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Sequin1 Sat 16-Jul-11 18:56:53


Do you automatically think Superman?

I have Lois on my shortlist for a girl and at the moment it's my favourite, I told DP and he said 'superman'.

Is it just him.?

ellangirl Sat 16-Jul-11 18:59:49

I would think Superman, sorry! What about Lori or Eloise?

PaperBank Sat 16-Jul-11 20:05:56

I like it and didn't think "Superman". Also like Louise/Louisa as alternatives.

usualsuspect Sat 16-Jul-11 20:07:05

I like it

and wouldn't think superman

Phoenix Sat 16-Jul-11 20:07:32

I maybe used to think Superman but ds1 went to pre school with a Lois so now I think of her smile

woowa Sat 16-Jul-11 20:13:00

Love Lois

crazynanna Sat 16-Jul-11 20:16:44

I have a Lois (DD2). And I do have to use the 'Superman' link quite a lot,as she gets called 'Louise',or usually 'Louis' when they see it in written form,eg,at the GP/dentist. I then have to say "'s in Superman!"

crazynanna Sat 16-Jul-11 20:18:31

Just to add,we don't actually call her 'Lois' in the family/friends,we call her 'Lolly' grin

BibiBelle Sat 16-Jul-11 20:46:08

I love Lois and we wanted to use it for DD2 HOWEVER seeing as I already have a superhero girlfriend name (my own not one of DCs) we decided against it!

Nicplus1and1baking Sat 16-Jul-11 21:14:35

Lois was a top contender of ours for quite a long time and the superman link didnt bother me at all, people would soon associate Lois with your new baby, the only thing that put me off was that people didntsay it correctly and t ended up soundin like lewis and it buged me lol

MyLifeIsChaotic Sat 16-Jul-11 21:18:50

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piprabbit Sat 16-Jul-11 21:22:46

I tend to think Family Guy.

seeitoldyou Sat 16-Jul-11 21:27:37

i love the name Lois!!! Lois is also a character in Malcolm in the Middle- love that show smile

Rhubarbgarden Sat 16-Jul-11 23:05:02

Superman. I don't like it.

33kns Sat 16-Jul-11 23:09:56

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TheOriginalNutcracker Sat 16-Jul-11 23:11:59

I love it. I would thnk Superman, but does that matter really. You can associate most names with a film or programme if you think hard enough.

NattersAndMutters Sun 17-Jul-11 16:12:59

It's not American, there is a Lois in the Bible.

I would actually see the Superman reference as a benefit. As Lois is not a very common name, it'd be useful to be able to say "as in Superman" whenever someone hesitated over the pronunciation or spelling.

LittleDonkin Sun 17-Jul-11 20:59:42

Lois is the name I have ready if I have another DD. I bet ya I've jinxed myself now and will have boys!!!

otchayaniye Mon 18-Jul-11 07:30:38

Lois is my mother's name and I've never thought 'Superman'.

It's my daughter (Carmen's) middle name.

otchayaniye Mon 18-Jul-11 07:31:56

I must say my mother (in her mid-fifties) has never ever had a pronounciation issue, or a spelling issue or has been told about the Superman link. If that's what worries you.

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