Post # 1
I have two friends, both spell their names Nicola, both say it differently.
How do you pronouce it?
Post # 3
I’ve also heard it nic-o-LIE.
Post # 5
@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 # 6
@peachacid: Exactly what I was thinking!
Post # 8
@peachacid: Haha! I thought of that, too! 🙂
Post # 9
@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
@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
@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 # 12
@kyra.astell: How does an a make an I sound?
Post # 13
@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 # 14
@MsGinkgo: I say Nickel-uh.
Post # 16
@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.