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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...

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sat 01-Sep-12 12:05:51

you're not still considering this, are you? it's really awful, lush is a drunk and louche is a bit slaggy. surely those two facts take it off the table?

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sat 01-Sep-12 12:06:29

oh good, x-post. smile

jem08 Sat 01-Sep-12 12:06:41

Cookie - Thank you for your comment, I do always try to think of what people will call my child at school, it is always a factor that goes into choosing a name. I had never heard of Lush meaning anything other than lovely so to hear some people associate it to meaning drunk means that it is definately off the list.

lottiegarbanzo Sat 01-Sep-12 12:06:48

Lush is an abbreviation of luscious, hence the shop and 'she (or it) is right lush'. A lush is an alcoholic in British English. Bit old fashioned maybe but well known.

Lux relates to luxurious.

Waspie Sat 01-Sep-12 12:06:55

What's beautiful to me probably won't be to you smile The baby name book I bought had something like 7,000 names with their meanings and derivations. There are loads online now too. Basically I took the govt lists of popular names for the past 5 years and crossed all these out from the book and then went through the rest until I found some I liked and made a shortlist.

I have an unusual name and I hate it. I was teased at school for it and it's not a pleasant feeling. But at least it's an actual name, I guess I should be thankful for that.

Fairenuff Sat 01-Sep-12 12:07:12

What's wrong with there being other children with the same name? The teacher won't confuse them just because there are three Emilys.

iMoniker Sat 01-Sep-12 12:08:11

What were your thoughts on my suggestions Jem?

bruffin Sat 01-Sep-12 12:08:23

Would it be kinder to let op make the same mistake again. Her choice was dreadful first time, and Lushe is even worse.
Anyone who knows Harlow knows that it is not the type of place you name your dd after.

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sat 01-Sep-12 12:09:21

i would have thought more people would associate it with Jean Harlowe or Nicole Ritchie's wee girl, tbh.

jem08 Sat 01-Sep-12 12:10:38

Sorry but this is not a fake so please can everyone take me seriously. I am new to posting so your comments about an OP are falling on deaf ears, aka I don;t know what an OP is.

onedev Sat 01-Sep-12 12:11:16

You're the Op - Original Poster.

iMoniker Sat 01-Sep-12 12:11:22

Bruffin - just because you are posting anonymously on the Internet, you are not excused from basic courtesy. The OP had already taken the overwhelming consensus on board! There was no need to be nasty!!!

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sat 01-Sep-12 12:11:50

OP means original poster or original post, jem.

bruffin Sat 01-Sep-12 12:13:03

It's Jean Harlow not "Harlowe"

Thumbwitch Sat 01-Sep-12 12:13:26

What about Jewel?
or Leisha?

leelteloo Sat 01-Sep-12 12:13:30

I'm from London and lush is a wino lady or a slang term for saying something is nice. Not a good name at all. Sorry

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sat 01-Sep-12 12:14:00

lol, thanks for your help there, bruffine. grin

bruffin Sat 01-Sep-12 12:14:50

Surely the poiint of posting on an anonymous board is that you get honest answers.

PineappleBed Sat 01-Sep-12 12:14:57

Glad you've junked lushe!

Unusual about...

Seren (not unusual in Wales)

onedev Sat 01-Sep-12 12:15:46

I haven't read the whole thing but haven't noticed people not taking you seriously confused.

I think most people here don't like the associations with Lush (it really is very derogatory), so it's great you've now ruled it out.

FWIW (for what it's worth), I really like the name Harlowe although doubt I'd have the nerve to use it grin

Good luck finding a name you love.

NellyJob Sat 01-Sep-12 12:17:04


iMoniker Sat 01-Sep-12 12:17:19

The OP was not seeking your opinion on her Dd1s name Bruffin. You had no reason to bag it, clearly you are ok with that. Each to their own ...

jem08 Sat 01-Sep-12 12:18:31

IMoniker - Sorry I'm trying to keep up. Thank you so much for the suggestion of names but they all sound quite old fashioned so don't like Sorry, I am fussy ;0)

AitchTwo and onedev and anyone else that has told me what OP means thank u, they said about it being a fake so I thought OP light have been one of the admin/techy guys from the site.

Bruffin - You are being very harsh, I asked for people to be nice. Why do some people take pleasure out of being so nasty??!

bruffin Sat 01-Sep-12 12:21:12

I am not being nasty just honest.

iMoniker Sat 01-Sep-12 12:24:46

Jem - no worries. Glad you've shelved Lushe - agree with the others about drunkard associations...

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