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Marlboroandmalbec34 Thu 16-Feb-17 11:34:27

Today I am loving Lawrence for baby no 2! What do you think? Potentially Lawrie / Loz for short. Middle names under consideration are Alexander, Edward or Jasper...

LittleBoat Thu 16-Feb-17 11:38:35

I love Lawrence and nn Lawrie for a boy.

My family would immediately shorten it to Larry though, which I hate.

Sophronia Thu 16-Feb-17 11:40:46

I prefer the Laurence spelling, but Lawrence / Lawrie is very nice. I like Lawrence Edward.

Ordinarily Thu 16-Feb-17 11:53:55

They're all nice names! I agree that Lawrence Edward sounds good.

WingMirrorSpider Thu 16-Feb-17 11:56:07

I really like it. I do prefer the Laurence spelling like a pp, but either way I think it's an underused classic which works for an adult as well as for little boys.

Wellitwouldbenice Thu 16-Feb-17 12:00:39

Lovely name and shortening. Prefer Laurence spelling.
Wish I'd thought of it for no. 2 sad

Marlboroandmalbec34 Thu 16-Feb-17 12:01:27

It somehow seems more masculine with a w to me, not sure why!
I think Larry could be quite cute too as a nickname xx

OdinsLoveChild Thu 16-Feb-17 12:04:45

I have a 'Laurence'. grin
I don't like the spelling with a 'w'. It looks like it should be pronounced 'Law' 'Rence' rather than 'Laurence'.
His is known as 'Laurie' at school. I like it with Alexander.

2014newme Thu 16-Feb-17 12:05:50

I like it but prefer Laurie for shortened version not lawrie

Marlboroandmalbec34 Thu 16-Feb-17 12:10:37

Good point odinsLove. Do you get asked about spelling a lot? My surname is quite complex so I need to avoid hard to spell/ pronounce names

OdinsLoveChild Thu 16-Feb-17 12:21:20

Marlboroandmalbec34. No I don't get asked about the spelling but if someone I don't know well asks about his name I do tend to say 'Laurence with a U' just because I know it can spelled differently. Once they've been told it has a U they don't usually forget but that maybe because I am scary...well I am today as I have some disgusting cold. grin

KlingybunFistelvase Thu 16-Feb-17 15:12:47

Lawrence is lovely and I love Lawrie / Laurie as a shortening. Loz is horrid to me though (sorry)!

Jooni Thu 16-Feb-17 15:18:16

Lawrence is handsome. Lawrie/Laurie or Law as a shortening are nice. Not Loz!

NerrSnerr Thu 16-Feb-17 15:29:07

I have a friend called Lawrence. He has changed his name by deed pole to his middle name (which is incidentally one of your chosen middle names). He hates Lawrence and used to be very angry at his parents for not giving him a 'normal' name. To piss him off we call him Larry....

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 16-Feb-17 18:08:36

I know a super cool Lawrence, nick named Ren.

PageStillNotFound404 Thu 16-Feb-17 20:26:10

I love it but am another who prefers the Laurence / Laurie spellings.

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