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#1 Juzsal

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

Grace Elizabeth L (surname)
Lucy Elizabeth L
Myah Elizabeth L
??????

Is Grace that common as first name or only a middle?
We love Gracie but is that too cutesy for an adult? I don't think it's any more cutesy than names like Poppy, Lacey, Macey etc.
We love Lucy but does it matter our surname starts with an L?
Thanks!

Edited by Juzsal, 25 February 2013 - 10:30 PM.


#2 Old Grey Mare

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:01 PM

Hannah Elizabeth

#3 Itchy_Witch

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:01 PM

Lucy Elizabeth wub.gif

#4 anna76

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:03 PM

Lucy Elizabeth... by a mile.  

Grace too overdone recently and Myah doesn't belong with those classic names..


#5 Super Cat

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

Lucy Elizabeth. Beautiful.

#6 anna76

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:06 PM

Other suggestions

Claire
Ava
Tessa
Lucinda
Juliette



#7 Juzsal

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

Is Grace too popular as first name or mainly middle. We really like Gracie but is it too cutesy for adult? Love Lucy but not sure with an L surname????

#8 la di dah

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:14 PM

Of those, Grace.

Myah looks really strange to my eye. I'm a fan of Mara for whatever reason though.

Lucy is pleasant but I know too many.

Grace isn't my favourite virtue name but the smooth one-syllable quality is nice.

Honestly I like Elizabeth best of all, and would be tempted to put it up front.

#9 Plaxy

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:35 PM

I like both Grace and Lucy. I think they're around a similar level of popularity if you look at the stats, but then so is Maya/Maia/Myah! So with all 3 names popular I don't really see how relative popularity  of these names helps you much!

Whether Lucy L__ goes is really up to you - it can depend on the actual names. I don't tend to like alliteration, but there are always exceptions eg Louisa Lawson (Henry's mother) sounds good to me, possibly because of the 3 then 2 syllables.

I don't see why an adult can't be called Gracie. Think of singer Gracie Fields.

I think Grace Elizabeth is the best combo.

#10 Gudrun

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:36 PM

Grace or Lucy.   Gracie works fine no matter how old you are.   Rather it as NN to Grace still.

Alliteration is fine even a bonus. Think Lucy Liu!

Grace Elizabeth flows best.

Edited by Gudrun, 25 February 2013 - 11:52 PM.


#11 CupcakeLove22

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:39 PM

Lucy wub.gif but I also love the name Hannah which someone else suggested.

#12 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:39 PM

Lucy Elizabeth

#13 Magnus

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:41 PM

I like the name Gracie (oddly, as I'm not a fan of Grace).

I like Maya, but only spelt like this or Maia.

I also like Lucy.

#14 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:46 PM

Lucy Elizabeth

#15 Oakley66

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:30 AM

Grace Elizabeth is so beautiful  wub.gif

#16 kerilyntaryn

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:40 AM

Grace

#17 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE (Juzsal @ 25/02/2013, 09:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Grace Elizabeth L (surname)
Lucy Elizabeth L
Myah Elizabeth L
??????

Is Grace that common as first name or only a middle?
We love Gracie but is that too cutesy for an adult? I don't think it's any more cutesy than names like Poppy, Lacey, Macey etc.
We love Lucy but does it matter our surname starts with an L?
Thanks!

Out of the three you have proposed, my ordered preference is
Lucy Elizabeth L
Grace Elizabeth L

I'm not a fan of Myah Elizabeth at all though.  

Don't think alliteration with first name and last name is a big deal unless the names are the same (eg. Bruce Bruce - then that sounds dumb).  I know a few people who have the same initials for first and last names - for some it's their birth name, for others it's their married name.  No big deal.


#18 peking homunculus

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

I like Lucy Elizabeth but Grace is lovely as well. Graceful is the nickname we used to give my Great Aunt and I think its better than Gracie

#19 Blueberrymummy

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

Myah, but I think spelt differently. Maybe Maya.

#20 BookishOne

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

Grace by a mile for me, Grace Elizabeth is lovely original.gif

Much much much prefer Grace to Gracie, however I personally don't like cutesy names (ie - Poppy, Daisy, Molly) because even though they are great for kids, I don't feel they suit adults. Just my opinion though....many disagree with me!

#21 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:45 PM

Maya Elizabeth is my very clear favourite - but only with this spelling.

If you keep the Myah spelling then I would vote for Lucy Elizabeth by default although Lucy is NMS.

Cannot stand Grace - but it's personal preference and I'm clearly in the minority.

#22 vanessa71

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:03 PM

Lucy is by far the best of the three.

To answer your question about the popularity of Grace, well, not only is it a very common middle name, but it's also a very common first name too.

Use this site, http://www.nsw.gov.au/baby-names, enter the name Grace and you will see that in 2011 there were 410 born in NSW. Lucy is fairly popular too, but in the same year there were only 227 born in NSW.

I think Lucy is absolutely fine with an L surname.



#23 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

I like Grace and Lucy from your list but wouldn't use Lucy with your surname.

I love Laura, but again wouldn't use it.

What about:

Charlotte?
Bridget?
Kate?
Emily?
Juliet?
Felicity?



#24 Swahili

Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

Lucy Elizabeth.

#25 Juzsal

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

Ok so the tally is...Grace 9Gracie 1Lucy 13Myah 2I have wiped Myah from the list so it's down to Lucy, Grace or Gracie. Pretty sure if we call her Gracie we'll put Grace on birth certificate but don't know if that's silly. Not sure if Grace just is a bit boring? Love Lucy but not sure with our L surname. Ahh! So hard. Maybe I'll just pick one out of the hat!!!




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