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How do you pronounce "Louis"?

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Minkus · 16/06/2008 13:41

Is it like Lewis? Or Louie?

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Iklboo · 16/06/2008 13:43

I know both!
Europeans tend to pronounce it "lewie" and Americans I've heard pronounce it Lewis

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MaryAnnSingleton · 16/06/2008 13:43

Meet me in St Louis !

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heronsfly · 16/06/2008 13:43

my friends ds has this name,she pronounces it as Louie,gets very cross if his called lewis

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NoNickname · 16/06/2008 13:44

Pronounced Louie definitely. If you want to pronounce it Lewis, use Lewis

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castille · 16/06/2008 13:44

I've heard both, but I know lots of French Louis and one British one and they are all pronounced Louie.

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desperatehousewifeintraining · 16/06/2008 13:44

We have a Louis and it is pronounced Louie

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throckenholt · 16/06/2008 13:45

louis is the French way - Lewis hte American way.

I would say Lewee is left to my own devices.

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Belgianchox · 16/06/2008 14:02

Mine is Louie

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piratecat · 16/06/2008 14:03

loo eee

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MadBadandDangeroustoKnow · 16/06/2008 14:04

Louis is a French name and so should have the French pronunciation - Lou-ee. But I did know one boy called Lewis (or so I thought) and did a double-take when I saw it written down as Louis.

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keevamum · 16/06/2008 14:05

Mine is Louie pronounced loo eee and she's a girl...just to confuse matters.

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funnypeculiar · 16/06/2008 14:06

I know one of each. I would on balence expect someone who wanted to have their child called Lewis to call them, um, Lewis

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Brightfield · 16/06/2008 14:07

Mine is Lou-ee. The correct way.

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Tortington · 16/06/2008 14:07

loo -ee is louis

lewis is erm...lewis

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funnypeculiar · 16/06/2008 14:08

Sorry, the one of each is one pronounced Lewis & one pronounced Louie

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Alishanty · 16/06/2008 14:11

I know a Louis who pronounces it Lewis but I prefer the proper way of Lewis and Louis (Louee).

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pagwatch · 16/06/2008 14:14

Louis IS Lou ie !
Lewis is lewis.

( a clear note for all the numbskulls who call my DS1 lewis. If I wanted to call him Lewis I farkin well would have called him Lewis !!)

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MrsTittleMouse · 16/06/2008 14:14

Louie (like the french)

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zippitippitoes · 16/06/2008 14:14

louie

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MONKEYMONKEY · 16/06/2008 14:28

Louie

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Minkus · 16/06/2008 14:45

Thanks all I'd hoped it was Lou-ee but someone confused me the other day when they pronounced it Lewis.

It's now top of my list!

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LadyThompson · 17/06/2008 12:59

Louis Armstrong used to pronounce his own name Lewis. But he was a Yank

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StellaWasADiver · 17/06/2008 13:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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AbbeyA · 17/06/2008 13:15

It has to be Louie. If you want Lewis then call them Lewis. I know a Louis who has his name pronounced 'Lewis' and he is constantly having to explain.

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