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Cara Lucy or Helen Lucy?

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ch1134 Fri 07-Aug-15 20:00:38

Cara Lucy or Helen Lucy?
Which do you prefer and why?
Surname begins with H and is 3 syllables.
Thanks.

CrystalMcPistol Fri 07-Aug-15 20:45:36

I prefer Cara as Helen is a bit too 'sensible' for me. Plus Cara means 'friend' and that's nice and positive.

I suspect most people will pick Helen though. It's very MN Approved ™.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 07-Aug-15 21:08:55

Cara Lucy.
Helen Is lovely but it doesn't fit with Lucy.

Vernonon Fri 07-Aug-15 21:09:47

Cara Lucy

I like Helena Lucy a lot, but not Helen

HainaultViaNewburyPark Fri 07-Aug-15 21:13:14

I prefer Cara Lucy.

Helen Lucy sounds like a first name-surname combination and I'm personally not keen on alliterative first name-surname combinations

MrsAukerman Fri 07-Aug-15 21:14:24

Helen Henderson (or whatever) is alliterative which always makes me think of cheap crime fiction novels.

silverglitterpisser Fri 07-Aug-15 21:15:57

Cara. Helen is quite bland.

DansonslaCapucine Fri 07-Aug-15 21:18:44

Cara Lucy

I also like Helena a lot but not Helen.

lostinikea Fri 07-Aug-15 21:22:58

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Sophronia Fri 07-Aug-15 22:12:50

I prefer Helen Lucy.

Kennington Fri 07-Aug-15 22:14:57

Helen Lucy sounds good to me

Cara is ok

Kitella Fri 07-Aug-15 22:19:41

Really not keen on Cara, sounds a bit naff to me...

Helen is better, nice name but agree it is a bit bland.

Helena however is beautiful.

LibrariesGaveUsPower Fri 07-Aug-15 22:26:46

Helen Lucy but would depend on the H surname.

Can't stand the obsession with -a ing names and think it will date badly. Helena not Helen. Isabella not Isabel. Mariella not Marie. See also -ie so Evie not Eve.

I'm not a fan of Helena ,can you tell. grin

CherryBonBon Fri 07-Aug-15 22:27:24

Cara Lucy.

Helen is so dowdy.

DramaAlpaca Fri 07-Aug-15 22:29:33

Cara Lucy. Like someone else said, I love the meaning of Cara. Also, I'm not keen on alliterative first names & surnames.

ch1134 Fri 07-Aug-15 22:33:08

I'm with you Libraries! Helen sounds more classic and less common to me than Helena.
Thanks for all comments so far. Nothing that swings it either way for me yet.

LibrariesGaveUsPower Fri 07-Aug-15 22:34:04

Thank you ch. No other bugger is these days, grin

ch1134 Fri 07-Aug-15 22:34:57

But I do love alliterative names!

lunalovegood84 Fri 07-Aug-15 22:45:53

I like them both but prefer Cara.

WishIWasWonderwoman Fri 07-Aug-15 23:27:17

I like Helen but I don't think it fits with Lucy.

I don't like Cara as much as Helen, but it fits better with Lucy.

Which is not helpful!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 07-Aug-15 23:36:54

Cara Lucy, it's more 'now', Helen is dated.

WishIWasWonderwoman Fri 07-Aug-15 23:40:25

Has Helen really dated around where you live? I know two teenage Helens and a little Helen who would be seven or eight.

Sophronia Fri 07-Aug-15 23:59:36

To me Cara's a bit of a 'nothing' name, whereas Helen has so much history with the Greek mythology connection etc.

Caldini22 Sat 08-Aug-15 06:54:03

I would go for Cara

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 08-Aug-15 07:26:11

Wish I'm in the South East; I know a lot of teenagers and absolutely no Helens! I know a ton of Helens in thrir 40's/50's.

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