Sisters called Lois and Lana: first thoughts without reading other replies?

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Geargrinder Sat 10-Nov-12 16:01:45

Just as the title says. What do you think of Lois and Lana as siblings? TIA.

lisianthus Fri 23-Nov-12 12:01:04

Superman fan parents, probably will call the child Luthor or Clark if it is a boy. Lois Lane and Lana Lang are just so well known from the comics spanning 50 years, the movies, the TV shows ...

It would be like having a little boy named Abbott and then considering calling his newborn brother Costello.

freerangechickens Thu 22-Nov-12 23:21:54

Someone has a thing for Superman (I did skim the thread and see that I'm not the only one, but that was my thought before I clicked on it)

PurpleGentian Thu 22-Nov-12 23:15:20


Lois Lane apears in just about every Superman adaptation there is, and Lana Lang was all over Smallville.

Sqeeky Thu 22-Nov-12 17:22:41

Superhero characters.

Which is not necessarily a bad thing. It's certainly better than Twilight names.

kellyhowells82 Thu 22-Nov-12 13:24:51


CoteDAzur Thu 15-Nov-12 21:16:19


Worley Thu 15-Nov-12 21:15:39

well you did say first thoughts without reading thread..
I like Lana a lot smile

Worley Thu 15-Nov-12 21:13:36

are you superman fans?

mumbaisapphire Thu 15-Nov-12 21:04:31

That should be 'living' in the same house!

mumbaisapphire Thu 15-Nov-12 21:03:41

Nice names. Never heard of Lana Lang but obviously have heard of Lois lane but I don't think it's an issue. As for the mail thing don't be put off I really think that is over thinking things. Most mail these days comes in envelopes which identify the sender do you can easily make an educated guess as to who it's for. In the grand scheme of things how long are they going to be loving in the same house for and receiving mail. If you open something by mistake then just hand it over. It's really quite simple!

redpanda13 Thu 15-Nov-12 19:52:08

Superman fan

millymae Thu 15-Nov-12 19:49:00

I love Lois and love Lana and certainly wouldn't have a problem - the names go well together. My two girls have matchy names begining with the same initial and no-one has ever thought it odd. I think people are far more inclined to make negative comments when they can do it anonymously and in your shoes I wouldn't be put off by them or the superman connection. This certainly didn't register with me and I'd be prepared to put good money on the fact that I'm not alone. Neither would I let potential problems with post put me off. We gave our two middle names that began with different letters and we've not had any mix -ups yet. If you like Lois as much as I do go for it - it's lovely.

Geargrinder Thu 15-Nov-12 19:41:26

owed I know enough families in that position to believe, IMO, that it's not a big deal. In my own family most of the men had the same first name for generations.

fluffy it would reduce my food bills... wink do you think there's an official facility for Lana disposals?

OwedToAutumn Thu 15-Nov-12 19:21:50

Geargrinder the mail issue won't mean anything to a 2yo and a newborn but it could be a major problem to two teenage girls who actually receive post.

fluffygal Thu 15-Nov-12 19:14:38

gear I know 3 Lana's (mine was the first) none are chavvy. Agree Lana is not made up - Lana Turner was a film star fgs!!!

Lol at ditching Lana- she's over the hill at 2 years old anyway, make room for new baby!

Star Did you mean to be so rude?

Geargrinder Thu 15-Nov-12 18:32:16


Welovecouscous Thu 15-Nov-12 18:27:59

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Geargrinder Thu 15-Nov-12 18:03:05

Glad my DD has now been labelled a chav. hmm Actually, Lana is quite an old name in a few cultures. Not made up at all. <blows childish raspberry>

... <considers hiding own thread before pregnancy hormones swing mood in opposite direction>

Startail Thu 15-Nov-12 16:24:34

No, too matchy.
I know a lovely Louis, but Lana is a bit chavy and made up. Together its too much.

just about ok if Lana is a nn for Alana (Sp)or something non alliterative.

Greensleeves Thu 15-Nov-12 16:22:21

superman and smallville

haven't read any other replies

orangepudding Thu 15-Nov-12 16:19:03

Meant to say mumsnet ruined the name Lana for me!

orangepudding Thu 15-Nov-12 16:17:57

Both together are too much of a mouth full. Also men ruined the name Lana for e!

Geargrinder Thu 15-Nov-12 16:09:45

Lana (aged 2) now free to a good home grin

we would definitely have different middle initials cahoots.

delilah88 Thu 15-Nov-12 16:07:04

Lois is good, ditch Lana and find something less matchy


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