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Opinions on Lewis, please?

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GingerLeaves Mon 04-Apr-16 19:29:20

Just thinking of names for DS3... Thoughts on Lewis? smile

Sgoinneal Mon 04-Apr-16 19:32:59

Like, but if you're in Scotland it's very popular if that would bother you.

GingerLeaves Mon 04-Apr-16 19:33:58

I'm near London smile

Itinerary Mon 04-Apr-16 22:33:57

It's a bit surnamey, but also a perfectly good name.

redexpat Mon 04-Apr-16 22:37:04


Coldtoeswarmheart Mon 04-Apr-16 22:39:18

Very popular here, I know 3 7yo boys called Lewis and another called Louis (Louie). It's fine.

pieceofpurplesky Mon 04-Apr-16 22:40:09

V popular in NW.

Laquila Mon 04-Apr-16 22:41:19

I really like it. I've only ever met one other (Staffs) and that was years ago.

Passmethecrisps Mon 04-Apr-16 22:42:39

I think it is a great name. I am in Scotland but still don't come across too many.

superram Mon 04-Apr-16 22:43:22

I prefer Lewis to Louie -you know where you stand. Strong name, generally well behaved.

FlowerOfTheWest Mon 04-Apr-16 22:45:11

Perfectly nice name but its popularity would put me off using it.

Kr1stina Mon 04-Apr-16 22:48:59


Nospringflower Mon 04-Apr-16 22:56:08

Love the name Lewis (Scottish but have only come across 3).

lilydaisyrose Mon 04-Apr-16 23:06:19

Common here (like Isla, Harris etc) - also Scotland!

If you like Lewis - have you considered other Scottish boys names - Hamish, Angus, Innes, Fergus, Ramsay, Ruardiah etc?

DramaAlpaca Mon 04-Apr-16 23:52:46

Love it.

It's so well established as a first name it doesn't sound surnamey to me.

Ludways Tue 05-Apr-16 00:04:34

I know s few but that's over the past 30 years, they're spread out, lol. It's nice.

iyamehooru Tue 05-Apr-16 00:05:09

Very popular

calzone Tue 05-Apr-16 00:05:58


GingerLeaves Tue 05-Apr-16 00:21:04

Popular, really? I've only ever known 3 (and that was when I was at school)

Paddletonio Tue 05-Apr-16 00:34:11

I like it (much better than Louis) and I don't think it's overly popular (I'm in southwest)

mawbroon Tue 05-Apr-16 00:39:41

There are zillions of Lewises where I am (Scotland).

Ds1 is 10 and out of the 60 odd kids in his school year, there are 4 called Lewis. There are another 2 in our street plus umpteen others. They all have to be referred to as Lewis <surname>

AuntJane Tue 05-Apr-16 08:05:54

Just to confuse things a bit - my Welsh grandmother pronounced her surname as Lyew-is.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 05-Apr-16 08:06:41

Not keen.

Much prefer Louis.

OllyBJolly Tue 05-Apr-16 08:36:49

Love it - but yes, popular in Scotland

Chloeisobelle21 Tue 05-Apr-16 09:50:28

I like Lewis smile
It's my older brothers name and it suits him down to a T. I think it's a nice classic name with a gentle touch to it smile

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