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Is Louisa dated or boring?

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BendydickCuminsnatch Tue 04-Oct-16 15:59:44

I strongly dislike the band Louise (apologies to any Louises out there!) but Louisa is definitely growing on me and v pretty. Is it a bit dated? Dull? Haven't heard of any little Louisas around here. I do seem to gravitate to 80s/90s kind of names!

BendydickCuminsnatch Tue 04-Oct-16 15:59:55

*the name Louise

PotatoBread Tue 04-Oct-16 16:01:21

I don't think it's dated but I do think Louisa is just as boring and bland as Louise, sorry.

leccybill Tue 04-Oct-16 16:02:39

I really love it. Also love Elouise, Georgia, Natalie and Natalia which I consider to be similar.

ShatnersBassoon Tue 04-Oct-16 16:04:42

I think it's pretty, but is so similar to Louise I don't know how you could dislike one and be thinking of naming your child the other!

They're both nice names anyway.

DramaAlpaca Tue 04-Oct-16 16:05:52

I think it's a beautiful name, and to me it's an underused classic.

HettyB Tue 04-Oct-16 16:07:18

I like it, and I don't like Louise!

Vixxfacee Tue 04-Oct-16 16:08:06

I dint mind it.

MrsCaecilius Tue 04-Oct-16 16:17:36

I love Louisa (and dislike Louise despite it being my middle name, along with most other girls in the 70s). To me its classic and very Jane Austen.

SueTrinder Tue 04-Oct-16 16:19:08

Another who prefers Louisa to Louise.

chinlo Tue 04-Oct-16 16:36:49

I do prefer it to Louise, that's for sure.

If you want to make it a bit more distinct, you could go for the more "latin" form of Luisa or Luiza.

Bogglechops Tue 04-Oct-16 16:46:01

I second what chinlo said about Luisa. I love it!

MakeItStopNeville Tue 04-Oct-16 16:47:22

I prefer it to Louise in the same way I prefer Helena to Helen.

BadToTheBone Tue 04-Oct-16 16:48:06

I like both Louise and Louisa. Due a come back.

SendARavenToRiverRun Tue 04-Oct-16 16:49:39

I like Luisa. Makes it look different, like Anne and Anna etc

BikeRunSki Tue 04-Oct-16 16:54:27

I love Louisa. Unfortunately DH has a slightly nutty cousin with this name, so DD was called something else. She would have been otherwise, but the cousin is the kind of woman who'd think we'd named DD after her and then invade our lives forever.

OlennasWimple Tue 04-Oct-16 17:00:11

I like it, though if anything I think we might be starting to reach peak "girls names ending in A". I think they will be the generational marker for our children

Jecan Tue 04-Oct-16 17:03:51

We just had this discussion yesterday - I like Luisa but not Louisa! I think taking away the O makes it a bit more modern. I feel that doesn't really make any sense but I can't explain why I like one and not the other

Sophronia Tue 04-Oct-16 17:45:09

Louisa is lovely.

JosephineMaynard Tue 04-Oct-16 17:51:21

I like it.

I think Louisa sounds nicer than Louise.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 04-Oct-16 19:14:09

Louisa is lovely, and timeless.

duskonthelawn Tue 04-Oct-16 19:16:19

I am a Louisa.
Just to warn anyone thinking of using it, they WILL have a lifetime of being called Louise because of people mishearing or being stupid. And strong possibility that it will happen through emails, letters, texts etc too even if you bold and capitalise the a.

BennyTheBall Tue 04-Oct-16 19:19:18

Louise reminds me of school - in the 70s and 80s. A bit dated like Sarah, Clare, Nicola (that's about 7 of my class at secondary) type names. Nothing wrong with them, but like Gary, Andrew and Stephen - maybe not due for a revival.

Louisa however, is much nicer.

AmserGwin Tue 04-Oct-16 19:20:23

I like it

Tuktuktaker Tue 04-Oct-16 19:24:17

Luisa is the Italian version of Louisa. And I can also vouch for the fact that even if the baptismal name is Louisa, you will usually be called Louise by lazy, careless people. I love L.M. Alcott's books, by the way!

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