The name Lewis or Louis which is the correct spelling or is it matter of preference decided at birth?
Question #134874. Asked by endoverend.
Last updated Feb 26 2014.
Originally posted Feb 25 2014 10:35 PM.
Answer has 2 votes
penguintrivia 9 year member
Answer has 2 votes.
Both Louis and Lewis are English versions of the German Ludwig, Louis is also a French variant. Pronounced in the English style it is Lew-wis but parents may wish the name or one of its variants to be pronounced in the French or other style.
The reason we have Lewis and Louis and Stewart and Stuart is because the French did not use the letter W so had to use a u and another vowel to make the same sound. Now the spellings have become interchangeable. Source, memory.