This is how I spelt lettuce when I was 6.
Inxpect  12/2/2020
― Anonymous User  10/29/2020
Makes me think of lettuce.
someone-  3/2/2020
Am I the only person who remembers the girl called Lettice on America’s Got Talent way back? I think it sounds nice, to be honest. But for obvious reasons I’m not giving this name.
nylonpanda  11/27/2019
Lettice (le-tees) this is my name and it was my gran's name too. I love my name even though I don't ever use it (it's a little girly for me as I am everything but girly) so I've always been called Tessa... I must admit I did go through the whole Lettice - Lettuce thing in school (mostly high school really) but you know what, who cares.
Lettice  1/23/2019
Lettuce and Tomatoes were my least favorite toppings on burgers, but I’ll get used to it. Anyway, it’s kinda silly to name your kids after food. It makes it sound like you want to eat them.
― Anonymous User  1/6/2019
Salad or not, I think it's a cute name. Though definitely not for today's use, haha.
I can't help but imagine a part of her (surname, father?) being called Caesar. Kind of mean-spirited, but..
― Anonymous User  4/29/2018
They named her Lettice, because she had a big head.
Bombast  1/9/2018
Bear in mind that the name 'Lettice' predates the common use of the word 'lettuce' and was a common Medieval name when salad vegetables, being under the dominion of whichever planet was cold wet and nasty [Mercury? I never was up on astrology] were considered dangerous to eat, and were just known as 'sallet' or lumped in with 'worts', or vegetables. It was latinised to Laeticia, which became used in its own right when literacy was sufficiently widespread for people to see it written. The pet name for it was Lecia, later also Letty. The later form 'Letitia' had the shortening 'Titty' and was used for a character in Arthur Ransome's 'Swallows and Amaons' series when said shortening was less smutty than it is now. Modern usage also comes up with names with even more apparent double meaning - look at Randy which is even spelled like its meaning of 'sex-mad' having become separated from its proper source, 'Randolph'
Names, even those from Western roots, come to us from a wide variety of sources, from as far away as Ancient Greece and Byantium to those as ancient as Etruscan, Gothic and Celtic. Some have changed on the way; few men called Lewis are aware that their name started out as Clovis, and went variously through Ludovic by one route and Aloysius [Allo-ISH-us] by another. Lettice is old fashioned, but pops up occasionally, usually in the aristocracy where it may be a traditional name in some families, such as those descended from Lettice Knollys, like the Spencer-Churchills.
Namenazi  1/14/2016
Not a good name unless you want your kid to hear food jokes their whole lives.
abster  11/29/2015
Lettice is my name. My parents pronounced it Le-TEES, like the eyelash enhancer. Before that product came along, I was definitely called Lettuce a lot. It was popular in the Victorian era, as I understand it.
Lpelotte  4/11/2015
Reminds me of the food.
― Anonymous User  9/4/2014
I've developed quite an affection for this name in recent years. If you can get over the homophonous leaf vegetable, you're left with quite a pretty, charming and dainty name for a little girl. Probably not so great for a real child though, as it is usually met with too much negativity; but on a fictional character, it could work really well!
JJSkeete  5/14/2012
I know a Lettice and prior to meeting her would have thought about the same as the majority, that this is a food!

She is most lovely though, so regal. A real English rose. Beautiful young women who carries the name well. Her unique name and she are alike. They compliment each other! Maybe her name makes her who she is and how I perceive her. I just don't know! Cool name anyway!
Rhona J  2/22/2011
Great, lets just name our kids tomato and onion -.-

Ugly name.
Chrila96  10/18/2010
This is an alright name, really, and I have heard it being used before. And, yes, before you say anything, on a human girl. :)
walesgal92  1/16/2010
This name seems so dainty and elegant, I adore it.
vomiting  1/10/2010
Lettice doesn't look like a real name. It looks too much like "lettuce".
bananarama  8/5/2009
Lettice. So close to Lettuce. I can't believe anyone would actually name a child this.
― Anonymous User  8/2/2009
No matter how you want to pronounce it, it's always going to look like Lettuce.
― Anonymous User  5/15/2009
Lettice Protherowe is a character in Agatha Christie's Murder at the Vicarage. It is one of the Miss Marple detective novels. She tells people that her estranged mother intended her name to be pronounced leh-TEESE, though no one does.
KrisMichelle  4/21/2009
Looks too much like Lettuce. You could name a child Carrit or Spinech and it would have the same effect.
emmiix3  2/7/2009
This looks more like the vegetable lettuce. I like Lettie a lot better, it's cuter.
_0TophasNails_1  11/28/2008
The standard British pronunciation is LET-iss.

Let-EES would be a faux-French affectation, or just a pointless attempt to distinguish it from "lettuce".
Elly747  5/5/2008
You may as well name her Carrot!
sweetkit  3/28/2008
Nowadays it would indeed be pronounced "Le-TEES."
Kosta  4/9/2007
I'm sorry but I don't think this is a very good name, they would be teased constantly, maybe as "Rabbit" or "Carrot" or even "Vege" or "Vegetable".
bellaboo  1/21/2007
"Lettuce"? No, I pronounce this as "le-TEES".
gaelruadh19  1/20/2007
I love how this name sounds like lettuce!
nelirosala  6/22/2006
Lettice Knollys (Knowles) (pronounced LET-is NOLZ), mother of the earl of Essex. Detested by Elizabeth I, to whom she was related (her grandmother was Mary Boleyn, sister of Elizabeth's mother Anne) and to whom she bore a strong resemblance. Ancestress of Winston Churchill and Princess Diana.
Kosta  6/13/2006
Lettice looks too much like the food lettuce.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2005

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