Luke: Classic yet Cool, or Dull and Boring?

(47 Posts)
PistachioTruffle Sun 25-Aug-13 18:34:58

What do you think?

I'm torn. Luke is DH's current favourite name, and probably my second favourite that we both agree on.

DH thinks it's a classic yet cool name, and though I like it I have the slightest feeling it might be a bit....dull.

DH also likes the Starwars connection, I'm less bothered about that!

So, what do we think? Opinions and alternatives welcome!

Classic and cool.

I'd class it as a good, sturdy name that won't date.

Leeds2 Sun 25-Aug-13 18:44:57

It wouldn't be my choice, but I don't think it will date. I don't think it is a very "strong" name, but nothing wrong with it. Prefer Luca.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sun 25-Aug-13 18:47:05

Dull and boring...sorry!

JoinTheDots Sun 25-Aug-13 18:51:21

Love it, classic timeless boys name.

Littlecherublegs Sun 25-Aug-13 18:52:15

Classic and cool, I really like it.

Also like Luca and Lucas - and Marc and Marcus!

Boonyjinkies Sun 25-Aug-13 18:56:25

It's nice. But not wildly exciting. Maybe a little 80s....

PinkParsnips Sun 25-Aug-13 19:00:05

I like it! Its on our list.

I like Lucas with Luke for short but it doesnt sound right with our surname which starts with a B.

That said, I actually think Luke is cooler as you hear Lucas so much these days.

sparkle3232 Sun 25-Aug-13 19:00:36

Luke is a lovely name - however if you think it's a tad dull, how about Luca or Lucas? or for off topic a bit - Lachlan or Lorcan or Logan?

OverTheFieldsAndFarAway Sun 25-Aug-13 19:03:17

Not dull or boring, love it. Cool Hand Luke springs to mind, a classic film in my mind. It's biblical so will always be a classic.

Hassled Sun 25-Aug-13 19:05:20

Cool. I'm thinking cowboy, ranch-hand sort of cool. Paul Newman when he was young.

PistachioTruffle Mon 26-Aug-13 18:45:41

Thank you for the input - Luca and Lucas both nice too, but don't sound quite right with our surname. I think perhaps I'm over thinking it a little!

RNJ3007 Mon 26-Aug-13 18:46:31

I love it... My Luke is 11 days old, so I am biased!

MiconiumHappens Mon 26-Aug-13 18:47:50

Classic and cool.......and you can do the "I felt your presents" joke at Christmas smile

MorphyBrown Mon 26-Aug-13 19:25:16

There are two threads at the moment asking if nice, traditional names are too 'boring'. This one and the Catherine one.

They're not boring. They're nice, proper names. They don't sound made up or stupid, they don't sound dated and they can't be ruined by some celeb using the name or a tv character with it because there are enough Lukes and Catherines out there that it won't be the first thing that springs to mind.

There are some bloody awful names being suggested on here of late. 'Unique' is not always good.

Iwantacat Mon 26-Aug-13 20:02:07

Boring!! I wouldn't choose it!

Bowlersarm Mon 26-Aug-13 20:03:20

Classic and cool. Lovely.

Babouche Mon 26-Aug-13 20:07:00

I like it.It fits any scenario,isn't embarrassing to shout across the park etc and isn't try hard

It's a family name for us, and I did consider using it, but it didn't go with surname (begins with L)

I think it's classic, and not used frequently enough to become common.

(my brother is a 1980 Luke and did get a bit fed up with the Star Wars connection, it wasn't why my parents chose it grin)

Bowlersarm Mon 26-Aug-13 20:09:06

Oh yes Babouche it fits the high court judge/tea maker scenario. A Luke could be either!

Sadie204 Mon 26-Aug-13 20:22:35

My brother (now 24) was nearly named Stephen but my dad changed it to Luke at the last minute as he was born with cold hands lol! It's also DH middle name so we're using it as a middle name if DC4 turns out to be a boy.

riskit4abiskit Mon 26-Aug-13 23:17:58

I love it, its on our boy list!

littlemog Mon 26-Aug-13 23:28:24

Gorgeous name. Love it. Every Luke I have ever taught has been really lovely too!

LauraChant Mon 26-Aug-13 23:29:38

Classic and cool.

Cloudkitten Mon 26-Aug-13 23:37:57

S'cool. Thumbs Up From Me.

goldenlula Tue 27-Aug-13 00:58:38

Lovely name, said as a mum to a 7 year old Luke! (Up until last September he was the only Luke in his school, but 2 older Lukes have now joined te school).

MummyBeerest Tue 27-Aug-13 01:15:53

Love Luke. Though Lucas is a good compromise.

The first

EnjoyEverySandwich Tue 27-Aug-13 10:54:51

Luke came back into fashion in the last quarter of the 20th century. Before then it had not been popular for a good few decades, so I would call it a cyclical name, rather than timeless. Out of the four Gospel writers, I'd say only Matthew has been constant in popularity. John and Mark have declined while Luke has risen.

LatinForTelly Tue 27-Aug-13 13:15:57

Cool and classic. Makes me think of Cool Hand Luke too.

squoosh Tue 27-Aug-13 13:18:30

It's nice enough but not massively exciting.

All the Lukes I know are lovely people though.

Saffyz Tue 27-Aug-13 20:11:34

Very nice classic name.

meditrina Tue 27-Aug-13 20:15:36

Classic. But not cool.

hawkmcqueen Tue 27-Aug-13 20:44:15

Classic and cool, due a comeback! Your son will make it cool anyway :-)

MadameJosephine Tue 27-Aug-13 20:53:03

Love it, much prefer it to either Luca or Lucas too

AmberDextrous Tue 27-Aug-13 20:58:17

It's on our boy names list!

littlemog Tue 27-Aug-13 20:59:08

I think it's a very cool name. Never met a Luke I didn't really like either!

EsTutMirLeid Tue 27-Aug-13 21:00:51

Classic and cool... Lovely name!

ProphetOfDoom Tue 27-Aug-13 21:21:29

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Frikadellen Tue 27-Aug-13 21:24:42

Dull common and always a utter know it all brat (and I have known 6 so far)

littlemog Tue 27-Aug-13 23:12:22

Dean and Colin are not even on the same page as Luke! OP don't listen! Luke is a gorgeous name - classy and classic and all Lukes are lovely.

It's official.

littlemog Tue 27-Aug-13 23:13:52

And I actually teach quite a few Tims too so that is also not in the same league as Dean and Colin.


MichaelBubleBath Tue 27-Aug-13 23:15:32

Cool hand Luke.

Lucky Luke.

I prefer Luca though as long as you do not live on the 2nd floor

Theironfistofarkus Tue 27-Aug-13 23:22:02

Another vote for not v exciting but fine. Hard to dislike but don't think could be classed as cool.

Lionchair23 Wed 28-Aug-13 17:28:02

Lovely classic name and prefer it to Lucas which I feel is very now.

littlemog Wed 28-Aug-13 17:53:49

Sad song Michael

macthecatsmum Thu 29-Aug-13 12:31:11

Hurrah for Morphy Brown! Although it is a touch racist-there is much to be said for the French ruling that names have to be 'proper' state regulated names. No stupid celeb made up names, nothing that will mortally wound kids at school nothing that they will want to change when they are old enough.(yes I'm looking at you Mr Bowie)
And my son is Luke. Well actually it's Lucien (ok a smidge pretentious, but he was luke at school, now he is grown up he has adopted his full name and loves it. Alexander though, fucking hates his name and tells everyone it's Lex.

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