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lucinda or louisa?

(32 Posts)
mavisdavis Tue 23-Nov-10 18:04:24

I had thought Louisa was classic and pretty but dh not keen. He prefers Lucinda but im worried this is too horsey - though i do like the potential for nicknames with Lucinda. Votes please!

LIZS Tue 23-Nov-10 18:56:52

sorry don't like Lucinda, but Lucy yes and Louisa maybe

letsblowthistacostand Tue 23-Nov-10 19:48:02

DD1 is Louisa, it's a fab name! Lucinda is a bit too much, sort of like Esmerelda when you could just have Esme or Maximillian and not Max.

skippingturtle Tue 23-Nov-10 20:01:52

We're in sync here Mavis, Lucinda instantly makes me think 'horsey'. smile

MelinaM Tue 23-Nov-10 20:03:38

I'm for Louisa too! Not at all keen on Lucinda! ..wasn't that one of the ugly step-sisters in Cinderella?confused

MuffinMouse Tue 23-Nov-10 20:04:51

Louisa is the prettier name. It's the 'Cinders' that I wouldn't like. Don't think it's necessarily horsey - but it isn't as attractive. IMO

typsical Tue 23-Nov-10 20:07:26

Definitely Louisa!

SausageMonster Tue 23-Nov-10 20:16:02

Lucinda - much more upmarket

Rockbird Tue 23-Nov-10 20:25:25

Lucinda is lovely, Louisa is dullsville.

ginodacampoismydh Tue 23-Nov-10 20:40:19

dont like lucinda what about lucia

clumsymumluckybaby Tue 23-Nov-10 21:04:42

im a louisa - cant say ive ever loved it
but i am 'horsey'.
my cousin lucinda however is not...

lucia is lovely imo.grin

nb,we are both nicknamed lu/lou,and we both hate it.

Bue Tue 23-Nov-10 21:38:17

Louisa is beautiful.

I vaguely know someone named Lucinda and for some reason I can never remember her name when we meet. I think of her as "the lady with that really flowery name". I think it's just that - a bit frilly and flowery.

MadamDeathstare Tue 23-Nov-10 21:41:57

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smother Tue 23-Nov-10 23:14:00

no brainer - Louisa is infinitely nicer than Lucinda. And yes, Lucinda is horsey.

AphraBen Wed 24-Nov-10 00:38:49

I do think Lucinda is horsey and have only ever met very horsey (however nice) grown up Lucindas.

I absolutely LOVE Louisa.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Wed 24-Nov-10 00:49:28

I'm a 'dull' Louisa. The only irritating thing I found is that people always assume that you're called 'Louise'.

When I was little (and used to ride horses) there was a show jumper called Lucinda Green - which maybe where the horsey connotation comes from.

I'm not fond of Lucinda - but then I don't like the shotening to Lucy (which I do find pretty dull, myself) or Cindy (sounds too American for me).

Oh and MadamDeathStare you have reminded me of 'Cheese Please Louise' which is pretty irritating as well - from an advert from way before I was born - which is hilarious, apparently hmm.

ShoppingDays Wed 24-Nov-10 01:06:46

Like Louisa and Lucy, but dislike Lucinda. How about Larissa, Laura, Leonora, Lydia?

diddl Wed 24-Nov-10 09:02:18


Also like Lucia.

ThatllDoPig Wed 24-Nov-10 09:56:52

I like Louisa best.

Much prefer Lucy to Lucinda.

Komondor Wed 24-Nov-10 10:18:14

Prefer Louisa.

I went to school with a Lucinda, we either called her Lou or Lucinda. She isnt the least horsey. I quite like Lucinda too, just think Louisa is prettier.

pointydog Wed 24-Nov-10 10:33:25


Yes, Lucinda too horsey

Pasiphae Wed 24-Nov-10 10:44:09

I like Lucinda better. It's more lively.
Louisa is nice but a bit predictible.

rachel234 Wed 24-Nov-10 12:47:45

What does 'horsey' mean and does it have a negative connotation hmm?

tessofderbyville Wed 24-Nov-10 13:07:58

Both pretty IMO.

I actually prefer Louise and Lucy but then I like plain and simple names.

lilly13 Wed 24-Nov-10 22:41:38


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