Hello, we are expecting a baby girl. I have always loved the name [name]Louisa[/name], it was my great-great grandmother’s name. I have always thought it to be pronounced “Loo-EES-ah” with a soft S. Only now that I am researching the name have I discovered that the common pronunciation is “Loo-EEZ-ah”, of which I am not nearly as fond.
So my husband and I have been considering [name]Luisa[/name] instead, because I have read it is more commonly pronounced the first way. However, I have also read that they both can be pronounced with the S or Z sound. So I am totally stumped. I would like to use the family name [name]Louisa[/name], but I don’t want our baby girl going through life correcting people every day, explaining that the Z sound is not the way she pronounces her name.
[name]Do[/name] you think if we used [name]Luisa[/name] we would have to correct people less that her name is “Loo-EES-A”? Thanks for any input!