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Old 11-17-2008, 07:59 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Ok, maybe these aren't second thoughts because I can't imagine naming her anything else. But I have concerns. Comfort me

We decided to name her Lucia (Loo-sha) very early on. When I picture her, she IS Lucia. But I worry that people won't know how to pronounce her name when they read it, since there are 3 pronunciations. Loo-SEE-uh, Loo-CHEE-uh, and Loo-sha.

Tell me what you guys think.

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Old 11-17-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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Don't worry about it. It is a beautiful name. My 2nd DD is named Julia and I didn't realize that it could be pronounced so many different ways.

If you can't imagine her as anything else, than stick with it and tell the rest of the world where they can go.
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I never expected to have to correct people so much about Orion's name, but even having to correct people all the time (Ryan, O'Brian, Oh-Ree-In) I still love it

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That was my great-grandma's name. She used the Chee pronunciation. I think it's lovely. I also think that if that's her name, nothing else will fit. Someone somewhere will always mispronounce a name. I'd go with it.

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Sorry, you would definitely get Lu chee-ah from me.
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: to those who are saying if it's her name then it's her name! Don't fret about it!
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:50 PM
 
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If its her name, its her name.

I never realized how much trouble people would have with DS's name (I've got Brom, Graham, Bran, and even Brown) but it doesn't matter, we still love the name and its just HIM.

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I LOVE that name! It's a old timey/new name! I'm jealous! Isn't there a vaca spot St.Lucia???
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No matter what pronunciation(s) you come up with, someone will come up with new ones. Trust me on this one.
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Lucia is an old family name here, but a man's... I like it either way and I even considered using it. Just go with it.

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Lucia is a very beautiful name.. .
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No worries...it's a wonderful name and you know how to say it I have a dd who has a tricky name to some..I just correct them and then they feel silly
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I wouldn't worry, all three pronunciations are pretty and unproblematic so its not like if someone pronounces it wrong they are going to be insulting her. She may like having the possible variety as an adult, and for now, if you just say it the way you like it people will follow suit. Is a very pretty without being too frilly name, good choice.

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(I've got Brom, Graham, Bran, and even Brown)
Somehow I read this as you were saying you had four sons with those names and I was thinking it very odd that you named them such sound alike names. I love Bram.
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:25 AM
 
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I LOVE the name Lucia--please don't change it! All three pronunciations are legitimate--it's just one of those names where your daughter will have to tell people which way she pronounces it.
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It's a lovely name. People mispronounce my 8 yos name, but she's learned to correct them. I'ts really not a big deal.

I say use the name, it's beautiful!
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:27 PM
 
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I have a cousin lucia and I love the name. Go w/ it.

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I would pronounce it LOO-sha. Maybe you could consider spelling it a different way to make it a more obvious pronunciation? My DD's name is Kyla which is a pretty straightforward pronunciation IMO but she's always getting called Kayla and Kylee. I still like her name. Our boy's name choice is Joash (JOE-ash) and I expect that he'll get called Josh an awful lot. Fortunately I like the name Josh too!
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:02 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Thanks everyone, you made me feel much better! I'm so excited to meet my little Lucia.

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