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Help- is Lucy the right name?
Sadiegirl87 · 14/03/2023 09:24
Hi, I have a two week old baby girl and am struggling to commit to a name, we originally wanted Lucy but was put off as I know some recent Lucy babies, these are all distance acquaintances and not people I will be socialising with. I've tried out a few other names but nothing "fits" and keep coming back to the name Lucy however the idea that there will be lots of Lucy's in her class is holding me back from committing. Should I just go with the name Lucy or try for something more unusual?
SneezyEvie · 14/03/2023 09:47
I love the name Lucy! It’s classic, pretty and simple and will serve her well through life.
I wouldn’t have thought she’d be in a group with lots of Lucys anymore as it’s currently sitting at 85th in the charts, her classmates will be Freya, Ava, Florence etc.
I say go for it!
Saturnsmoon · 14/03/2023 09:48
It’s one of my favourite girls names - go for it. As somebody who grew up with a (at that time) unusual name, that’s not all it’s cracked up to be either. Congratulations on your little girl.
MargotDeWitt · 14/03/2023 09:50
I have a Lucy. She is nearly 13. She is awesome!
It's a well-known familiar name, which everyone knows how to spell, but there has only ever been one or two others at school.
I don't know if you have settled on a middle name, we went for Lucy Elizabeth.
I would say go for it!
abigailsnan · 14/03/2023 09:58
It's such a lovely name and as said it will serve her well over the years,there is very little chance of others being named the same in her class at school go for it you will not find anything nicer imo.
Sadiegirl87 · 14/03/2023 10:05
Thank you for your lovely messages, we live in Northern Ireland were I think the name is more popular than the rest of the UK.
I asked the health visitor if she'd many other Lucy's in her area on her caseload and there wasn't which is a good sign, interestingly there were 3 babies with the name Margot which I thought was an unusual name
SirSamVimesCityWatch · 14/03/2023 10:08
I love the name Lucy. I even put aside my dislike of names ending in an "eee" sound for it, which is very rare!
BabyMoonPie · 14/03/2023 10:10
I wanted Lucy for my DD but husband said no because it was his mum's last dog's name! It's beautiful and classic and easy to spell and pronounce. I'm in NW England but I've not come across a little Lucy in school / nursery / baby classes and have DDs aged 6 and 1
SirSamVimesCityWatch · 14/03/2023 10:11
I know of one Lucy, she must be about three now? Friends of in-laws. Only one I've heard of for decades, and I did a proper genuine "oh, what a lovely, lovely name!" when I heard. There's none in DD's school that I know of.
MuchuseasaChocolateTeapot · 14/03/2023 10:14
My friend had a daughter called Lucie, short for Lucinda, which I thought was beautiful, classic, but unusual. Also gives a bit more flexibility when she’s older. Just an idea! Congratulations btw x
Awwlookatmybabyspider · 14/03/2023 10:32
Lucy is gorgeous and classic definitely stick with it. Its obviously the right choice if nothing else is fitting.
BlueMoonCity · 14/03/2023 10:54
Lucy (imo) is a beautiful, timeless name! It's on my list if I ever have a child :)
Mamofteenager · 14/03/2023 13:16
My DD is called Lucy and I love it. Granted she is 17 but all through primary and secondary school there has not been 1 other Lucy in her year group
Lcb123 · 14/03/2023 13:31
Look at the ONS baby name interactive webpage - will tell you how common it is. But if you like it. Then it doesn’t matter. And that’s my name… I’ve always enjoyed it being easy to spell and pronounce!
SirSamVimesCityWatch · 14/03/2023 13:33
jackstini · 14/03/2023 13:35
As long as you love it then go for it
You will always get people that have different opinions, whatever name you choose
I personally cannot stand it, it's my least favourite girls name - I can't say it without wanting to put 'lastic' on the end (loose elastic) but I blame my mum for that as that's what she called a couple of Lucys we knew in my childhood
One of my best friends has a Lucy and I would never say anything. She's absolutely fabulous too!
MadeinBelfast · 14/03/2023 13:42
I'm in Belfast and don't know of any babies called Lucy. Lots of Aoife/Eva/Ava/Isla though! My child has a top 10 name and hasn't had another in his class at school or any of the clubs he's joined so even a more 'common' name isn't really that common. Lucy is lovely 🙂
popcornfrenzy · 14/03/2023 14:03
I have a Lucy named after Agent Lucy in Despicable Me ☺️ she's 8 and feisty but cool
TessaTheGrapefruit · 14/03/2023 16:21
Aw we love Lucy too and are seriously considering it. I think its sweet, classic and girly. The only thing I'm worried about is the Lucy Letby trial and if the trial will be turned into a Netflix drama or something as they seem to thrive off murder shows but I'm a chronic over thinker and my OH, family, friends have assured me this concern is OTT. In terms of popularity I highly doubt there will be lots of other Lucy's in her class because its low down in the top 100 so please don't worry about that and I see no need to go for an unusual names, classics are classics for a reason :)!
Topseyt123 · 14/03/2023 16:27
I have a Lucy. She's 20 now and it really suits her.
Lucy is a lovely name. If you like it then go for it.
hadwebutworldenoughandtime · 14/03/2023 17:42
It's my name as a 50 year old and have surprisingly only met a few (less than 10) in my life and only a couple my age. I think you have to choose a name you think suits your DD and one you can imagine calling her. Lots of lovely names were discounted by us as they didn't fit the criteria. Everyone has their own associations with names you can't worry too much about other people.
tunainatin · 14/03/2023 17:59
I love that name, and it was my grannies name! I think it's a timeless classic.
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