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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
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    Louisa: A pro is an association with Louisa May Alcott.
    Mom to James Daniel (11) William Joseph (10), Elise Marie (8), Zachary Allan (2), and George Thomas (baby)
    http://letterstoauntkay.com/

    Rose Olivia; Amy; Mary; Audrey; Kate Linnea; Anna; Tabitha; Caroline; Adele; Dahlia; Isla; Rosemary Laura
    David; Theodore Maxwell; Bartholomew; Henry

  2. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
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    I love Louise. Louisa is okay, but I just find Louise so much prettier and classic. It's the middle name I hope to use!
    My Favorites
    ~Boys~
    Maximilian "Max" Chase | Nikolai Michael | Leo Anderson


    ~Girls~
    Amara Juliette | Stella Mae | Marina Louise

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
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    Louise
    Pro: pretty, not commonly heard on kids these days
    Con: i dislike the "wheeze" sound in it, and i have several friends whose mothers are named Louise, so it feels middle-aged to me

    Louisa
    Pro: feels literary and fresh, not popular but on-trend, doesn't have the "wheeze" sound
    Con: its on-trend enough that i think it may catch on and shoot up like Sophia and Isabella have done in years past

    I'd go with Louisa, i think its absolutely lovely
    I hope to be a mom one day. For now I enjoy being a name lover.

    My apologies for any typos; i post from my mobile phone.

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Michigan
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    I pronounce Louise as lou-eese, not lou-eez. :-)
    ♥ My Loves ♥
    Emma Angel [07/2009, my angel]
    Bo [08/2009] | Tally [02/2012]
    Octavia Elina [11/2014]

    ♥ Current Favorites ♥
    Alban Shepherd | Ansel Frederick | Leonidas John | Linus Richard | Martin George | Sylvan Jeremiah
    Augusta Plum | Cordelia Iris | Greta Josephine | Matilda June | Miranda Elizabeth | Wilhelmina Eve

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    515
    A friend of mine's middle name is Louise and she hates it. She always thought it sounded like a boy's name. It's a classic name though, if a bit dated.

    Louisa makes me think of the Sound of Music, which isn't a bad thing! It's dainty and feminine, so it can stand up well next to the Sophia's, Isabella's, and Ava's of the playground. I really like it.

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