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Opinions on these two please!

(35 Posts)
nonsenses Mon 05-Sep-11 00:01:42

Theo and Louis are our shortlisted names for son to be. Not Theodore/Theobald and Louis pronounced as Louee.

In your opinion, which is more timeless, more unusual, more hip, more classy, more handsome, more serious.


madhattershouse Mon 05-Sep-11 00:04:35

I love the name Theo, more modern and would fit a handsome man well.

Indaba Mon 05-Sep-11 00:05:13

I'm for Theo too.

janeandmichaelbanks Mon 05-Sep-11 00:11:02

Theo definatly

nonsenses Mon 05-Sep-11 00:11:59

Sorry I didn't make it clear - can you state which name is more handsome, more serious, more hip etc etc please

Italiangreyhound Mon 05-Sep-11 00:14:48

more handsome - Louis
more serious - Theo
more hip -Louis


janeandmichaelbanks Mon 05-Sep-11 00:15:38

Oh okay like this ??

More Handsome - Theo (<sighs remembering a Theo>)
More Serious - Theo
More Hip - A toss up really
More Classy - Louis
More Timeless - Louis

nonsenses Mon 05-Sep-11 00:17:16

Brilliant Jane, just what I was after! I too think of Theo as handsome smile

madhattershouse Mon 05-Sep-11 00:18:45

Handsome - Theo
Serious - Louis
Hip- Theo
Classy - Louis
Timeless - Louis

Still prefer Theo though grin

nonsenses Mon 05-Sep-11 00:20:04

Thanks mad. It's helpful that you put your favourite at the end too.

CurwySwide Mon 05-Sep-11 08:32:04

Handsome - Theo
Serious - Louis
Hip - Louis
Classy - Louis
Timeless - Louis

Love Louis!

nonsenses Mon 05-Sep-11 09:54:50

Thanks Curwy. Interesting that Theo is coming out as the handsome one! Keep 'em comin'.

EdithWeston Mon 05-Sep-11 10:03:20

Timeless - either
Unusual - neither (several of both at DCs school)
Hip - Theo (Louis becomes "loo-ey" for a phase, and lavs just aren't remotely hip)
Classy - Theo
Handsome - either (depends too much on the holder)
Serious - Theo

oohlaalaa Mon 05-Sep-11 12:56:09

I love both names.

ShoutyHamster Mon 05-Sep-11 13:55:17

Love both, but Theo (as just Theo and not short for something) has risen lots and lots in popularity, so I would say that Louis is the more original and perhaps more timeless choice. However, I probably just prefer Theo as a name - it is really lovely!

poppydaisy Mon 05-Sep-11 13:58:58

Theo is much more trendy and will start to date as people tire of it.

Louis is nice in French (pronounced Loo-ee) but will likely be pronounced Loo-is in English/American/German, so be prepared for different pronunciations.

Regarding which names are more 'handsome' or 'serious' - I honestly do not regard any name as either of these. People yes, but names, no. I know too many Theos and Louis with so many different personalities, sorry.

nonsenses Mon 05-Sep-11 15:18:03

Thanks again! Poppy, most names are pronounced 2 ways so not fussed. Theo in France is Tayo!

FairyArmadillo Mon 05-Sep-11 15:21:57

Theo for handsome, hip etc. Personally not a big fan of Louis so I have a bias.

Quenelle Mon 05-Sep-11 15:31:15

Louis, Louis and Louis. I love it.

You could spell it Louie so it doesn't get mispronounced.

Quenelle Mon 05-Sep-11 15:31:15

Louis, Louis and Louis. I love it.

You could spell it Louie so it doesn't get mispronounced.

nonsenses Mon 05-Sep-11 20:30:31

Thanks Fairy and Quenelle

jkklpu Mon 05-Sep-11 20:45:33

Each is really popular at the moment. I prefer Louis, esp if spellt properly (ie not Louie)

nonsenses Mon 05-Sep-11 20:50:40

I can assure you that I will not be spelling it Louie smile

Nightstar Mon 05-Sep-11 20:57:15

Both really excellent names, different but great

Hippymum89 Mon 05-Sep-11 20:58:37

Wasn't there a 'Theo' in the Cosby show?
Ergo, makes me think of him hmm

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