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SunshineIsComing Sun 22-Apr-18 08:39:28

Louis Hughes

I really love the name Louis (inspired by another thread). This is going to sound crazy but the thing that puts me off is it reminds me of that band Huey Lewis & The News grin

Completely hypothetical but I've always struggled with boys names smile what do you all think?

HerculesM Sun 22-Apr-18 08:45:07

I like it! It has a lovely ring to it.

FellOutOfBed2wice Sun 22-Apr-18 08:47:53

I don’t think it does, sorry. The rhyming makes it sound like a character from a children’s book... Louis Hughes, Jenny Penny and Tim Simms all went out for a lovely adventure in the woods! What about Lewis Hughes?

SunshineIsComing Sun 22-Apr-18 08:51:14

I don't like lewis hughes because, in my accent and the area I grew up, the 's' would run into the "h" making hughes sound a bit like shoes. 🙈

puzzlepiece Sun 22-Apr-18 09:08:03

I really like Louis Hughes. I think it has a lovely sound to it and it is memorable. My maiden name went really well with my first name and had a similar ring to it. I really liked it. The only small point to consider with names like this is that they can easily be turned into little tunes or songs. My family would always make up little songs using my name as it had a bit of a rhyming sound to it. Wasn't a negative and I liked it but something to consider.

I don't like Lewis Hughes. I agree that the 'shoes' sound is too strong.

RoundaboutSnail Sun 22-Apr-18 09:58:55

Louis Hughes is fine. Huey Lewis and The News aren't in the spotlight these days so I don't think anyone would make that connection.

GreatDuckCookery Sun 22-Apr-18 10:02:04

I want to say Louis Huey.

Heratnumber7 Sun 22-Apr-18 10:10:30

I know a Louie Hughes. Not keen.

Mrsknackered Sun 22-Apr-18 10:13:05

How are you pronouncing it? Lou-ee Hughes is fine.

Lewis Hughes is not, plus I don’t like Lewis.

Spam88 Sun 22-Apr-18 10:22:22

It's absolutely fine. Louis and Hughes don't rhyme unless I'm missing something...? Literally no idea what this Huey Lewis business is that you're talking about so I'd say you don't need to worry about that grin

AnyaMoondial Sun 22-Apr-18 10:30:31

Louis Hughes......(thinks and whispers name to self a few times).... I love it! It sounds great op!

Cosmoa Sun 22-Apr-18 10:45:36

Lovely name! smile

AnnoyedByAlfieBear Sun 22-Apr-18 11:15:29

Before I even finished reading your post, I thought of Huey Lewis and the News.

Sorry!

Padfoot100 Sun 22-Apr-18 11:38:03

Never heard of that band! Think the name sounds great (I have a Louis so biased)

TatianaLarina Sun 22-Apr-18 12:52:59

No-one from your son’s generation or anyone under 30 will have heard of him.

DramaAlpaca Sun 22-Apr-18 15:03:17

It's fine.

BringMeCoffeePlease Sun 22-Apr-18 17:00:39

I love it. And I would never have thought of that band. Go for it.

DwangelaForever Sun 22-Apr-18 17:48:13

Is it prounouced Lewis or louey?

Mrsknackered Sun 22-Apr-18 22:03:15

If it’s any help OP im in my 20s and haven’t got a clue who Huey something is!

Spam88 Sun 22-Apr-18 22:07:26

Having never heard of Huey Lewis and the News before, one of their songs was on the radio earlier not long after I'd read this thread.

SenoritaViva Sun 22-Apr-18 22:09:00

You certainly couldn't consider Lewis as that turns into loo issues!

Joeybee Mon 23-Apr-18 01:10:29

Louis Hughes is GORGEOUS. Lovely name. Wouldn't have worked with Lewis Hughes though!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 23-Apr-18 06:15:19

Love Louis Hughes. No one of his generation will have heard of Huey Lewis and the news.

BikeRunSki Mon 23-Apr-18 06:19:53

I have the same babe as a much mor well known rock singer. It’s fine. Louis Hughes is a fine name.

FenellaMaxwellsPony Mon 23-Apr-18 06:29:17

I thought Huey Lewis too.... sorry!

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