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Lucy or Lucie?

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PesteredButHappy Sat 25-May-13 22:00:46

Which would you choose?

Sirzy Sat 25-May-13 22:02:19


To me that will always be the proper way, I am not keen on changing to a 'modern' spelling.


pootlebug Sat 25-May-13 22:02:51


Thurlow Sat 25-May-13 22:03:00

Lucy. Lucie is nice, but she'll spend her whole life explaining that it's "Lucie with an i e."

Smartiepants79 Sat 25-May-13 22:03:50


Wishfulmakeupping Sat 25-May-13 22:04:29

With a y

LEMisdisappointed Sat 25-May-13 22:05:54

Lucy grin

BriansBrain Sat 25-May-13 22:07:18

Lucy although I am biased.

AmandaPayneNeedsANap Sat 25-May-13 22:08:06


mum2jakie Sat 25-May-13 22:08:34


PesteredButHappy Sat 25-May-13 22:09:09

Hmm. I thought that might be the case. I want to spell it 'Lucie' because it would be after a character in a book that I love.

But people won't know that, will they? They will just think I'm a twerp spelling it wrong sad

Fuckwittery Sat 25-May-13 22:11:14

Its the French spelling of the name isn't it? Not a modern twist. any French heritage you can claim?

Thurlow Sat 25-May-13 22:11:41

I think it would be hard to get the explanation into conversation every time you introduce you baby smile

PesteredButHappy Sat 25-May-13 22:12:51

No, no french heritage to claim. Just a soppy connection to a book and the name I love. In my head, if I go with 'Lucy' it isn't the name, even though when you say it it is exactly the same sound if that makes any rational sense at all?

waikikamookau Sat 25-May-13 22:13:19

my pet unreasonable hate is misspelled names,

NeverBeenToMe Sat 25-May-13 22:14:01

I have a Lucie, although name and spelling chosen by exH. Isn't there one in Mrs Tiggywinkle? (A Lucie, not an exH wink )

Lurleene Sat 25-May-13 22:15:57

Speaking as someone who committed her son to a lifetime of saying 'Tomas without an H' - I would go with Lucy.

Bowlersarm Sat 25-May-13 22:16:51


pooka Sat 25-May-13 22:16:56


PesteredButHappy Sat 25-May-13 22:17:31

Yes, that is the book, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle.

When does an accepted alternate spelling become a wrong spelling?

Beatrix Potter wrote Mrs Tiggy-Winkle in 1905 in the Lake District so I don't think of that spelling as a misspelling or a modern twist.

defineme Sat 25-May-13 22:18:23

Lucy, but then I have a ds named after a character in favourite play: he is resigned to a life saying 'no it's not short for anything' because it's an unusual abbreviation of a common name.

squoosh Sat 25-May-13 22:23:50

I'd pick Lucy but if you're naming her after a 'Lucie' well then use that spelling.

mummsy2be Sat 25-May-13 23:00:02


Alisvolatpropiis Sat 25-May-13 23:09:21


I see ie ending names as being very nicknamey. Even when they actually aren't, Sophie for example. I suppose it must just be something I don't like aesthetically speaking.

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