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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.

Geargrinder Sat 10-Nov-12 18:32:25


Old older gentleman stopped my husband recently to ask where we got the name Lana from. He was a huge fan of Lana Turner and thought we were too young to have chosen "such a beautiful classic" grin

BOFisAlwaysUltra Sat 10-Nov-12 18:36:47

It is beautiful. And I do like Lois too- it actually makes me think more of Malcolm In The Middle's kick-ass mother than Lois Lane. And God knows, that woman is a role model for the modern day grin

Yika Sat 10-Nov-12 18:37:15

I didn't even think of superman! Lois makes me think of a Lois I knew at school, and Lana makes me think of Lana Turner. Just lovely. Great names.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 10-Nov-12 18:39:48

Sounds like you watched the young superman tv programme,Smallville?

Lois Lane and Lana Lang.

Fine names on their own,but not together.

VolumeOfACone Sat 10-Nov-12 18:40:06


confuugled Sat 10-Nov-12 18:50:41

Superman/smallville too.

But I'd also worry caused by the confusion of having 2 Miss L Littlegeargrinders for incoming post, doctor's appointments etc. Much easier to have everyone in the family with a different initial!

mummybare Sat 10-Nov-12 18:55:49

Both nice names and no probs with them together. I'd get them mixed up, but that's just because I'm crap with names.

comixminx Sat 10-Nov-12 19:08:32

Also Superman. Mind you in the comics they were all LL's so you could also have Lucy (Lois Lane's sister), Lori (Lemaris, a mermaid that Superman fancied), Luna (Lumai I think: a girl from the future that he also fancied). And then of course there's the guys: Lex (Luthor) in particular. So you could have a nice long run of L names if you wanted! grin

I reckon that as your oldest is Lana, you would probably call them/introduce them as Lana and Lois, which doesn't give the connection as easily. And I think they are both nice names (although once had a friend called Lana who was quickly nicknamed by my dad as Lana the Banana, but I think thats more down to my dad than the name)

mathanxiety Sat 10-Nov-12 19:34:10

Lana and Katharine (Hepburn) -- classic and strong girls' names
Lana and Ingrid (Bergman) -- nice Northern European feel to this combo
Lana and Audrey (Hepburn) -- again, classic and strong names together
Lana and Vivienne (Leigh, though she spelled it Vivien) -- classic names again
Lana and Greta (Garbo) -- again, nice N European feel and both classic diminutives
Lana and Olivia (de Havilland) -- lovely, classic names
Lana and Rosalind (Russell)
Lana and Elizabeth (Taylor)
Lana and Sophia (Loren)
Lana and Rita (Heyworth) -- very Hollywood feel to this pairing imo

lovethesun1 Sat 10-Nov-12 19:34:44

Lois Lane! Do quite like Lana tho.

Puppypanic Sat 10-Nov-12 19:36:08

Mork and Mindy

MikeOxard Sat 10-Nov-12 19:39:04

Thet are nice names, lovely for sisters imo.

JollyGolightly Sat 10-Nov-12 19:41:27

Anagrams of soil and anal.

BOFisAlwaysUltra Sat 10-Nov-12 19:42:23

Well that's ruined them hmm

JollyGolightly Sat 10-Nov-12 19:43:50

Oh bugger have now read some of the thread. Sorry to give offence. FWIW I like Lana but DH vetoed it for the anagram reason.

autumnfrost Sat 10-Nov-12 19:44:12


EugenesAxe Sat 10-Nov-12 19:44:22

A bit modern; fad-like. The alliteration also makes the names a bit Tweedledum and dee-esque.

If I met two children called Lois and Lana though, it wouldn't evoke much of a response. I think if you really like the names there's no major reason to not use them.

SecretNutellaFix Sat 10-Nov-12 19:47:33

Smallville/ superman

JudeFawley Sat 10-Nov-12 19:47:43

Alliteration is v naff.

diffo Sat 10-Nov-12 19:51:45

First Thought: Ok for twins

LizieBennet Sat 10-Nov-12 19:52:03


applepieinthesky Sat 10-Nov-12 20:02:06

Very pretty and go well together.

coldcupoftea Sat 10-Nov-12 20:10:18

I would think cool and quirky!

I wouldn't make the superman connection with Lana at all, and I think as the name Lois is getting more popular now (though still uncommon) I wouldn't immediately assume the parents were superman fans either.

Go for it! Far better than all the twee old lady names around at the moment grin

exoticfruits Sat 10-Nov-12 20:19:01

I just though that the post will be difficult when older-they won't know who it is for.

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