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#1 2littledarlings

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

Hi,

My sister is after honest opinions on the name Lumeah for a little girl, it is pronounced Lou Mi ah.

It was our nana's name so I like it, but that could be because we are familiar with it and our nan was a gem. She was Lumeah Isobel.

Our dd is Isabelle and my sister would like to use Lumeah, with Lou as nickname although Mia obviously works too.

Be honest (but kind) it was my beautiful nana's name

Thanks

Edited by 2littledarlings, 03 February 2013 - 07:09 PM.


#2 ubermum

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

Not my style. Sounds a bit like an anatomical term to me.

#3 Feraldadathome

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

In Sydney it would be a def no, as its the name of a less than salubrious suburb.

#4 Clever Bunny

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

I know the name as a suburb in Western Sydney so that might be a factor to consider. Otherwise, i would describe the name as uncommon but as having a nice sound.

#5 Feraldadathome

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

Sorry, the Sydney one is actually Leumeah, but still an issue.

#6 Girlo

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

It makes me think of the candlestick from Beauty & the Beast (although I am pretty sure that was actually Lumiere).

Personally I wouldn't use it, but I don't have a problem with it. The family connection is nice too.

#7 dae-gu

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

QUOTE (dadathome @ 03/02/2013, 02:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In Sydney it would be a def no, as its the name of a less than salubrious suburb.


^^^^^^This, the child would never want to move to Sydney, they would here no end of it.

#8 brazen

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

like the suburb in campbelltown?  unsure.gif

#9 2littledarlings

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

My sister lives in SA, and won't ever move. But who knows where future DD will live, she could always be Lou or Mia though I guess, but thanks for letting us know that DADATHOME def a concern

#10 Gudrun

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:41 PM

I only know Lumeah as an aged care place so I'd have to get over that but certainly could.

What's the origin, OP?

Since it's after your nan and Lou is such a cool NN, I'd say go for it. It's nice to be a bit different too.

A one syllable MN starting with a consonant would fit nicely.  What about Lumeah Gem, since you mention it!  ie after a Gem called Lumeah. Or Lumeah Jewel.

#11 sa5ha

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:42 PM

NMS, plus the similar spelling to a dodgy Sydney suburb... I wouldn't do it.

Maybe they could use it as a middle name as a tribute to your nana instead?

#12 2littledarlings

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:44 PM

Gudrun I am not sure of the origin, have googled but not much mention of it as a name. Lou is a cute NN isn't it original.gif

#13 little lion

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

It sounds made up to me. I'd probably pick Lou or Mia or Isabel as a middle name if I wanted to honour her.

#14 2littledarlings

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

What's dodgy about the suburb? Is it likely to still be bad in 18 years? Is it like a commission suburb or something? I can only compare to Melbourne but I know when I lived there in 1997 Ascot Vale, Newmarket etc were dodgy and know they have totally changed because of their proximity to the city, is it like that?

#15 Gudrun

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:01 PM

OK, looks like Lumeah/Leumeah may come from the Tharawal language, meaning 'here I rest', hence its use for holiday places etc.

So from a Koori language from NSW.  

Can't stop me now, lol...    also like Gemma Lumeah (NN Lou or Gem).   But I think I'm liking the idea of Lumeah as first name, NN Lou, better.  And the connection with your nan is such a big plus.




#16 MrsLexiK

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:05 PM

I'm from Vic so no idea about NSW suburbs and it would never in my mind think of factoring in what another states dodgy burbs are when naming my child.

I def do not hate the name OP.

#17 Feraldadathome

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:05 PM

QUOTE (2littledarlings @ 03/02/2013, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What's dodgy about the suburb?


From what I know of Campbelltown, there are worse suburbs, like the ones 4Corners does in depth investigations on. Claymore diagonally across the CBD from Leumeah is one of those. A local would need to comment more specifically, but much of SW Sydney has been marred by failed housing commission estates, even though the issues do not apply everywhere in the area.


#18 2littledarlings

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:13 PM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 03/02/2013, 03:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OK, looks like Lumeah/Leumeah may come from the Tharawal language, meaning 'here I rest', hence its use for holiday places etc.

So from a Koori language from NSW.  

Can't stop me now, lol...    also like Gemma Lumeah (NN Lou or Gem).   But I think I'm liking the idea of Lumeah as first name, NN Lou, better.  And the connection with your nan is such a big plus.



How interesting it is from a koori language, my Nana was born in 1922 and you would have thought that would have been very unusual for that time.  Would love to know more about why her Mother called her that, my nana's brother was Wren.

#19 Gudrun

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

QUOTE (2littledarlings @ 03/02/2013, 03:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How interesting it is from a koori language, my Nana was born in 1922 and you would have thought that would have been very unusual for that time.  Would love to know more about why her Mother called her that, my nana's brother was Wren.



It does sound interesting.  I'd want to know too.  Wren can be a surname too.

#20 mum to1

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:38 PM

QUOTE (dadathome @ 03/02/2013, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From what I know of Campbelltown, there are worse suburbs, like the ones 4Corners does in depth investigations on. Claymore diagonally across the CBD from Leumeah is one of those. A local would need to comment more specifically, but much of SW Sydney has been marred by failed housing commission estates, even though the issues do not apply everywhere in the area.



Unfortunalty I'm a local of ctown n I wound't name my child that for that reason your right I wouldn't even drive through claymore, as for leumeah it's just quite old a few housing commissions in there but there mostly scattered around nothing like claymore still wouldn't be my pick of the burbs to live in. n I would still call it somewhat dodgy.

#21 #YKG

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

sorry but no.

In melbourne there is a nursing home called lumeah.

#22 ImpatientAnna

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE (mum to1 @ 03/02/2013, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unfortunalty I'm a local of ctown n I wound't name my child that for that reason your right I wouldn't even drive through claymore, as for leumeah it's just quite old a few housing commissions in there but there mostly scattered around nothing like claymore still wouldn't be my pick of the burbs to live in. n I would still call it somewhat dodgy.


Yep this. Don't see it becoming gentrified any time soon...... It's not like redfern or to a lesser extent Newtown which were dodgy as when I was growing up in the 80's but is very $$$ now because of their proximity to the city. Just an outer, fairly dodgy suburb with a fair amount of housing commission

#23 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

I came in thinking people were discussing Leumeah in Sydney also.

#24 Elemenopee

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:04 PM

There is also a aged care home in SA called Lumeah OP.

#25 Imaginary friend

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

Haven't heard of the name before or of the suburb

Seems a workable name to me though, unusual but can't see any real problem with it, I wouldn't worry about a suburb far away from you whatever it's reputation.

Sydney isn't the centre of the world to everyone, you know wink.gif




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