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My name is Lori and personally I hate it and also I can honestly say I have never seen a pretty "Lori".
-- Anonymous User  5/17/2005
When I was a kid I didn't like my name because it was unusual at the time, now I don't mind it. I don't think that I am ugly therefore I do not associate the name Lori with ugly people. It's a shame that the other Lori does.
-- loriogilvie  9/22/2005
My name is Lori as well, I do not find myself "ugly" as is noted in a comment above; One thing I will add, is about 1970, the name was evidently quite popular, in my kindergarten class, there were seven of us "Lori's" all the same spelling, and all of us quite cute! I wouldn't name my child Lori personally, but back in the day, I think it was a kinda cool name. You don't often see a newborn Lori nowadays (which is good), now we are overrun with Brittany's and Tiffany's, aren't they going to make wonderful "old lady" names?
-- theoldboot65  11/25/2005
Well Lori's my name. It is spelled a little different and is spelled LORIE and I don't think that I am ugly. I have blonde hair and beautiful green eyes and for your information if you like Sally Field in the movie SOAP her daughter, who is very beautiful may I add, is named Lori. I would never name my child that but I don't mind the name. It's not that popular and I rather be a little different sometimes.
-- Lorie1986  12/18/2005
Lori is a beautiful name. I know several and all those I know are beautiful. One you might know is actress Lori Laughlin (originally from Full House), now on Summerland.
-- DebraG2  6/1/2005
I can't say I love this name, and if I was going to use it I would spell it differently (Lorri, Laurie), but two of my favorite authors are named Lori: Lori Wick and Lori Copeland.
-- Anonymous User  6/28/2005
Lori is the slutty daughter on "That '70's Show."
-- breakofday  12/17/2005
Lori is a pretty name, but it had not stood the test of time. It was very popular in the 60s, but quickly went out of fashion, not to mention wasn't used before the 60s. It's no longer in the top 1000 names for the US, while it was #8 in 1963.
-- kanine  12/26/2005
I like this name, I use it for one of my characters and I'm glad I chose it, It's a little different and it sounds cute.
-- authoress  8/27/2006
When I was born, there were very few people named LORI. I was the only one in my entire 12 years of school. There were LOTS of Laurie's and Laura's, but no Lori's. So that made me feel special. I don't particularly love the name, kind of bland, but, it's mine. P.S. To the Lori who doesn't feel 'pretty' - I bet you are.
-- Lori_in_Texas  10/12/2006
Lori does not feel like a full name, in my opinion. I would only use it as a nickname for "Laura" or "Lorraine." It is a fine nickname.
-- wordybookworm  2/25/2007
I've used the name as a shortened form of the name Lorikeet.
-- SongsOfDragons  3/7/2007
This is my mom's name and I think it is very pretty, and so is she. I might use Lorianne or something for a middle name when I have kids.
-- ShizukoChan  7/28/2007
My name is Lori and I am the only 20 year old girl I know with this name! My auntie is also Lori. I went to 5 schools and was always the only Lori and was playfully always called car or truck! People just can't seem to pronounce it properly, it's not LORRY! My mum loves this name and I do not think I'm ugly, if anything I have always been told the opposite and my auntie Lori is a stunning lady! Maybe wouldn't choose it myself but it's different and have been complemented on it quite a few times. It's pretty.
-- Anonymous User  9/9/2007
This name is cute to me, but seems too short. I would definitely use it as a nickname for Laura, Lauren, Lorraine, Dolores, or any other longer, fuller name.
-- mhavril39  10/20/2007
Site does not give Loren as a related name. My friend Loren uses Lori as her nickname. Yes, she's pretty.
-- Arnwald  1/10/2008
A crazy, mini-van driving, soccer mom comes into my mind when I hear this name.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/14/2008
This is my name. In the UK we pronounce it lorry, which is how you'd say it phonetically. Sure you get lots of "truck" jibes and it's always spelt wrong but it's really unusual so I've never met anyone else with this name. I love it!
-- Anonymous User  4/24/2008
This is an old-fashioned cutesy, girly, somewhat infantile name.
-- slight night shiver  4/27/2008
In the UK my family pronounce my name as lawree not lorry. It's only people who aren't familiar with it that say lorry and after a while I just can't be bothered to correct them.
-- lori  11/5/2008
I have a story for people who "don't like their name" (or people who say unkind things about other people's names) to think about. I used to not be very fond of my name (Lorri), until I started "researching" its meaning after receiving a gift from my daughter of the same (see end of post). I saw that it was from the word "Laurel," which as you see below means "victorious" because a crown of laurel leaves is given to the winner of a race (the one who is "victorious"). I was thinking about all the really hard times I'd been through - how I had been an "overcomer" and had been "victorious" over them. At first I joked about it with my kids, saying, "Boy, God must have picked that name out for me!" Little did I know, He really had. And what was more amazing was that my parents did NOT plan to name me Lorri. But God already knew that was to be my name. A tragedy in my mom's life led to a change in my destiny (at least that of my name).

(First, a side note of historical info regarding WHY our names are important): In ancient times, parents picked out a name for their soon-to-be-born child based on the characteristics of what that name meant, what the meaning and virtue was behind it - so as to "bestow upon" their child a good or positive namesake, to be "prophetic" about that child before he/she was born (in the Old Testament, people relied upon God to help bring that namesake meaning into being in a child's life - and if you recall, God even specifically told some men and women what they were to name their child before he was born, because He knew exactly what that child was going to grow up to be and that that name would genuinely reflect him and his life). The "character quality or qualities" were then encouraged and verbally reinforced while the child grew up, the reason behind that being, "You are what you profess to be" and "life and death are in the power of the tongue" - what other people say about us enough, over and over, we tend to believe, right? It's true that many people today can't say that their name says anything about them at all, and they can find no relation between what they were named and meaning behind it. Well, that's because the "meaning in a name" eventually became less relevant as years passed and cultures diversified, and less important as tool in naming their children. In recent decades (at least the ones I've personally lived through) parents tend to "pick a name" for their children because they "like it" - "it's pretty" or "it's currently popular" or "it's different" or "it flows well with the last name," etc... and is not really based on any meaning the name has in order to give their child a "meaningful namesake" (except in the case of naming sons after their fathers).

In my life, God has always been there in the background, working in different ways that formed the basis for who I am today (even when I didn't acknowledge Him). And the meaning behind my name (and how I got it) only became "more proof of that" to me. During my "research" I remembered something my mom had told me a long time ago (when I was a child or pre-teen): that her and my dad were not originally going to name me "Lorri Marie," that they had planned to name their first daughter "Deborah Ann" (apparently my dad really liked the nickname "Debbie" for a girl; but that went to my sister, born later!) Well, a year before I was born, my maternal grandma had a "menopause baby" at age 44 or 45 - a baby girl who did not survive - she died a couple of weeks after she was born. My grandma had named her "Lorrie Marie." So when my parents had me a year later, my mom wanted to name me after her sister who died, and my dad agreed to it.

And it all became clear to me that although my parents "planned" to name me Deborah Ann, God had a different name picked out for me before I was born. I won't go into the very cool things about my middle name or how my own life makes it a very appropriate and fitting name for me, as well. But the point is, I am now very proud of my name, because it has a very wonderful meaning, and unknowingly, I spent my lifetime living up to its namesake ... I have truly been "Victorious" and "Victorious in Spirit" (an "overcomer"), and true to 2 of the specific character qualities below, I had "high endurance" and have been "resolved and brave" throughout my life (though sometimes barely, I will admit!) God had a part in giving me my name, and He also had a part in the reason I was able to "live up to it." So take time to look into the "deeper things" when you hear someone else's name. Research it for them, and give them something good and positive to know about their namesakes. Here's what I wanted share about my name ... and all you others name "Lorri" - no matter the spelling - can be proud and live up to your name! :-)

From the Latin root "Laura;" Feminine form of "Lawrence"

Literal Meaning: "Crown of Laurel Leaves"
Natural Meaning: "Victorious"
Spiritual Meaning: "Victorious in Spirit"

A crown of laurel leaves is bestowed upon the winner of a race (the one who is victorious)

Research into the characteristics of this namesake:

- Believes in doing her best
- Has a high endurance
- Is not jealous of competitors or those who excel
- Is polite, refined and well-spoken
- Is warm and sincere with her family
- Greatness is in her looks; resolved and brave
- Is quick-witted and often very clever
- Is a woman of many virtues
-- lme  2/26/2011
This could also be a nickname for Taylor, if she decides she wants to go by something a little more feminine.
-- Anyechka  6/19/2011
Lori Lansens is a Canadian author of "The Girls" and "The Wife's Tale".
-- Anonymous User  5/16/2012
Lori Grimes is a character on the show "The Walking Dead". She is lead character Rick Grimes' wife. Played by Sarah Wayne Calles. One of my favorite TV shows!
-- THErockLady  7/19/2012
Can also be used as a nickname for Delores, as is the case with my great aunt. This name is also used in Germany, that's where my great aunt is from.
-- THErockLady  7/19/2012
I like my name growing up and still to this day I have only known 1 other girl named Lori. It could have something to do with where I live and maybe that plays a part in how people name their kids because that other Lori I knew was not from around here. That's what I like- I don't have a name that is that common around here. And about girls named Lori are ugly that is just someone's opinion. I have met ugly girls with pretty names. And about the Lori's being ugly that could be the farthest from the truth because I am not ugly - completely the opposite. A name can't make you ugly or pretty.
-- LoriBeth15  12/28/2012
This is the name of one of my nieces. I like that it isn't very popular nowadays, as I dislike overused names. (My niece is older than I am! All of my nieces are) I love it.
-- Ruta Graveolens  2/1/2013
I love the name, the way it sounds- cute and pretty. There are other ways you can spell it, like laurie, Lori, lorri, and lorie. I remember I first heard it when I was watching halloween and I fell in love with the name :)
-- cccake15  4/14/2013
My name is actually Lauren and I like it, but it's a little too common among women my age (I'm in my late 20s and so far I've met at least 12 more Laurens). So I go by Lori. It has a retro feel and is more unique nowadays. I'm not sure I would use it as a name by itself, but it's definitely a beautiful short form for Lauren, Lorelei, Lorraine, Lorena, etc. I only like it spelled "Lori", though. "Lorri" makes me think of a lorry (truck) and the e in "Lorie" doesn't make much sense.
-- Anonymous User  6/7/2013
The name Lori was given to 98 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/18/2013
My name is Lori Ann and I was born in '59. I have known very few Lori's my age, never any older, always 10 to 15 years younger. Funny, because I don't remember any little Lori's when I was growing up. I have never really been fond of my name but the older I get the more I like it. I've always told myself, I'm lucky! I could have been a Robin - my Dad's choice. Definiately don't like Robin for a girl. I agree the name Lori is kinda girly, but then I guess I kinda am.
-- loriski8  8/5/2013
I was also born in 1959, my full name is Lori Lynn. My mom wanted to name me after my grandfather, Loren, but at the time Loren was only a boy's name so she changed mine to Lori to make it feminine. I grew up with a neighbor that was 3 years younger named Lori Ann. I think that since our first names were the same, she also used her middle name. I did not know any other Lori's growing up. As an adult, I've had two friends named Lori and one named Laurie.

In honor of my grandfather, I named my youngest daughter Loren. She has only met one other female with that spelling (she's 22 now).

I love my name!
-- LoriHouse  7/23/2014
Lori Grimes is the wife of Rick Grimes in Robert Kirkman's comic book series, The Walking Dead, as well as in the AMC's television adaptation of the series.
-- gh1995  12/14/2013
As a Lori, I'm really tired of people saying "Oh, Lori from Walking Dead!" when they first meet me. It's a pretty name and I love it because it's short, unique, and has a ring to it, I just wish people would stop saying "I thought you were dead! Where's Rick?"
-- Anonymous User  8/12/2014

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