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Leo // Louis?

(23 Posts)
iona76 Thu 30-Jun-11 23:06:37

Partner and I cannot decide between the two. Leo not short for anything and Louis pronounced like the Kings.

Opinions please!

Belljar71 Thu 30-Jun-11 23:43:12

Leo.

Iwantscallops Thu 30-Jun-11 23:43:51

Leo

Bubbaluv Thu 30-Jun-11 23:48:33

Leo. Great name. Masculine without sounding too hard. Cool but not flakey. Traditional but not frumpy.

I also like Louis, but would get sick of people pronouncing it American style.

Edmundo Thu 30-Jun-11 23:48:42

Louis.

Louis feels much classier than Leo.

MelinaM Thu 30-Jun-11 23:48:51

Louissmile

BulletWithAName Fri 01-Jul-11 08:04:37

Louis.

usualsuspect Fri 01-Jul-11 08:06:08

Louis

isthismadness Fri 01-Jul-11 08:07:52

They are both lovely! Good choice

motherhood Fri 01-Jul-11 08:10:17

Louis. My nephew has same name but spelt Lewie.

effingwotnots Fri 01-Jul-11 08:11:57

Leo. Much classier IMO

pilates Fri 01-Jul-11 09:45:48

Def Louis, can't get the picture of Leo Sayer out of my head.

pinkgirlythoughts Fri 01-Jul-11 09:57:33

I'd go with Leo, to avoid the 'is it loo-ee or loo-iss?' confusion.

Quenelle Fri 01-Jul-11 10:24:03

Louis.

I adore it.

I would use Louie, so it doesn't get pronounced Lewis.

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Fri 01-Jul-11 10:38:14

I know several boys named Louis - all secondary school age - I don't think any of them have ever faced the pronunciation issue. And if they did, how big a problem would it actually be? I can't imagine it being that bothersome.

I do like Leo though.

Feck - they're both lovely. Stick 'em in a hat. Toss a coin. Use both ("Loooeeeeleo") wink

Quenelle Fri 01-Jul-11 10:40:37

Or Leouis.

yoshiLunk Fri 01-Jul-11 10:46:49

Love LEO

Dont love Louis, having said that if you are going to use it spell it Louie as some ignorant people will say it incorrectly. wink

CherryDrops Fri 01-Jul-11 11:01:57

Leo, much nicer IMO.

Hedwig3 Fri 01-Jul-11 11:06:16

Louis as in Louis Armstrong smile

SloganLogan Fri 01-Jul-11 11:25:26

Leo

mich54321 Fri 01-Jul-11 21:44:24

Leo is lovely

wigglesrock Fri 01-Jul-11 22:01:46

I love Leo, it was my boys name, just had dd3 grin

spiderlight Fri 01-Jul-11 22:25:07

My OH is a Louis and it's never pronounced wrongly, although people occasionally spell it Louie (which he hates!) I also know a lovely baby Louis and a lovely nursery-aged Leo and a lovely Leon, but Louis is my favourite.

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