How to pronounce Eloise

[name]El[/name]-O-ESS (french soft s)


[name]El[/name]-o-EEZ (Z sound)

I like the first but not the second. [name]How[/name] would you say it if you first read it in a classroom?

second”The first would never occur to me.


The second. I’ve never heard the first.

definitely the second one.

it makes more sense to me, and I speak French, I just don’t like their name pronunciations.

‘se’ in French is pronounced with the z sound. The first pronunciation you listed would not occur to me.

Honestly, when I say it, it sounds a bit like “ella-wheeze,” but I think it could be described as either ‘[name]ELLE[/name]-luh-weez’ or ‘[name]ELLE[/name]-lou-weez’ - maybe a combination of both…

Great name! [name]Love[/name] it!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

That clears it up… I was thinking it could be pronounce Elo-EESE (“ss” sound ) vs. [name]El[/name]-o-WHEEZE (Z sound)

Yeah, no, it’s definitely with a Z sound rather than an S sound. [name]Do[/name] you like it still?

It’s sort of like comparing the female [name]Louise[/name] to the male [name]Luis[/name], I think…

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Thats a good comparison. I think I like it in theory but need to sit on it to pull the trigger in actuality.

The S sound actually wouldn’t go with our last name so its probably better its a Z sound.

[name]Eloise[/name] *yme (rhymes with lime, time)


Perhaps Eloiss for a soft s sound.

Is the pronunciation still the same if it has the french spelling Éloïse?

That would be ‘AY-lo-eez’ I believe. But yeah, the umlaut over the ‘i’ should always be there but - as with the one that should be over [name_f]Zoe[/name_f] - it’s disappeared as most people know how to pronounce the name on sight/don’t know how to use umlauts/can’t use them in their country.

Elo-eez. Most non [name_m]French[/name_m] speakers would pronounce it this way.

I’ve never heard anyone pronounce it the first way.

The second way

I don’t really get the first pronunciation you listed.
The only thing that changes with a [name_m]French[/name_m] pronunciation (s-wise) is that some people might add a very soft, almost unnoticeable -e at the end which makes the -s sound a bit softer.