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Linguaphile Thu 30-Apr-15 10:05:51

Have had a great uncle Laurence just pass away, and I've taken a fancy to his name for our coming baby... feels a bit more fresh than some of the other classic boys' names floating around. Could we use Laurie as a nn for a boy without it seeming too feminine? I did love Laurie's character in Little Women... Laurence feels quite distinguished to me. Middle names would probably be Peter and Robert.

Our other two DDs are Philippa (Pip/Pippa) and Vivienne (Vivi), so want it to fit with those. What do you reckon, would it go with our other two? Vivi, Pippa and Laurie?

Other possibilities we're considering include:


wigglesrock Thu 30-Apr-15 10:11:39

I love it. My 9 year old goes to school with a Laurence, it's never shortened, it's really lovely when you hear her say it iykwim.

StoneFoxMama Thu 30-Apr-15 10:35:59

Lovely, and it goes beautifully with your other childrens names

reuset Thu 30-Apr-15 10:51:04

Sounds good to me

ImperialBlether Thu 30-Apr-15 10:53:20

Lovely name - I immediately thought of Little Women, too!

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Thu 30-Apr-15 11:21:24

Laurence is lovely. I know a very cute like Laurie. smile

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Thu 30-Apr-15 11:24:03

I like it too, especially as it is a family name

OgreIt Thu 30-Apr-15 11:25:08

I love it and think it fits very well with your girls' names. Laurie is lovel.

Hedgehog1977 Thu 30-Apr-15 11:25:39

Really nice name and unusual, but not unheard of. With a family connection I think it's a winner! Having said that, do you like Larry? It's a possibility that he might use it when he's older. We have a family name Larrad, which we considered using but discounted as we didn't like Larry as a shortening.


glittertits Thu 30-Apr-15 11:27:07

Love it. Much nicer spelled your way than with the W too.

ArcheryAnnie Thu 30-Apr-15 11:27:31

I love Laurence, too. And Laurie is lovely. Go for it!

TempsPerdu Thu 30-Apr-15 11:40:41

Really like it, especially spelled with a u. Agree that it feels fresher than lots of the other classic choices. Love the Little Women connection and nn Laurie, and it also has plenty of other distinguished namesakes like Laurence Olivier etc.

Laurence Peter is lovely.

IvoryMadonna Thu 30-Apr-15 12:44:07

I love it, and as someone has already said there is Larry as an alternative nn which may sound a little more masculine.

Just one thing about the spelling, which may not matter very much, but Laurence is a girl's name in France. My own name is a boy's name in Europe, and occasionally I've surprised people who expected me to be a bloke. It's never been a major problem though.

Sophronia Thu 30-Apr-15 12:47:16

I love it, and Laurie is great. It goes very well with your DDs names.

BlueChampagne Thu 30-Apr-15 14:14:28

Excellent name. Was on our list till a friend beat us to it smile.

Makes me think of Laurie Lee.

BubGal13 Thu 30-Apr-15 14:33:04

Adore it will be on list for DC2... every Laurence I know (not too many) is easy going, cool and popular.

carbolicsoaprocked Thu 30-Apr-15 14:53:37

Love it smile

DramaAlpaca Thu 30-Apr-15 14:54:46

Lovely, and perfect with your daughters' names.

Laquila Thu 30-Apr-15 14:55:24

Love it! I know an adorable little Laurie.

greenishfingers Thu 30-Apr-15 14:58:06

I love Larry as a nickname! Happy as Larry - just great. Go for it!

Linguaphile Thu 30-Apr-15 15:02:47

Wow, sounds like a winner then! I don't think I've ever had a unanimous name thread before... shock

LaVolcan Thu 30-Apr-15 16:23:25

My Dad was Laurence. Called Larry/Laurie by some. The only problem he ever encountered was having his name mispelt as Lawrence.

mrscatmad31 Thu 30-Apr-15 16:29:09

I know a Laurence, he's always called just Laurence although he does get annoyed with people spelling it with a w!
I think it goes with your daughters names

bunglesbuddy Thu 30-Apr-15 16:44:59

We have a Laurence and have had nothing but compliments about the name. nn Lars (but we have Scandinavian roots).

OddBoots Thu 30-Apr-15 17:00:03

Oh I love it, it makes me wish I was expecting.

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