Lucienne/Lucie?

(21 Posts)
Parpaltunnel Sun 11-Oct-15 08:29:11

Hi all, first-ever post. Husband and I can't agree on a girls' name - I keep circling back to Lucienne, with Lucie for short, but he just isn't a fan. Thoughts? Alternatives? He likes Camille with 'Milly' for short but I'm concerned Milly is a bit overdone.

SweepTheHalls Sun 11-Oct-15 08:32:49

I think I would hear Lucian. Why not avoid a life a spelling out the name and use Lucy?

LittleCandle Sun 11-Oct-15 08:32:59

Why not go for something really radical like... Jane, Susan, Caroline, Lesley, Valerie, Sally. These names are uncommon now, but are easy to spell and nice. Pet names and nicknames evolve with the child, so why are you concerned about creating a pet name before the child is even born?

Parpaltunnel Sun 11-Oct-15 08:44:58

Maybe it's because I'm in Australia, but Leslie and Valerie connote middle-aged women to me. Not old enough to be sweet yet, and too old to be appropriate for a baby...

Parpaltunnel Sun 11-Oct-15 08:46:20

That's my main concern, actually! Had been telling myself it would be the same for a little girl called Frances, though.

RiverTam Sun 11-Oct-15 09:49:04

Lucienne sounds like a made up name to me. Lucie is nice, I really like that spelling.

Marcipex Sun 11-Oct-15 12:03:19

I think Lucy and Lucie are both nice.

I do know a Lucienne aged 6ish, it does sound like Lucian.

PallasCat Sun 11-Oct-15 12:45:00

I like Lucienne - really nice. Camille is nice too. You're both going for French-influenced names, so if you're struggling to pick from these two, I'd look at other French names for other ideas.

villainousbroodmare Sun 11-Oct-15 12:47:25

Pet names and nicknames evolve with the child, so why are you concerned about creating a pet name before the child is even born?

Most MN posters seem obsessed with this.

I like Lucy, and Lucie, and Camille.
I think Lucienne sounds made up, and I think Milly is the most atrocious, graceless contraction of an elegant name.

celtictoast Sun 11-Oct-15 15:03:03

Does Lucienne sound like Loo-chee-enn or Lucy-enn?

FreddoFrog Sun 11-Oct-15 15:04:58

Lucia nickname Lucy?

BriocheBriocheBrioche Sun 11-Oct-15 15:08:22

Lucille?

scatterthenuns Sun 11-Oct-15 15:23:59

The Camille I know uses Milla - is this any better?

Finola1step Sun 11-Oct-15 15:26:10

Lucia or Lucille.

Parpaltunnel Sun 11-Oct-15 19:18:37

This is really interesting feedback, thanks to all - it hadn't occurred to me that Lucienne might sound like a made-up name, and that's always been one of my anxieties about my own (unusual, Scandinavian) name. Do NOT wish to saddle any daughter of mine with that burden. Lots of excellent food for thought.

Parpaltunnel Sun 11-Oct-15 19:19:48

Also I love Milla as a nn! Could be onto something...

FlyDragonfly1 Mon 12-Oct-15 12:18:44

How about Lucinda, shortened to Lucie?
I do like Lucienne, although it sounds a little like Lucian to me as well.
I love Camille but I really don't like Milly.

How about Lucinda, Lucia, Camilla?

Or just Lucy which is lovely in itself smile

RidingSixWhiteHorses Mon 12-Oct-15 21:22:45

I like Lucienne a lot. Also Vivienne.

RidingSixWhiteHorses Mon 12-Oct-15 21:31:36

I love Lucienne. Also Vivienne.

RidingSixWhiteHorses Mon 12-Oct-15 21:31:49

oops sorry posted twice

Parpaltunnel Tue 13-Oct-15 02:55:35

Ooh, Vivienne is another goody. Adding that to the shortlist - thanks riding!

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