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Lulu for a boy

(58 Posts)
griffinsss Thu 27-Oct-16 02:19:34

Lucien nn Lulu (Lucien pronounced with a soft c like Lucy, not ch as in Italian like Luciano).

Lulu would probably only last though childhood.

Not expecting currently, just thinking for the future.

Motherfuckers Thu 27-Oct-16 02:23:59

We called our cousin's son Lou-Lou (Louis) when we were young. My cousin hates it, and I must admit that whenever they call Louis Walsh Lou-Lou on x-factor I feel a bit sick.

OlennasWimple Thu 27-Oct-16 02:24:41


Chottie Thu 27-Oct-16 02:27:47

Just no x 1000 times

NC1nightstand Thu 27-Oct-16 02:33:36

No, it's just too girly. I mean it's fantastically girly and I'm all for challenging gender stereotypes but not at the cost of the child. Very cute when your little Angel is a baby but by the time he is in school it could well be a hindrance. What about Luca?

CrazyGreyhoundLady Thu 27-Oct-16 02:37:00

Lucien is a fantastic name, love it! But saying that I think calling him lulu could easily end up causing far more trouble than it's worth. Especially imagine if someone from his school heard you call him it. Kids can be mean, no point giving them ammunition if you can avoid it

DixieWishbone Thu 27-Oct-16 02:48:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

KoalaDownUnder Thu 27-Oct-16 02:53:51

Umm no.

maisybobbins Thu 27-Oct-16 02:57:45

Don't be daft.

sycamore54321 Thu 27-Oct-16 03:02:36

Not a fan but if you have to, at least try to write it with an 'o' - Lou. Or use a single syllable. Lulu just makes me think of the singer and the cloying perfume popular with ladies of a certain age (although maybe that is spelt Lou, I don't know).

Lou or Luca both would be better shortenings from Lucien in my opinion.

eyebrowsonfleek Thu 27-Oct-16 03:11:03

Lou (Lu) would be fine but LuLu sounds like a shortening of a female name like Louise which isn't ideal.

purplefox Thu 27-Oct-16 03:16:27

Lucien is fine, Lulu is not.

TallulahTheTiger Thu 27-Oct-16 03:18:17

Sorry but makes me think of a Pomeranian!

Kiwiinkits Thu 27-Oct-16 03:36:27


Middleoftheroad Thu 27-Oct-16 04:07:36

Makes me think of Ab Fab sorry!

flumpybear Thu 27-Oct-16 04:08:38

My 4yo DS calls his willy lulu ... so no!! Lucien is lovely

FixItUpChappie Thu 27-Oct-16 04:16:18

Lucien is great, Lulu - no and nooo.

Meeep Thu 27-Oct-16 04:45:19

Lu is fine but Lulu just isn't.

ishouldcocoa Thu 27-Oct-16 05:40:30

No. Just no.

Confusednotcom Thu 27-Oct-16 05:49:02

Love Lucien for a boy. Lulu is a girls name.

ThisIsReallyNotMyName Thu 27-Oct-16 06:01:51

No, no, no.

BendydickCuminsnatch Thu 27-Oct-16 07:01:56

I'm surprised people are so strongly 'no', as this is the kind of thing that would just automatically come out of my mouth (for my own kid I mean). Was thinking about the name Lucas, he'd probably get Lulu, Lu, Lubadoo, Lubedoobedoo, Lukie etc.

But no I wouldn't introduce him as Lulu, would OP?

Only1scoop Thu 27-Oct-16 07:06:38

Awful like that old Harry Enfield babies sketch

SorenaJ Thu 27-Oct-16 07:53:34

I'm not too fond of the name Lulu (for any gender), maybe Lou as a nn could be an alternative?

NashvilleQueen Thu 27-Oct-16 07:56:19

Lucien was a choice of mine had I had a boy so it's a big yes from me. But not Lulu as a nickname I'm afraid

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