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Aleksandra or Alicja or Zuzanna?

(34 Posts)
VivianneW Sat 25-Feb-17 16:24:38

Aleksandra or Alicja or Zuzanna? smile for our baby daughter.

sonlypuppyfat Sat 25-Feb-17 16:25:41

Are these names from your culture

VivianneW Sat 25-Feb-17 16:26:53

Yes smile from Poland.

GRW Sat 25-Feb-17 16:32:27

I love Zuzanna, with Zuza for short. Not sure how you would pronounce Alicja.

Rockaby Sat 25-Feb-17 16:32:59

All lovely!

1) Aleksandra (love this - very strong and elegant with lots of nickname potential)
2) Alisja (very pretty)
3) Zuzanna (pretty, but not as nice as the other two to me)

I realise this is the order you wrote them in, but it is also my order of preference smile.

Emmageddon Sat 25-Feb-17 16:34:40

All of them are very pretty names, but my favourite is Zuzanna.

n0ne Sat 25-Feb-17 16:34:44

All lovely names but if you live in the UK, Alicja will probably be pronounced wrong by most people. Aleksandra will be the easiest for non-Polish speakers, followed by Zuzanna. I think I like Zuzanna best.

EssentialHummus Sat 25-Feb-17 16:35:17

I like all three actually <unhelpful>.

YouMeddlingKids Sat 25-Feb-17 16:35:50

All lovely... Sorry that's not very helpful! I'd maybe go for alisja (I'm assuming it's pronounced alees-ya?)

KnockMeDown Sat 25-Feb-17 16:38:06

They are all very lovely names, but I think you should consider that if you go for Zuzanna, and then potentially shorten to Zuzia, this doesn't sound as good in English. Aleksandra is my favourite, however.

Rockaby Sat 25-Feb-17 16:39:09

I just assumed Alicja was similar to Alicia. I'm probably wrong in that assumption!

How is it pronounced op?

SovietKitsch Sat 25-Feb-17 16:40:45

Zuzanna is my favourite, but I like Alicja a lot too.

Pemba Sat 25-Feb-17 17:59:05

I knew a Polish Alicja years ago and I thought it was pronounced the same as the English version of Alicia (Al-iss-ee-ya, or Al-iss-ya). Reason I'm not sure is she was always known as Ala (short version in Poland I presume). It's a pretty name. Zuzanna is lovely too. Aleksandra would be my third choice, but still nice.

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Sat 25-Feb-17 18:00:24

All lovely.

TrinityForce Sat 25-Feb-17 18:04:07

The english Alicia is pronounced Al-ee-sha, surely?

Zuzanna is beautiful

PotterH Sat 25-Feb-17 18:05:41

No, Alicia is Al-ee-see-ah?? Surely??

Pemba Sat 25-Feb-17 18:06:38

Nope, Al-ee-sha pronunciation is American, that has caught on here in recent years.

MongerTruffle Sat 25-Feb-17 18:08:29

I like Zuzanna. If you choose that name would she use the diminutive Zuzia in informal contexts?

KnockMeDown Sat 25-Feb-17 18:40:08

Alicja is pronounced Ali-tz-ya.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 25-Feb-17 18:46:41

Zuzanna, lovely !

Jooni Sat 25-Feb-17 19:26:42

Love Zuzanna and Zuzia!

Sophronia Sat 25-Feb-17 20:27:00

I like Aleksandra and Zuzanna

SuperBeagle Sat 25-Feb-17 20:48:47

I love Aleksandra with this spelling. smile

Other Polish names I love are Magdalena, Katarzyna or just Kasia, and Zosia.

crapfatbanana Sat 25-Feb-17 20:59:30

Aleksandra looks much harsher than the Alexandra spelling, but it is a ballsy name and I like that.

Alicja- I like this. Not when it has the American 'eesha' sound at the end. Al-itz-ya is very nice.

Zuzanna. This is lovely.

I like Magdalena/Magda and Kasia too.

I went on a school exchange to Bydgoszcz when I was 18 and stayed with a girl called Joanna who went by Asia - which I really liked too.

mum2be2boys Sun 26-Feb-17 12:33:10

I like all three! In order of preference I'd choose Alicja, Aleksandra then Zuzanna.

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