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The pronunciation sounds like how we pronounce Louis.
I can't imagine this name on anyone under 40. It's just as dated as Vivian.
This is my first name along with both of my grandmother's, it goes along really well with my first name, Aubrey, and is classy and elegant at the same time, love it!
This name looks a lot more quality when used as a first name! Most names who are too often used as middle names, just losing their charm and beauty! Louise is a good name as a first name, but as middle name it's becoming boring!
I love it as a middle and first.
My middle name, though I think it's pretty as a first name.
My hyphenated name. Very pretty, elegant first and middle name, it’s unusual as a first name, but traditional as a middle name, which is just as good as being unusual.
I would love to use this as a daughters middle or hyphenated first name.
Just read something and it says that Louise is one of the most common middle names, which I did not know about.
Old lady name!
Love this as a main name.
I work with a Louise in her mid 60s. Nice lady, but this kind of ruined the name here!
Update: I don’t really care about how common names are anymore, lol.
I love my first name so much more now but Louise is still one of my favourite names.
I am so happy I have this as my middle name and also, it is apparently quite modern here in England but it isn’t very modern-ish.
This is probably my favourite part of my name, I am Amy Louise Charlotte but I find that Louise is more “uncommon” than my first name, otherwise I’d like my first name more.
This is my first middle name or second. I think it's nice but somehow instantly think of the word 'loo' but it is still a pretty and nice name.
This is my grandmother's middle name, and her mother's first name.
There's also Louise from Bob's Burgers.
Louise is a very cute name!
I love Louise (and am perhaps a little biased as it's my own middle name). While it does sound a bit old fashioned, it has a sense of grace and refinement to it. To some it may sound like it belongs on a Little House on the Prairie character, but I don't think that's a bad thing. It sounds strong, but also beautiful. Louise is someone who has her life together.
Lovely.
Louise is a popular name in France.
Cute name.
This is a very, very recent love of mine. I used to steer clear of Louise because I perceived it to be very "dated" (i.e. old). However, I recently encountered a woman my age, maybe a bit younger (mid-20s), with Louise as her first name, and suddenly it became... fresh. Especially as a first name!

Louisa is very nice, as well, though a little "fancier."
Louise is a very lovely name. Don't ruin it by calling her Lou or Lulu.
Louise is Ruby’s best friend on the children’s show Max and Ruby.
Blayke Louise Busby is the daughter of “Out Daughtered” Stars Adam and Danielle.
In 2018, 80 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Louise who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 332nd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
This is an old woman's name. I worked with a girl named Louise in her 20's and the name just didn't suit her. She was laid back and free-spirited. She was more like a Jenna than a Louise.
Loulou is also a pet form worth noting, it is used in both English and French.
Please please find another name or at least use it as middle name or with an at the end.
I’ve never much liked this name; I feel like it’s been overused too much (even if it isn’t popular now) and it’s not that pretty anyway. But I can see it making an okay middle name.
I love names that sound a bit more old, like Edith, Louise, Ann, and such. Especially Louise, plus she can be Lulu or Lou.
I love my name, Louise. I am in my 60s and I still like it. My grandmother was Louisa, and my daughter and grand daughter have Louise as a second name. Thanks Mum and Dad.
The name Louise was given to 309 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Louise are female.
The name Louise was given to 240 girls born in the US in 2015.
I love this name because of Bob's Burgers.
My name and I like it very much. I have only met one other Louise in my life, so it is very unique. Mine is a very pretty name: Louise Marie. My sisters are named Jean and Joan, and I was supposed to be Jacqueline. But, my father, Joe, put his foot down! My maiden name sounds French, so Louise Marie was it. Lou, Lulu, Lulu-belle, Weezie, Weez, Weezer, Weezir, it's all good, so long as it is not Lousie! (PS my late husband's name was Louis--what fun that was!)
Czech pronunciation is "law-EE-se".
I hate this name. It is my most hated girls name. It is so old-fashioned and boring.
I have always hated my name; never felt like it suited me. My parents named me after all the Louisa's in our family but wanted my name to be a little different. It always felt to me like the name was too "ladylike" for me, I'm a bit of a tomboy. But now that I am in my 60's I am starting to feel more comfortable with my name... except when I am called "Louis" at the doctor's or other places where you have to write your name on a call list. The US government even sent me paperwork for the selective service because THEY thought I was a male!
W's daughter just gave birth to another daughter whom she named Poppy Louise. I think we will see this name become popular again, for a little while. I would love to, just ONCE, find a coffee mug, t-shirt, poster, something with my name on it... one time, when I was looking for a shirt with Louise on it, at Macy's in S.F., in the '70's, the clerk told me my name was too old fashioned so it wouldn't be there. My heart sunk... I wanted to be like the popular names but now... I kind of like being unique. No one forgets my name nor confuses me with one of the other Sarahs, Katies, Chris's, Jennifers, Mary Annes, Janices, Emiliys, Ashleys, Erins, Elizabeths, Sandras... you get my point. Thanks for letting me share... that felt good.
This name runs in my family. My ancestor, Louis, brought our family over to America over a hundred years ago. My grandmother, Linda, has Louise, the feminine form of Louis, as a middle name, which she passed down to my mother, Traci. I was supposed to have this middle name as well, but my middle name is Kate. If I have a daughter, her middle name will be Louise and if a boy, his middle name will be Louis. Sounds cheesy, I know, but I want to pass down both of these names.
The name Louise is so cool and classy! :DD.
Very nice sounding and classy name:-) Only prob is that it rhymes with words like cheese, fleas, sneeze, and bees.
Lulu is a cute nickname for Louise!
It's weird that the name Louise is not up there for Italian because I am Sicilian, and I have inherited my middle name from a long line of Sicilian women.
Louise Belcher is a character on the animated sitcom "Bob's Burgers."
The name Louise was extremely popular in the first few decades of the 20th century in France, but became relatively uncommon in the 60's and 70's. It received a comeback beginning in the mid 80's and is now very popular once again.
Despite being very popular at one point in the US, the name Louise has since fallen out of the top 1000. It was only given to 152 baby girls in 2012.
Louise Beavers was an African-American film and TV actress.
Aw, this isn't even in the top 1000 anymore! That's kind of sad. I like this name, I can't really find a good reason why, I just like the way it sounds. And it's a good middle name for Marie.
Louise (1875-1906) was the daughter of King Frederik VIII of Denmark and his wife Louisa.
Louise (1771-1843) was the daughter of King Christian VII of Denmark and his wife Caroline.
Louise (1797-1797) was the daughter of King Frederik VI of Denmark and his wife Marie Sophie.
Louise (1724-1724) was the daughter of King Christian VI of Denmark and his wife Sophie. She died young.
Her younger sister was also named Louise (1726-1756), named after her older deceased sister.
Louise (1750-1831) was the daughter of King Frederik V of Denmark and his wife Louise of Great Britain.
Louise (1460-1460) was the oldest daughter of King Louis XI of France and his wife Charlotte.
Louise (1725-1751) was the youngest daughter of King George II of Great Britain and his wife Caroline. She later married King Frederik V of Denmark & Norway.
I've always found the name Louise a bit snobbish, even as a middle name, and it's a bit of a filler these days, anyway.
Louise (Marie) was also the name of another daughter of King Louis XV of France and his wife Maria Karolina.
(Marie) Louise was the daughter of King Louis XV of France and his wife Maria Karolina.
Louise (1867-1931) was the oldest daughter of King Edward VII of the UK and his wife Alexandra of Denmark.
Louise of Orleans (1812-1850) was the oldest daughter of King Louis Philippe I of France and his wife Maria Amalia of Neaples and Sicily. She later married King Leopold I of Belgium and was the mother of King Leopold II of Belgium.
Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939) was the daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Louise of Valois (1515-1517), oldest daughter of King Francis I of France and his wife Claude of Brittany. Died young.
Louise Lasser (born 1939 in New York City) is an American actress.
Louise Brooks (born 1906 in Cherryvale, Kansas) was an American dancer and silent film actress.
It is tired and dull as a middle name, but I love it as a first name. Louise is sleek, sophisticated, and feminine without being a bit frilly.
Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a French-born American sculptor.
Personally, I say it as Loo-EES!
Lovely name but I wouldn't use it as my child's name... but I like it! Maybe as a middle name... reminds me of a polite young lady.
Not very feminine sounding to me.
Because it's my middle name I see it as a middle name - it really goes with almost anything.
I was named after an Ada Louisa.
I don't like the "loo" or the "eez." Louisa is a softer, more elegant name, as is Eloisa (eh-lo-ee-sa, as I pronounce it).
Louise Wener was the vocalist in the band Sleeper. She is now a writer.
I actually rather like this, but could never use it because two members of my family have it as a middle name and I know lots of other people who have it as theirs as well! It seems to have been very popular as a middle name in the 1980s! I also knew several Louises at school. Not that it would put me off particularly, it's just that it's a bit over-used.
I don't like this name, it's actually quite ugly. The 'lou' part is an informal way of saying toilet which is quite horrible to have in a name and the 'weez' sound reminds me of something quite obvious. Sorry but this is all I can think when I hear this name!
I named my four year old Louise, after my mother. I think it's a splendid, old fashioned name.
This is my friend's name. I quite like it but I think it is a bit boring. She doesn't like it because it is quite common. If this was my name I would probably shorten it to Lulu, which sounds far more unique and fun.
Tired as a middle name, lovely as a first name.
My name is Louise, and what annoys me is how Louise is almost always used (well, in the cases I have heard it) as a middle name, or even double-barreled in a first name. I like my name, and would like it to be heard more often as a first name. :)
I love this name. I think it's very versatile and can be used for people of any personality, age, or social status. It's also very beautiful. It has a great meaning and Louise Brooks is a wonderful namesake.
Louise Renée de Quérouaille (or Kérouaille) (1649-1734), from a gentry family of Britanny in France, was a mistress of Charles II of England, who created her Duchess of Portsmouth.
It's very pretty, I admit, but the expression "Jeez Louise" has ruined it for me. :( Louisa is nice, though!
If you asked anyone born in and around 1990, you'll find a bloody lot of girls with the middle name Louise. It's ridiculous, hence I'm not overly fond of it.

I've two cousins with the name Louise, and I really don't think it's that lovely. She does shorten it to Lulu, so I get the feeling she doesn't like it that much either.
My best friend's little sister is called Lucille Louise. I think that combination is very pretty, but I'm not really a fan of "Louise" for a first name. I personally like "Louisa" better.
This name is borne by American actress Louise Lasser (born April 11, 1939). She's best known for playing the title role in the controversial 1970s daily soap opera parody "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman", roles in several once-husband Woody Allen's films, as well as an infamous episode of "Saturday Night Live", on which she broke down during a skit and refused to continue.
Jean Louise Finch is the proper name of Scout Finch in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird".
Lady Sovereign´s real name is Louise Harman, born 19 December 1985, Neasden, England, UK.
Yeah it's my middle name too. I hear it pretty much everywhere, I have friends and aunts and cousins and the like with it as a middle name. Classic names seem to be the go for middle names.
Louise Brooks (1906-1985) was a famous actress known for her iconic jet-black bob.
In Dutch, it's pronounced loo-EEZ-uh.
This is my middle name, too. I think it's an OK name and was pleased to find out it was French as I love French names.
I think Louises tend to be sweet, elegant and natural.
My middle name is Louise. I've always thought of it as a middle name, loads of people have it.
I like this name, I find it sophisticated. I prefer it to Louisa.
This is my name and I love it. When I was younger I didn't like it and wanted to change it but I think I've grown into it and it suits me.
A charming, pretty name with real class!
I love this name. I used to think it was plain, but now I think it is probably the one of the best names you could get, unlike the modern and crappy ones that were wildly invented.
There is a very pretty lake in the Canadian Rockies called Lake Louise.
I agree with the above: it is everyone's middle name, including mine! I know at least 7 people (just off the top of my head) with this as a middle name. But it works well with a lot of different first names, and flows well as a first name with a lot of other names too. I prefer this to my first name, although together they sound OK: Natalie Louise.
I knew a girl named Louise many years ago, she always was called Wheezy and no she didn't wheez or anything. I find this name a bit plain.
Queen Elizabeth II's son Prince Edward named his daughter Louise.
Louise is my middle name. I was named for my mother. I never cared for the name Louise, until I learned that it meant "Battlemaiden". My first name, Kathleen, means "pure". As a Christian who believes in prayer and spiritual warfare, I like having a combined name that means "Pure Battlemaiden". I think it is divine providence.
This is my name and I must say it's kind of boring, but it will do.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Louise here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
My first name is Louise. Lots of my friends' middle names are Louise, but it dosen't matter because not many people I know have the first name. ;) Yay!
Louise Mandrell is Barbara Mandrell's youger sister and an amazing country singer. She was quite big in the 1980s.
Common in the Netherlands. You could say it is also a Dutch name. [noted -ed]
This is my cousin's name and it really suits her but I think it is nicer for a middle name like my sister Kayleigh Louise. For a first name the variant Louisa is better for a girl.
A famous bearer is French artist Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911).
Not very pretty as a first name.
Louise is derived from Ludwig, which means "famous warrior."
This is my mum's first name as well as the middle names of my Aunt Karen and her daughter Bethany and the middle name of my neice Brenna. I plan on using this as a middle name for one of my own girls some day.
Lollo is a common pet name in Sweden.
Louise Jefferson was George's wife on the T.V. show "The Jeffersons." It was a spin-off of "All in the Family." Louise was played by Isabel Sanford. George called her Weezy.
This is really common a middle name. My middle name is this and is the middle name of a lot of my friends. I guess it just sounds good as a middle name. That's why my middle name is Louise. It sounds good!
Madonna's middle name is Louise.
Louise de Coligny, one of the 4 wifes of William of Orange, the ancestor of the house of Orange-Nassau.
There are 2 young princesses who bear this name.
- Princess Louise of Belgium, the daughter of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire.
- The Lady Louise, daughter of the Duke Edward of Kent and his wife (member of the British Royal house)
This my name. I never really thought it was cool but no one else really has it. :D
My middle name. A bit on the boring side, but it does the job.
A beautiful, classic name. None of this made up crap you get nowadays!

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