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#1 EBEKSuzi

Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:56 AM

Hi all,

I'm writing about the prevalence of the name Louise for a middle name - would love to hear from anyone whose middle name is Louise as I can't source Australian stats on it.

Also from anyone who named their child with the middle name Louise and how old they are. What was the reason for using it? To honour a family member or just because you like it?

Thanks so much :)

#2 Musefan2010

Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:57 AM

My sister in law's middle name is Louise, she's aged 33.

I believe it was a family name, maybe a great grandmother?

#3 rjflc69

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:02 AM

My middle name is Louise as is my 13 year old DD

#4 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:03 AM

Deleted as my comment was obtained under false pretences imo!!!!!

Edited by ~Nasty_Jodama~, 16 March 2017 - 12:40 PM.

#5 *TikkaB* Tinseltop

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:09 AM

My 13yoDD has Louisa as middle name. Named after one of her grandmothers, who goes by the shortened name of Louise.

Edited by *TikkaB* Tinseltop, 16 March 2017 - 09:09 AM.

#6 watergirl

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:14 AM

My middle name is Louise (along with Amelia). I was given the name to honour my mothers friend.

I'm in my 40's.

#7 wallofdodo

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:18 AM

It is huge in my age group!

Edited by wallofdodo, 16 March 2017 - 12:39 PM.

#8 LittleMissPink

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:24 AM

Im 42, and my middle name is Louise :) My parents just like it.

#9 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:25 AM

I have no idea why Louise is my middle name.  But I've found it to be a very common middle name for my age cohort - late 1970s.

#10 EBEKSuzi

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:27 AM

Wow, so many! Thank you all :) Keep them coming!

#11 steppy

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:30 AM

My sisters middle name is Louise. I'm not sure why - I think it just went well with her first name. She's 45.

#12 Suz01

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:34 AM

My middle name is Louise, as is our DD6.

#13 amaza

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:34 AM

I'm in my mid 30's. My daughter is 3. We both have the middle name Louise.

#14 Hattie

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:35 AM

My middle name is Louise, I was born in 1969. Named after my aunt whose middle name was also Louise. She was born in the late 1930s.

#15 Therese

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:46 AM

My sister (who is 41) has Louise as her middle name. Mum and Dad chose it simply because they liked it.

My best friend in primary school also had Louise as her middle name : )

#16 Sea_Salt

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:47 AM

Yes, my middle name as well as a cousin of similar age (early 1980's) plus my 3yr old DD.

For my mum it was from the author of Little Women but Louisa didn't sound right so it was Louise.

#17 Crazyhouseholdof6

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:48 AM

I'm 35 and my middle name is Louise. My daughter is 7 and has the same middle name. It was my mums middle name too. I liked the idea of tradition and it flows perfectly with her modern name.

#18 Tinkle Splashes

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:58 AM

It's my 18 year old niece's middle name.  My sister chose it because it sounded nice with her first name.

#19 Future-self

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:58 AM

An article was already published this week about this topic with Australian stats. http://www.mamamia.c...le-name-louise/
Prompted by an article last week describing the phenomenon in the UK

#20 rosie28

Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:59 AM

I'm sure I read an article on this in the last week?

#21 sparkles30

Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:00 AM

I'm 39 and my middle name is Louise. Siblings used to change it to "do-wees" so I hated it, pretended it wasn't mine and didn't learn to spell it until quite late. Don't mind it now. Think it was probably the "rose" of its time as I've met many my age with the same middle name. Parents chose it simply because they liked it but couldn't agree on it as a first name.

#22 Jingleflea

Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:03 AM

My niece has Louise as a middle name. She's 8.
As far as I know, no family connections to the name.

#23 Laurie03

Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:07 AM

My middle name is Louise.  I was named after my great grandmother who had the same first name and middle name as myself.  I am in my 30's
My SIL middle name is also Louise.  I think her parents just liked it.  She is in her late 30's

#24 Mose

Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:08 AM

My middle name is Louise. Has a distant family connection.

Born in the late 70s, but in NZ. In my primary school, it was more unusual NOT to have Louise as a middle name for one girl in the family than it was to have it!

#25 wrigglebag

Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:16 AM

It's my first name and I am a 70's baby

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