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How is 'Lucia' pronounced?

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Vikelm Wed 12-Aug-09 16:41:46

Sorry for being a bit thick, but I have recently seen the name Lucia which is a name I am not familiar with. How would you pronounce it?

It is like 'Lucy+ah' (with stress on the 'Lu'), or 'Loo+sha' or 'Loo+sear' (with stress on the 'se') ?

K999 Wed 12-Aug-09 16:43:35

I would say Looshia

steamedtreaclesponge Wed 12-Aug-09 16:43:52

I've heard it pronounced either as Loo-sha or Loo-chia or Lucy-ah... think it's up to you really!

MamaKaty Wed 12-Aug-09 16:44:33

I would pronounce it 'Loo-shi-a' but I don't know if that's correct or not!

sweetkitty Wed 12-Aug-09 16:45:09

Two ways I think the Italian is Loo-CHEE-ah
Spanish is Loo-sha

The Lucia I knowis the former.

PrettyCandles Wed 12-Aug-09 16:48:17

I've come across it as

LOOSH-ah

and as

Lu-CHEE-ah

Vikelm Wed 12-Aug-09 16:56:25

Thanks for the replies! Maybe I'll give it a miss - too much scope for people getting the name 'wrong' all the time, no matter which pronounciation we go for!

Jujubean77 Wed 12-Aug-09 16:58:02

It is a stunning name

BunnyLebowski Wed 12-Aug-09 17:02:24

Actually the Spanish pronounciation of this name is Loo-thee-a.

Gorgeous name.

deepdarkwood Wed 12-Aug-09 17:08:18

The one I know pronounced it Loo - SEE - ar.
But also Loo- CHE -a when feeling more Italian

Lovely name smile

FAQtothefuture Wed 12-Aug-09 17:10:00

the one I know is Loo-chia

MrsKitty Wed 12-Aug-09 17:11:26

I've always imagined it to be Loo-CHEE-a

Vikelm Wed 12-Aug-09 17:13:02

deepdarkwood - that's how I imagined it to be pronounced. I really do like it! I'll have to ask my OH when he comes home

sfxmum Wed 12-Aug-09 17:13:18

I put the stress in the Lu but this is one of those names like Claudia and Clara and Laura which I don't like the English pronunciation but do like in my own language however as I live here I would not give it to my child as would forever cringe at 'mispronunciation'

lovely names though imo

sweetkitty Wed 12-Aug-09 17:13:59

Yes sorry I was mistaken it is Loo-thee-a

I prefer Loo-CHEE-a the one I know is nicknames Lulu cute in a baby but I don't know in a 40yo

EdnaK Thu 13-Aug-09 10:07:56

I have an Italian friend with that name and she pronounces it 'Loo - chia'. Lovely name!

KnickKnack Thu 13-Aug-09 10:10:10

In Ireland its pronounced loo-SEE-a (stress on the see)

bloss Thu 13-Aug-09 10:22:00

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maltesermeister Thu 13-Aug-09 11:12:02

My DD= Lucia, caused so many pronunciation problems! I named her Lucía as I have mexican heritage and I pronounced it 'loo see a'

The latin american pronunciation is loo-see-a, the spanish is loo-thea, and the Italian, is Loo-chee-a

It means 'bringer of light'

maltesermeister Thu 13-Aug-09 11:13:19

and it's a fabulous name grin

crumpet Thu 13-Aug-09 11:26:55

It is a very pretty name. Have only heard LuCHEEA or LuSEEA pronumciations though, never heard of Lusheea (but is this going the same way as Alicia which now only seems to be pronounces Aleesha?)

Flower3545 Thu 13-Aug-09 11:33:07

Lucia is my confirmation name. Although I never use it (wooden catholic now I'm afraid) I always used to pronounce it Loo-see-a

Vikelm Thu 13-Aug-09 12:12:25

Thanks guys!

It's a definite maybe if we have a little girl. I love it in combination with Sophie - Sophie Lucia.

Andthentherewerethree Thu 13-Aug-09 12:20:52

my cousin who is 18 is lucia pronounced loo chia as its italian descent.
its one of those names that she'll alwasy ask to be spelt or pronounced, but then it is a pretty name.

Scorpette Thu 13-Aug-09 22:31:01

I know 2 Lucias, one 35, one 7, and both pronounce it LOOsher. That's Ye Olde English way of pronouncing it

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