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Sisters called Lois and Lana: first thoughts without reading other replies?

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Geargrinder Sat 10-Nov-12 16:01:45

Just as the title says. What do you think of Lois and Lana as siblings? TIA.

fluffygal Sat 10-Nov-12 16:32:52

The way I see it, they are not paired for life so it doesn't really matter. If you like the name, go for it. Not everyone will get the superman connection.

SilveryMoon Sat 10-Nov-12 16:32:55

I really like the name Lois. It was on the short list for if ds1 was a girl. I wouldn't use it with Lana though, just because of the superman thing.

zxcv123 Sat 10-Nov-12 16:33:53

The only thing I'd think is that the parents obviously liked 4 letter names beginning with L.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 10-Nov-12 16:34:57

Makes me think of a couple of country and western singers, not sure why.

I love Lois though.

Geargrinder Sat 10-Nov-12 16:35:01

I like you fluffy grin

ConfusedPixie Sat 10-Nov-12 16:38:26

Superman. With feeling sorry for Lana!

Geargrinder Sat 10-Nov-12 16:39:47

Feeling sorry for Lana? Sorry, confused, it's me who's confused now.

mathanxiety Sat 10-Nov-12 16:41:24

Don't do it. Apart from the Superman thing, Lois is quite a Sunday School ish name with a little edge to it whereas Lana is more Hollywood so imo they are names with different feels to them.

I know sisters names Elizabeth and Taylor.

VinoEsmeralda Sat 10-Nov-12 16:42:31

Lois lane

Also as they both start with 'l' people will mix,confuse the names IMO

cheesesarnie Sat 10-Nov-12 17:40:36

ignore everyone. i love them so do it grin

Geranium3 Sat 10-Nov-12 17:40:59

sorry don't like either of them and sound common and naff together and too americany!

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sat 10-Nov-12 17:41:15

Too similar.

stargirl1701 Sat 10-Nov-12 17:41:29


OwedToAutumn Sat 10-Nov-12 17:45:32

I always wanted to call my DD Pheobe, was worried people would associate it with Friends. But now, no one would think of that, and I gave wasted my chances to use my favourite name. sad

So, I say go for it!

RaspberrySchnapps Sat 10-Nov-12 17:46:47

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Cahoots Sat 10-Nov-12 17:47:59

Just a little naff for being a bit samey but nice names and unusual.

Ephiny Sat 10-Nov-12 17:49:10

Superman/Lois Lane. Sorry.

Also I think Lana is a nice name, but not keen on Lois personally, it's a bit old-fashioned and frumpy. You might want to give them different initials as well.

DinosaursOnASpaceship Sat 10-Nov-12 17:49:57


BOFisAlwaysUltra Sat 10-Nov-12 17:52:36

Reminds me of my dogs Pepper and Pickle. You'll forever be mixing them up. Both names nice though.

Geargrinder Sat 10-Nov-12 17:56:13

cheesesarnie do I know you? smile

I got over the same initial thing a loooong time ago in this battle. For same-ish you want my husband's latest suggestion: layla and Lana. hmm

I'm surprised about Lois being seen as boring/Sunday school-ish, it's not at all what it conjures up in my mind.

Have tried hunting old Hollywood to get something else to go with Lana, but nothing else we agree on. Thanks for the replies.

PurplyWurply Sat 10-Nov-12 17:57:32

Lois Lane of course!

VivaLeBeaver Sat 10-Nov-12 17:58:16


cheesesarnie Sat 10-Nov-12 17:58:16

umm don't think so but i love those two names grin. i know a louis but not a lana so it's unlikely that we know each other!

Geargrinder Sat 10-Nov-12 17:58:28

Thanks Bof. I already mix up the dogs' and child's names on a regular basis and they're all very different. I'll speak to whichever will respond. blush

Welovecouscous Sat 10-Nov-12 17:59:39

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