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2017parenttobe Sat 18-Feb-17 20:40:52

Hi I'm just after some advice on how to spell the name my husband and I like.

No nasty comments please, we want a name that isnt hugely common.

I've loved the name Liscia for a girl since I met an old lady who had the name and came into where I worked years ago. But I'm not sure if it should be spelt Lissia, Licia, Lisia or Liscia.

We don't want people to get confused thinking it is pronounced liz ia or Lee she. Instead it is meant to be like Alyssia or Alicia but without the A at the beginning.

Thank you smile

EggsEleven Sat 18-Feb-17 20:45:32

Sorry but are you sure she wasn't called Lucia?

firsttimemum15 Sat 18-Feb-17 20:45:53

The way your wrote it I said it Lis Ee Ah rather that Leecha as in Alicia.

Hope that helps and makes sense

Having said that I live on a road with a silent S i thought the word was commonly known but 99% of people say it wrong

2017parenttobe Sat 18-Feb-17 20:51:55

Hi it was definitely Liscia, she spelt it for me and pronounced it 'liss ee ah'

ExpectoPatronummmm Sat 18-Feb-17 20:57:15

You can spell it however you want to.
A friend called her daughter Lissia pronounced the way you say above.

KlingybunFistelvase Sat 18-Feb-17 21:05:02

From the pronunciation you've described in your last post, I'd have guessed it was spelt Lissia.

2017parenttobe Sat 18-Feb-17 21:09:29

Thanks smile I just wasn't sure what the best spelling would be to show how it was supposed to be pronounced, without looking like I have made it up.

I know traditional is Alicia, but we love it without the A

EggsEleven Sat 18-Feb-17 21:23:02

I prefer Liscia as a spelling and it's the closest to how I would assume it to be spelt.

firsttimemum15 Sat 18-Feb-17 21:37:08

I think you misunderstood me the way i read it was liss ee ah the way you say

I know Alicia is a different name and i would say that the same but with an A.

NuffSaidSam Sat 18-Feb-17 21:41:01

I think Lissia is most likely to be pronounced correctly.

Liscia could be 'Lish-uh'.

Cia does sometimes say 'shuh' as in the alternative pronunciation of Alicia (Al-ee-sha).

Licia could be 'Lick-ee-uh' or 'Lie-see-uh'.

Lisia could be 'Lie-zee-uh' or 'Liz-ee-uh'.

Lissia could only really be 'Liss-eh-uh' I think.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 18-Feb-17 21:44:30

I like the spelling, Lyssia.

SuperBeagle Sat 18-Feb-17 21:53:20

Lissia is the spelling that makes the most sense to me.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 18-Feb-17 22:27:11


RaspberryBeret34 Sat 18-Feb-17 22:30:12

I like Lyssia best and think it would get pronounced 99% right 👍. You'd just have to cope with "how do you spell that?"! It's very pretty though.

Sophronia Sat 18-Feb-17 22:42:30

Lissia or Lyssia

2017parenttobe Sat 18-Feb-17 22:42:56

Firsttimemum15 I was referring to the other post about Lucia smile

Thanks everyone, I think I'm swaying towards Lissia because I think it's more obvious than Liscia for pronunciation. My name is Irish and I've spent my whole life with people pronouncing it wrong!

Like Lyssia but that spelling is a type of moth grin

Ordinarily Sat 18-Feb-17 22:54:51

Was the old lady Italian? I just looked up Liscia and most of the top results give Liscia as an Italian place name.

2017parenttobe Sat 18-Feb-17 23:06:02

No, English! Maybe her family might've been

ElvenMoonwings Sun 19-Feb-17 19:06:03

I think there could be doubts for a lot of people over the middle two being pronounced the way you want it. I had it pronounced that same way from the first time I saw the name. I think Lissia is the clearest regarding the pronounciation you want.

Aya2 Sun 19-Feb-17 22:29:42

Love it..who cares if people have doubts people never know how to pronounce my name i just tell them and say thank you when they compliment it

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