There are a few names on our list that have multiple pronunciations, and we were wondering how most people pronounce them and which pronunciation is generally prefered. Please let us know how you say these names and which pronunciation you prefer (I'm assuming it would be the one you use) so we can figure out if well constantly have to be correcting people.
Louis- we would say it the English way, with the possibility of Louie as a nickname. We live in the US, so I think it would be pronounced correctly most of the time.
Lucia- we like loo-SEE-ah and loo-CHEE-ah, but a lot of people on here say they pronounce it LOO-sha. I've only ever heard it pronounced loo-SEE-ah
Madeleine- we would say MAD-a-lin, but to be honest, I said MAD-a-line at first glance. We probably wouldn't use any nicknames, so I would hate for her to be constantly correcting people.
Magdalen/Magdalene- we like MAG-da-lin, and I think that's how most people pronounce it anyways. Which spelling do you prefer?
Mariella- this one isn't too high up on our list as I'm not usually a big fan of 4 syllable names, but it's so pretty. We actually like both MARY-ella and MAHRY-ella
Vera- we like both pronunciations, but I personally prefer VARE-a as opposed to VEER-a. I have heard it pronounced both ways.
Thanks for your input, it's very much appreciated!
Sat, 12/07/2013 - 7:08pm