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Louis vs. Lewis

Louis pronounced Lou-ee and Lewis pronounces Lou-iss. Which do you prefer? I know Louis can be pronounced either way so I am not sure if I should spell it Louie?

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Poll created: Mar 05, 2021
Total Votes: 19


Louis ("LOO-ee") gmv. Sophisticated and funky at the same time. Love it.

I use both pronunciations for Louis. I wouldn't use Louie as the full name spelling. Enough people know Louis as "LOO-ee" that one correction should do the trick.

Lewis always seemed more of a surname to me.
I know it's used as a fn a lot. Just not my preference. Good luck! :0)
posted by FredaCat :: 1 month ago | report
Lewis for Lou-iss, Louis for Lou-ee. Lewis seems less "stuck up"/more modern.
posted by Guest :: 1 month ago | report
Louis is sweet and fun, but also has a historical feel. Lewis is a tad dated to me.
Louie is fine and less likely to need pronunciation corrections, but just doesn't hold qutie the same appeal to me, like its been dumbed down slightly
posted by Guest :: 1 month ago | report

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