Sunday, March 6, 2016

Girls Name: Lucy

Lucy is the English form of Lucia, in use since the Middle Ages. Lucia is the feminine form of Lucius. Saint Lucia was a 4th-century martyr from Syracuse. It has been used in the England since the 12th century, usually in the spellings Lucy or Luce. Lucius is a Roman praenomen, or given name, which was derived from Latin lux "light".  - quoted from Behind The Name

Lucy has always been fairly commonly used and currently rated #8 in Scotland, #8 in Northern Ireland, #9 in Ireland, #19 in New Zealand, #30 in England and Wales, #33 in Canada and #62 in the USA. 

I really like the name Lucy, it has great literary connections such as Lucy Pevensie (Narnia books), Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables author), Lucy Snow (Villette by Charlotte Bronte) and Lucy Steele (Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen) among others.

Currently I only know one little girl named Lucie, and that's a nickname for Luciana (pronounced Loo-see-ann-uh). My father also has a cousin who named her daughter Luciana after an Italian grandmother so her name is pronounced loo-chan-uh and she's also called "Lucie". 

I would definitely consider using Lucy as a girls name and would probably pair it with a longer middle name such as Lucy Arabella, Lucy Adelaide, Lucy Margaret or Lucy Emilia. 

What do you think of the name Lucy? 

Do you know anyone with this name? 

What other names would you pair it with?

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