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#1 Juzsal

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

My husband and I are due to have our first baby girl in 2 months and can't decide between the name Lucy or Grace (Gracie for nn). The middle name will be Elizabeth and our surname starts with L. Would love some opinions.Thanks! original.gif

#2 axiomae

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:32 PM

I love Grace. It'd DD's middle name. Such a beautiful meaning original.gif

#3 Mrs Lannister

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

I would normally pick Lucy but not sure with an L surname. That said I gave my DS a L name with a L surname. I guess it depends on what the surname is

#4 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

Definitely Lucy. x1000

#5 Peppery

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:35 PM

Lucy

#6 Girlo

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

I prefer Lucy - I think Grace is far too common at the moment.

#7 Brumby Jack

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

Lucy

#8 Ice Queen

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Lucy.
I am bit over Grace.

#9 Juzsal

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Thanks heaps for your replies already!! I agree Grace is very common but love the meaning and think its so pretty. I think Lucy is so cute but have always wondered if it's come from name Lucifer. Is that silly? I knowit means light and Lucifer was the angel of light.


#10 Plaxy

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

Both lovely names, but I'd put Grace with an L surname, though it seems most don't agree with this. I grew up with an alliterative name and disliked it.

#11 eachschoolholidays

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

I love Lucy but am not convinced about it with a L surname

#12 Gudrun

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

I pick Grace because it goes better with Elizabeth. Otherwise Lucy.

#13 TheGruffalo

Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:00 PM

I'm a huge Lucy fan and in fact Lucy Elizabeth is a name I've been considering for my little girl, due about the same time!  Have started to think maybe the two vowel sounds (at the end of Lucy and beginning of Elizabeth) make it a little harder to say, so considering Lucy May too.  

In your case, while Lucy is my favourite, maybe Grace is better with an L surname but, like another said, it really depends on the L surname and the overall flow.

#14 tres-chic

Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

I prefer Grace with an L surname. Grace is only common as a MN.

I prefer variations like Luciana and Lucia to Lucy.



#15 Emmaleee

Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:09 PM

Grace

#16 Done

Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:12 PM

Lucy

#17 pinkcupcakes

Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

..op, have you by any chance been reading a book called " a light between oceans"? happy.gif

( i actually thought it was a good read, but i digress. just in case you havent, the little girl in the story is first known as lucy, then as grace, then lucy-grace!) hmm.

i love lucy ( ha!) but i do,and i think it goes fine with elizabeth. ( the one in the story was lucy violet, just so you know!)

the only thing i was thinking of is with Lucy Lastname you will have the double letter thing... but that doesnt have to be a problem.

#18 kerilyntaryn

Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:21 PM

Grace Elizabeth

#19 Juzsal

Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

No I haven't read it. That's so funny! Yeah the 2 Ls is my issue. I was SS growing up and it didn't really worry me. Still love Grace though.Thanks for your help everyone!

#20 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:31 PM

Grace has been done to death. Elizabeth is beautiful and would be my choice as a first name, not middle.

#21 Juzsal

Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

Has anyone got other suggestions to Lucy or Grace? Middle name Elizabeth and last name starts with L and is quite long.

#22 kerilyntaryn

Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:42 PM

Amy
Sophie
Bella
Candice
Faith
Hope
Joy
Heidi
Hannah
Ingrid
Jessica
Jasmine
Laura
Kirsten
Naomi
Phoebe
Ruth
Suzanne
Chloe
Zoe
Greta
Megan

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 09 February 2013 - 10:46 PM.


#23 April girl

Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:50 PM

QUOTE (Susiebelle @ 09/02/2013, 09:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Both lovely names, but I'd put Grace with an L surname, though it seems most don't agree with this. I grew up with an alliterative name and disliked it.


Agreed.

#24 Gudrun

Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

Rose
Pearl
Fern
Eve
Faith
Hope

#25 little lion

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:21 AM

Emily
Anna
Rose
Verity




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