Friday, October 21, 2011
From the Dustbin: Louisa
Looking for a real classic that is right in line with today's trends, but isn't in the top 1,000? Look no further than Louisa.
It's got all the antique charm of Clara, the familiarity of Julia, the international appeal of Sophia, and the literary pedigree of Harper, all wrapped up in an easy to spell, easy to pronounce package. You can even use the nickname Lucy if you like!
Despite its obvious good points, Louisa has been out of the top 1,000 since 1970. Louise held on a bit longer (dropped out in 1992), as did the Spanish Luisa, which sits right at the border of the top 1,000, popping up in the 990s every few years.
I say it's time for a Louisa comeback. Appellation Mountain agrees with me. Make it happen.