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The pronunciation is too close to llama. Don't like.
Luvbug86  3/17/2019
Pronounced LIE-ma.
― Anonymous User  3/17/2019
Can some Latvian or Lithuanian confirm whether or not this should be pronounced "La-EE-mah"?
Because not all the world is English speaking, you know, or follow English phonetic rules.
Zanizaila  1/11/2019
It actually doesn't mean "luck" in Latvian, however it's similar to a word that means "happiness, fortune, luck" - "laime". [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  8/11/2017
Laima Vaikule is a popular Latvian actress, singer, director, and choreographer, best known in Europe and in the former USSR for such popular hits as "Vernisage" and "Charlie," among other songs. She was born on March 31, 1954, in Cēsis, Latvia.
cutenose  4/19/2016
Name of the Day: March 17, 2013.
― Anonymous User  3/17/2013
If I saw Laima I would say "lie-ma" but I can imagine people (on purpose or accidentally) saying "lame-ah" all the time. Too bad because I like the name; it's close to my heritage but looks and sounds Arabic.
Zinha  3/17/2012
The Laima I know pronounces it LYE-ma / Lime-ah.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2011
Name of the Day: March 17, 2011.
AndrewJKD  3/19/2011
I'm in love with the look and the meaning of this exotic name. It's a shame that either pronunciation you use, it's baaaad.
NurseMom75  11/14/2008
Actually, it is not pronounced LAME-uh, it is pronounced LYE-ma.
ellepots  7/8/2008
It makes me think too much of llama to use it.
Pippin  3/17/2008
How is this name pronounced -- LAME-ah?! Even if it isn't, people will DEFINITELY TRY to say it that way! Not a nice thing to do to a little girl!
leananshae  12/8/2007

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