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#1 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

I'm starting to really fall in love with the name, but not sure which spelling is 'better' (although both are correct). Do you prefer Lucian or Lucien? Do you pronounce it the same whichever spelling you use ("loo-shun")?
Does Lucian/Lucien sound okay with DS' name Leopold? Not a huge factor, but a nice sibset is a bonus original.gif
And honest opinions guys, it's okay if you hate it, but please be nice! I still haven't run it by DF yet so it may be completely off the table anyway
TIA xo

#2 dorkalicious

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

love the name- its on my list with the Lucian spelling. In my head I've always said Lucien differently (loo-cee-an) but not sure why....

I wouldn't use it with Leopold because the alliteration would annoy me but thats just my personally preference.

#3 ManyHats

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

I like this name!
I would spell it Lucien and pronounce it as "lucy-en" original.gif

#4 Ianthe

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

I love Lucien but I prefer Lucius. I am not a huge fan of alliteration so I don't know if I would do Leopold and Lucien but that is just me.

#5 Furfeathersfleece

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

Great name, it's on my list but I havent got a preferred spelling yet. I actually like both pronounciations  too and don't think of loo-shun matching either spelling more than the other.

#6 outdoorgirl81

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

Spelling doesn't bother me, I would pronounce "loo-shen". I like it, I personally am not a fan of the alliterative sibset, but that is personal prefererence.

#7 bluecardigans

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

It seems similar to male dog in French which is 'Le Chien'?  Sorry, but that is our friend's dog's name and they seem to pronounce it loo-she-en... Not sure if that is how you would pronounce it?

Edited by Display anemone, 30 January 2013 - 09:23 PM.


#8 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

Thanks for the input guys, been vetoed by DF in all it's pronounciations (loo-shen, loo-shun, loo-chi-en and loo-ci-en) and spelling variations. Back to the drawing board. We're getting nowhere fast with this baby's name sad.gif
The alliteration is not something I am normally a fan of, but I am so keen to find one name I love that I am prepared to overlook it

#9 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

QUOTE (Ianthe @ 30/01/2013, 10:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love Lucien but I prefer Lucius. I am not a huge fan of alliteration so I don't know if I would do Leopold and Lucien but that is just me.


Lucius is a lovely name, but all I think of is Lucius Malfoy from Harry Potter haha

#10 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

He may be coming around to Lucien with the loo-ci-en pronounciation
original.gif But now I am more fussed about the alliteration factor. Can't win!

#11 Gudrun

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:24 AM

Love this name.  Prefer the Lucien spelling but both are good.  Leopold is both French and English so it doesn't matter on that score.


I don't call that alliteration.   They are two separate kids who happen to have names that start with the same letter.  For the sibset I like that Lucien has three syllables like Leopold.


LOO-ci-uhn pronunciation.  The other option would spoil the name for me.

If the surname is Jones again goes beautifully.

ETA: It wouldn't worry me in the slightest but Tony Jones and Sarah Ferguson (from ABC TV) have a son called Lucien Jones.

Edited by Gudrun, 31 January 2013 - 01:29 AM.


#12 Bel Rowley

Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

Great name, I really like Lucien for spelling.

I'm trying to think of names with a similar 'feel' - Darius, Marius, Fabian?

#13 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:57 AM

I do not like the name at all. It just sounds a bit too wussy for me. I have only ever heard it pronounced as Lucy-en as in Lucien Tinkler the golfer and ex-Masterchef contestant.

#14 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:34 AM

Lucian = Loo-see-an

Lucien = Loo-see-en

I definitely prefer Lucian but would consider neither as a first name with a Leopold already.

#15 chickenpants

Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

Lucien was on our shortlist of names, we would have used the nickname of Luc, but unfortunately there is already a Luke in our close family so we had to veto it.

(Dear Bob, the amount of names we had to veto because they were too close to family member's names... damn you DP for having a monstrously large family unit!)

#16 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 31/01/2013, 02:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love this name.  Prefer the Lucien spelling but both are good.  Leopold is both French and English so it doesn't matter on that score.


I don't call that alliteration.   They are two separate kids who happen to have names that start with the same letter.  For the sibset I like that Lucien has three syllables like Leopold.


LOO-ci-uhn pronunciation.  The other option would spoil the name for me.

If the surname is Jones again goes beautifully.

ETA: It wouldn't worry me in the slightest but Tony Jones and Sarah Ferguson (from ABC TV) have a son called Lucien Jones.


I think this is the spelling and pronounciation I am leaning towards. Thanks Gudrun! Surname would be Jones. That doesn't bother me thankfully original.gif

QUOTE (Bel Rowley @ 31/01/2013, 07:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great name, I really like Lucien for spelling.

I'm trying to think of names with a similar 'feel' - Darius, Marius, Fabian?


Lovely suggestions thank you original.gif

#17 Lishyfips

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:39 AM

I like it! Reminds me of the artist, Lucian Freud.

#18 Bluestocking

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

I've always thought of it as Lu-she-en. Really like the name. Was just thinking how cute it would be to have twins called Lucien and Reuben. So I'm going to throw Reuben out there as a similar name you might like.

Lucius is very cool too, I used it for my cat.  biggrin.gif (Lu-shuss)




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