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Louisa .. but too similar to DSIS?

(16 Posts)
mayaknew Mon 26-Oct-15 16:16:09

If my sister is called Louise

And DDs mn is louise in her honour

Can I call Dd2 Louisa?

Creatureofthenight Mon 26-Oct-15 16:18:41

I wouldn't as you have already used Louise for DD1.

Lunastarfish Mon 26-Oct-15 16:19:03

I think it's too similar but that said your dd1 doesn't use her md day to day does she? If not then you could probably get away with it albeit maybe somewhat obsessed with your sister grin

hermitmum Mon 26-Oct-15 16:25:01

What about elise? I think it sounds similar

mayaknew Mon 26-Oct-15 16:50:06

No she doesn't use it day to day. Although he has been know to write her middle initial when writing her name (10yo budding little author grin)

Ha my sister is already vain enough without her thinking I'm obsessed with her grin

scatterthenuns Mon 26-Oct-15 20:15:12

How about Eloise? Much prettier, much less 80s.

ragged Mon 26-Oct-15 20:30:22

I would ask your sis if she minded & go from there. Other things are not obstacles in my mind.

I don't like Eloise or Elise at all half as much.

Imogenlasting Tue 27-Oct-15 10:53:10

I wouldn't see Louisa as an 80s name scatter. I agree, though, that Eloise is a beautiful name, and in the same vein as Louisa.

scatterthenuns Tue 27-Oct-15 15:14:42

Louise/Louisa scream 80s/early 90s middle name to me.

Imogenlasting Tue 27-Oct-15 16:22:22

Louise, definitely a 70s/80s name.
But I wouldn't say the same about Louisa. It's quite an old fashioned classical name.

ragged Tue 27-Oct-15 19:59:01

Hmmm, the only Louise's I know were born in 1964 & 2001.
There's a Louisa in my family tree born in 1898.
Not 1980s names at all.

MissBattleaxe Tue 27-Oct-15 20:04:28

if anything Louis is a classic name used by Janet Austen in Persuasion. Op go for it. It's a lovely elegant name. Xx

Borninthe60s Tue 27-Oct-15 20:51:00

Nope! You can't. Can you use your sisters mn?

elor11 Tue 27-Oct-15 21:07:34

I think it's fine. Would def use my son's middle name if I had another. Although my husband says no. It's just a random name tho. Are you choosing to honour sister or just cause you love the name so much.

MissBattleaxe Tue 27-Oct-15 21:55:33

Sorry Louisa not Louis. Silly phone.

handonhip Wed 28-Oct-15 00:59:22

I say go for it. Lovely, elegant name. Would your DD mind?

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