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How to pronounce Elysia?

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hattee Mon 12-Oct-09 10:04:18

I like the name Elysia but I'm woried that future DD will have a lifetime of having people mispronouning her name. I'm also concerned that she would always have to spell it out. I'm normally a fan of classic/boring names, but this one stands out to me for some reason.

How would you pronounce this?

BloodRedTulips Mon 12-Oct-09 10:07:09

i'd say elle-iss-ee-ah if i read it

lucky1979 Mon 12-Oct-09 10:08:40

Same as Alicia I think

LeonieBooCreepy Mon 12-Oct-09 10:17:03

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Marioandluigi Mon 12-Oct-09 10:19:55

Its my friends DD name, and she pronounces it like bloodredtulips said.

WelliesAndPyjamas Mon 12-Oct-09 10:20:17

ell-eesh-a

Hassled Mon 12-Oct-09 10:20:43

I've had a lifetime of people not knowing how to pronounce my name and it gets pretty wearing. If you have to ask, so will everyone else.

JulesJules Mon 12-Oct-09 10:23:43

I would say Ell-iz-ia.

Very pretty, but I think she would always be telling people how to spell and pronounce it. I like it though.

ZZZenAgain Mon 12-Oct-09 10:26:41

well how would you pronounce it hattee?

PestoPumpkinMonster Mon 12-Oct-09 10:30:20

Ell ee see ya

PestoPumpkinMonster Mon 12-Oct-09 10:31:52

One of dd2's best friends is called this btw.

hattee Mon 12-Oct-09 10:33:20

I'd pronounce it El-ee-see-ah, but it doesn't look as though anyone else would! I think I'll go back to my traditional/old fashioned list

ZZZenAgain Mon 12-Oct-09 11:23:02

you might have to correct people a bit at first but if you like the name, I would go ahead with it. I don't think it is going to be hugely difficult to get people to pronounce her name the way you want really.

bellissima Mon 12-Oct-09 14:02:33

ell-ee-sha. As in ell-ee-shan fields, non? Bit funerial.

TabithaTwitchet Mon 12-Oct-09 14:08:25

I would say Ell-ee-zee-uh

TabithaTwitchet Mon 12-Oct-09 14:10:30

But I would say ell-ee-zhun fields, with a sort of soft j sound like the g in rouge

TheDevilapostrophesCopperBabe Mon 12-Oct-09 14:11:33

ell-iss-ee-ah

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Mon 12-Oct-09 14:13:15

Ell-izz-ee-ya

pinkx4 Mon 12-Oct-09 16:12:00

Lovely name. We considered it but already have an Elizabeth and it's too close. I wanted it because it sounds like the Roman 'heaven' Ellysium and my dad, who died in April, was a guru of Roman knowledge! I would have pronounced it El-iss-ia.

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