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Laurence or Laurent?

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crumpette Mon 14-Sep-09 10:06:25

I don't know if it's the hormonal madness but this name is growing on me (with a 'u' not a 'w')

question- a. will he hate me?

b. which spelling is best? I think I prefer the first one but the fact that in France this is the girl's version of the name may be a bit of an issue...

opinions please smile thanks

PestoSurfMonster Mon 14-Sep-09 10:09:20

I love Laurence, and don't mind Lawrence either. Not too mad on Laurent though.

PestoSurfMonster Mon 14-Sep-09 10:09:43

<<adds>> unless you're French of course!

jellybeans Mon 14-Sep-09 10:21:44

I really don't like any, sorry.

Momdeguerre Mon 14-Sep-09 10:22:22

I much prefer Lawrence.

Not keen on Laurent or Laurence without the W.

brimfull Mon 14-Sep-09 10:23:18

My db is Laurence and I have a friend Lawrence.

I love it

Bucharest Mon 14-Sep-09 10:28:54

Are you French?
If not, then Lawrence/Laurence.
(not that I like the English version either, I'm afraid.)

crumpette Mon 14-Sep-09 10:31:21

Not French but go there quite a bit didn't know if it would be mean to call a boy a girl's name hmm

I'm not mega keen on Laurence but like nicknames that can go with it like Laurie and Lars (?) and Lorenzo... grin also I doubt a Laurence/Lawrence would be in a class with lots of other Laurences....

Hmm maybe it will be James after all!!

tammy234 Mon 14-Sep-09 11:37:45

Lawrence is a lovely name (and much nicer and unique than James).

I'd go for the Lawrence spelling as Laurence is indeed the feminine version of Laurent.

norktasticninja Mon 14-Sep-09 11:50:27

I prefer Laurence to Lawrence myself. I'm not mad about Laurent but it could be a grower...

There's a boy at DD's nursery called Florent which I quite like. Not sure if it would work in the UK though.

hulabula Mon 14-Sep-09 11:51:56

Laurent - masculine
Laurence - feminine

So, I'd go for Lawrence, unless you're French and you could call him Laurent (or Florent).

rachel1970 Mon 14-Sep-09 12:08:47

I love Lawrence!

Laurent only if you're French imo.

Tortington Mon 14-Sep-09 12:09:51

Laurant - is a vampire!

crumpette Mon 14-Sep-09 12:15:34

Oooh thanks , I am liking Florent.... grin
now.. how to persuade DP...hmm

crumpette Mon 14-Sep-09 12:18:35

Am sort of thinking that Laurent would be mispronounced in the UK.. hmm so general consensus is that Laurence is a bit too girly, and if used at all should be with a 'w'?

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