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The Story Behind the LisaLise Name
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Love this story whatever your name is :-). I was named after my paternal grandmother who died a week before I was born. She was a legendary battle axe who threw eggs at my father if he did anything wrong. Her name was Milly. My cousin, born a few days after me was also named after Milly but she got 'Mildred' - what a lucky escape I had. Taught to always arrive early for everything :-)
November 1, 2017 at 4:34 PM
Thank you Melinda! I think I would have liked your paternal grandmother. I might just consider taking up egg throwing as my next hobby :)
November 1, 2017 at 4:53 PM
Jeri Kay Darling said…
I always wondered about your name. Now I know (maybe in a few years I will understand lol) I love a name that have a story to go with it! My dad's name was Jerry and my mom's name was Kay...here comes Jeri Kay. Was all good till the boy's starting calling the house and would ask for "Jeri"....most hung up after my dad answered. So I tried to go by Jeri Kay but....you know how that goes! :)
November 1, 2017 at 10:30 PM
I feel your pain!
I'm DeniCe NOT DeniSe - it's pronounced much more softly.
Not sure where it originated, but I do know that mum and dad had lots of conversations about it and whether it was actually a name - so for 3 days I was Catriona! They decided they liked Denice much better as that's what I'd been for the first day or 2, so Denice is my name. I think they like that it worked with my sisters names JaNICE and EuNICE but also much preferred the softer pronunciation.
It was pronounced correctly by all my teachers and friends - though there was always the initial corrections to be made.
When I moved to England I pretty much gave up on getting it pronounce properly - I think most people thought it was something to do with my Scottish accent and so didn't bother trying. In Holland it was pronounced properly :)
Now I'm back in Scotland I get a mix - people who've known me all my life get it right and a few 'new friends' make the effort too. It's nice to be called my proper name again!
I do sometimes think people are just lazy and can't be bothered trying which irritates a bit and I hate when someone looks at a form and decides it's spelt wrong and 'helpfully' corrects it!
November 2, 2017 at 9:58 AM
November 2, 2017 at 10:21 AM
@Jeri Kay - Oh I love your story about your name! that is so cool! Thanks for sharing!
@Denice - OOOh yes! You definitely DO know what it's like to have to explain your name! It amazes me how little it takes to throw people in regards to pronunciating.
@Rebecca - Bang! :D
November 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Gun-Britt. That had me laughing out loud. X-D Oh those well meaning men.
Your company name is like a melding of your life experiences and heritage. I love the name Lise <3 It's subtle and gentle with class.
November 3, 2017 at 7:38 PM
Rebekah - When I am not shuddering at the fact that my dad ALMOST won the name battle, I can chuckle at it a bit too. Thanks for your kind words! :)
November 5, 2017 at 4:35 PM
LisaLise sounds great to me. If I were in your childhood, I would have asked you how you would like to pronounce your name. Lise is not that hard to say! But things need to happen for a reason, you've got them both in your company's name.
December 23, 2017 at 9:33 PM
Hi! I am also named Lise, but pronounce my name the same as the word "lease". My mother named me after her English teacher, who went by the nickname Lise (short for Lisette). My former father-in-law pronounced my name as "Leez", which I hated. Back before call screening came about, telemarketers would call and ask to speak to "Lice", to which I often responded "Yes, that's me. My middle name is Maggot, what do you want"? Someone in the town I live in said she named her daughter after a Dutch town, and insisted that I was pronouncing my name wrong. So rude! I sometimes just say it is Lisa, for people I will only contact once, just because it is easier. But I wonder why most have no problems whatsoever with pronouncing Denise! TexasLise
November 5, 2020 at 4:37 AM
OMG I totally feel for you Lise! And thank you for sharing this with me because it just caused quite a few giggles with your clever replies. :D
November 6, 2020 at 12:38 PM
Interesting read… I’m Leighsa from my father. I’ve always been called Lou Lou or just Leese?!? I’m sha at the end by most people who see the spelling and I nicely correct. It’s Lisa not lisha ����♀️
I’m an Oklahoman and my name shows it haha
I’m Leighsa Michelle Norman… My father and my grandfather were Norwegian.
August 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Hi Leighsa - What a very special name you have! Thanks so much for commenting and sharing your name story :D
August 28, 2022 at 3:45 PM
OMG I LOVE THIS, just reading for the first time. You have an amazing life!
January 17, 2023 at 4:57 PM
Aww thanks so much Unknown — what a lovely comment 🙏🏻💗
January 17, 2023 at 6:12 PM
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