Since the eponymous character of the last film I reviewed shared a name with me, I have been reflecting on my favourite namesakes. Luc Besson’s Lucy places fifth on this list, and others don’t even get a look-in (Sandra Bullock’s stalkery Lucy in While You Were Sleeping, or vivacious Lucys in Dracula and Sense and Sensibility)
5. Lucy in Lucy starts off as kind of a flake in faux-fur, but she gets better.
4. Lucy, the ‘girl with kaleidoscope eyes’ in the sky with diamonds in the Beatles song, which may not (only) be a drug reference after all. Number #4 is the ancestor of #5, since Lucy in Luc Besson’s film is named for the Australopithecus skeleton found in Ethiopia, which was named after the Beatles song.
3. Lucille Ball’s Lucy Ricardo in I Love Lucy: a lovable troublemaker
Lucy, you got some ‘splainin to do…
2. Lucy van Pelt in Snoopy: delightfully perceptive and excellently angry
And my favourite:
1. Lucy Pevensie in the Chronicles of Narnia. This wonderful little girl discovers Narnia through the wardrobe and befriends a faun. She later helps install a new prince, then has adventures at sea with a large talking rat.