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allegretto Tue 10-May-16 11:33:12

How would you pronounce this and what do you think of it?

ABitAsleep Tue 10-May-16 11:35:30

Not keen personally, but i would pronounce it Adele-eye-zah initially, or perhaps Adele-ee-zah

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 10-May-16 12:05:30

Adele-eeza. Not kean to be honest. Sounds a tad daft.
I'd go for either Adele or Liza, both underused but pretty names. Liza Adele is nice

Ilovenannyplum Tue 10-May-16 12:11:35

I have no idea to pronounce that and I'm really not keen on it, sorry blush

savasanaaa Tue 10-May-16 12:11:43

Ah-de-leeza? Quite pretty but sounds a bit confused at first.

PurpleDaisies Tue 10-May-16 12:13:10

I don't like it sorry-it sounds made up to me.

Sophronia Tue 10-May-16 12:21:44

Adda-leeza. It sounds a bit made up, although it's probably not.

allegretto Tue 10-May-16 13:05:32

It's not made up but I does sound a bit like it, I admit. I didn't want to influence either way so I didn't mention that it's the name of the daughter of King William the Conqueror. I came across it on Wikipedia and quite liked the sound of it! Maybe due for a revival!

EllenDegenerate Tue 10-May-16 18:40:14

It's ok. I'd pronounce it Ade-Eliza

emwithme Tue 10-May-16 19:56:57

Adder (like the snake) Liza (minelli)

Zhabr Tue 10-May-16 20:08:32

Interesting. It says one of William's daughters was called Adeliza or Adelida. Also he had Adela. His mother was called Herleva ( due to rivival🙂). His wife was Matilda-nice and still very modern.

GiddyOnZackHunt Tue 10-May-16 20:11:37

We have Adeliza as a 19th C forename in several places on our family tree so it's been around a good while amongst ordinary Brits.
I have been saying it Adder Leesa or Add Eliza

pieceofpurplesky Tue 10-May-16 20:14:52


SwedishEdith Tue 10-May-16 20:18:32

Oh, so since he was French, presumably A-duh-leeze-a? Something like that.

But no-one here would know that, I suppose.

julfin Tue 10-May-16 21:41:50

Ad-el-eeza. I think it's pretty. Despite people not being immediately sure how it's pronounced, I think they'd get the hang of it fairly quickly.

Would you have a nn?

Errata Tue 10-May-16 21:43:00

It's Adel-EYE-zuh. Very Victorian and rather fun.

AndTakeYourPenguinWithYou Tue 10-May-16 23:37:20

Its not very Victorian, its a thousand years older than that! And its pronounced more than one way.

allegretto Wed 11-May-16 19:53:56

Julfin - I'm not pregnant - just musing! We went for a very common name for dd and sort of wish I'd chosen something unusual.

EmmaWoodlouse Sat 14-May-16 14:49:32

I'd say AdelEYEza too. I like it a lot - it was used a lot in the family history of the Earl of the place where I grew up, and I think it would be a great name to use in connection with that place. The only downside is if I had had DDs I would probably have wanted to use Elizabeth in one of their names for another reason, and I've got a thing about not using two "related" names...

freerangeeggs Tue 17-May-16 19:33:08

I think it's a cool name.

SabineUndine Thu 19-May-16 21:39:49

I like it and would pronounce it with an ee in the middle. Good for you finding an unusual and ancient name.

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