Louisa or something similar

(18 Posts)
foodaholic Fri 07-Mar-14 23:34:10

Baby due in 2 weeks. Don't know the sex but struggling with a girl's name. My mum suggested Louisa the other day & I do really like it but wanted to canvas opinions. I also wanted to ask for some other similar suggestions. FYI, I like traditional names that aren't in the top 20ish. Thanks in advance.

Annunziata Fri 07-Mar-14 23:39:05

Claudia
Maria
Lucia

looki Fri 07-Mar-14 23:46:51

Louisa is ok but I don't like Louise.It sounds dated to me. What about Lucinda or Matilda or Clara?

Luisa
Luella
Elouise
Eliza
Lydia

chattychattyboomba Fri 07-Mar-14 23:48:00

Louisa is pretty. I like Eloise too.
Or Lauren maybe?

Dovahkiin Fri 07-Mar-14 23:49:22

Louisa is lovely! Familiar but not over-used, feminine but not drippy. Go with it!
Similar names: Eloise, Anna, Maria

lazydays2 Fri 07-Mar-14 23:52:58

At the moment Louisa makes me think about the one from the apprentice, but her 15 mins are nearly up! I always loved Jessica as I also liked it's short versions, but then I had a boy.

foodaholic Fri 07-Mar-14 23:53:52

Eloise could be another option actually. Only problem is people getting the spelling wrong

foodaholic Fri 07-Mar-14 23:55:01

Yeah, the apprentice thing had crossed my mind but hoping most people will have forgotten that association in a few months

Breezy1985 Sat 08-Mar-14 00:01:17

I know an Eloisa, I love it was on my list but had a ds

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 08-Mar-14 00:03:57

Please don't use Louisa, it's DD's name & I don't want it getting everywhere! No, seriously, it's a lovely name. Similar names could be Eliza (DDs mn), Matilda, Sophia or Lucia?

Lurleene Sat 08-Mar-14 00:09:11

How about Lois? I wanted to call DD that but was vetoed sad

MagratGarlik Sat 08-Mar-14 00:11:37

Love, love, love Louisa. Ds2 would have been Louisa (had he been a girl) if only DBIL and DSIL hadn't already used Luisa.

Pretty, feminine, doesn't date, softer than Louise, not too popular. Please don't switch for one of the ubiquitous 'modern' names in the name of being up to date.

DalmationDots Sat 08-Mar-14 00:15:14

Lucie
Lucinda
Lucia
Laura/Lauren
Darcey
Fenella
Matilda
Felicity
Lydia
Freya
Ottillie
Victoria
Allegra
Octavia
Jemima

I'm not a fan of Eloise/Elise/Elsie/Eliza/Elize which all seem very popular round here at the moment - people can never remember quite what the name is as there are so many variations!

SheherazadeSchadenfreude Sat 08-Mar-14 00:18:59

The Swedish version is Lovisa.

cafecito Sat 08-Mar-14 00:19:21

Louisa is a strong classic, lovely

Laura

Julia

Juliana

Clara

Matilda

manicinsomniac Sat 08-Mar-14 01:50:40

I don't mind Louisa but not especially keen on the 'Loo' sound and 'Lou' often ends up as a nn.

Other ideas:
Aurora, Alexandra, Aurelia, Arabella, Annabella, Beatrice, Bianca, Claudia, Cecilia, Carolina, Cassandra, Clarissa, Cordelia, Dorothea, Evangeline, Florence, Georgina, Georgia, Gabriella, Genevieve, Hannah, Helena, Joanna, Josephine, Katherine, Liliana, Lucinda, Mary, Maria, Miranda, Natalia, Natasha, Philippa, Rebecca, Ruth, Rosanna, Sarah, Saskia, Tabitha, Viola, Victoria

HoneyandRum Sat 08-Mar-14 07:02:56

Jessamine

Francesca

Sylvia

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