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Lucian or Lucien

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Paddocks1 Fri 28-Sep-12 12:07:54

Both me and OH like the name but we are not sure on spelling and how it would be pronounced..

Either 'Loo - shun' or 'Loo - c - ann'

If that makes sense?!

YouMayLogOut Fri 28-Sep-12 12:18:43


Pronounced Loo-see-un.

Loo-shun sounds like a lazy pronounciation, as if you couldn't be bothered to say 3 syllables!

deleted203 Fri 28-Sep-12 12:21:18

Lucian. But pronounced same as YouMayLogOut. I've never heard it pronounced any other way. To me it's a bit like calling someone Penny-Lope, when it should be pronounced Pen - el -oh - p.

LilQueenie Fri 28-Sep-12 12:21:31

Lucien Loo-C-N. That was on my shortlist.

ProudNeathGirl Fri 28-Sep-12 12:24:10

How can you like a name if you don't know how to pronounce it?
I think Lucien is the correct spelling.

rachel1970 Fri 28-Sep-12 12:41:09

I know one who pronounces it Loo-shan, he is American.

Lucian seems to be the German (and British?) spelling whilst Lucien is French, just like Sebastian/Sebastien.

Paddocks1 Fri 28-Sep-12 12:59:12

Yes we want it to be pronounced Loo - c - un but i wasn't sure on the spelling for it to be pronounced this way.

I prefer the Lucian spelling too...

RnB Fri 28-Sep-12 13:51:14

Love Lucian, pronounced Loo-see-un. It is my number 1 name for this baby who is currently overdue and making me fed up

MoonHare Fri 28-Sep-12 17:10:55

My assumption would be that Lucian is pronounced Loo-shun and Lucien pronounced Loo-c-un.

Emsiero Sat 29-Sep-12 09:12:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ImpYCelyn Sat 29-Sep-12 16:24:47

In France Lucian is pronounced Loo-see-on and Lucien is pronounced Loo-see-un (roughly). There are quite a few names where you can have either. DH has always picked -en over -an for our two.

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