Advanced search


(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



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.

BunnyLebowski Tue 31-Dec-13 14:42:31

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


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


Love it.

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


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 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.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now