@hixtwin4 My SIL gave the "other" name she had for her daughter to the dog, so she may be in the same situation. I know what you mean but I'd still use it and try to change the dogs name, I adopted a dog from people who couldn't afford to keep him and I changed his name, actually I did this with 2 diff dogs.
@chrisco Eulalie is really interesting, that is another name that hits the right spots in terms of quirkiness and cutesy, but I just don't have a strong opinion on it. I already have a Luanne in my family and Lucia is on my maybe list.
@Jeska Lucette nn Lulu is lovely
I agonized over this until I found out I was having a boy. My great grandmother's given name was Lulu but she went by Dot (long story) So I was looking for something to shorten bc Lulu is a bit flighty if she turns out to be a fairly serious person. So we settled on Eloise, but I never LOVED it. Now seeing Juliet as a suggestion --that's TOTALLY what I would choose. It may not be intuitive, but it does make a certain kind of sense when you say both names.
@southern_maple That is a very good point that I actually didn't think of. I get called Gigi by one friend as my name begins with a G so that reasoning makes perfect sense. I'm happy to hear of another beautiful Lulu in the world :)
@alexa400 some great suggestions there, I like Luella and really like Kelula.
@flyingcube I love Alouette but wonder if that darn song ruined the name :( Alouette is beautiful and has a beautiful meaning