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Alicia - pronuniciation

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Kotek Sun 17-May-09 06:58:27

hello, what is the most common way to say this name - I would think A-lee-see-a, (and not Alisha) as the name is derived from Alice, but just wondered what your experience was?


seeker Sun 17-May-09 07:07:08

Al- LI-cee-a is traditional - and therefore in my book correct [boring old fogy emoticon] but many disagree!

SamJamsmum Sun 17-May-09 07:07:23

I would agree with you.

ilovepeppapig Sun 17-May-09 10:42:07

i agree with you but know a little girl whose name is pronounced a - lee- sh

BonsoirAnna Sun 17-May-09 10:42:58


MrsMattie Sun 17-May-09 10:46:20

I know several Alicias aged from 4 yrs old to mid 30s, and they are all 'Al-ee-sha'.

I do also know an Alyssia (Al-iss-ee-a) and an Alecia (Al-ee-see-a).

GossipMonger Sun 17-May-09 10:59:39

My preference is A-lee-see-a

but heard it as




tis a minefield of a name!

gagarin Sun 17-May-09 11:01:38

Ali - see - a

Astrophe Sun 17-May-09 11:03:51

I would assume A-lee-sha, but I do actually prefer A-lee-see-a.

RachieB Sun 17-May-09 19:41:08

I prefer the Al- LI-cee-a way

Ponders Sun 17-May-09 19:46:04

If you say Aleesha it tends to get spelt Alisha.

Should be A-liss-ia IMHO grin

Kotek Mon 18-May-09 05:55:14

thanks, hopefully if dd was introduced with a certain pronunciation people would stick to that. Am i being overly optimistic!?

Lori73 Wed 20-May-09 06:54:22

I think A-lee-see-a sounds best

throckenholt Wed 20-May-09 07:12:10


but I guess those of Caribbean or American influence might well say Al-ee-sha

dinkymum Wed 20-May-09 08:57:34

I immediately thought A-liss-eea

scottishmummy Wed 20-May-09 09:04:00

i would say A-lee-see-ah

Mamazon Wed 20-May-09 09:05:12

Al ee sha.

Al is i a would be Alyssia

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Wed 20-May-09 09:06:05

our babysitter is called Alicia - she says it A-Liss-eea

boodleboot Wed 20-May-09 12:20:13

i have a friend Alicia who pronounces it A liss ya and we call her liss for the most part....

weblette Wed 20-May-09 12:34:36

Polish friend Alicia is a-lee-sha

EyeballsisonaDietAgain Wed 20-May-09 12:36:07

When I used to read Malory Towers, or St Clares or whichever, in my head it was always Al-ee-shia but not Al-ee-sha

MKG Wed 20-May-09 12:45:09

in the US we pronounce it A LEE SHA, I like the pronunciation A-lee-see-a so I spelled my daughter's name Alysia.

mina1702 Mon 17-Aug-09 16:25:37

A-lis-ia - my preference, this is my daughter's name and people often say alishia, aleesha and I immediately correct them. Famous Alicia's who prounounce it differently have confused the correct proununciation.

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