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opinions on alicia?

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walkerson Thu 24-Nov-16 16:53:44

thank you smile

SandunesAndRainclouds Thu 24-Nov-16 16:54:47

I like it... But like my friend you'll probably have to put up with people either not knowing how it's pronounced, asking how it's spelt etc.

Chinlo Thu 24-Nov-16 16:55:05

Alee-see-uh or Alee-shuh?

Either way I quite like it.

walkerson Thu 24-Nov-16 16:56:25


honeysucklejasmine Thu 24-Nov-16 16:56:34

I love it. My only concern would be that the two pronunciations are equally popular, and it's quite annoying having your name called out wrong every time.

IAmALionTamer Thu 24-Nov-16 16:58:27

Love it when pronounced the way that you intend to. Classy and beautiful x

CremeEggThief Thu 24-Nov-16 16:59:52

I love it.

SandunesAndRainclouds Thu 24-Nov-16 17:00:33

I've heard it as

Bibs2014 Thu 24-Nov-16 17:05:32


Sophronia Thu 24-Nov-16 17:57:31

I only like it said ah-liss-ee-uh

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leoniethelioness Thu 24-Nov-16 18:02:36

I like it if pronounced ah-liss-ee-uh too x

babyblabber Thu 24-Nov-16 18:49:09

I LOVE it and would seriously consider using it but I know one and when I asked which way they pronounce it (Alice-ia) they said I was the only person who had ever asked and everyone else since her birth had said Aleesha.

That would drive me bonkers so it's a no go for us.

GuinefortGrey Thu 24-Nov-16 18:54:04

I have an Alice -ia and I'd say 90% of people call her Aleesha until they are corrected (gently wink). I try to let it pass over my head but it is very annoying, especially as I am certain that "Alice - ia" is the historically, classically correct pronunciation and Aleesha is an imposter grin.

I have a Polish friend called "Alicja" and I wish now that we had spelt it like that but I didn't know her then unfortunately!

Pemba Thu 24-Nov-16 19:47:39

It's the American way, isn't it? Just like Marcia is pronounced Mar-see-a over here and Marsha over there. I knew an Alicia pronounced Aliss-eee-a and she would be in her fifties now. When we were young that was the only way to say it, as far as we knew. Also knew a Polish Alicja pronounced more or less the same. She used to be called 'Ala' for short.

theaveragewife Thu 24-Nov-16 19:48:53

I think it's a wonderful name grin

Pluto30 Thu 24-Nov-16 19:55:00

It's pronounced Aleesha here, and it's very heavily associated with the 90s and bogans (chavs). I don't like it.

User1987654 Fri 25-Nov-16 16:49:18

I love it. I also like Alyssia spelling. Allie and Lissy are sweet nicknames.

wintersbranches Fri 25-Nov-16 16:49:53

I love it smile

User1987654 Fri 25-Nov-16 16:50:43

I dislike the name Aleesha.

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