Thoughts on Letiticia

What do you think of the name [name]Letiticia[/name] or [name]Letitia[/name] ?

It makes you think of?

[name]Nick[/name] Names could be?

I have to say, I’ve never been keen on it. It’s always struck me as a little trashy, even though that’s not the case. Blame all the awful made-up “-eesha” names out there (Kareesha, Maleesha etc) for that!

It kind of just makes me think of lettuce :stuck_out_tongue:

As for nicknames (all spelled phonetically):


I would avoid [name]Leticia[/name] for the same reasons the above poster mentioned. The La beginning and eesha ending have become stereotypical of made up down-market type names from the eighties so [name]Letitia[/name] gets lumped in there undeservedly.

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Unfortunately, [name]Leticia[/name] is 100% ghetto fabulous these days. I would go for one of the alternatives woodensandals suggested instead.

I hope you mean [name]Leticia[/name], not [name]Letiticia[/name]! :wink:

I’d stay away from [name]Latisha[/name] because of the reasons previously mentioned, but I don’t get a trashy feel from [name]Leticia[/name] or [name]Letitia[/name]. I pronounce both la-[name]TISH[/name]-a, not la-TEESH-a, so maybe that’s why?

It’s a lovely, ancient name with a great meaning (and [name]Lettie[/name]'s an adorable nickname) so it gets a thumbs up from me. My favorite spelling is [name]Laetitia[/name], but that may not be usable in this day and age.

Exactly. [name]Leticia[/name] and [name]Letitia[/name] are from an old [name]Roman[/name] name, and it was used, along with [name]Parthenia[/name], Calpurnia, [name]Lavinia[/name], and [name]Minerva[/name], quite frequently in colonial and 19th century New [name]England[/name]. It’s pronounced with a short i – Luh-tish-a, not Luh-teesha.

The English prefer [name]Lettice[/name], but you couldn’t get away with that here, even though it’s a lovely Edwardian name.

[name]Tish[/name], [name]Tisha[/name], and [name]Letty[/name] are nicknames.

And the African names with “isha” or “eesha” are straight from [name]West[/name] [name]Africa[/name] and Arabic names, ladies. [name]Aisha[/name] was a granddaughter of [name]Mohammad[/name], I believe.

I also imagine the [name]Le[/name] [name]TISH[/name] a prn more clearly than the [name]Le[/name] TEESH a prn (though I can imagine either), and am with a previous poster on having respect for the roots of -isha names. [name]Aisha[/name] was a wife of [name]Mohammad[/name].

The name makes me think of the model [name]Laetitia[/name] Casta.

The ‘tit’ letter sequence is unfortunate…but [name]Leticia[/name] looks more misspelled to me, so it’s a little rough in that regard. I mean, I think [name]Leticia[/name] is probably totally legit, look at [name]Patricia[/name] and [name]Alicia[/name] and [name]Felicia[/name] ([name]Leticia[/name] makes me think of these names, too).

[name]Lettie[/name] and [name]Tish[/name] are the main two that come to mind for nicknames.

I think of [name]Leticia[/name] (I prefer that over [name]Letitia[/name] or [name]Letiticia[/name], which I’m not familiar with) as a sweet vintage name. It doesn’t make me think “trashy” at all (though in fairness I never even realized Keish / [name]Alisha[/name] were thought of as trashy until recently, so what do I know?). There is a batty old lady called [name]Leticia[/name] in the TV show the Vicar of Dibley, and the sister of one of the [name]Doctor[/name]'s companions on [name]Doctor[/name] Who is [name]Leticia[/name] (nn [name]Tish[/name], siblings [name]Martha[/name] and [name]Leo[/name]), so I guess that’s what comes to mind. [name]Lettie[/name] is a sweeter nickname than [name]Tish[/name] [name]IMO[/name], but I can envision both.

I love the name [name]Letiticia[/name], it is a stunning, and it doesn’t remind me of lettuce at all. However I like it spelled [name]Laetitia[/name] and [name]Lettie[/name] is such a cute nickname.

Oh I like that new spelling [name]Laetitia[/name], My first name that I love is [name]Letice[/name] - the old French name…But it does not go with our last name at all, that has a ‘field’ in it, it makes it sound like lettuce field…So I am searching for alternatives.

As much as I love the name, there are a lot of drawbacks to using it these days (as the above posters have already mentioned). To be safe, I would put it in the middle name spot.

i like it a ton! my mother in law is lucretia and i’ve always thought letiticia is a similar name but much prettier. nicknames- tish, ticia, leti