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bingeddybongo Mon 04-Apr-16 10:57:51


It's German - I live in Germany, married to a German and am wondering if dd would have a nightmare telling people how to pronounce it all the time if we ever moved back to the UK... (and for that matter if anyone would know how to pronounce it when we announce her birth via email!)

Thank you! grin

CakeAndChocolate Mon 04-Apr-16 10:59:14

Liz-eh-lot? I must admit I don't know, that's just hazarding a guess! I would have thought most people in UK would ask how to pronounce based on that spelling.

Bogburglar99 Mon 04-Apr-16 11:00:29

LEES-uh-LOTT-uh (trying to think how to represent a voiced final e.

Beautiful name. I would have thought the chances of it becoming either Lizzie or Lottie in the UK are relatively high if that is a problem.

Fauchelevent Mon 04-Apr-16 11:01:04


Sophronia Mon 04-Apr-16 11:02:00


SugarDiabetes Mon 04-Apr-16 11:03:03


SoupDragon Mon 04-Apr-16 11:03:05

Pretty much like the others Leeza Lottee or Leeza lotta

MadameDePompom Mon 04-Apr-16 11:03:20


GingerLeaves Mon 04-Apr-16 11:07:36

The same as everyone else... I don't think it's particularly clear - I wouldn't be surprised if you told me that it's pronounced completely different!

bingeddybongo Mon 04-Apr-16 11:11:41

Hurrah! (And wow you're all high speed!) You've basically all got it right grin - Leez-ah Lott-ah - which makes me very happy as I wasn't expecting that at all! Thank you all very much smile

KoalaDownUnder Mon 04-Apr-16 11:14:23

Yup, I would have pronounced it the way you said.

It's lovely, btw.

ThinkingAboutNumber2 Mon 04-Apr-16 11:16:25

I'd say Lisa-lot before I knew it was German, in which case I'd have said Lisa-Lotta.

bingeddybongo Mon 04-Apr-16 11:18:50

Thank you smile

VocationalGoat Mon 04-Apr-16 11:20:34

My auntie's name! grin She is German and I speak it fluently.

Leezl-loteh (soft on the Leezl and soft on the -eh)

HelenaJustina Mon 04-Apr-16 11:25:01

Leezl-lotuh beautiful name!

ABitAsleep Mon 04-Apr-16 11:31:13

Leisel - lot

DramaAlpaca Mon 04-Apr-16 11:33:16

I'd pronounce it like you say it, OP.

LifeCrossRoad Mon 04-Apr-16 11:34:29

I'd pronounce it however you told me it was pronounced, you won't have to tell people more than once usually.
It's a lovely name. I have to tell people how to pronounce my name all the time, and it's helped me never hindered me. The weird MN status who seems to be that people in life will be hard done by having to spell/pronounce their names. Whereas for me it's been the opposite

VocationalGoat Mon 04-Apr-16 11:38:18

it's not 'uh' it's softer at the end ... 'eh'.
Ask your DH! smile

MadameDePompom Mon 04-Apr-16 11:39:59

Like all names it will sound slightly different when said outside of its native land.

MadameDePompom Mon 04-Apr-16 11:41:46

'The weird MN status who seems to be that people in life will be hard done by having to spell/pronounce their names. Whereas for me it's been the opposite'

It's not a 'weird' MN thing. Some people find it irritating being asked to spell their name five times a day whereas others won't find this at all irritating.

BendydickCuminsnatch Mon 04-Apr-16 12:18:16


bingeddybongo Mon 04-Apr-16 13:01:18

Thank you everyone! (and I'm rubbish at spelling things phonetically so I totally agree with you VocationalGoat - it's a name from my husband's family smile).

BrexitentialCrisis Mon 04-Apr-16 13:31:10

This is like a massively amazing explosion of Elizabeth and Charlotte - my 2 favourite names! Love love love it. Great thinking, OP grin

MadameDePompom Mon 04-Apr-16 13:37:17

Because of this thread I've been humming 'I am Sixteen' for the past hour and trying to remember (without googling) the name of Liesl's horrible boyfriend. I can't decide if he was Fritz or Ralf.

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