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Dutch pronunciation is ah-lo-EE-see-us. Also spelled Aloïsius in Dutch. [noted -ed]
X-Mar  2/18/2006
Aloysius is my grandfather's middle name and he's always pronounced it al-o-wish-us. I don't know if that's an approved alterantive pronunciation. He may pronounce it that way because of his Irish accent.
hana  3/20/2006
A fictional bearer is Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast, the brilliant FBI agent who is in many of the books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.
dramaelf  3/29/2006
Aloysius was the name of Sebastian Flyte's teddy bear in Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited.
annasui  8/10/2006
Let's not forget, the most lovable bearer of this name is Sesame Street's Aloysius Snuffleuppagus, known rather oddly, given his childlike personality, as Mr. Snuffleuppagus. And also affectionately called Snuffy by his pal, Big Bird.
Starla Roxanne  9/11/2006
We also may mention Aloysius Bertrand, a French poet who wrote "Gaspard de la Nuit", wich inspired Beaudelaire from his "Spleen de Paris".
angelin  9/12/2006
If I would have a son I would definitely pick Aloysius to be his name. It's a wonderful name. Sounds so kindhearted and original.
― Anonymous User  12/7/2006
St. Aloysius Gonzaga is the patron saint of AIDS care-givers and AIDS patients.
ScarletCrow  1/25/2007
In Peewee's Playhouse, there is a dog which Peewee finds and owns throughout one epsoide. He names it Aloysius. This is the first time I heard the name, so obviously, it's one of the first things I think of. But I still like it.
spaz123  10/22/2007
Sounds like an old grandad to me and it's even more hideous than Albert and Arthur or even Ada and Agnes, the grandma names. Plus I find a name like Aloysius a bit too elaborate in both spelling and sounds (as opposed to the other four names). Lastly, this name may be confused somewhat with the title of the 1980s British sitcom 'Allo 'Allo.  10/31/2007
Al-oh-wish-us is the pronunciation most often used in English, and the one that I have heard the most, since it is a name used by many of my "Great" relatives and the deacon at my parish (we call him Deacon Al.) The other pronunciation A-loy-see-us, as seen in the description of the name on this site, is a Dutch pronunciation.
jazzbunnie  12/6/2007
Patrick Aloysius Ewing is a former National Basketball Association player, and a member of the NBA hall of fame.
lorinkoch  3/27/2009
The shortened, or slang for Aloysius, is Losh (low-sh or lah-sh). This is my name that I inherited from my great grandfather.
Losh  4/28/2009
The German pronunciation is ah-LOI-zee-uws. [noted -ed]
mafiosa  8/6/2009
Aloysius O'Kelly (1853-1941) was an Irish painter. One famous painting by O'Kelly is Mass In A Connemara Cabin.
CN  12/20/2009
St Aloysius' College is the name of a private Catholic boy's school in Sydney.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2010
Aloysius Viktor Stepinac (8 May 1898 – 10 February 1960) was a Croatian Catholic cardinal who was Archbishop of Zagreb from 1937 to 1960. Due to actions and accused collaborations with fascists during WWII, he was found guilty of war crimes and high treason. He sentenced to 16 years in prison; he only served 5 years. He was appointed cardinal in 1952. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1998.
AndrewJKD  6/29/2010
I can't believe nobody's mentioned this yet! Aloysius Minch, father of Pokey/Porky Minch from Earthbound!
Lily_le_Fae  3/23/2011
Aloysius is one of my guilty pleasures. If I ever used it, it would be a middle name.
Missy  4/3/2011
Aloysius is the name of Twilight Sparkles' owl assistant in the show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic".
boingloings  8/12/2011
Aloysius Zimmerplots--on the episode of Arthur, "D.W.'s Library Card," he was that kid who had the uber long name and couldn't fit it on his card. I will never forget that kid.
thefancyapple  8/18/2011
A famous bearer of this name is Aloysius "Alo" Creevey, a character in seasons 5 and 6 of the UK series 'Skins'.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2013
Quite pretentious and difficult to pull off nowadays, but I still love the sound of it. Would make an unexpected middle name!
― Anonymous User  6/14/2015
The name Aloysius was given to 18 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/18/2016
Aloysius is the best name in the world! It's classy & mysterious and holy and nice!
Aloysius  2/4/2017
Someone said the name is pretentious but I don't think it's a bad thing to be pretentious when you're drop dead gorgeous or holy!
Aloysius  2/4/2017
Mmmm the name Aloysius is Yummy...!
Aloysius  2/4/2017

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