Girls Name That Goes With Chloe

(64 Posts)
MummyBurrows Fri 12-Apr-13 01:59:19

Having a few issues (mainly with family members) over choosing a nice name for our second child-it's been hinted by ultrasound technician that we're having a girl but won't be confirmed until 20wk scan....regardless we have settled on a boys name but our current girls name of choice has gone done like a lead balloon with both sides of our family!

We already have a little girl (3.8) called Chloe Elizabeth and our current name for baby-if girl-is Lucinda,which we will mostly shorten to Luci (as in Lucy) but none of our family like it even though me and my DH love it! What also adds to the debate within the family over Lucinda is that family all like the name Lucy but just not Lucinda! Problem is that the name Lucy is terribly common here in Essex and while we are happy for our (potential) DD2 to be called Luci (Lucy) as a nn we simply just don't want her to BE a Lucy,if that makes sense!? If she gets called other varying nn such as Luce,Cindy or Cinderella (as my sister mocked) then that's fine by us,just don't want an "official" Lucy for a dd and think Lucinda makes a lovely longer variation on such a common name! Please tell me someone can see our point and agrees with us?!

Also we would like some other names to consider,just in case something else takes our fancy or something we could use as a middle name please? All names beginning with C are out as are any popular names and Alice is already on our list of possibilities.....also after reading loads of threads on here the name Orla is out and so are all the "granny" names-such as Margaret and we don't want anything unisex or too unusual or difficult to pronounce/spell. Probably doesn't leave many names left really but we're really fussy!

T.I.A xxx

Rose (Rosie?)

MummyBurrows Fri 12-Apr-13 02:08:47

Charlotte is out,we know a lot of people with Emily's but will consider Rose for middle name smile xx

toffeelolly Fri 12-Apr-13 02:36:54

Cassie , Lilly ,Carys , Anna Evie Maya .

getmeoutofthismadhouse Fri 12-Apr-13 02:41:34


I quite like Lucinda but not sure I would use it. Lucia is quite similar

manicinsomniac Fri 12-Apr-13 02:52:11

What about Lucia or Lucille as alternatives to Lucinda (I prefer Lucinda). If you and your husband like it I don't think you should let your family put you off it.

However, what about Chloe and:
Amy, Anna, Ayla, Amber, Amelia, Abigail, Alexis, Ariel, Alana, Astrid, Bethan, Brooke, Bella, Daisy, Dana, Emma, Ella, Eva, Erin, Erica, Eden, Ebony, Esther, Elise, Freya, Faith, Flora, Grace, Georgia, Giselle, Hannah, Holly, Hayley, Harriet, Hope, Isla, India, Isabel, Imogen, Isis, Jade, Jasmine, Jessica, Julia, Juliet, Katie, Kathryn, Katelyn, Kayla, Kayleigh, Lauren, Lily, Layla, Leah, Lois, Lydia, Louise, Miriam, Madison, Melissa, Megan, Nicole, Natalie, Nina, Olivia, Paige, Phoebe, Poppy, Pippa, Rebecca, Rosie, Sarah, Sophie, Sadie, Sasha, Thea, Tegan, Verity, Willa, Xanthe, Yasmin, Zara, Zia.

TheCatInTheHairnet Fri 12-Apr-13 02:53:00


OrangeFootedScrubfowl Fri 12-Apr-13 02:55:16

I don't really like Lucinda and agree with your family that if she is going to be Luci then why not go for Lucy.
I like Lucy!

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Fri 12-Apr-13 03:38:15

Loving the fact that the first thing the OP specifies is no names beginning with C ... and the first two posters offer up C names. grin

I love the name Lucinda - much prefer it to Lucy, it is so much more substantial. It's also timeless - a Lucinda could be any age; it's not overly linked with any particular era. Seriously - sod your family and go with it. They will come round in no time.

Another L name which I really love at the moment is Louisa. A rare beast that is an elegant, timeless, classic with lots of nn potential, not popular, but instantly recognisable.

NotTreadingGrapes Fri 12-Apr-13 07:23:58

Lucinda is lovely! (unlike drippy sounding Lucy which is one of my pet hates!)

exoticfruits Fri 12-Apr-13 07:28:11

I love the name Lucy, but don't like Lucinda at all.

exoticfruits Fri 12-Apr-13 07:28:54

Louisa is lovely and goes well with Chloe.

ChompieMum Fri 12-Apr-13 07:30:40


Thisisanoutrage Fri 12-Apr-13 07:53:39

I'm a Chloe. My daughter is Lydia. We also considered Lucille which I really liked but it didn't sound right with our very yorkshire sounding surname.

I also liked:

Josephine nn posy

MummyBurrows Fri 12-Apr-13 10:41:08

Thanks for all ur suggestions,a couple have stuck out (Erin in particular) but not moved us from Lucinda so we've added them to our list but a lot of the suggested names are those of people and/or their kids which is something we are trying to avoid this time around after realising that we know of 6 Chloes when we decided to call our dd1 that but I'd had that name picked out since I was 10yrs old and refused to change it for anyone lol.

The thing we can't get is that if our family members all like Lucy then why does it matter to them so much if we call her Lucinda as they can/will spend the rest of their lives calling her Luci anyway! She will basically be a Lucinda on paper-and when she's in trouble!-but in general day to day use she will be Luci,so we really can't understand what all the fuss is about and why they're protesting so much! I personally wouldn't call my child half the names they've suggested or called their own kids (dh is 1 of 6) so why they expect us to go along with every and any name they come out with kinda annoys us,think they sometimes forget its OUR baby and OUR job to pick a name WE like,not theirs-as harsh as that sounds!xx

Coffee1Sugar Fri 12-Apr-13 11:46:08

Im a Lucy and my daughter is Chloe! My name is short for Lucia (pronounced loo-sha not loo-see-ya) grin

MummyBurrows Fri 12-Apr-13 13:09:39

Oooo Lucia said as loo-sha and loo-see-a are both nice,will add them to our list,got a feeling family won't like it though-they seem to like everything that's common as muck where we are-like Lucy and Amelia-or names we consider plain like Sarah or Sophie!
My sister in particular seems to like names I think are better suited to dogs than people-such as Tilly and Bonnie (which is actually my MIL dogs name!),having said that she isn't remotely maternal and would choose a puppy over a baby any day so I'm not inclined to listen to any of her suggestions lol! My mil seems to alternate from being stuck in an 80s time warp to coming out with incredibly chavvy names (mackenzie!yuck!that's a chavvy brand of clothing not a childs name imo) with her suggestions so we're not listening to her anymore either lol!XxX

WynkenBlynkenandNod Fri 12-Apr-13 13:16:58

I met up with family in Germany at Easter. My Cousin's daughter is pregnant and having a boy. They aren't telling anyone the name until he arrives which I think is very very sensible. Personally I would call her what you and your DH want to.

pinkgirlythoughts Fri 12-Apr-13 13:19:40

My sister is Chloe. Other sister and I are Lauren and Faye.

missmaybe Fri 12-Apr-13 13:25:02


SmellieWellies Fri 12-Apr-13 13:28:07

A distant cousin has a 3 year old Lucinda, nn Lucci (pronounced with 'loochie'. I LOVE that.)

SmellieWellies Fri 12-Apr-13 13:28:25

meant to add.. Lucinda is a lovely name.

forgetmenots Fri 12-Apr-13 13:28:33

Like Lucinda - definitely use it!
(why is Orla out though?! That's my #1 choice...)

MrsEricBana Fri 12-Apr-13 13:30:45

Zoe (helpful)

Use Lucinda - it's a lovely name.

Just in case you don't though is there a feminine version of the boy's name you've picked? If not, how about:

Victoria Ellen
Merryn (but not sure about middle name)
Alicia Anne
Laura Rose

LeChatRouge Fri 12-Apr-13 13:42:12


I think you should call her whatever you like. Choose something you both love and stop asking them all. The ones who are parents called their babies their choices and the others will choose names for their babies in the future. You might like some of them, you might not. It doesn't matter.

If you like Lucinda, then go for it.

MummyBurrows Fri 12-Apr-13 14:37:03

Jemima is out as my name is gemma so sounds too close and will get confusing having 2 gems/jems in the house lol! Orla is out as spellcheck keeps wanting to put oral and generally not keen on it tbh. Faye is out as that's my dhs ex who has caused us quite a lot of trouble in the past so its a "never in a million years" name for us along with Faith as it sounds similar. The other names suggested are nice but again we know people with those names...sorry we are super fussy,dh especially hard to please,was amazed he even liked Lucinda! Jessica was my childhood choice of dd2 name if I grew up to have 2dds but dh little sister is called that so its out and dh,being a typical man,had never really thought about having kids or what he would call them so he's not been much help expect saying "no" to 98% of names I've come out with lol!
I quite liked Jennifer but then dh said "jenny" a la forest gump and that put me right off lol!xx

forgetmenots Fri 12-Apr-13 14:46:24

Ah no probs if you're not keen, spellcheck not bothering me (thought I had missed something! Blame the hormones!) smile

Lucia? Lydia?

MummyBurrows Fri 12-Apr-13 15:27:23

The spell check thing only bothers me as being Gemma means spell check constantly wants to put gamma and it drives me nuts so don't want to burden my child with the same problem,its also another reason why I want Lucinda over Lucy. Lucy is soo common here I know she would be constantly known as Lucy B or Lucy Burrows through school and maybe even at work later in life and I was one of 3 Gemmas in my year (and usually class-talk about poor register selection!) So was known as Gemma C (as I was then) And even when I left school and went to work there was always at least 2 of us Gemmas in every job I've had so once again I was known as Gemma C/B or Gemma with a G and I wanted to scream everytime I was referred to in those ways so on principle I point blank refuse to have a common/popular name for my child to avoid such annoyance through life lol. Lucinda is unusual and I've never heard of anyone with that name so through life my dd would be known in her own right as lucinda and not just another luci,even if that is what everyone will call her as a nn on a daily basis! It makes sense in my head lol.

Lucia has been added to our list of considerations but just got a feeling that not matter which way we choose to have it pronouced (loo-sha or loo-see-a) there will always be people pronouncing it the other way to our choice confused and it will drive me for Lydia,we know a lydia,she's an old work friend and now my hairdresser! I know there's nothing wrong with calling a child the same name as someone you know-like I said,we know 6 Chloes but still called our dd1 that,but really want something "unique" and pretty unheard of but still easy to say and spell,preferably with only one pronounciation,this time around....weirdly although you'd think you can't go wrong with chloe,I have a great aunt who still spells it cloe and my nan is austrian and really struggled to say chloe for a while and was calling her something simple but different if definitely the route we're going down smile xx

pod3030 Fri 12-Apr-13 15:30:53

Amber or Thea go well with Chloe

MummyBurrows Fri 12-Apr-13 15:40:40

We know an Amber and don't like Thea at all,sorry! Too fussy for our own good I think lol!xx we're thinking tahlia for a middle name so would be Lucinda Tahlia .... Still not sure though,middle name keeps changing! There's no family names we want to use so its causing a lot of debate due to dh being sooo fussy! Any suggestions as to what would make a nice middle name to lucinda? Obviously Elizabeth is out as its dd1s middle name xx

Gwennan Fri 12-Apr-13 15:46:25

How about Adelaide, Antonia, Arabella, Beatrix, Eliza, Elodie, Emmeline, Fiona, Francesca, Isadora, Georgina, Joanna, Marina, Miranda, Natasha, Rosalie, Rosalind, Sabrina, Samantha (I never hear of any these days), Saskia, Serena, Susannah, Tabitha, Victoria, Violet? I'm trying to think of names with 3 or more syllables such as Lucinda that have decent nickname potential!

I think Lucinda is fine though! Luci really jars with me for some reason but I like Lucy and Lucie.

MummyBurrows Fri 12-Apr-13 16:08:02

I like adelaide,not keen on the others/know people with some of those names. Eliza crossed my mind but dh said no! Dh brothers girlfriend wasn't called Samantha we would of considered it! I think its probably because Luci looks worng/unfinished but I like it as it doesn't change they spelling of her name,just drops the nda off.xx

MummyBurrows Fri 12-Apr-13 16:12:04

I did really like Tabitha but dh said no as it sounds like a cat! Starting to wish he didn't have a sister called jessica,would of made this whole name choosing process soo much easier lol!xx

thegreylady Fri 12-Apr-13 16:17:19

Lola or Laura
Sukey or Sadie

crocodilesmiles Fri 12-Apr-13 16:25:17


FWIW - I think you should try to ignore others and go with Lucinda x

bridgetsmum Fri 12-Apr-13 16:27:44

How about Lucina?

Loo-see-na, smilex

minicreamegg Fri 12-Apr-13 16:30:24

I have a Chloe and I'm pregnant again, if its a girl my list is

Caitycat Fri 12-Apr-13 16:39:12

I have an Alice which I see is on your list, options for dd2 are Freya, Susannah (Susie), Katherine (Katie)

buttercrumble Fri 12-Apr-13 16:42:22


MummyBurrows Fri 12-Apr-13 16:50:30

I really like Megan but dh hates it and made the point that his dads dog is called Megan so its put us both off sad I did suggest emma,I love it and wish it had been my name,but its far too close to my name so would get confusing for everyone in conversation so we scratched that one off the list. Don't know any holly,enya or lucinas but know people with all the other suggested names and not keen on enya or lucina,think lucina would annoy me as I'd constantly want to put the d in it to make it lucinda! Even typing it I've had to correct it everytime lol! I quite like holly for a middle name though,dh not so keen on it as all her thinks when he hears the name Holly is "Willough-booby" thanks to Keith Lemon and Celebrity Juice lol!xx

mrstowers Fri 12-Apr-13 18:17:24

Eleanor or Emily

Coconutty Fri 12-Apr-13 18:24:09

Lucinda is very, very popular here (Bucks) so be warned that if you are trying to avoid a popular name then Lucinda/Lucy wouldn't fit the bill. Most get shortened to LuLu or Lucy.

almostanotherday Fri 12-Apr-13 18:35:51



MortifiedAdams Fri 12-Apr-13 18:40:26

I have the same name as you OP and dd is Meg. We also like Alice, Pippa, Louisa, Harriet, Sofia, Ingrid if any of those take your fancy.

I dont like Lucinda (but I dont have to!) but my families opinion wouldnt really count to me as log as I loved the name!!

seriouscakeeater Fri 12-Apr-13 18:47:13

I like orlath but my friend stole it! So dd will be called lucy, which im a bit hmm now as its quite common apparently! Lucinda might remind them of the page 3 model back in the day...???

MummyBurrows Fri 12-Apr-13 18:53:17

I'm in essex and have never known or heard of anyone called Lucinda so it will be very unusual and unique down here so I don't have to worry about that. Lucy on the other hand is 10 a penny as they say so while I'm happy for her to be called lucy/luci,lulu,luce,cindy,ect as a nn I simply refuse to have lucy as her official name,I want her to have something that will set her apart from all the plain lucy's she'll no doubt meet in nursery/school/work/life in general.

Eleanor and other variations of that name are out as dh sister is called ellie (and he hates her). We know a quite few emilys,its another common name here along with amelia,ruby,scarlett,lexi,lola,mia,tia,chanel,chantel and my personal now most hated name-lilly,in all its various spellings. May/Mae for a middle name is out the window due to how common its become and Rose is becoming very iffy due to the common mn factor of the joys of essex being the home of many a teenage mum is that they all call their kids the same names instead of coming up with something a little bit different! Don't get me wrong the names are beautiful and lovely and we would of considered most of them but how common they've become round here makes them massively off putting and big no-nos for us sad xxx (just to clarify,me and my dh are not teenagers-we're both 25,married for 4yrs and this will without doubt be our last child! 2 is all we've ever wanted!)Xx

MummyBurrows Fri 12-Apr-13 19:03:12

My best friend has already picked Marie out as her chosen name if she has a girl so I won't steal it off her,and I know a maria. Alice and Louisa are already on our list but I know a pippa,harriet,ingrid and sophia :s xx

Page 3 model called lucinda? Well I've never heard of her but no doubt my dd1 and this dd will inherit big busts as they run in both sides of the family so I guess it kinda suits lol! My dds are certainly not going to be "getting them out for the lads" in mags and papers though! Dh will go mental if they ever suggest it when they grow up lol!xx

Coconutty Fri 12-Apr-13 19:06:18

How funny, Essex is only an hour down the road! Must be a local thing. Good name though, prefer LuLu to Lucy, just because so Lucy reminds me of that girl off TOWIE.

MummyBurrows Fri 12-Apr-13 19:19:41

Yea its really strange! Although I guess it could be common in parts of essex closer to bucks as I'm right on the coast and very close to suffolk (literally 15mins down the road!) Now you've said it I'd rather avoid any links to towie so perhaps lulu would be better as a nn than luci/lucy! I can't stand towie!! That show is nothing like the real people of essex! We look and sound nothing like those orange drama queen muppets!! We're also not that dumb either!! They've given all us essex lot a bad name with that show sad xxx

Coconutty Fri 12-Apr-13 19:38:06

I quite like Joey! Brings out my maternal side!

Let us know what name you decide on x

MummyBurrows Fri 12-Apr-13 19:58:55

Joey brings out a side in me that makes me want to punch him in the face everytime I see him or he opens his mouth lol :s his stupidity annoys me beyond words! I liked his name as a potential boys name when I was pregnant first time around though,but then again towie didn't exist then!

Its still early days but I think Lucinda will stick,its the middle name to go with it causing us the most bother now but the suggestions are helping us create a slightly longer list than the one we started with smile xxx

mathanxiety Sat 13-Apr-13 05:31:23

The opposite of your point about Lucinda/Luci is that if you don't want your DD to have a name that is common in Essex then why are you going to call her a name that is common in Essex?

In your minds her name is really Lucinda but unless you are going to go up to everyone who meets her and tell them it's not really Luci, it's Lucinda then she is always going to be yet another Luci from Essex.

And if you do explain the Lucinda thing to people then you are always going to be the strange parents who are bothered by the idea of yet another child called Lucy but who call their DD Luci on a daily basis. Which seems really odd.

How about
Annie (maybe a nn for Annabel or Anastasia or pet form of Anne)
Maris (on its own or short for Damaris)

<I agree with you 100% on Mackenzie. Bleurrggh. Also agree about Essex. Have smart and lovely rellies there>

MummyBurrows Sat 13-Apr-13 17:06:25

We will always introduce her to people as Lucinda,never Luci,so there should never be a need to explain her name in life as Luci will be the obvious,and probably most used,shortening for a nn so it shouldn't raise any questions if they do hear us call her luci,I know I've never been asked why people always call me "Gem" when my name is Gemma as its always been pretty obvious that its just a shortened nn version of my actual name lol.

It just seems that family are the ones who required the reasoning behind it as all they said was "Urgh I don't like that! Why don't you call her Lucy instead?". Me and my DH both love and prefer the name Lucinda over Lucy but it will be a bit of a long name to say on a regular basis,as you do when you have kids!,so it will be easier and quicker to shorten it to luci on a daily basis,especially at home,as many people do with any name where possible. In all honesty when we are out and about in public places we will always call her lucinda,not luci. Can just imagine sitting on the beach in a couple of years time,calling out "lucy" and having 20 little girls all turning round to look at us lol,at least sticking to calling her the full lucinda in public will mean that will hopefully never happen!xx

mathanxiety Sat 13-Apr-13 19:05:35

Thing is that Luci is not obviously short for Lucinda. It's a name in its own right. The I at the end is not obvious to someone hearing the name either.

I'm the aunt of a Katherine whose mother wanted her to be called Katie so chose the K spelling. She always introduced her as Katherine. From her first day in school my niece was known as Kathy to the other children, which was so far from what her mother wanted it might as well have been Brittany.

mathanxiety Sat 13-Apr-13 19:07:15

I like Lucinda btw. Also Miranda, Belinda...
I just think it will take on a life of its own that you won't be able to control or predict.

Snazzynewyear Sat 13-Apr-13 22:42:43

Why do your family have to approve the name? They will just get used it it once it's been chosen. Stop taking names to them for their approval. This is your decision and your DH's alone. Choosing names by committee never works! (except on Mumsnet wink)

I think Lucinda is lovely and you should just go with it. Middle name: something short would work as a nice contrast:

Lucinda Kate
Lucinda Rose
Lucinda Jane

MummyBurrows Sat 13-Apr-13 22:50:48

Not bothered if the I isn't obvious,Y is fine and won't annoy us,we kinda expect to get party invites when she's older saying either lucinda or lucy if the parents don't know/havent been told her full name by their child,the I is just our personal choice of spelling on here to keep the I from her name instead of using Y but we've no intention on ever actually writing her name like (except perhaps in text messages) as on paper,forms,birthday/xmas cards,anything official,birthday party invites,ect we will always put Lucinda. Also aware that luci/lucy is a name in its own right but quite a few names can be shortened to things that are names in their right,such as Cleo/Cleopatra. A lot of people may choose to shorten Lucinda to Luce or Luci,maybe even Cindy,and that's perfectly fine by us,we have no problems with any of the various shortenings or nn that can be made of the name as we like them all,Luci will just be what we and our families will probably call her for short,especially seeing as family would rather we called that that anyway so it means we can kinda keep everyone happy to a certain extent,we get our Lucinda and they get their Luci lol.

I think Katherine will always get shortened to Kathy, Catherine on the other hand does generally get shortened to Kate/Katie though although I don't understand why as its the complete wrong initial for a start! Its a mystery how some shortenings come about,I personally have never understood how Dick is a shortening of Richard or Daisy a shortening of Margaret! At least with luci/luce/cindy from lucinda its kinda obvious...xx

MummyBurrows Sat 13-Apr-13 23:10:27

We don't need the families approval as such,but we do like to hear what they think of names we come up with to get a bit of perspective of what could be associated with our chosen name- Joey,as mentioned previously,came back with the response from my dad that the name,to some,could be associated with a special needs person (or spastics as his actual word was!*shocked and shameful face*-dad was told off by me for saying it!) as "back in the day" they were called Joeys,something to do with something on tv at the time I think... With our dd1 my side of the family all loved the name Chloe but my dh mum hated it and instantly said "you can't call her that!! You just can't!!" found out the reason was because a girl called chloe got run over and died in the town where she lives 10years ago! She didn't even know the girl or her family so not entirely sure why she was so against the name and said we can't use it,if it had been a relative or close family friend I'd of understood! I still would of (and did) call our dd1 chloe,so even if we stick with Lucinda and family members don't come round or get used to it by then then it will be tough,we will still call her lucinda,not to spite them but because it is out baby and out choice,they'll come round to it eventually,or just point blank refuse to call her that and call her luci instead but we've already said its fine and we don't mind so its win/win whatever!

We do ideally want a short middle name if we stick with Lucinda,anything too long will just sound ridiculous I think! Kate is quite nice,I quite like the idea of Lucinda Paige at the mo but dh not so keen but also can't come up with any suggestions! Typical man,happy to disagree but can't come up with anything himself lol!xx

mathanxiety Sun 14-Apr-13 18:45:29

The K aspect of Katherine was completely unknown to the 4 and 5 year olds who decided to call my niece Kathy. She herself was hardy aware of the C and K options for the spelling of her name.

I guess what I don't understand is that you will call your DD Lucinda on paper and are happy to call her Luci out loud but recoil from the idea of 'Lucy' either on paper or out loud as there are so many of them in Essex, but to the untrained ear, your DD will be (yet another) Lucy. It seems like a case of extreme hair splitting.

Margaret means both pearl and daisy. Margherita means daisy in Italian and Margarita/Margaret/Marguerite all come from Greek. The names can be used with either meaning in mind.
Dick for Richard may have come about due to an aversion to the Norman letter R. The ch may at one time have been more of a ck sound.
The middle R in names like Mary, Sarah, Dorothy, etc were changed to L or D too -- Molly, Sally/Sadie/Dollie/Dottie

mathanxiety Sun 14-Apr-13 18:48:05

I do think that reactions like your family's illustrate the futility of running names past families before the baby is born. If my mother had had her way three of my DDs would be named Stacey, Verona and Roberta. She was a bit shocked at the names we eventually came up with, especially since DD4 was named after her.

jkklpu Sun 14-Apr-13 18:48:32

Stick with your own choice or, if you change your mind, don't tell anyone in the family about it.

Queazy Sun 14-Apr-13 19:39:27

How about Licia, Lilliana or Elise?

MummyBurrows Mon 15-Apr-13 00:57:57

I think family will always have something to say if u tell them a list of names ur considering,some they'll like,others they'll long as we love the name we choose that's all that matters,family will get used to it lol xx

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