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Anyone from Spain, what do you think of girl name Luisa?

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FirstTimeMom12 Sun 02-Mar-14 07:30:39

DH is Spanish and likes Luisa for DD2, but not sure what Spanish people think of this name nowadays.

Is this an old-fashioned name reminding of the many Maria Luisas a few decades ago? Or is it a name not used often now, pretty and refreshing?

What do Spanish people think of this name now?

LaTrucha Sun 02-Mar-14 07:34:36

DH is from Spain and we considered it for DD. It wasn't for us in the end but there was no reason not to have it (unlike every other girl's name I liked. And boy's name come to think of it).

FirstTimeMom12 Sun 02-Mar-14 07:36:39

Thank you LaTrucha, what made you decide against it?

Oomph Sun 02-Mar-14 07:40:01

I am Spanish and I love it. It is underused and therefore original. Also, it is different from the old Maria Luisas of yesteryear. It was number 2 in my list for dd. I'd def go for it!

elQuintoConyo Sun 02-Mar-14 07:40:05

The Spanish don't seem to give such a rat's ass about names the way the UK does.
I know plenty of Luisas of all ages.
We had to find an international name for ds - I so wanted to call him Roc (Catalan) but chickened out. Shame, really, as ds woyud have carried it beautifully!

LaTrucha Sun 02-Mar-14 07:41:51

I honestly can't remember. Probaby because it didn't go well with her surname (and I secretly had my heart set on something else which I chose to introduce as an idea after DH had seen me giving birth to her grin)

FirstTimeMom12 Sun 02-Mar-14 07:57:03

Looks like a good choice in this case, I wasn't warmed up to it at first, as I had my heart on Eloisa, but DH thinks that sounds pretentious aside from being an Ex of a close friend. Luisa warms up more to me now so maybe the one.

FirstTimeMom12 Sun 02-Mar-14 08:20:32

Know how that feels LaTrucha! Well done :-)
Someone has to give in sometimes...

LaTrucha Sun 02-Mar-14 08:26:45

My DH wanted Eloisa! I had forgotten that. All I could think of was the song by The Damned.

FirstTimeMom12 Sun 02-Mar-14 09:27:23

Oh, no that would have put me off as well...

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