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#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.




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