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How popular is Lucy/Lucie in your area?

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Cortina Wed 14-Oct-09 17:29:53

Quite taken with the simplicity yet niceness of Lucy.

Would think it was madly popular though? Is it?

Isn't Lucie the more tradtional? French? spelling.


lynniep Wed 14-Oct-09 17:36:32

never heard it for a child around here.

I think its a lovely name, and whilst I dont know any Lucies (I have a friend who is Lucy) I really like that spelling

FimboFortunaFeet Wed 14-Oct-09 17:45:01

I really like Lucy.

I know a 6yr old, 10yr old and my next door neighbour who is 36.

Not many in the school I work.

Flibbertyjibbet Wed 14-Oct-09 17:45:10

I never heard of Lucie before my very chav sil called her daughter that last year. She said she wanted to give it a more modern spelling.
so in mumsnet speak that means my chav sil decided on an 'unusual' spelling which will not only make the child look really chavvy but also leave the child repeating 'no its spelled L-U-C-I-E' all her life...


I think call the child Lucifer on the birth cert then shorten it to Lucie grinwink

TigerFeet Wed 14-Oct-09 17:58:07

I have a Lucy

Unfortunately there are loads of them around here, three in dd's year at school alone.

I had no idea it was in the top 10 when dd1 was named, but we would have used the name anyway. The popularity of a name doesn't bother me and as it turns out dd loves being one of "The Lucys"

imo, if you love a name, you should use it regardless of whether it's number 1 or number 483,922 on the top names list.

Lucy is a classic, timeless, beautiful name.

The only Lucie I know has a French mum. Without any connectin to France I would stick to spelling it with a y.

Hulababy Wed 14-Oct-09 18:01:01

There is a Lucy in DD's junior school. None in the infant school I work at.

I know one adult called Lucy and my cat was called Lucy.

I do like the Lucie spelling too. I don't think it is an unusual spelling particularly and definitely not a made up spelling, just an alternative.

DD has an alternatve spelling for her name (Mollie instead of Molly) as the older people we knew of had the ie spelling and we prefered the look of it on paper. Yes, she struggles to find much personalised stuff with her name spelling on, but not really a major crisis.And yes, she does tell people her name is Mollie, with an ie, when asked if they write it don - but again not really a hardship.

NorbertDentressangle Wed 14-Oct-09 18:05:21

I know of quite a few 12-18 yr old Lucys but no younger ones.

I'm sure a fair few try to be different and spell it Luci (and probably dot the "i" with a little circle or, even worse, a heart hmm).

MrsVik Wed 14-Oct-09 18:45:12

We're going to have a Lucia in January - nn to be Lucy. I think it's a lovely name!

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 14-Oct-09 18:57:48

lovely name, a timeless classic, used to be v popular, but less so among pre schoolers.

skyward Wed 14-Oct-09 19:26:21

I'm a Lucy and I'm 36 - I've always liked my name and think I came out of the 70's babynaming trends very well. To me it's classic and classless which has been very useful in my life. I was a comprehensive kid who went to Oxford and was always pleased that my name meant I could fit in wherever I was.

RubysReturn Wed 14-Oct-09 19:30:45

Each of my dds bestest friends in teh whole wide world are lucys grin.

All nice girls with nice names

Ijustknow Wed 21-Oct-09 20:53:53

Lucie is my middle name. Never liked it much as a child. Have grown to appreciate it. As I have a french-sounding weird-spelling first name to go with it, it has always made me feel a bit exotic (which I am not), a bit different (which I am not)and vaguely aristocratic (no again!)

Chulita Wed 21-Oct-09 21:09:26

I have a Lucy and there's another baby in our tots group but she's spelled Lucie. I think it's a proper girly name, I love it grin

Ondine Wed 21-Oct-09 21:30:20

I know of one so not very popular. I would spell it Lucy as although Lucie is the French spelling I think most people would just think you were trying to be 'cre8tive' with the spelling.

Megglevache Wed 21-Oct-09 21:31:09

Not very.

It's a beautiful name!

crokky Wed 21-Oct-09 21:34:56

There is a Lucie in my DS's nursery - her mum is French. However, I have seen this child's name written "Lucy" all over bits of paper etc, so I think unless you are French, go for Lucy.

ThisPhantomPlopsPumpkins Wed 21-Oct-09 21:37:09

I'd go for Lucy.

I've not heard of a single Lucy around these parts, I have a friend called Lucy though.

mrswoolf Wed 21-Oct-09 21:40:38

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shockers Wed 21-Oct-09 21:48:36

My eldest son would have been a Lucy had he been a girl... he says that if he has a daughter, he will call her Lucy ( he's 22)
There's only one in my school and she's gorgeous!

Piffle Wed 21-Oct-09 21:53:47

I live quite near Tigerfeet
4 Lucy's in DD's yr2 class of 9
and 3 in reception out of 7...
v v popular around here

if a teacher say "lucy" about 20 children turn their heads..
So now they are called Lucy C Lucy R And Lucy C2 Lucy C3 etc

avaj Wed 21-Oct-09 21:55:40

Lucy is a lovely name, but pretty popular where I am in Scotland.
My neice is Lucy and my 3.5 year old has two in her nursery class.

posey Wed 21-Oct-09 22:00:19

Only one here that I know of, friend's dd who is 8.
I dont know of any in dc's school.
The pre-school where I've worked for past 10 years has never had a Lucy (except friend's dd!)

Lovely name smile

piscesmoon Wed 21-Oct-09 22:05:15

There are always a few around but never a lot. I think it is lovely-but only as Lucy.

luciemule Wed 21-Oct-09 22:11:37

I am a Lucie and yes, I've spent all my life (I'm 32) telling people, "that's Lucie- IE" whenever I spell it out.
It's certainly not chavvy and actually quite an old fashioned but sweet name (even if I do say so myself!).
My mum spelt it the french way after seeing the books in the 70s by Mabelle Lucie Atwell and also the Lucie in Mrs Tiggywinkle stories.
Much more common in France and I like to think I was french in a past life so it suits me perfectly grin
Near us, there aren't many Lucie's but a couple of Lucy's.
I know that someone feels they know me well when they call me Luce.

Nyx Wed 21-Oct-09 22:12:53

I'm in Glasgow and there are a lot of young Lucys round here. I never knew a single Lucy when I was growing up, and always loved the name. So I named DD Lucy, and all of a sudden they seemed to come out of the woodwork! At one point there were three in her childminders - big Lucy, wee Lucy, and Lucy. Groan.

I still love the name though grin I know a piano teacher called Lucie - I do like that spelling as well.

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