The Trouble with Lucy & why Lucretia!

Beloved little Lucy. It was my Mother’s nickname for me from birth to her death. I can count on two hands the times I answered to my own name or my standard nickname. My problem with Lucy is multiple: Lucy ends the same as my surname and is a bit short next to Josephine. With Josephine & Lucy, I feel one of them is going to end up hating me for the length of her name!

So I turned to my favorite longer Luc- name, Lucretia. I am a big fan of Lucrezia Borgia, misunderstood woman that she was. Of course, Lucrezia doesn’t go over well, spelling-wise. That ‘z’ is cool, but clunky. Hence Lucretia. Yes, I know it reminds folks of ‘secretion’ and in general doesn’t appeal to many but I adore the name.

I had Lucretia Ruby Iris on my list until I realised her initials would be LRIM… so I went looking for a more fortuitous pairing. I came up with a good double handful that please me in various ways. Without further ado, Lucretia!

Lucretia Iris Valentine
Lucretia Ruby Elinor
Lucretia Elinor Maud
Lucretia Elinor Valentine
Lucretia Elinor Jane
Lucretia Iris Jane
Lucretia Romilly Jane
Lucretia Maud Viola
Lucretia Sylvie Violet
Lucretia Violet Elspeth

I have two up there that really make my heart race, can you tell me which ones do anything for you?Keep in mind Lucretia, like Josephine, would go by a nickname 98% of the time (Lucy or Lulu for sure).

As always, I massively appreciate you stopping by and any thoughts you care to share ! And Thank You! 😀

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marilyn
    Jan 10, 2010 @ 17:50:26

    I like Lucretia Elinor Maud the best. I love the rhythm of it. And I like Lucretia Violet, but not with Elsbeth, for some reason.

    Another name I’ve always liked is Lucinda, but Lucretia and Josephine probably go more nicely together.

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  2. eirianthefair
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 16:41:41

    Lucretia Maud Viola and Lucretia Violet Elspeth are made of win.

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  3. babynamelover
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 17:32:21

    Lucretia Ruby Iris is still my fav, what do the initials stand for?

    Reply

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