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Please help us chose a name! Elsie v Lucy

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#1 justdunno

Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:13 AM

Hi all,

Our girl is due in less then two weeks. We are still undecided but have whittled it down to two options!

What do you think works best out of:-

Lucy O'Neill


Elsie O'Neill

#2 MooGuru

Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:26 AM

Elsie. I prefer Elsie anyways but I also think it has a nicer flow with your surname.

#3 Threelittleducks

Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:44 AM

I prefer Elsie with your surname. Both are gorgeous names, but would tend to use Lucy as short for Lucinda or Lucia.

Best wishes

#4 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:48 AM


another similar name Chelsea or Sylvie

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 11 October 2018 - 11:51 AM.

#5 seayork2002

Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:50 AM

I like both names but I think Lucy with your surname wins by one point only - both are lovely

#6 Gudrun

Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:09 PM

Lucy for me hands down.  Lovely name while Elsie is an un-favourite by a long way.

#7 Astrocyte

Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:14 PM

I love the name Lucy. Elsie is a nice enough name but I’m just not a big fan of it so Lucy is the pick for me.

#8 Lou-bags

Posted 11 October 2018 - 01:04 PM


I do adore Elsie, but I feel like Lucy has that little bit more style and timelessness. I like PPs suggestions of a longer name for Lucy, too, and think Lucinda is marvellous.

#9 Blue Shoe

Posted 11 October 2018 - 01:17 PM

Elsie to me seems like a good little girl name, and a good old lady name, but I’m not sure if it works for the years inbetween! So out of the two, I’d choose Lucy.

#10 Rhoxie

Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:00 PM

I prefer Lucy by miles and I'd  use it myself if it wasn't our first cats name. ☺

#11 HippyDippyBaloney

Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:24 PM

I like both, but prefer Lucy.

#12 Burro

Posted 11 October 2018 - 05:06 PM


#13 Threetwoone

Posted 11 October 2018 - 05:15 PM

I love Elsie and I also really like Lucy. Either would be great.

#14 GingerbreadWoman

Posted 11 October 2018 - 05:42 PM

I prefer Lucy. Elsie is lovely too though so agree with pp that with either choice your little one will have a great name.

The popularity of Elsa at the moment would put me off using Elsie. But that’s because my name is similar to another name that is much more commonly used, and I keep having to correct people...

#15 justdunno

Posted 12 October 2018 - 02:07 PM

Thank you all - much appreciated xxx

#16 Amica

Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:35 PM

I much prefer Lucy.

I don't care much for Elsie.

#17 Mose

Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:55 PM

View PostRhoxie, on 11 October 2018 - 03:00 PM, said:

I prefer Lucy by miles and I'd  use it myself if it wasn't our first cats name. ☺

I did use Lucy. Simply ignored the fact that SIL had a dog of the same name earlier in life.

#18 BBC

Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:19 PM

I like Elsie, but they are both good.

#19 *Melstar*

Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:08 PM

They are similar in nature, which is probably why you have a hard time deciding! Both are lovely. For me, it's Elsie by a whisker.

#20 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:14 PM

My mother had an Aunt Elsie who bore a resemblance to Jabba The Hut and had a nasty nature to go with her appearance.

Lucy, by a mile.

#21 MGB

Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:18 PM

Both great names.

I’d go Lucy though.


Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:21 PM

My family name is Elsie. I took lots of static for it in the 90s and 2000s as its a misspelled Elise. My uni graduation certificate is even misspelled to Elise. My daughter's have it as their middle names. Both have had it misspelled multiple times.

For ease, go Lucy!

#23 Claire__

Posted 15 October 2018 - 02:23 PM


#24 just roses

Posted 15 October 2018 - 05:33 PM

Absolutely Lucy!

#25 Teddy17

Posted 17 October 2018 - 05:27 PM

Lucy is a very pretty name!

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