(35 Posts)
Tikkamasala Sun 10-Nov-13 19:51:18

What do you think of the name Lucy?

I love it, I think it is so cute and sweet but not too childish, a classy name at all ages --- BUT is it too common/popular and boring?

Do you know a lot of Lucy's, more than one Lucy in your child's class etc?


Pinkbell123 Sun 10-Nov-13 19:54:16

I really like Lucy. It's cute for a baby but nice and grown up as well.

Dh is a teacher and he says he's never taught a Lucy so not popular round here at least.

Umlauf Sun 10-Nov-13 19:54:51

I love it! It's my dsis name but you don't hear it a lot on children these days. It's cute for babies and children but works well on adults too. I teach and haven't had a Lucy for a while (although some Lucinda's, a Lucille and a Lucrezia!)

Yama Sun 10-Nov-13 19:55:35

Great name. Has always been a favourite of mine.

LEMisafucker Sun 10-Nov-13 19:58:23

Well i love Lucy - i would, my DD is called lucy smile There is another lucy in her class at school though, i don't think its particularly popular. My Lucy is christened lucy rather than lucinda or lucille, i think they other names are derivatives of lucy rather than lucy being the shortened version.

St Lucy is the patron saint of light - my DD is named afer Lucy Pevensy from The Chronicles on narnia.

I like it it because its pretty sounding without being overly girly

Ecuador Sun 10-Nov-13 19:58:48

Lovely name, I don't know any at the moment though which is a good thing I guess.

SylviaDaisyPouncer Sun 10-Nov-13 19:59:07

My dd is Lucy (so not biased at all smile)

She is in Pre School and the only Lucy there.

ThursdayLast Sun 10-Nov-13 20:00:00

Classic. Lovely. Suits any age. Thumbs up

treaclesoda Sun 10-Nov-13 20:01:03

I know a few Lucys (well, about 4 under the age of 5) but I wouldn't let that put you off. It's lovely.

Cindy34 Sun 10-Nov-13 20:01:21

Love it. No Lucy's in Y1 class.

Pooka Sun 10-Nov-13 20:01:30

Dd (age10) is a Lucy. I think there is one other Lucy in their school - c420 kids.

I know of another Lucy who is 12yrs old. None at my ds2's preschool.

Live in southeast.

AmberDextrous Sun 10-Nov-13 20:02:17

Love, love love the name Lucy smile

clippityclop Sun 10-Nov-13 20:07:46

I've got one,age 8 only two in whole school. Lovely name.

peggyblackett Sun 10-Nov-13 20:13:41

I have a Lucy. Don't know any others apart from my grown up friend who she is named after. Obviously, I love it!

Tikkamasala Sun 10-Nov-13 20:16:40

This is reassuring on popularity, and I'm glad it's getting a positive reaction. I think because it is such a well known name I was worried. I like the meaning and narnia connection too.

It would definitely be just Lucy and not lucinda etc. I like the simplicity of just Lucy.

Selks Sun 10-Nov-13 20:17:50

Yes, good name. Also like Sally.

My Mum did catsbum face when I told her I was naming DD Lucy and said it's a dogs name. I didn't let that stop me, I think it's pretty and classic.

Tea1Sugar Sun 10-Nov-13 20:21:03

I'm a Lucy. I'm 26. There were four in my class growing up. I hated being known as Lucy "X" by teachers. I guess it's nice to have a name that's still popular but it made me think that I'm not keen on popular names for that reason.

Layl77 Sun 10-Nov-13 20:24:20

Lovely. None in school/ playgroups in sw that I go to.

SecretRed Sun 10-Nov-13 20:25:13

Lovely name that suits all ages.

I also love the name Lucy not DDs name no no no

OnABabyDiet Sun 10-Nov-13 20:25:50

My DD is Lucy, so I'm biased. I don't know any other little Lucys from all my gallivanting around baby/toddler classes and soft play centres!

Never received a catsbum face when I've introduced her, but a lot of people have said what a beautiful and classic name it is.
plus I can call her Lucifer when she's awake at 5am. Again.

MyBoilsAreFab Sun 10-Nov-13 20:26:48

Love it - was our girl's name when had DC1 (boy). Even although it is not an unusual name, I have only ever come across one.

I went to school with a Lucinda, love that also.

RhondaJean Sun 10-Nov-13 20:28:19

Lucy is lovely. Any Lucy I have know is a really nice and gentle soul.

GreatJoanUmber Sun 10-Nov-13 20:31:22

I know about a dozen; most of them primary school age and under. There is nothing wrong with the name and it sounds nice; but personally I find it a bit bland and diluted, maybe because I know so many.

Dd1 is Lucy. She's 7. School has roughly 400 pupils and not another lucy. Plenty of Freya darcy grace chloebut no other lucy. We do here the name a fair bit when out and about thothough.

Tikkamasala Tue 12-Nov-13 22:40:34

Thanks all.

What do you think of Lucy Abigail or Lucy Ava?

MarshaBrady Tue 12-Nov-13 22:40:57

Very cute.

ZeroTolerance Tue 12-Nov-13 23:58:15

Definitely Lucy Abigail. Lucy Ava sounds like a funny made up word when you say it quickly.

What are her/your grandmothers' names? Nothing nice you could use there?

I love the name Lucy. I have a good friend (mid-thirties) who was the only one Lucy in our class at school and I only know one little Lucy.

Mutteroo Wed 13-Nov-13 00:29:22

Lucy Abigail flows a little better than Lucy Ava, but I prefer the name Ava over Abigail! I don't know that many with the name & so it could be a good choice if you want something pretty & classic & not overly used.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 13-Nov-13 01:21:53

Gosh, I can't imagine knowing so many small children that a DOZEN of them are called Lucy. Where are these hotbeds of Lucidom? I have only met three in my life: one aged around 50, other two in 20s/30s. It's a great name smile

Spaghettinetti Wed 13-Nov-13 08:07:25

Lucy was a very popular name when I was at school, there were 3 in my year group of 100 (40 girls). However, I don't now know anyone called Lucy who is under 25 (and I'm a teacher). It's a lovely name.

Pooka Wed 13-Nov-13 08:22:07

I'm in southeast London. I haven't heard of very many at all round here. But heard about 4/5 being called in Cornwall when we were on holiday. Still not especially common IMO.

Lovely name - underused at the minute for babies/children but there are quite a few my age (1990)

womma Wed 13-Nov-13 09:10:20

It's a lovely name

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