How do you pronounce Louisa?

I love the name [name]Louisa[/name] - when pronounced with an “s” rather than a “z”. I’m worried however, that the “z” pronunciation may be the default for most people…

[name]How[/name] do you pronounce [name]Louisa[/name]? Also, do you pronounce [name]Luisa[/name] differently?

I pronounce [name]Louisa[/name] with an “s” sound. I must say I have never heard it said with a “z” sound!

I pronounce it with an S as well. However, there was a poll about this issue not too long ago, and most namberries voted for the Z pronunciation. I would assume that [name]Luisa[/name] would most definitely be pronounced with an S though, as it appears to be more Spanish looking.

There was a recent thread about exactly this, if you do a search.

I pronounce it with a Z sound, but it’s totally a matter of accent. My own name has this same issue, and it truly doesn’t matter to me which one people use. It’s not like lou-ee-za vs. lou-eye-za, or something like that. [name]Luisa[/name] would definitely be pronounced with an S, though. And BTW, [name]Louisa[/name] is a gorgeous name and one of my favorites! :slight_smile:

https://nameberry.com/nametalk/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=16405&p=234246
Thought I posted then, but I didn’t, so…
I say it with a Z. I’ve never heard the S.

I live in the Chicago suburbs and I’ve always pronounced it Luweeza.