spinoff – how do you say Nicola?

posted 3 years ago in Names
  • poll: How do you say Nicola?
    Ni COLA (like cola - the drink) : (125 votes)
    58 %
    Nickel-a (like the coin with an 'a' at the end) : (80 votes)
    37 %
    I know people who say it both ways. : (5 votes)
    2 %
    I have no idea what you're talking about : (3 votes)
    1 %
    polls! I like polls! : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’ve also heard it nic-o-LIE.

    Post # 4
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    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Post # 5
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    1134 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @MsGinkgo:  First option is how I say it. I don’t know any girls named Nicola, but FH has a friend named Nikola, a guy (Nikola is a Serbian male name) and that’s how he says it.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Nickel-ah.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @peachacid:  Haha! I thought of that, too! 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MsGinkgo:  I voted Nicola, but when I first read it I pronounced it Nick-o-lie. I have met women with that name who pronounce it Ni-cola. 

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @MsGinkgo:  Nikki. Seriously, it has been an ongoing debate in my office for about 10 years. We have a Nicola who we work with remotely and have no idea how to pronounce her name. 

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Pollywog:  Rhyme it with Ricola, call her it, and see what happens.  I don’t understand why anyone would come up with Nickel-Ah…do you pronounce Nicole like nickel?  If so…then I guess it makes sense.  But if you say Nicole the way I do (note the strong e making the o say its name…!) and just add the a to the end (which, like many a endings, is pronounced as a schwa sound), you get Ricola Nicola.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @musical-lady:  Exactly! I am Serbian and I always thought of it as a boys’ name, I wasn’t even aware it was used on girls…

    I would pronounce it with the emphasis on the firts syllable, like “NEE-ko-lah”

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @MrsSnowMountain:  I’m not Serbian, but FH is, and when he learned that it’s typically a girl’s name here, he was like “what?” Haha.

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