If I say Luke Reid…do you instantly think of the Velvet underground guy?

posted 1 week ago in Babies
Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

Caught me for a second before I corrected it to Lou in my head. Echoing PP, few people will use his middle name, I wouldn’t worry about it at all. 

Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

It will be fine, sounds different enough. And Lou Reed was amazing. You all saying you’ve never heard of him- have you never heard Walk on the Wild Side?!??!

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

I love the Velvet Underground but didn’t think of Lou Reed!

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee

I love VU and didn’t think of them either. Luke Reid isn’t the same as Lou Reed, and as pp pointed out most people will call him by first and last, not first and middle. 

On another note, it used to be common to give kids the first-last of a famous person’s name as their first-middle, e.g. “Theodore Roosevelt” Johnson, “Martin Luther” King. I wonder what happened to that! 

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