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Lloyd or Laurence?

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VeloWoman Fri 21-Mar-14 08:53:24

Baby is due soon, these are our top two but I am not in love with either of them.

Others on the list are Thomas (bit too safe) and Henry (our surname ends in Y so not super keen on it).

Please tell me what you think?

nobutreally Fri 21-Mar-14 08:54:42

I love Laurence/Laurie - would have been dd's name if she'd been a boy

SimplySara Fri 21-Mar-14 09:33:39

I like Laurence but not Laurie. I was just pondering the name Lloyd the other day - how come it is not really used anymore?

MairzyDoats Fri 21-Mar-14 09:34:34

I love Laurie, gorgeous name.

VeloWoman Fri 21-Mar-14 09:47:33

Yes Sara that is my problem, I do really like Laurence but not Laurie as a nickname (it sounds bad with our surname). One of the things I like about Lloyd is that you can't really shorten it, but since no one ever seems to use it I find myself wondering what is wrong with it!

Please keep the opinions coming, this is hard!

itsnothingoriginal Fri 21-Mar-14 11:02:13

Laurence - although I am biased as I have one!

He is mostly Laurie as nn (which we use because I love it - memories of Little Women of course smile) but gets Lol, Lozzy and all manner of other nn at school! The older he gets, the more he prefers being just 'Laurence' so is definitely a name with many options.

Theonlyoneiknow Fri 21-Mar-14 11:09:53

I like both, had Lloyd on our short list but couldn't use it as close family member works for Lloyds !

hunreeeal Fri 21-Mar-14 16:41:30

I like Laurence but Lloyd is also good - I don't know any little Lloyds.

furlinedsheepskinjacket Fri 21-Mar-14 16:46:32

how about Lawrence

I have a Lawrence henry smile

shoobidoo Sun 23-Mar-14 07:34:56

Lloyd. Good classic underused name. Won't be shortened.

Laurence sounds feminine and is girls name in France, the female version of Laurent. Like Florence is to Florent.

ThreeBecameFour Sun 23-Mar-14 08:34:24

Laurence nn Laurie

itsnothingoriginal Sun 23-Mar-14 08:56:07

@shoobidoo grin my DS has never been mistaken for being a girl!!

Laurence is most definitely a male name here in the UK just as Dominique (which I've seen used as a male name in France) is considered a female name in the UK.

Absolutely love Laurence (dd1 would have been it). Really don't like Lloyd, sorry.

Pinkcustardpurplecustard Sun 23-Mar-14 16:21:18

I like both - sorry no help at all. There's also Clarence, floyd, Claude

ZenNudist Sun 23-Mar-14 16:23:50

Both are great.

Pinkcustardpurplecustard Sun 23-Mar-14 16:28:51

I also adore Laurence but dislike Laurie. Could you use the nick name Lance, lars, lau, ren, rory?

CPtart Sun 23-Mar-14 16:58:34

Laurence is a fab name.

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