-Apr-19 08:48:48

Lewey. Loo-ee.

Eugenie is You-jenny. That's how they pronounce it when talking about her.

CherryPavlova Tue 23-Apr-19 08:49:05

He was named after Mountbatten so definitely Loo-ee.
Lewis is spelt Lewis.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Tue 23-Apr-19 08:50:07

Loo ee. Lewis would be, well, Lewis.

ncagain222 Tue 23-Apr-19 08:51:47

Those new photos of him that Kate Middleton has released are gorgeous. What a bonny bairn!

flowery Tue 23-Apr-19 08:52:50

Of course it’s Lou-ee

Even if that wasn’t blatantly obvious by the spelling, they’ve specifically clarified that before anyway haven’t they?

BertrandRussell Tue 23-Apr-19 08:53:03

Harry is actually a “shortening” of Henry- he is Prince Henry known as Harry.

SoupDragon Tue 23-Apr-19 08:53:58

Whilst I do know a Louis pronounced Lewis, it's definitely usually (ie correctly!) pronounced Loo-ee

BertrandRussell Tue 23-Apr-19 08:54:04

And some Louises do pronounce it Lewis.

And the pictures are awful!

thecatsthecats Tue 23-Apr-19 08:54:36

Lou-ee.

Because they aren't plebs.

(yes, I am incredibly snobby about this!)

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Tue 23-Apr-19 08:57:28

As for the spelling yes i know Lew-is Would be spelt Lewis thats why tue pronoucation is annoying me

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Tue 23-Apr-19 08:58:41

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NaughtToThreeSadOnions Tue 23-Apr-19 08:59:46

Harry is actually a “shortening” of Henry- he is Prince Henry known as Harry

Well yes it is now, but the fornal pronoucation of Henry as in king Henry 8, is more similar to Harry than the way we say Henry these days.

Bisset Tue 23-Apr-19 09:00:22

Lou-ee

Really strange the Radio Station is saying different confused

And Eugenie like Use-your-knee (how the family themselves have said it's pronounced)

NancyJoan Tue 23-Apr-19 09:02:49

Harry's name is some what of a throw back to how they would have pronounced Henry in the 15c.

I didn't know that. How interesting!

MilkTrayLimeBarrel Tue 23-Apr-19 09:07:35

Definitely Loo - eee. I think some confusion arose when the gymnast Louis Smith decided to pronounce it as Lewis.

SoupDragon Tue 23-Apr-19 09:08:12

the fornal pronoucation of Henry as in king Henry 8, is more similar to Harry than the way we say Henry these days.

How do they find these things out I wonder?

Ivegotthree Tue 23-Apr-19 09:09:24

What on earth radio station gets that wrong?

Genuine question.

EleanorLavish Tue 23-Apr-19 09:09:32

BertrandRussell whats wrong with the pictures? he looks adorable!
Do you mean technically awful?

MilkTrayLimeBarrel Tue 23-Apr-19 09:10:42

SoupDragon - I have a vague recollection that Henry would have been pronounced the French way, i.e. On-ri, in those days, which I suppose is more like Harry.

SoupDragon Tue 23-Apr-19 09:15:54

Yes, I thought on-ree but can't quite make it like Harry. It's interesting.

Magi84 Tue 23-Apr-19 09:16:57

I think you're right MilkTray about it coming more from the French pronunciation. In the Middle Ages French was spoken a great deal at the English Court so Henry V's name, for instance, would have sounded more like Harry

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