Laurie?

(34 Posts)
MrsDarcy4092 Sun 17-Jul-16 15:50:16

For a boy- I think I love it. Any thoughts?

Other names we love are
Monty
Erwin

Raines100 Sun 17-Jul-16 16:09:04

I assumed this was for a girl tbh. It does make me think of the guy from Little Women, but that spelling is used for girls a lot in America as Laurence is a French girl's name.

Lawrie is better for a boy imho.

Love Laurie - dd1 was going to be it if a ds.
Monty fine.
Don't like Erwin at all, sorry.

I think it looks silly as Lawrie.

plimsolls Sun 17-Jul-16 16:18:16

I love Laurie. It's on my list although doesn't really work with surname. I would go Laurence as then shorten to Laurie (although I do understand that not everyone agrees with the long/short name thing) b

HettyB Sun 17-Jul-16 17:08:20

I like Laurie (but would use it as a nn for Laurence)

TheDisillusionedAnarchist Sun 17-Jul-16 17:23:26

Lovely name, I went to school with one in Infants though and always thought he was called Lorry. I thought it was strange he was named after a vehicle. It only recently occurred to me, that he must have been a Laurie.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 17-Jul-16 17:40:00

Bit girly for my liking, sorry.
Monty sounds like a budgie
Erwin is about the best out of an awful bunch

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Sun 17-Jul-16 19:19:47

I like it! Completely love Lawrence though so I would probably go for that with nn Laurie.

SquedgieBeckenheim Sun 17-Jul-16 19:35:14

I love Laurier (and Laurence) sadly vetoed for me by DH.

SquedgieBeckenheim Sun 17-Jul-16 19:36:12

Laurie got autocorrected by my ipad!

MumOnACornishFarm Sun 17-Jul-16 19:47:25

I love it! I prefer Laurie to Lawrence, and it reminds me of Little Women which I loved as a child. I've got no problem with using the diminutive as the actual name, though I know some get their knickers in a twist about it.

OH and I were discussing Monty only last night; it's a contender for our DS2 due in Oct. We would go with Monty rather than Montague or Montgomery.

I'm not mad about Erwin. What about Ewan?

I also love Florrie as a nn for Florian, but most people tell me it's too 'girly'. OH has vetoed it. sad

SuburbanRhonda Sun 17-Jul-16 19:49:03

Might his little friends think it was Lorry? grin

soundsystem Sun 17-Jul-16 19:50:54

I love Laurie. It was on my list but it's a bit too close to my own name. And DC1 was a girl.

SoggyBeachDays Sun 17-Jul-16 22:44:16

Really love it. Reminds me of Laurie Lee and Little Women - fab literary connotations. It's a very wholesome but potentially "cool" name IMO.

GerundTheBehemoth Sun 17-Jul-16 22:52:42

I like it - it's my dad's name. He's 84 (but still somewhat cool).

Pipilangstrumpf Mon 18-Jul-16 07:33:41

Looks very feminine. Also think of Laurence as a girls name. Boys version would be Laurent. Or Lawrence in English.

fastdaytears Mon 18-Jul-16 07:36:27

I love Laurie, it's one of my favourite for a boy.

definitely don't like it with the w.

fastdaytears Mon 18-Jul-16 07:37:45

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurence_Fox

Laurence with a u is good enough for my future husband!

BellMcEnd Mon 18-Jul-16 07:38:35

Love Laurie for a boy. Really great name. I'd probably have Lawrence / Laurence on the both certificate though for more options as they grow up.

Not keen on Monty. Not heard of Erwin but really like it. Sounds a bit Lord of The Rings-ish (not a bad thing, imo)

BellMcEnd Mon 18-Jul-16 07:38:57

*birth <facepalm>

CatyB Mon 18-Jul-16 10:34:20

I would suggest Lawrence, as Laurie sounds a bit too feminine ?

Sophronia Mon 18-Jul-16 12:12:50

Love Laurie as a shortened form of Laurence

Lizziedoll Mon 18-Jul-16 17:24:14

I love Laurie. I know a little Laurie and he is so lovely

missybct Mon 18-Jul-16 17:26:30

I love Laurie, but has been vetoed by my partner angry

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