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Lowrie?
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Eyewanttobreafree · 08/05/2022 16:23

Thinking Lowrie or Lowry for a boy. Shetland name I believe.

I think it's a derivative of Laurence but also lowrie can mean fox? Could anyone shed any light?

Gentle opinions welcome...

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PukkaP · 08/05/2022 16:26

Before I read your post I assumed it was for a girl. I do like it, but can't shed any light on the origins

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Saisong · 08/05/2022 16:27

Bit too like the Welsh girls name Lowri

I do like Laurie as a short form of Lawrence

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Lincolnbolt · 08/05/2022 16:27

How is it pronounced?

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Eyewanttobreafree · 08/05/2022 16:28

Yes there's lowri which is a Welsh girls' name but pronounced differently- low as in low down
But maybe something to consider... It is a boys' name but we live nowhere near Shetland...

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Eyewanttobreafree · 08/05/2022 16:29

@Lincolnbolt low as in ow I've hurt myself! Or like JS Lowry

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Eyewanttobreafree · 08/05/2022 16:30

Also don't live near Wales so not sure that's an issue...

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ofwarren · 08/05/2022 16:35

I think it's nice.
The only Lowrie I can think of is Lowri Turner, the TV presenter from ages ago.

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GreenClock · 08/05/2022 16:38

I thought of Lowri Turner too.

But if you live in Scotland and the boy name Lowrie is known there, it won’t matter.

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Chaoslatte · 08/05/2022 16:53

I find it ugly, much prefer Laurie. And it makes me think of LS Lowry, whose paintings are rather depressing.

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wishitwasaduvetday · 08/05/2022 16:59

Makes me think of the artist and I love his work. His sea scapes are beautiful although he's more popularly known for his industrial scenes.

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Jessbow · 08/05/2022 17:04

How are you pronouncing it?

Low-ree
Or Lou(d) Ree ( Dont sound the D) - Like the painter

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Eyewanttobreafree · 08/05/2022 17:08

Yeah, low to rhyme with cow and ree. I have Manchester connections so like the Lowry link

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AverageJoan · 08/05/2022 17:12

I like it. I've not heard it for a first name before, do love LS Lowry though!

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orchidsunrise · 08/05/2022 17:19

Lowry a better spelling I think. I quite like it although some people will mispronounce it, depends if you care about that.

I do really like Laurence nn Laurie tho too.

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JurasicPerks · 08/05/2022 17:23

I'd assume a girl from the spelling.
Laurie is the male version to my English ears.

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Fleur405 · 08/05/2022 17:25

I’m Scottish and never heard this (Laurie more common as a diminutive of Laurence). I’m not a shetlander though. I thought it was an Irish surname!

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Eyewanttobreafree · 08/05/2022 17:28

I like the Lowry spelling and wonder if it secures it as a boys' name more...

I like Laurie too but I don't like how it's pronounced in a south east accent which it will be. Laurie is an old family name so there's real affection for it... Hmm tricky one.

Thanks for opinions. It's staying on the shortlist

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AndSoFinally · 08/05/2022 19:27

Don't think of the Welsh connection, it's definitely a girl's name here

I would spell it like the painter for a boy

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AndSoFinally · 08/05/2022 19:28

In the SE Laurie would be pronounced "Lorry" like the truck

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AmandaMirandaPanda · 08/05/2022 19:40

Lowrie/Laury is traditionally a kind of presonified word for fox in Scots: www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/lowrie_n but I would not use it for a child on that basis.

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Firebird83 · 08/05/2022 20:18

I prefer Laurie / Lawrie for a boy.

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AliceW89 · 08/05/2022 20:23

’Laurie’ is the SE will be pronounced like ‘Lorry’. I quite like Lowry (never heard it as a first name before) but I suspect you’ll get a lot of pronunciation issues.

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Cindie943811A · 08/05/2022 22:00

This is new to me, refreshingly so, and I really like it.
Sounds very suitable for boy/man

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Luredbyapomegranate · 09/05/2022 00:53

I think it will get too confused with the girl’s name Lowri and that really isn’t fair on your son.

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90sBritPop · 09/05/2022 01:39

Eyewanttobreafree

Yes there's lowri which is a Welsh girls' name but pronounced differently- low as in low down
But maybe something to consider... It is a boys' name but we live nowhere near Shetland...

Lowri the Welsh girls name is pronounced with an ‘ow’ like ow I’ve hurt myself, not ‘low’ as in opposite to high.

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