Lucy or Lucie?

(73 Posts)
PesteredButHappy Sat 25-May-13 22:00:46

Which would you choose?

Sirzy Sat 25-May-13 22:02:19


To me that will always be the proper way, I am not keen on changing to a 'modern' spelling.


pootlebug Sat 25-May-13 22:02:51


Thurlow Sat 25-May-13 22:03:00

Lucy. Lucie is nice, but she'll spend her whole life explaining that it's "Lucie with an i e."

Smartiepants79 Sat 25-May-13 22:03:50


Wishfulmakeupping Sat 25-May-13 22:04:29

With a y

LEMisdisappointed Sat 25-May-13 22:05:54

Lucy grin

BriansBrain Sat 25-May-13 22:07:18

Lucy although I am biased.

AmandaPayneNeedsANap Sat 25-May-13 22:08:06


mum2jakie Sat 25-May-13 22:08:34


PesteredButHappy Sat 25-May-13 22:09:09

Hmm. I thought that might be the case. I want to spell it 'Lucie' because it would be after a character in a book that I love.

But people won't know that, will they? They will just think I'm a twerp spelling it wrong sad

Fuckwittery Sat 25-May-13 22:11:14

Its the French spelling of the name isn't it? Not a modern twist. any French heritage you can claim?

Thurlow Sat 25-May-13 22:11:41

I think it would be hard to get the explanation into conversation every time you introduce you baby smile

PesteredButHappy Sat 25-May-13 22:12:51

No, no french heritage to claim. Just a soppy connection to a book and the name I love. In my head, if I go with 'Lucy' it isn't the name, even though when you say it it is exactly the same sound if that makes any rational sense at all?

waikikamookau Sat 25-May-13 22:13:19

my pet unreasonable hate is misspelled names,

NeverBeenToMe Sat 25-May-13 22:14:01

I have a Lucie, although name and spelling chosen by exH. Isn't there one in Mrs Tiggywinkle? (A Lucie, not an exH wink )

Lurleene Sat 25-May-13 22:15:57

Speaking as someone who committed her son to a lifetime of saying 'Tomas without an H' - I would go with Lucy.

Bowlersarm Sat 25-May-13 22:16:51


pooka Sat 25-May-13 22:16:56


PesteredButHappy Sat 25-May-13 22:17:31

Yes, that is the book, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle.

When does an accepted alternate spelling become a wrong spelling?

Beatrix Potter wrote Mrs Tiggy-Winkle in 1905 in the Lake District so I don't think of that spelling as a misspelling or a modern twist.

defineme Sat 25-May-13 22:18:23

Lucy, but then I have a ds named after a character in favourite play: he is resigned to a life saying 'no it's not short for anything' because it's an unusual abbreviation of a common name.

squoosh Sat 25-May-13 22:23:50

I'd pick Lucy but if you're naming her after a 'Lucie' well then use that spelling.

mummsy2be Sat 25-May-13 23:00:02


Alisvolatpropiis Sat 25-May-13 23:09:21


I see ie ending names as being very nicknamey. Even when they actually aren't, Sophie for example. I suppose it must just be something I don't like aesthetically speaking.

squoosh Sat 25-May-13 23:14:19

Lucie reminds me of Lucie Mabel Atwell.

Lucie looks so much prettier IMO.

I would assume it was spelled the more common 'Lucy' though until told otherwise.

Layl77 Sun 26-May-13 06:33:46

This is one alternative spelling name that I actually like. Lucie does look pretty. Use it! It's not like Jayme or Kaytee

Amy106 Sun 26-May-13 06:41:11

Lucy so she does not spend her life explaining how to spell her name.

Chippychop Sun 26-May-13 06:49:12

What Amy said. Haven't heard the word Twerp in ages made me smilegrin

TobyLerone Sun 26-May-13 06:50:16

Lucie. It's prettier.

My sis is Lucie and she has never minded spelling it for people.

I have a Lucie. She too was inspired by Mrs Tiggywinkle.

Although my mum was horrified that she'll never get an xmas bauble from the garden centre with her name on. Even better i thought grin

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Sun 26-May-13 07:03:58


lovesmileandlaugh Sun 26-May-13 08:00:29

Go with Lucie. It will probably get spelt wrong from time to time, but I suspect so do most other names.
It is very pretty!

amandine07 Sun 26-May-13 09:36:48

I do like Lucie- that is the French spelling and not simply a mis-spelling or someone trying to add a modern twist hmm

However, to make life easier, a Lucy would make sense if you're in the UK.
Although I personally prefer Lucie!

amandine07 Sun 26-May-13 09:37:34

I think Lucie is prettier than just Lucy

PistachioTruffle Sun 26-May-13 09:59:20

I also think Lucie is a prettier spelling, and I say this as a person who has spent her entire life spelling my name out to all and sundry!
If you love the Lucie spelling, go for it.

KittenofDoom Sun 26-May-13 13:51:44

Lucy, definitely. I find something horribly twee about -ie endings to most names.

jellybeans Sun 26-May-13 13:56:42


nickrhodesjewel Sun 26-May-13 13:59:20


cate16 Sun 26-May-13 14:06:20

TBH working with children, when told the said name - currently Lucie is the first spelling option for me.

toffeelolly Sun 26-May-13 14:21:13

Lucie for me, look,s betterwink

diamondsneezer Sun 26-May-13 14:25:26

Use what you like.

There are a lot of alternative spellings for names - Sara/Sarah, Jon/John, Lizzy/Lizzie, Freddy/Freddie and for my poor friend Victoria - Vicky, Vikki, Vicki.

There aren't that many that are safe to be honest. So if it looks right to you, it is right.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sun 26-May-13 16:25:30

Lucy....anything else is just wrong!

SixPackWellies Sun 26-May-13 16:29:42

Go with Lucie. You love it. It is an accepted name. You have a history of an attachment to it.

It's your DD!'.

Plus, it is pretty.

Go for it, I say.

ghosteditor Sun 26-May-13 16:33:58

Lucie. I know a fabulous 20-something Lucie and it's not an issue. People have an extraordinary ability to misspell any old name, so I wouldn't think it's an issue.

Go with what you love - especially in this case when it's a common variant.

everlong Sun 26-May-13 19:36:49


It looks wrong with an ie.

NadiaWadia Mon 27-May-13 04:05:32

Lucie, you like it, it's pretty, why not.

And how can it be new-fangled or 'just wrong' for goodness sake, when it appears in Beatrix Potter and Dickens (Tale of Two Cities)??

Lucee, however, would be a different matter.

LittleMissLucy Mon 27-May-13 04:10:52

I like Lucie. Lucy is the chambermaid, Lucie is the French novelist. Or something like that.

amessagetoyouYoni Mon 27-May-13 12:50:36

Yes, Lucy is the classic Nd most commonly used Emglish spelling.

But Lucie isnt 'made up'...its French! And actually much more commonly used in other countries, too, as a diminutive of Lucille, Luciana, Lucia etc

Greenandcabbagelooking Mon 27-May-13 12:55:50

I know a Lucie. Her actually name is Lucy, but she's been spelling it Lucie for ages, and I find if she gets post addressed to Lucy, it doesn't look like it's for her IYSWIM

ouryve Mon 27-May-13 12:56:47


StrangeGlue Mon 27-May-13 13:00:40


Lucie is the French spelling, not the incorrect spelling!

I love both. I have a friend called Hollie who isn't traumatised and in fact loves it.

Loving the irony of LittleMissLucy preferring Lucie! grin

amandine07 Mon 27-May-13 13:21:29

Thinking about L names now- I also love Lucile/Lucille!
Just to throw another variation into the mix smile

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 27-May-13 13:28:57

Yy to Lucile fabulous name smile

miffybun73 Mon 27-May-13 13:30:36


TigerFeet Mon 27-May-13 13:34:09


The only Lucie I know of in rl has a French mum.

CremeEggThief Mon 27-May-13 13:38:37

I think you have very good reasons for going with Lucie. Go for it!

WeOnlyPlannedTheFirst Mon 27-May-13 13:47:49

We were set on Lucie (Francophiles) then wimped out and went with Lucy on basis she'd always be spelling it.
I still think Lucie looks prettier plus I'm always having to spell my name and it's actually no big deal.

lovemybabyboy Mon 27-May-13 19:21:21

Lucy, but if you want to spell it Lucie then go for it!

Gooseysgirl Mon 27-May-13 20:46:17

Lucie, beautiful name

AllegraLilac Mon 27-May-13 21:53:32

I've read Lucy/Lucie that many times its starting not to seem like a name at all!

Go with your gut instinct OP.

MsTimTam Mon 27-May-13 21:54:43

I have a Lucy and when she was a newborn a few people asked me which way we were spelling it, I think if you love Lucie definitely go for it.

Plus3 Mon 27-May-13 22:11:55

I have a Lucy but wanted to spell it Lucie. Was persuaded that she would spend her life spelling it, which given our surname would be a pain.

The name means 'light'. Regardless of how it is spelt, it is a lovely name.

forgetmenots Mon 27-May-13 23:30:40

Lucie. Most people have to spell their names! smile

TheOriginalSteamingNit Mon 27-May-13 23:33:49


LittleMissLucy Tue 28-May-13 02:59:05


BuntyPenfold Wed 29-May-13 11:25:41

Lucie, though Lucy is lovely too.

How is an 'ie' ending seen as odd? You can't move here without falling over a Katie, Gracie or Evie.

Joolzbee Wed 29-May-13 13:20:06

I have a 'Lucie' and never questioned it. There are far more around than I initially thought. Yes, people do by default spell it with a -y ending but often they only need to be politely corrected once! Do what suits you - personally, I love the look of the -ie ending and always saw the -y diminutive as a tad boring. But, well, that's just my opinion!

Bonsoir Wed 29-May-13 13:22:37

Lucie is much more chic than Lucy. Think Countess rather than chambermaid wink

Lebkuchenlover Thu 30-May-13 17:39:11

Lucy - more timeless and classic!

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