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Middle name for Lucy/Lucie?

(25 Posts)
pinkandyellowbutterfly Mon 01-Oct-12 14:26:41

I love the name Lucy. I think its perfect for a little girl and I love what it means. I love that its a traditional English name, and it means bringer of light, and that st Lucia is the patron saint of light and the festival heralds the beginning of christmas in sweden. but I worry that its not substantial enough on its own.i was thinking of doubling it up with another name as a first name (no hyphens, i hate them lol) to give her an option of using a longer, perhaps grown up name as she grows up. Any suggestions?

airedailleurs Mon 01-Oct-12 14:28:34

A friend of mine has a DD called Lucie Valentine as she was born around 14th February, when is your DD due?

delilah88 Mon 01-Oct-12 16:09:01

What about calling her Lucinda?

FireOverBabylon Mon 01-Oct-12 16:14:34

May? Ellen?
Lucia Rose?

How long is your surname, so we don't suggest lumbering youe DD with a loooong name which she can't pronounce or spell.

amck5700 Mon 01-Oct-12 16:24:21


pinkandyellowbutterfly Mon 01-Oct-12 19:43:40

Ooh, good suggestions! Due Dec 21st, surname is two sylables beginning with S.

pinkpaperpiggy Mon 01-Oct-12 19:45:38

How about Nicole/Nicola considering it's so close to Christmas?

Ktay Mon 01-Oct-12 19:48:33

Dd2's middle name is clementine. That's a nice christmassy fruit grin

(prefer satsumas personally...)

baskingseals Mon 01-Oct-12 20:11:48

what about Noelle? think it's very pretty but might not be strong enough sounding.

Christina or Christabel maybe? i love Christabel.

airedailleurs Tue 02-Oct-12 10:22:38

Natalie and Natasha both mean Christ's birthday, or the Saint's Day of Saint Juliana is 21st December...

pinkandyellowbutterfly Tue 02-Oct-12 22:18:41

Thanks guys, very christmassy suggestions! I have been thinking Lucy Joy or Lucy Grace are both really lovely. Which does everybody prefer?

Lyftiduft Tue 02-Oct-12 22:52:27

Lucy Joy is lovely, Joy fits the season too without being too obviously christmassy I think

DessieLou Wed 03-Oct-12 14:35:05

She could be Lucille/Lucinda with Lucy as nn. I like the suggestion of Lucy Noelle. We're considering Lucy for our dd due 29th Nov, her middle name will be Elizabeth. Just out of interest what spelling are you going for...Lucy or Lucie?

Kveta Wed 03-Oct-12 14:38:34

Lucie Joy is lovely smile

Psammead Wed 03-Oct-12 14:42:22

We have a Lucy whose name is Lucia Rowan.

Bumpstart Wed 03-Oct-12 22:43:11

Lucy is a lovely name, but you may find that when you call her name, 6 kids turn round!

Hypenating would be a good option. I love Lucy-Anna

pinkandyellowbutterfly Wed 03-Oct-12 23:07:30

Thanks guys! Psamead: Your daughter's name is lovely, do you pronounce it Lu-SEE-a or Lu-chi-a? It has always confused me! bumpstart: i never imagined going for such a well used name for that very reason, but its my favourite and i can't imagine her being having any other name! lThats why i want to put another name with it, to make it more distinctive. Haven't decided on Lucy/Lucie yet I love both, but was thinking would she spend her life spelling it out if i went with the 'cie' spelling?

AnxiousElephant Wed 03-Oct-12 23:19:28

Bumpstart great taste smile My dd isn't hyphenated.

Bumpstart Wed 03-Oct-12 23:27:42

Anxious elephant.... Is she lucyanna?

Or luciana?

AnxiousElephant Wed 03-Oct-12 23:30:53

Lucy Anna!

pinkandyellowbutterfly Thu 04-Oct-12 00:00:24

anxious: lovely name

pinkandyellowbutterfly Thu 04-Oct-12 00:13:10

Which spelling do people prefer: Lucie or Lucy? I can't decide!

Psammead Thu 04-Oct-12 02:50:08

We pronounce it Loo SEE ah. There are several different ways smile

I like the -ie spelling, but as you said, she'd be spelling it all the time as it is less usual. I think I'd probably stick with -y.

airedailleurs Thu 04-Oct-12 10:31:12

my friend's daughter is Lucie because she is French, but I do think it's a prettier version and it makes it stand out from the other Lucy's (written down anyway!)

Arabellasmella Sat 06-Oct-12 21:25:56

One of our sons would have been Lucy Helena had he been a girl. I prefer Lucy to Lucie but am also keen on Lucille and Lucinda. I know a Lucy without a middle name because the parents insisted that nothing nothing goes with it. I think you just need more syllables.

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