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Louis or Reuben?

(26 Posts)
VictoriaBridge Sun 12-Mar-17 13:46:33

Thank you smile

Gummibears Sun 12-Mar-17 13:54:47

Reuben is more solid and manly.

Louis can be pronounced the French way (Lou-EE) or the English/German/Spanish way (Lou-IS)

ToastVacuum Sun 12-Mar-17 13:58:51

I prefer Reuben.

Not keen on the "Loo" sound in Louis.

VictoriaBridge Sun 12-Mar-17 13:59:01

Yeah, we would go for the French pronunciation smile

daisypond Sun 12-Mar-17 14:09:47


Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 12-Mar-17 14:14:31

Louis. I have a very strong irrational hatred for Reuben.

OrlandoTheCat Sun 12-Mar-17 14:15:27


Bombaybunty Sun 12-Mar-17 14:20:46


BaymaxismyHero Sun 12-Mar-17 14:21:31

Louis. I know a reuben and it gets shortened to ruby. Which is awful for a boy.

AnneOfCleavage Sun 12-Mar-17 14:22:43

Imho Louis sounds a real drippy name if pronounced the French way. I can't believe how popular it is & hate the fact it sounds like a lavatory at the start! Reuben is a much nicer name and less overused.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 12-Mar-17 14:23:43

Love love love Louis.

Dislike Reuben.

sosieso Sun 12-Mar-17 14:27:33

Both lovely, but I would go for Reuben. I work in a school and there are a lot of boys called Louis but none called Reuben.

Gummibears Sun 12-Mar-17 14:37:55

I also dislike the French pronunciation, it sounds like Loo and wee blush

VictoriaBridge Sun 12-Mar-17 14:44:04

Well, if we were going for the other pronunciation, we would spell it Lewis smile

ShoeJunkie Sun 12-Mar-17 14:48:23

Reuben - but I'm biased as I have one myself grin

WomanScorned Sun 12-Mar-17 14:55:46

My Reuben in in his 20s now, and has always disliked his name. He questions why I would name a baby after a sandwich :/
His name has been 'shortened' to Poo-bum, Pubes and Roobz. I still love his name, but have noticed it's increased popularity lately.
Louis - I'm indifferent to.

Jojobythesea Sun 12-Mar-17 15:45:42

Louis definitely.

I also have a strong dislike of Reuben but that's because the man in the house behind has a dog by that name that he lets bark for ages and repeatedly calls his name in a really high pitched voice.... confused

ImperialBlether Sun 12-Mar-17 15:46:53

I like Reuben but I love Louis. Very cool name!

Jojobythesea Sun 12-Mar-17 15:47:06

Also, Louis with the French pronunciation as, as you say otherwise it would be Lewis. hmm

Gummibears Sun 12-Mar-17 16:04:57

But Louis is often pronounced Lou-is outside of France e.g. in Germany or the US (St Louis)

In other words it doesn't have to be Lewis for it to be pronounced Lou-is

ImperialBlether Sun 12-Mar-17 16:07:34

The correct pronunciation for Louis is the French pronunciation.

If you want to sound the 's' then it's Lewis.

Jooni Sun 12-Mar-17 16:29:30

I really love Louis. So soft and solid.

Not too keen on Reuben.

Audreyhelp Sun 12-Mar-17 16:32:09

I love Louie dislike Reuben.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 12-Mar-17 17:43:46

I like them both.
Louis if pushed.

Sophronia Sun 12-Mar-17 17:49:45


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