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Madonna´s daughter is called Lourdes Maria.
-- Destry  4/15/2005
Can also be pronounced Lor-dayce or Lor-dess.
-- iamkristen  11/19/2005
I very much like this name! And I would consider using it someday. I also like the pronunciation "Lordz".
-- Pheadirean  6/4/2006
This is my mom's name, and I really like it. She is very very nice, and I love her.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2006
Even though Lourdes should be pronounced "LUWRD", I have only heard it pronounced "LUWR-dess".
-- swisssugar  1/21/2007
So the pronunciation is "LUWRDZ" (as in rhyming with "words")? I'd rather it be pronounced "LOR-dess", but oh well.
-- Lizard435  2/27/2007
If this is an English and Spanish name, why is it pronounced and spelled in French? Isn't it used in France, too?
-- Tango  3/2/2007
I do like this name, but I don't like it pronounced lords. I think it is much nicer lord-ess. However, if I were to name a kid that, I'd fear they'd be called lords, and it just reminds me too much of god.
-- roxhai  3/6/2007
The pet forms of this name are Luly (loo-lee) and Lula (loo-luh) which I think are beautiful.
-- michi_vane  3/13/2007
I really love this name. It has beautiful connotations of healing and miracles. I love Lola as a nickname for Lourdes, too.
-- out of the sky  11/2/2007
Actress Mia Farrow`s full name is Maria de Lourdes Villiers-Farrow.
-- Swiff  12/4/2007
When my French husband pronounces this famous place name he says, "Loord" with the lovely French gutteral "r" and the "es" left off. They do that a lot -- the French -- add a bunch of letters to words which they have absolutely no intention of saying! "Ils chantent" (they sing) sounds like, "il shant"! No lie!
-- leananshae  12/8/2007
The name is pronounced Loor dess. That is the way I pronounce my name, also the way Madonna pronounces her daughter's name and the way almost all the girls named Lourdes pronounce the name, it is a classic name.
-- Lourdes  12/12/2007
French (pl/f) for "heavy". Ouch. And yeah, the French pronunciation would be "lourd" (really round "O," guttural, "r").
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2007
I don't think it gives a very intelligent impression of people to name their daughter after a place known for religious lunatics who think they see the Virgin Mary or Jesus in trees, doors, pieces of bread, etc, and who think water from a specific place can produce miracles. It's not a very pretty name, and I would never use any name Madonna has used.
-- slight night shiver  4/28/2008
The comment of the above poster is the very most immature and ignorant one I read on BtN so far. It is sad that some people feel the need to push their intolerant views on others.
-- Swiff  5/5/2008
While originally I didn't realize this was a given name, once I learned my Spanish professor from Paraguay bore it it grew on me. Now I think it's a beautiful name for a girl.
-- JesseTheGirl  7/28/2008
This name was used by a female on the 1930 Censo México (Mexico Census).
-- JesseTheGirl  7/28/2008
Very pretty and unique. I only like it when pronounced LOR-DES.
-- Anonymous User  6/28/2010
When I first read Madonna's daughter's name, I immediately pronounced it (LAWRD-ess).
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2010
I love the name Lourdes, it's beautiful and unique. It runs in the family and hopefully I can keep it going.
-- nana1328  8/30/2010
Hideous!
-- Chrila96  1/17/2011
It's actually pretty now but only pronounced loor des. Lordz is still pretty ugly.
-- Chrila96  3/8/2011
Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon is the daughter of American singer Madonna.
-- Anonymous User  1/8/2012
The name Lourdes was given to exactly 100 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
What a tacky name. It's nothing special. It's just Lords but a different spelling.
Not fond of titles as names. Including like Princess, queen, queenie and all that garbage.
-- Anonymous User  8/13/2014
This name is so ugly and heavy-sounding, plus I don't want to use any name that Madonna used on one of her spawn.
-- TyrannosaurusRegina  1/14/2016
I am a Lourdes. It is a French name. I was named Lourdes because my mother is also a Lourdes. I did not use the name on my two daughters because not everyone can pronounce it and I am continuously asked how do I spell my name. I also traveled to France and visited the small catholic town of Lourdes. It's a beautiful town. I went on February 11 and the entire town was walking with candles in hand. I went to the grotto and visited Bernadette's small home which they have as a museum. For those who do not know Bernadette Soubirouswas, she is whom apparitions are said to have occurred between 11 February and 16 July 1858. She would later receive recognition when the lady who appeared to her identified herself as the Immaculate Conception.
-- luly928  3/30/2016
The name Lourdes was given to 90 girls born in the US in 2015.
-- HerculePoirot  6/16/2016

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