Friend's sister. Really nice name, feminine but grown up too. I was amazed, looking at the recent name stats, that most Lucys are not Lucindas any more. It gives you Cinda, Cindy as well as Lucy and Lou but mostly is much more of a complete, impressive name than just Lucy, which is lovely but a bit cute.
Lucinda is a lovely name. But I think Lucy is prettier, IMO.
"I was amazed, looking at the recent name stats, that most Lucys are not Lucindas any more." Lucinda is an elaboration of Lucy/Lucia, invented by Cervantes for Don Quixote in 1605. Lucy is the older name, having been used since the 12th century and itself derived from the Latin name Lucia.
justfloating you just made me spurt tea at the screen. You've captured my image of a Lucinda precisely, although it is a pretty name. To me it's my friend's ex-girlfriend from when we were at school - pashmina and pearl earrings at 15...