Luna Violet....Too far out or manageable?

(109 Posts)
Welly558 Tue 19-Feb-13 22:43:42

Hello!
We decided tonight that we both love the name Luna. We think it is beautiful. It means moon but is also associated with magic and madness which is an idea we think is very cool ha.
Possibly will team it with Violet as a middle name as this was initially top of our girls list.
Keeping names and gender(once we find out in two weeks) a secret so can't ask for friends opinions so what do you guys think?
I myself have an unusual name (first middle and maiden name) and usually suffered from awkward spelling and mispronunciation due to this, tended to be known by a nickname til my mid teens. However this shouldn't be an issue with Luna as its pretty straightforward. Plus I now love my name and appreciate the fact I know nobody else with it, and never have!
So opinions please on Luna possibly followed by Violet. Mental or quirky?
Thanks!
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onedev Tue 19-Feb-13 22:49:24

I love it but would never have the nerve personally as its a bit too out there for me grin

Go for it if you want to!

sukysue Tue 19-Feb-13 22:53:19

It's gorgeous and so original.

Gimmeechocolate Tue 19-Feb-13 22:54:13

I think the two names go nicely together and it sounds very pretty.

Go for it!

AlwaysWashing Tue 19-Feb-13 22:55:06

Love it! grin Go for it! It's not crazy just unusual.

MyBoysHaveDogsNames Tue 19-Feb-13 22:55:13

I love it. I am drunk though.

MerylStrop Tue 19-Feb-13 22:56:43

I like Luna
(though shades of Harry Potter)
I like Violet

Don't like them together

reminds me of Parma Violet, Ultra Violet

It sounds lovely but... sounds like mamas and papas puschair.

Its definately nice though i think you should go for it.

drjohnsonscat Tue 19-Feb-13 22:58:33

I can't get beyond Luna tic. Sorry.

Welly558 Tue 19-Feb-13 23:03:55

Aw thank you lovely people. I agree, it is a bit out there onedev but we just wanted to check it wasn't too out there ha! We aren't huge Potter fans but have seen the films and now about Luna Lovegood. It sways us neither way, but she's a lovely character. I have considered the possible 'looney' references but I think maybe if we use it ourselves at home as a cheeky little nickname then perhaps if it is used as a negative by others, it'll be easier to brush off. Maybe that's just funny logic ha?!
Will be posting another thread shortly about boys names but so far have:
Dexter
Ezra
Jude
Samson
Jonah

Any you particularly like or any others of that or a Luna ilk you can think of?
Thanks for your words of advice and encouragement!
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Welly558 Tue 19-Feb-13 23:06:59

Ha yes, I have since learnt about the Mothercare prams! But we have a Quinny Buzz ha!
Yeah I know Lunatic/Looney may be an issue but hoping we'll raise a child with enough character to brush off or play up marvellously to it ha!
Haha that's initially what DH said, 'Parma violet' but not in a bad way. I had thought it sounded a bit like ultra violet...which I quite like actually!
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Welly558 Tue 19-Feb-13 23:07:31

Ugh mamas and papas. Obviously not learnt enough lol!

I do like Ezra for a boy i only know one and hes a lovely man.

TobyLerone Tue 19-Feb-13 23:08:56

It's nice, and not really 'out there' at all. It's becoming more popular.

Welly- its a lovely name though smile

YummyMummyFeelingFunny Tue 19-Feb-13 23:09:32

Really lovely name!

whatagreatname Tue 19-Feb-13 23:13:01

Love Luna Violet - I think they go well together

Like Dexter and Jude from the boys names

Welly558 Tue 19-Feb-13 23:20:31

Thank you. Just found out that our due date is a full moon too! Maybe it's fate?! Maybe it's going to be a boy and this means nothing ha.
Hubby loves Ezra and I like it along with Jude for its Biblical references. Dexter, I wasn't sure whether adults would think it was to do with Dexter the serial killer from the self titled show!
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Mrsambition Tue 19-Feb-13 23:46:33

Love it, Luna was one of out top choices... might get to use it down the line! I too have an original/quirky name, I think those of us like this tend to think outside the box anyway as we know it's kinda cool to have a name that no one else has. Go for it & your right not to tell the family circle as this can be really off putting, we're not telling my dh's parents until we have officially named DC as they criticise everything!!

pigletpower Wed 20-Feb-13 00:01:21

We have a Dexter [who was born before the show started] and tbh nobody has ever mentioned the serial killer [to our faces anyway!] haven't met another one in our neck of the woods yet thank god.Coincidentally Ezra was our second choice. Anyway Dexter is a good guy serial killer!

pigletpower Wed 20-Feb-13 00:02:18

We have a Dexter [who was born before the show started] and tbh nobody has ever mentioned the serial killer [to our faces anyway!] haven't met another one in our neck of the woods yet thank god.Coincidentally Ezra was our second choice. Anyway Dexter is a good guy serial killer!
Luna Violet is fabulous by the way.You must use it!

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 00:10:55

Thank you. Yes my sister has four unusually named children and after the first one and the reaction to the name, they decided to keep the other three names a secret til birth. Nobody can mock your cute little babies name to your face. I know most of our friends and DH's siblings will find it very amusing, but you get used to things don't you?
Yes as serial killers go, Dexter is a good egg ha! We've only recently got into it but have liked it since a child as we had a neighbour called Dexter.
We really wanted something different to the norm. As I am half African we had hoped to give an African middle name for my relatives to use but I think it'll be too much now. I intend on giving all the children my maiden name as a family middle name(when I married I took my husbands name and use my surname as a middle name, as my dad had no sons). It's an African surname and I think will hopefully keep them in touch of their African roots and heritage. That way it can be passed on. It's very important to me.
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I'm happy to be a sole voice of dissent. It's terrible, honestly. Utterly dreadful. Not a real name.

Will be mocked mercilessly. You might get away with it if you live next to Glastonbury Tor and knit your own teepee.

Otherwise, no.

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 00:30:46

Ha! Thanks for your constructive input. It is definitely a real name.
Fullstop Balaclava I consider to not be a name for a child. But it's definitely a name. Luna is a Latin name and means moon. Violet is obviously the flower, which has been used as a girls name for many moons(no pun intended).
I appreciate you dislike it though. So thank you for that. One definite no out of several comments I can cope with.
As for your stereotypes, bang on petal! I am also a feminist vegan with a penchant for nude dancing at stone circles =) mind my flailing breasts!
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TheSmallerPenguin Wed 20-Feb-13 00:39:12

I have to agree with MerylStrop. I like them individually, but together it just makes me think Parma Violet. It's the ...a before the violet I think.

Parma Violets are possibly the most disgusting excuse for a sweet that's ever been invented. But if you happened to like them how? it maybe wouldn't be such a bad connotation.

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 00:47:31

It's interesting two people have come up with that link. Not to mention hubby ha. I do actually really love Parma Violets lol! But it's something to consider, whether I think, whilst at the moment its fine, it'd be an irritating reference over time or not. Thanks for that!
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livingzuid Wed 20-Feb-13 03:20:53

Just chiming in awake at a ridiculous hour thanks to chronic insomnia in 1st trimester - I love the name Violet (if we are having a girl we are calling her Daisy). Luna I am not so sure on but at least it's not a fruit - would you switch them round and have Luna as a middle name?

The first thing I thought when I saw Dexter was mass murderer, although he is a cool character! Ezra, Sampson or Jonah sounds like he's Amish tbh and could again be left open to ridicule from the kids - depends on where you live? Somewhere like London or Brighton no one would bat an eyelid but if you're from my home town which is in the middle of nowhere it's a different matter. Jude is a very nice name.

It makes me sad that I have to think about playground behaviour when selecting a name for ours sad

flopsy1974 Wed 20-Feb-13 06:27:47

Luna Violet is a lovely name, and goes well together smile

Matildaduck Wed 20-Feb-13 06:35:54

Not for me. Love violet but luna is too way out.

What if she wants to be a serious adult? Dr luna violet xxx or judge luna..

Snog Wed 20-Feb-13 06:40:02

Nice names but don't sound good together in my opinion

ripsishere Wed 20-Feb-13 06:47:03

TBF, who ever uses both names together anyway?
OP, FWIW I think Violet is a lovely name. Luna? not. It is fine for you thinking you'll give her enough spirit to stand up to people piss taking, but what about if she's a properly shrinking violet.
Can't you use an African name instead? my BF at school was called Femi. I know that names are particular to certain countries so that may not be a goer.

LexiLexi Wed 20-Feb-13 08:02:49

I've been involved in sifting CVs and the selection process for two big companies. Although it shouldn't do, names do get commented on and form part of the overall first impression. Thankfully both companies were equal opportunity but I'm sure many, particularly smaller firms, aren't. I think Violet is lovely, but I'm not so sure about Luna, for me it has too many connotations with Lunatic.

wiltingfast Wed 20-Feb-13 08:24:46

I'm another no, would never use it myself due to the madness angle. Plenty of scope in life for kids to have problems without throwing in obvious ones imo. It is pretty though I can see why you like it.

Have you thought about Lola? Sounds similar and also v pretty.

MissMummy1 Wed 20-Feb-13 08:30:37

I LOVE it!!! My dd would have been a Luna if I had my own way (latin for moon - we are both sailors and everything we do is dictated by the moon) but dh vetoed it. sad I got it in as a middle name though! Most people love it. A few brave souls (mainly 70+ yr olds hmm ) have questioned our sanity... Violet is lovely too. Was on our list. As we have similar tastes it seems have you thought about Matilda? (name I was 'allowed' to use in the end!!)

GW297 Wed 20-Feb-13 08:57:27

I love Luna Violet!

I also like Dexter and Jude.

Branleuse Wed 20-Feb-13 08:58:33

I love it

Coconutty Wed 20-Feb-13 09:04:43

Frank lampards daughter is luna. I kinda like it.

momb Wed 20-Feb-13 09:08:08

Erm, wasn't Luna Lovegood in Hp named that becasue her parents were a bit 'out-there', and wasn't she called 'Loony Lovegood' throughout her school career?
I think it sounds really pretty as it rolls off the tongue but will be a lifetime of teasing for your daughter.

Baffledandbewildered Wed 20-Feb-13 09:37:45

I love it . Fantastic and pretty names go for it don't be swayed smile

eggso Wed 20-Feb-13 10:33:04

I love them both, individually. Luna brings feelings of the moon and darkness, then Violet makes me think of purple. Kind of just get ultra violet confused

They are beautiful names, I don't love them together though to be honest.

hatsybatsy Wed 20-Feb-13 11:00:45

love violet - hate luna

very odd when people come on here asking for opinions and then get snotty when some people don't like it....

OP herself has acknowledged the Luna tic issue - surely this is not something you would willingly impose in a small child (regardless of whether some WAG has also chosen the name.....)

Bonsoir Wed 20-Feb-13 11:17:28

Luna is a ghastly name. Don't do this.
Violet is very pretty.

Lafaminute Wed 20-Feb-13 11:19:03

Love Luna - but she will be Luna Tic.....also Violet is lovely and feminine

5madthings Wed 20-Feb-13 11:20:10

I like both names, violet was on my list for dd but dp said no because of charlie and the chocolate factory...

cavell Wed 20-Feb-13 11:37:34

I would feel sorry for any child named "Luna"..... she is so obviously going to be called "looney" at school - "Looney Smith" or whatever.
Maybe you assume she will be able to brush it off, but you haven't even met your child yet. What if she turns out to be the shy, sensitive type? Have it as a middle name if you like it, but don't set your child up for a lifetime of schoolyard bullying teasing.

TenthMuse Wed 20-Feb-13 11:37:54

Not getting the whole 'Parma Violets' thing, but it is making me think of some kind of newly discovered plant (a 'lunar violet'!). Luna is pretty but seems quite favoured by celebrities at the moment (e.g. Frank Lampard and Uma Thurman's new baby is known as Luna); suspect it may be getting more common (124 born in 2011, according to ONS). And it does presuppose an artistic, slightly alternative person - not sure how it would work on a sensible lawyer/accountant type!

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 11:41:12

More than happy to hear peoples opinions. Being the reason I posted. Hoped for simple 'Love it' or 'Not for me really.' Or 'not together personally'. If you read the thread you'll see I am welcoming of polite objections and its interesting to see what connotations others come up with that we missed.
However when your opinion is just rude and,frankly,unecessary such as 'ugh its vile.its not a real name.just no.*insert ridiculous stereotype here*.you are inflicting negative things upon your unborn child(probably the most offensive and ridiculous)' then its really not constructive.
In my year at school we had an Ellen and a Dominic(if we think being rude is fine then in my opinion I find both these names entirely dull). They are both traditional and conventional names. These children were called Smellen and DomiDick.
As for the WAG comment.Until posting on here I had no idea about that. It isn't the sort of thing I'd know or be swayed by either way. Not everyone is ruled by celebrity. I'd be more inclined to move away from a name if it were to be used by a high profile 'celebrity' and was considered 'trendy and popular'.
We can cope with the odd 'Looney/Lunatic' comments. We are from a family full of character and creativity. I'd be very surprised if this didn't rub off on and was built into our child. Plus they would have a conventional middle name should they really struggle as they get older or ,heaven forbid, become a serious person!
Yup,I think we are decided. Thanks for the input everyone!
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Sashapineapple Wed 20-Feb-13 11:44:11

Luna is a very popular name in Spain and not 'out there' at all imo, we hear it all the time and it's lovely. Not keen on Violet as a middle name to go with it though, the two don't flow well together.

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 11:48:04

Ha yes I have also since found out about Uma Thurmans child(very long name!) but its a nickname yup?
I think its a name that could be classic too with its Latin roots. Dr Luna ... if its good enough for Dr Pixie of Embarrassing Bodies haha!
We know a family with the surname Loonie. Naturally this was their nickname. It was never said out of ridicule.
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Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 11:55:28

Yeah I've heard it was popular in Spain. We have French roots...what about Lunette?Not sure,its just come to me ha.
Maybe we'll give Violet a rethink?
Matilda is a lovely name but we already have a Mathilda in the immediate family!
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Sashapineapple Wed 20-Feb-13 12:10:06

Yeah it's really super popular here. Lunette doesn't sound nice, it's a bit Waynetta iyswim.
What about Gabrielle/a? That works really well with French, Latin and English accents.

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 12:14:41

Haha oh gosh Waynetta!I shall steer clear.Oh can you imagine had I gone for that?!Gabrielle is a pretty name but its too fussy with a middle name,a family surname and then the surname ha!Hopefully this child will enjoy spelling.We'd thought Violet would be good as it can be pronounced the French way too.x

memphis83 Wed 20-Feb-13 12:16:09

I know a Luna Poppy. Has never been called loony, loon etc.
Lunette sounds like a brand of tampon though.

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 12:23:44

Ha yes lets rule Lunette out!Thinking out loud like a tit.
Luna Poppy is pretty. Pleased to know not all children/people sway to the Looney etc when its a name used in practice.x

steppemum Wed 20-Feb-13 12:26:05

sorry, I really don't like it.
For me it isn't just that you can make it into Lunatic, on its own it sounds like an abbreviation of Lunatic.

I love most of your boys names, (love Ezra - dh wouldn't use it!) and I like Violet.
I think there are so many great names out there, I wouldn't want this one.

Sorry, not being rude, being honest because you asked.

Sashapineapple Wed 20-Feb-13 12:26:14

You could just swap them around, Violet Luna sounds better. I had forgotton about the two surnames, they do that here too but generally only use one of them day to day. On official forms is usually the only time both surnames (and middle names) are used.

Sashapineapple Wed 20-Feb-13 12:26:38

*forgotten

49CremeEggs Wed 20-Feb-13 12:27:26

Sorry, Luna Violet sounds like a nightclub to me.

I love both names individually, but not together.

i think its beautiful i am going with Willow Skye for bump if a girl i love nature names though smile

I like both names but as some have already sugested not keen on them together.....but how often do you say both together anyway!

One of our weims is called Luna. If it wasnt for her it would be dd3s name --if i had got it past dh--grin.

I love your boys names Dexter and Ezra best. Have you thought about Elijah? I love this name but Dd1 is Elizabeth and sometimes goes by Eliza(family only) so we cant use itsad.

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 13:05:26

Don't worry. I don't think it's rude to offer me your opinion. That's what I want! I was just saying in my previous rant, there's no need for people to be utterly vile. It's definitely a name that is marmite.
In spain they do that? excellent. Yeah I think we'll only use DHs surname on a daily basis and have the other used for official documents. That's what I chose to do when I married which I think my dad(father of two married daughters) appreciated. Switching it is a good idea if we chicken out!
Willow is very pretty. I love nature names too. Although Luna never appeared on our list initially. Oddly enough they were all older names.
I think boys names, it'll be Dexter or Ezra.
Ha a nightclub! That's hilarious!
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MoppingMummy Wed 20-Feb-13 14:13:19

I love Luna and love Ezra!

Go for it!

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 17:25:57

Thank you MoppingMummy. I think I shall =)
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FairyJen Wed 20-Feb-13 17:33:34

Sorry but I just switched them round in my head violet Luna = violent loony??

You think it's nice and it is. BUT your child will NOT think its nice not at all when they hit school or when she is an adult and wants to be taken seriously.

Sorry

zingally Wed 20-Feb-13 17:38:46

I love Luna, but Violet does nothing for me. It's a very... harsh sounding name.

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 17:47:35

Hahaha I love Violent Looney =) Thats marvellous! Perhaps I'm just not that bothered about things that other people find offensive. Or maybe, I am more impressed with all you guys imaginative connotations. People around here aren't that imaginative, as lovely as our area is.
I think the reason I can get over it is because I have an usual name. I have several unusal names. And whilst I went with a nickname for a few years in my teens, it was mainly due to spelling confusion and mispronunciation, I would always introduce myself as 'I'm full name but most people call me nickname'. My real name now is what everyone calls me and I hate people still using my NN. It could have been ridiculed and twisted to fit some childish joke, as most names can, but it never was. Never ever. I don't think its a non serious name though. I think it could sound quite strong depending on the character.
Thanks for the input though. They prepare us. x

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 17:50:05

Thats interesting zingally. I hadn't thought of it as being harsh sounding before. My main concern for Violet was that it would be shortened to Lettie which I really dislike. Again, something to think about.
If not Violet, what names do people suggest as a middle name instead? I think I'm sort of stuck now ha!
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FairyJen Wed 20-Feb-13 17:52:53

Luna rose?

FairyJen Wed 20-Feb-13 17:53:42

Glad you appreciated violent loony btw I wasn't trying to be nasty! grin

ZolaBuddleia Wed 20-Feb-13 17:55:33

Love Ezra and Jonah.

BackforGood Wed 20-Feb-13 18:03:29

The point is, you might not be bothered at the idea of being named 'Looney', but your child might. Why do that to her ?
You are right, children often find things to twist and change that you might not have thought of, but you have now had this pointed out to you, so why would you want to give your daughter this name to carry around for the next 90 years, when there are hundreds of names out there that wouldn't so obviously lend themselves to such a nickname?

specialknickers Wed 20-Feb-13 18:13:19

I think it might just be me, but when I see those two names together, I transpose them and misread as "violent lunatic". I am a bit knackered though and dh has just called up to say that he's not going to get home to do bedtime so maybe that's a factor...

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 18:17:41

I'm not injecting my baby with crack. That would make me a bad mother, inflicting something truly heinous on them. (Neither am I calling them Fanny which is blatantly and only ever a vagina.) A name is a name. You grow with it, you can change it should you wish. We wanted to get the general consensus from here which has actually been positive-hurrah! So we're definitely going with it. I just wanted to make sure that the possible variations aren't too unkind. And they aren't. They're light-hearted and nothing we wouldn't use at home as a nickname. I call my nieces loons all the time! Because they're bat shit crazy for the most part but they find it hilarious =) For a start its a great word to say!
Ha no FairyJen, didn't think you were being nasty at all. Its amused me that one. I like Luna Rose. Will see what DH says.
Thanks for the input!
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First thought was Parma Violet but I love Luna Violet

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 18:18:48

Ah poor you SpecialKnickers =( Grab a bottle yourself!
No we've had one comment of Violent Looney which has tickled me something silly!
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specialknickers Wed 20-Feb-13 18:20:46

I would, but I'm 20 weeks pregnant... Hence the brain fug. Thanks though!

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 18:21:01

Thanks ineedtochange. Its very pretty we think. First name DH's eyes have lit up at. I love Parma Violets....yum yum! They could always call themselves Lou if they hugely objected too.
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nilbyname Wed 20-Feb-13 18:26:56

I have a Luna! We love it, she has 2 very traditional classic middle names, should she feel the desire to switch them when she becomes a QC grin.

I like Luna Violet.

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 18:32:41

Wheyhey nilbyname, finally someone who can tell me how it works in the real world! We love it =) And thats it, they can change it should they wish. How do you find the reaction of others to the name?
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Viviennemary Wed 20-Feb-13 18:35:51

Violet is a lovely name. But Luna. It's just dreadful. The teasing at school will be awful. Why saddle a child with a name like this. there is just no point.

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 18:50:14

Ok, VivienneMary, thats another entirely unhelpful comment. You dislike it. Invited and constructive comment.
To further your comment with the words 'dreadful', refer to it as saddling and saying there is no point is entirely unecessary, rude and is quite frankly, shocking me that from the comfort of people's computers they feel they can be so vile.
On this subject, there are lots of threads asking about names I dislike. The rule I work to is that if I dislike it and can say nicely that its not for me and perhaps even offer a similar alternative, I may comment. Otherwise, if I have nothing nice or constructive to say, say nothing at all.
If I ask for an opinion, I expect a polite opinion. I don't want people to only comment if they like the name. But consider this more of a poll. Perhaps that should have been made clear. A simple 'Yay or Nay' will suffice.
End of discussion ladies. Thank you to those who have had a constructive and helpful input, be it positive or negative.
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Viviennemary Wed 20-Feb-13 18:56:23

I apologise. But please do not take what I said as being rude or nasty. But you do have to consider implications of the name. I didn't think that was being rude. I am only saying the risk of name calling at school with such a name. It is a reality which must be taken on board.

Sashapineapple Wed 20-Feb-13 19:03:34

My DH just got home and I asked him about the name Luna and he loves it too. Really cool and beautiful, go for it. I really don't think it's the sort of name that kids will poke fun at, more people would remark on what a lovely unusual name it is iyswim.

nilbyname Wed 20-Feb-13 19:14:51

In RL everyone has been very positive, not that it matters to me.

I think loads of names invite ridicule, I am Louise. Louise please give me some cheese. Lou-weees, squeezy louiseee. Just saying even the most mundane name can get teased. Depends on the character of the child on how they handle it. I think my children will have strong characters and name calling will bother them very little grin

TepidCoffee Wed 20-Feb-13 19:23:47

Watch out for my flailing breasts grin

OP, you sound great! I'm sure a daughter of yours will have the flair to pull Luna off.

LentilAsAnything Wed 20-Feb-13 20:01:25

Luna is glorious! I am also a vegan hippy though! (Though not a nudey sort - I even change under a towel in the gym changing rooms.blush)
Not a huge fan of the Luna Violet combination, but I don't really think it matters what anyone else thinks!
Luna Aphrodite!
Luna Indigo
Luna Nefertiti
Luna Seraphina
Luna Blythe

<sprinkles hippy dust in her wake>

Good luck! Please update! smile

shoppingtrolley Wed 20-Feb-13 20:09:27

LOL MyBoysHaveDogsNames

dont like this sorry. Jude is nice though.

cherrycherry41 Wed 20-Feb-13 20:13:09

what about luna violette? (pr. vee-oh-let) sounds alot better and no associations with violet or parma violet xx

livingzuid Wed 20-Feb-13 20:16:37

Someone earlier raised a really good point about having a more traditional middle name for work which I had clean forgotten. Violet would work perfectly as a middle name and then your child can decide to use Luna or not use it as they want when they are older. It's fun to be creative with names. I work at an international company and was dealing with lots of travel across the organisation at one point. So many people don't use their first name at all unless it is just to book their flights and it was a giggle to see who was actually who. As an adult it really doesn't matter, it's kind of like using your maiden name at work.

I too have a French name and it got contorted into so many different things as a child I just ignored it after a while. DH is Dutch but has very English names (English mum) which the teachers and kids couldn't pronounce so he ended up being an Ellen which drove him and his mum mad - they had to use his middle name in school which was a bit more pronounceable! It wasn't until we lived in the UK that he finally was able to use his first name.

Children sadly will be mean, but I think they do just use the name as an excuse to pick on someone. If they want to be vindictive and bullying then they will find a reason no matter what the child is called. Same as some adults!

good luck :D

zippey Wed 20-Feb-13 20:24:00

Its all right I suppose, same as any other name. Luna is quite common now because of Harry Potter and the moon thing. Have you thought about calling her Moon Violet instead? Violet is also alright.

LentilAsAnything Wed 20-Feb-13 20:32:36

Or Soleil, meaning sun.

GreenEggsAndNaiceHam Wed 20-Feb-13 20:36:22

I love the name Luna Violet, wish I had thought of it. It's not often that I love a name, but this one I do. We liked Dexter for a boy too although I not sure if we would have gone with it in the end; we liked it because of the show so a bit odd. Also there are a lot of boys with x names around at the moment. Felix, max, Rex, dex, are all really popular where I am.

Kneedeepinshittynappies Wed 20-Feb-13 20:43:53

Love it, I'd have had a Luna if DH could be sold and violet was on the list but didn't quite make it. Not sure if you're cup of tea but we've chosen biba if we ever are blessed with another dd.

lucywiltshire Wed 20-Feb-13 20:50:13

Gorgeous name. Will become more popular I think as people like Frank Lampard have a Luna (and I read somewhere that the Beckhams wanted it for a daughter but then Frank had a daughter before them!). Love Dexter - ever since Dexter Fletcher in Press Gang which shows how old I am!

TheCatInTheHairnet Thu 21-Feb-13 00:01:29

This is the funniest baby name thread I've ever read. Note to OP, if you choose any name, there will always be someone who doesn't like it. But if you're going to be ever so slightly offended by that, don't ask on MN!!

Fwiw, I love the name, Luna, dislike the name, Violet (but love the shortened, Vi as its my BFF's mum's name) and am very glad a couple of people pointed out that reversing the names turned it into 'Violent Lunatic'!! grin

rockinhippy Thu 21-Feb-13 00:10:20

Love it smile

& of the boy choices, Ezra is by far my favourite - the others all a bit too common around here now

OrangeLily Thu 21-Feb-13 00:13:07

Ohhhhh I like it.smile

I almost don't want to like it because its so out there but I love it.

Even with the Harry potter connection.... Lynda's pretty cool and and such an individual it's Ok!

Matildaduck Thu 21-Feb-13 06:39:45

The cat..i agree she doesn't want to hear it! What she heard though is what people will think in real life.

She was rude about my comment about her child wanting to be a serious adult. Heaven forbid her child would want to be a doctor! hmm

MoppingMummy Thu 21-Feb-13 07:40:25

I really Luke the name Luna. Not at all been on Violet thought.

Viviennemary Thu 21-Feb-13 09:54:57

I thought that was the very reason people would ask on Mumsnet for a totally honest and frank opinion. I certainly wouldn't in real life say exactly what I thought of a name even if I thought it was absolutely dire. Or wouldn't even say I didn't like it. Still I offended the OP and apologised.

Welly558 Thu 21-Feb-13 10:21:10

Your apologies fine and naturally accepted.
Of course I want an opinion. It's just that I would never dream of being rude with my opinion! Which is what some of you have been. Questioning our characters for 'saddling' a child with a name,as though our intentions are to be cruel.
If you wouldn't deem it polite or ok to say in the real world, why is it ok to say it safely in front of your computer screen?
You'll see that I have been welcoming of the polite negative reactions and actually taken away what they've said.
I just found it amusing that Dr's and Lawyers are 'serious' people. You've obviously never met our family!
But if it's fine to be rude, then we'll have another Ruby or Lily or better yet an Ellie yawn. That way they can be whoever they want to be,which will inevitably be just like everyone else.

Wildt Thu 21-Feb-13 10:31:57

I love it!

MoppingMummy Thu 21-Feb-13 11:20:02

My dd1 has an unusual name. We love it, and especially love the fact she isn't another Isabella, Isabelle, Ella, Ellie or Evie...

OutsideOverThere Thu 21-Feb-13 11:24:41

I like Violet, sorry but Luna is quite pretty and also the name of a buggy - as has been pointed out I'm sure - and I'm not sure about the combination.

But if you love it then do it smile

farmersdaughter Thu 21-Feb-13 13:49:42

This has been one of the funniest baby name threads in ages.

Well Welly you have spirit!

I'm sure any daughter of yours will be able to pull of Luna Violet.

BackforGood Thu 21-Feb-13 13:59:34

Welly - because generally, people ask strangers on the internet their opinons, for that very reason - to find out what people really think, rather than the polite "er, well, it wouldn't be my choice" or "It's quite unusual, isn't it" comments people would get in real life, by asking their friends.
IMVHO Viviennemary wasn't rude at all - she was being open and honest with her thoughts. If you don't want that, then don't start a baby names thread asking what people think! confused

ladymia Thu 21-Feb-13 14:06:29

I think it's "dreadful" and if a footballer has called his child Luna it goes out of the "far out" category straight into the "what celebs name their kids" category. but I will adjust my answer to your "strict guidelines on how to answer a baby name thread"

It's not to my taste smile

Matildaduck Thu 21-Feb-13 14:41:26

Lady she said it's ok to be rude...

Therefore i would think god what a twat to call your dd that! :-) out loud i would say oh how unusual.

ResponsibleAdult Thu 21-Feb-13 14:52:00

Luna is a charming name. I know two, so it's not that unusual. Violet is pretty. However in a playground, as a combination of names it could become Violent Lunatic, you know how children are.
One or the other, not both together.

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