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Louis or Louie? or neither?

(23 Posts)
mollythetortoise Tue 15-Jul-08 14:01:00

really like this name.. mostly after Louis Theroux but which spelling do you think?

VictorianSqualor Tue 15-Jul-08 14:05:34

Louis

thumbwitch Tue 15-Jul-08 14:06:28

Louis

FioFio Tue 15-Jul-08 14:06:59

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Minniethemoocher Tue 15-Jul-08 14:09:41

I like Louis, it is on my list of names.

mollythetortoise Tue 15-Jul-08 14:21:10

thanks all, will go with Louis

FoghornLeghorn Tue 15-Jul-08 14:22:47

The only one I know is a 'Louie'
Love the name but agree with Fio about the Lewis thing

AbbeyA Tue 15-Jul-08 16:35:44

I agree with the Lewis thing-why not do Lewis and avoid the confusion.

FioFio Tue 15-Jul-08 16:53:07

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AbbeyA Tue 15-Jul-08 16:55:06

Sadly a lot of people will read it as Lewis, even if written Louis.

FioFio Tue 15-Jul-08 16:55:29

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TheCrackFox Tue 15-Jul-08 16:56:29

I have a Louis and nobody gets his name wrong. Louis is the standard spelling so go with that.

AbbeyA Tue 15-Jul-08 17:00:26

The ones, that I have come across in school have problems! Even more so if people write them a party invitation or Chrismas card.I actually think it is quite nice but they will have a lifetime of explaining and spelling-unless it gets into the top ten of names.

FioFio Tue 15-Jul-08 17:03:23

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AbbeyA Tue 15-Jul-08 18:15:42

You also get it the other way around. I called out the register in one school and got to Louis, he was very aggrieved and said that he was Lewis!

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Tue 15-Jul-08 18:18:40

I have a Louis. The name really pisses off my friend's autistic dc who always walks around saying "Lou-iss with an s not Lou-ee" every time we visit.

tommiles001 Wed 16-Jul-08 07:05:18

Neither for me. Go for Luis, it's currently the most popular form of the name Louis

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Wed 16-Jul-08 08:32:17

That's America though. Where they always pronounce is Lewis (according to Louis Theroux).

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Wed 16-Jul-08 08:32:17

That's America though. Where they always pronounce is Lewis (according to Louis Theroux).

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Wed 16-Jul-08 08:37:23

lewis 16, Louis 60, Louie 95 There's also Luca which I like (but dh didn't). No Luis at all.

I'm surprised Harley's at 69, I don't know any Harley's. (sorry OT)

thumbwitch Wed 16-Jul-08 09:56:17

Luis is Spanish, maybe that's why

bikerunski Thu 24-Jul-08 15:03:10

I thought Louis was French (I went to a French school), Louie was the anglicised version of Louis, maintaining the Latin root and Lewis was Welsh?

I know a Harley. He's about 3.

Phoenix Sun 27-Jul-08 21:00:27

My son is Lewis and one of my aunties always writes Louis - Its not the same name angry

Loads of people also say is that spelt with a L-e-w-i-s or L-o-u-i-s

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