Jump to content

Luella or Lucy?
Matching sibset names


  • Please log in to reply
27 replies to this topic

#1 carrielou

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:06 PM

Is Luella too close to Annabelle?
I'm expecting my 3rd baby- siblings are Annabelle Charlotte and Edward (Ted) William. Luella could potentially be NN Lucy or Lulu. Lucy would just be Lulu.
Middle names seem to be easier to match to Luella but I don't want to use it if it sounds silly!(I'd love some suggestions for middle names for either Lucy or Luella too please.)
Boy name will be Hugo George. Thanks

#2 pitzinoodles

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:11 PM

What about Lucinda? I think it fits better with your other name choices than Lucy.

I prefer Lucy/Lucinda to Luella. But  have a soft spot for Lucy original.gif

Edited by pitzinoodles, 10 November 2012 - 10:39 PM.


#3 Gudrun

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:12 PM

These are all lovely names (the 'Lucy' ones) but I think Lucinda would be perfect with the sibset whereas Luella and Lucy less so.

BTW I'm loving Hugo George

ETA Louisa would also fit very well and could be a Lulu too:

Lucinda Caroline
Lucinda Frances
Lucinda Celeste

Louisa Stephanie
Louisa Marcelle
Louisa Celeste
Louisa Catherine

Edited by Gudrun, 10 November 2012 - 10:24 PM.


#4 la di dah

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

I don't think Luella is too close, it's ppppretty close but it walks the line, if you know what I mean.

If you want the -a ending for flow, there's Lucinda or Lucilla or Lucia? (loo-see-ah being my favourite pronunciation of Lucia)

Luella Simone
Luella Phoebe
Luella Claire
Luella Tansy

Lucy Zara
Lucy Fiona
Lucy Delphine
Lucy Raina

A lot of the one syllable ones like Mae/Maeve, Blythe, Fern, Wren, Niamh, and Claire work with both.

#5 treefalls

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:22 PM

Agree that Lucinda seems like the perfect compromise. Luella is beautiful but you'd have to be sure you're not going to end up with "Ella and Bella" - otherwise I don't think that matching siblings names should be the clincher.

#6 FlamingoG

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:29 PM

Ooooh, Luella! Much more interesting to me than Lucy, and Lulu is so sweet (and I think Rose is the best middle name for any first name!)

#7 kerilyntaryn

Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:47 PM

I think Luella is nice

some middle names

Emily
Amy
Bethany
Candice
Rose
Jasmine
Marie
Michelle
Naomi
Phoebe
Ruth
Ruby
Gabrielle
Abigail
Grace
Katherine

#8 bakesgirls

Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:03 AM

I'd go with Luella. I think it's a beautiful name original.gif

EFS

Edited by bakesgirls, 11 November 2012 - 12:27 AM.


#9 B.feral3

Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:05 AM

Lucy absolutely.

I'm not fond of Luella but I don't like any of the Ella/Elle names really.

#10 Queen Yoda

Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:08 AM

QUOTE
Is Luella too close to Annabelle?
I'm expecting my 3rd baby- siblings are Annabelle Charlotte and Edward (Ted) William. Luella could potentially be NN Lucy or Lulu. Lucy would just be Lulu.
Middle names seem to be easier to match to Luella but I don't want to use it if it sounds silly!(I'd love some suggestions for middle names for either Lucy or Luella too please.)
Boy name will be Hugo George. Thanks

from Luella or Lucy to choose from and the current sibling names you already have, I'd go for Lucy.
Lucy Catherine,
Lucy Anne,
Lucy Sophia,
Lucy Victoria,
Lucy Jane,
Lucy Adelaide,
Lucy Alexandra.  
I find name selection does also depend on what the last name is going to be.

I like the PP's suggestion for Lucinda though. I like Lucinda Elizabeth (keeping with the traditional style names).

Edited by YodaTheWrinkledOne, 11 November 2012 - 12:08 AM.


#11 carrielou

Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:06 AM

Thanks everyone!    
I'm leaning towards Lucy over Luella, and love Lucy Alexandra!
Although I still love Luella, posts suggest it doesn't fit with my other children's names...

People seem to be suggesting 'Lucinda' over Lucy as a more traditional name. I thought Lucy was an older name than Lucinda in its history. Do people prefer Lucinda because it is a longer name or is it in fact more 'traditional' than Lucy?
Thanks again!

#12 mokeydoke

Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:09 AM

I don't think they are too close. They have the same Ell sound in them but the emphasis is different.

However, if you're looking at the nn Lucy for Luella then I prefer Lucinda. Our Luella was almost Lucinda, except I didn't want the nn Loose or even Lucy. Luella gets Lu or Lulu or Lulabelle (in private) - which I guess is pretty close to Annabelle!

ETA - I prefer Lucinda over Lucy because Lucy is cutesy, because there are a lot of them, and because Lu-cinda lends itself better to the Lu nn to me than Luc-y, which would shorten more naturally to Luc/Loose. Because I was considering these names for our own daughter I may have over analysed them Tounge1.gif

Edited by manlou4, 11 November 2012 - 07:12 AM.


#13 BenevolentDictator

Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:13 AM

I didn't know that Lucy was a name in itself, I've always assumed it is short for Lucinda.
I like Luella but think it is too close to Annabelle, sorry carrielou!

So Lucinda or Louisa for me with nn Lucy or Lulu.

#14 Faradaye

Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:14 AM

Would you consider Lucette?

Just throwing another option out there.  original.gif

#15 Eirinn

Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:27 AM

Really like them both - I would choose Luella myself. It's on my list, except DH doesn't like it.

I also like Louisa, but not Lucinda for some reason.

#16 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:40 AM

probably Lucinda seems a fuller name

others

Lucianne
Luanne
Lucette
Lucille
Luciana

#17 Freddie'sMum

Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:58 AM

Hi OP

I am totally biased because I have a Lucy  wub.gif

I love your kids' names - and if it was me - I would go with Lucinda - then shorten it to Lucy.  Not a fan of Luella.

Good luck deciding.





#18 Mamacass2

Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:05 AM

Love Luella and also adore the Lucinda suggestion with the NN Lucy.

#19 carrielou

Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:10 AM

Thanks again- is there any chance a Lucinda will get called 'Cindy' because I hate hate hate that!

#20 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:30 AM

most would shorten it to Lucy and only would use Cindy if that is what the parents have chosen

#21 Queen Yoda

Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:33 AM

I always thought Lucy was the nn from Lucinda?  Or Luce (pronounced loose)

A nn of Cindy from Lucinda?  I would never have thought of that one.  Possible, but unlikely I think.  Lucinda is more your traditional British name, Cindy seems like an American name to me (don't ask me why, it just feels that way), that's probably why I have never connected the two together.

Edited by YodaTheWrinkledOne, 11 November 2012 - 08:34 AM.


#22 Belu

Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:45 AM

I have a Lucy, and she is just Lucy.

Lucy is a stand alone name,however I do wish I had gone with Lucinda looking back as I have a DS with a longer name that is always shortened and it would have just matched in better.  DH however is not fussed on Lucinda so she is just Lucy.

We shorten to Lu or Lu-Lu or Lucy-Lu, not Loose, I hate that!

#23 la di dah

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:37 PM

Lucy is an independent name with a history actually longer than Lucinda's.

Lucinda was invented for the novel Don Quixote.

Lucy is perfectly valid as a standalone name. Lucinda is just nice if you like the flowing length and the ends-in-a that it would have in common with Luella.

Lucinda is older than Luella, I believe, though younger than Lucy.

#24 Gudrun

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

I like Lucy, Lucinda and Luella equally but I just think Lucinda is the best choice with the sibset.  Then you decide whether you want Lulu or Lucy as NN.   Might depend on what you call Annabelle in the everyday sense.

#25 Plaxy

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

Although I agree about Lucinda with the sibset, I still think Lucy works fine - and Lucy is my definite favourite out of these names. Lucy Alexandra is lovely!
FWIW there was a Louisa in my family tree who was always called Lucy.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Wet wipes linked to rise in allergic reactions

The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.

Gay couple in their 80s first to wed in Dallas after Supreme Court ruling

Love may have won, but it came with quite the wait.

William Tyrrell's family marks birthday with cake and renewed appeal

The family of missing boy William Tyrrell will mark his fourth birthday on Friday making a cake to share with friends and family as NSW police renewed their public appeal for information on his disappearance.

What all parents should know about safe babywearing

A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Baby's head shape reveals potentially fatal condition

Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.

'Help - my toddler hits me!'

My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.

Why IVF success rates may not be what you think

Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.

On the 10th anniversary of my son's death

This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.

Owning a pair of nail scissors does not make me a hairdresser

It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.

WIN A $500 VISA DEBIT CARD

Are you a parent, or are you planning to be? Tell us what you think and you'll go in the draw to win a $500 gift card!

Sexy time

Why you should get excited about scheduling sex

Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.

Orphaned baby daughter Ayla wakes from coma

Former All Black Jerry Collins' critically injured orphaned daughter has awoken from her coma and is able to bottle-feed.

Dad takes miraculous catch while feeding baby

One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.

'Samuel is our firstborn, and he will never be forgotten'

Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.

The top 6 misleading parenting terms

From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.

When 'good' nannies go bad

While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

Woman hospitalised for skinny jeans injury

Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.

Gauze seeding: the bacteria-breeding birth trend

A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.

Jimmy Fallon writes new children's book for dads

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".

28 names for babies born in winter

Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

27 funny ultrasound pictures

Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.

The horrible act that sparked a brawl at child's birthday party

The uncle of the seven-year-old girl at the centre of the brawl at child's birthday party in Sydney's west has described the events leading up to the alarming show of violence.

Babies 'benefit from iPads at a young age': study

More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.

Do mums really just obsessively talk about their children?

Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.

Why some dogs might attack babies or young kids

A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.

Mum demands refund for 'beargina' christening cake

It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.

5 things no one warns you about after giving birth

How many times have you been warned about all the sleepless nights you have to 'look forward to' when you become a parent?

Police officer sang nursery rhyme as heartbreaking photo was taken

A police officer arrived at a devastating scene on Thursday: a car crash resulting in all passengers being thrown from the vehicle.

Don't worry, working mums: Just leave Dad in charge at home

Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.

Hilaria Baldwin shares post-baby selfie

Just two days after giving birth, actor Alec Balwin's wife posted a post-baby picture on social media.

'Help - my child won't ever do what I ask!'

Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.

Postnatal depression support gets $23 million boost in NSW

The Baird government will include $22.8 million in Tuesday's NSW budget to expand a program designed to help parents at risk of postnatal depression (PND).

'I'm just as tired, scared and stressed as you': stay-at-home dad's plea

I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.

6 tips for transitioning back to work after baby

Mums returning to work - and yes, dads too - aren't the same as when they left. But that doesn't mean they're not as good as they once were.

Couple reveals pregnancy with epic Britney Spears parody

How do you create an original pregnancy announcement and gender reveal? You turn to Britney Spears.

The truth about birthing a big baby

When told that they are having a 'big baby', many women have a lot of fears. But those fears are often unfounded.

Eight months pregnant and addicted to eating soap

This bizarre snack takes the cake (of soap) when it comes to weird pregnancy cravings.

Can you spot the drowning child?

Can you spot him in the video? The child who loses his rubber ring, panics, and then almost drowns? It isn't easy.

Noodles, peanuts, wee wees and lady bits

Yes, I know it's silly. I know all the advice from experts is to use the right terminology from the moment your child can talk. But I just can't.

Mum's brave battle for unborn triplets amid cancer diagnosis

Bree O'Malley has a cancer diagnosis, a rare blood condition, kidney and liver failure and other complications. And she is pregnant with triplets.

 

Win $500

WIN A $500 VISA DEBIT CARD

Are you are parent or planning to be? We want to know what you think - let us know and you'll be in the draw to win a $500 gift card.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.