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How would you spell Laurie for a girl?

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Alexandriaaaa Sat 19-Nov-16 15:22:10

Expecting second baby and having idle baby name chat.

We both like Laurie for a girl but can't agree on how we would spell it.

I like Laurie the best but DH thinks that's the boys spelling. He likes Lori but that looks to me like it should rhyme with Glory?

Any thoughts?

AmyInTheBoonies Sat 19-Nov-16 15:49:42

I think Laurie looks like a boy's name - nn for Laurence.

Lori looks better and to me would be pronounced the same as Laurie.

Pemba Sat 19-Nov-16 15:53:35

Isn't Laurie said like 'lorry' whereas Lori is more like 'law-ree'? Well that's how it seems to be said on American TV, songs, etc. (could be just the accent maybe).

I could be wrong.

Yawnyawnallday Sat 19-Nov-16 15:57:23

Like your spelling in the OP. Lovely name of a lovely and very cool woman I know.

GiddyOnZackHunt Sat 19-Nov-16 16:00:17

I'd use Lori as the feminine version.
What about Lowri instead?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Nov-16 16:02:48

In the musical Oklahoma they use Laurey - that makes sense to me, like Leslie/Lesley.

Hellmouth Sat 19-Nov-16 16:05:45

I have a friend called Lawrie. smile

alltouchedout Sat 19-Nov-16 16:06:42

How do you say Laurie? Like glory or like lorry?

Alexandriaaaa Sat 19-Nov-16 16:07:10

I'd say it like Lorry

Alexandriaaaa Sat 19-Nov-16 16:13:06

Laurie just makes sense to me as a variation of Laura or Lauren.

Sophronia Sat 19-Nov-16 16:13:58


TotalConfucius Sat 19-Nov-16 16:15:58

Harkening back to the 70s, the Alessi Brothers pronounced it rhyming with Lorry in their outstandingly memorable one and only hit 'Oh Lori'

Pemba Sat 19-Nov-16 16:27:25

Do you think so Confucius? To me it sounds like 'law-ree', rhyming with 'glory'. How does anyone else hear it?

Joinourclub Sat 19-Nov-16 16:59:19

I like Laurie better than Lori. I also like Lorelei though which I guess could be Lori for short sounding like lorry.

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