How do you pronounce this?

I have recently heard the name [name_m]Louis[/name_m] being pronounced «Louie», but I have always pronounced the S at the end aswell. How do you guys pronounce the name?

I pronounce it like [name_u]Louie[/name_u]! For the pronunciation with an -s sound at the end, I use [name_m]Lewis[/name_m].


I pronounce [name_m]Louis[/name_m] as “Louie” - as a [name_u]French[/name_u] name and in the [name_u]French[/name_u] pronunciation (not that we always honour the native pronunciation of names).

I think most people where I’m from would say [name_m]Louis[/name_m] as “Louie” and [name_m]Lewis[/name_m] as “Louis”.

In the UK I’d say loo-ee in the US I’d say loo-is; in [name_u]Germany[/name_u] it’s always loo-is.

I would say [name_m]Louis[/name_m] as loo-ee. [name_m]Lewis[/name_m] would be loo-is.

I believe Loo-ee is the [name_u]French[/name_u] pronunciation, commonly used in the UK too

I’ve always heard it both ways, as I live “between” two towns taht spell it the same but say it differently, so I would never assume either honestly. Lou-ee is my gut reaction for [name_m]Louis[/name_m], but the only person I know with the name says it Lou-iss :woman_shrugging:

I pronounce it LOO-is.

I would pronounce is with the S, like LOO-is, but I do know a [name_m]Louis[/name_m] whose name is said like [name_u]Louie[/name_u].

I say it as [name_m]Lewis[/name_m], but I wouldn’t be shocked to hear it as [name_u]Louie[/name_u]! That’s the [name_u]French[/name_u] way, so it depends on the context.

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In the US, I’ve only heard [name_m]Louis[/name_m] pronounced as loo-is. The only times I’ve heard it pronounced lou-ee was by people outside of the US!!
Personally I do prefer the [name_u]Louie[/name_u] pronunciation!

i always say louis / lewis as loo-is but have heard it been said as loo-ee many times but for me loo-ee is louie. but when using that name, depending on where u live, be prepared for mispronunciation.

I never know how to pronounce this name when I see it. A lot of people pronounce it with the “ee” and a lot pronounce it with the “is”.

i would probably say it as louie. intuitively i say it like lewis but i prefer it pronounced as louie.

I’m in the US, I would say it like [name_u]Louie[/name_u] but would be very receptive to being corrected to [name_m]Lewis[/name_m] - i think part of my lean towards the “ee” pronunciation is just that I prefer it

I’m from the US and I hear it said “loo-is” more often here, but both are cute. I think it is a name that could get either pronunciation from people depending on what they’re used to hearing/their associations. If I was in [name_f]Canada[/name_f], [name_u]France[/name_u], or another Francophone country I’d say lou-ee because it’d seem more likely to be correct in that context.

That’s the logic I use when calling my patients back to the exam room when they have a name with a couple different pronunciation options, anyhow xD It’s all about those context clues!

I’ve heard it said like [name_u]Louie[/name_u] and [name_m]Lewis[/name_m], and though I’d default to the former (like how [name_u]Prince[/name_u] [name_m]Louis[/name_m] is pronounced) as that’s more common where I am I wouldn’t be shocked if I got it wrong, if that makes sense. I think both pronunciations can be considered ‘correct’

Ditto! I’m the same way. :grinning:

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I pronounce [name_m]Louis[/name_m] like the [name_u]French[/name_u] way (like Louie) but would spell it with the -s ending. I guess it depends on your preference; I’ve seen both used here in the same manner.

I say [name_u]Louie[/name_u]!

I’m in the US, and I only ever hear it as loo-is here. But I try to read it as loo-ee nowadays, but I like either! I think it would be pronounced like [name_m]Lewis[/name_m] in the US most of the time unless corrected. St. [name_m]Louis[/name_m], MO is usually like [name_m]Lewis[/name_m], but also Louisville, KY is like Louie-ville haha

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