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What do you think of the name Lushe as my baby daughter's name?

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jem08 Sat 01-Sep-12 11:15:18

What do you think of the name Lushe (silent e) as my baby daughter's name? Plenty of people have the surname Lush so why not have it as a first name? I already have a daughter called Harlowe which caused uproar with the family but has been received well in nursery but I need something just as unusual for my new arrival due in January. This is my first post so please be nice to me...

mollymole Sat 01-Sep-12 11:16:08

I think it is stupid.

elah11 Sat 01-Sep-12 11:16:55

Is it just pronounced Lush? If so then I wouldnt use it, its a fairly well known word meaning a drunk (around here anyway!)

HugeFurryWishingStool Sat 01-Sep-12 11:17:16

Don't like made up names, what about Lux?

Yddraigoldragon Sat 01-Sep-12 11:17:41

Sorry but I hate it.

ENormaSnob Sat 01-Sep-12 11:18:12

Awful IMO.

Doesn't it mean piss can ie drunkard?

CatPower Sat 01-Sep-12 11:19:44

She'll be teased as either a drunk or a bath bomb. sad

cansu Sat 01-Sep-12 11:19:53

Sorry I think this is awful. Why do you need to have an unusual name?

wellwisher Sat 01-Sep-12 11:24:53

A lush is a drunk - if you must have an unusual name don't pick one that means something bad to most people!

Wilding Sat 01-Sep-12 11:24:59

From the dictionary:

1. drunkard; alcoholic; sot.
2. intoxicating liquor.
verb (used without object)
3. to drink liquor.
verb (used with object)
4. to drink (liquor).

Not a good choice IMO!

CalamityJones Sat 01-Sep-12 11:26:45

I'm from the west country. Gert lush! It's a terrible name..

Puremince Sat 01-Sep-12 11:27:57

The "e" on the end would make me pronounce it "Loosh" not Lush. Once I'd been told it was pronounced "Lush" I'd wonder why a baby had a name that usually refers to drunks.

FuckityFuckFuck Sat 01-Sep-12 11:28:09

I wouldn't use it for the reasons above

However, if you want to use it, why add the extra 'e'?

CalamityJones Sat 01-Sep-12 11:29:15

Sorry, that was rude, I've just seen it's your first post. But she won't ever be able to travel west of Swindon without her name causing hysterics (should she ever want to, of course)

jem08 Sat 01-Sep-12 11:31:38

Thank you for your honesty everyone. According to the dictionary Lush is from the adjective 'Luxurious' and that is how I have always known it to mean lovely or Luxury. Where are you all from? Not sure whether this is just a uk site or world wide site? There is a well known shop called Lush in my town and why would they call it that if it meant piss head or drunkard?

Lux is a lovely name, I would consider it but hubby dismissed it straight away so may need some persuasion... thank you hugefurry.

I like unusual names as I come from a family with unusal names i.e my brother's names are Jansen, Jaeren and nobody has ever said a bad word about those names and they are both very popular. Just out of interest what do you think about their names?

InkyBinky Sat 01-Sep-12 11:32:56

Not good, sorry. I like Lushe even less than Lush but both are confused . Sorry.

BonnieBumble Sat 01-Sep-12 11:35:18

Have it as a middle name and have Gert as the first name. wink

I came across a little girl called Lux at a m&t group recently. Not my cup of tea at all.

InkyBinky Sat 01-Sep-12 11:37:00

Your brothers names are absolutely fine. I am UK based.

NellyJob Sat 01-Sep-12 11:37:01

here in Wales, everything is 'lush' , it seems the teenagers are using that dictionary definition, but for everything from ice cream to good weather.
'lush' as a female alcoholic is also well known,possibly from the USA.
I really wouldn't call a girl this.
how about 'Dagenham' or 'Romford' to go with Harlowe?

WithACherryOnTop Sat 01-Sep-12 11:37:27

It's a slang term for a drunk,and a well known one at that.

slatternlymother Sat 01-Sep-12 11:37:31

Ooooh goodness no, sorry I think it sounds a bit trashy.

If not Lux, how about Lexi?

Thumbwitch Sat 01-Sep-12 11:38:21

Truly? I try not to be too rude on here but it's an awful idea.

And yes, regardless of what you have or haven't heard of, "lush" is indeed an oldfashioned term for a female drunkard.

Lux = soap, or degrees of light.

Nothing wrong with your brothers' names, btw.

If you want a name like it but in the "standard but different" name bracket, then try Lucia.

wellwisher Sat 01-Sep-12 11:38:44

Definition from American slang dictionary website

Don't like your brothers' names much either tbh. Sorry.

tara0202 Sat 01-Sep-12 11:39:10

Sorry, in my.honest opinion, lush is a ridiculous name. There are lots of lovely unusual names.

(Also agree that with an e on the end it would sound as if she was called 'loosh').

SirBoobAlot Sat 01-Sep-12 11:40:32

How absolutely ridiculous. I like unusual names, but blimey...

Scout, Spike and now Lush. Baby Names has some "interesting" people on today.

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