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Leah as a sibling for Luke??

(30 Posts)
bridgieboo Mon 20-Jun-11 13:37:41

What pops to mind?

AMumInScotland Mon 20-Jun-11 13:39:18

grin - are they twins?

IndigoBell Mon 20-Jun-11 13:47:11

No Way! Unless your surname is Skywalker......

tammytoby Mon 20-Jun-11 13:47:46

What should pop to mind - they're both names that happen to start with an L...? Don't think they're that similar. (Don't like either personally but that wasn't your question smile)

BlueChampagne Mon 20-Jun-11 13:49:25

I'm with IndigoBell

MelinaM Mon 20-Jun-11 13:50:06

Not a fan of using the same letter for siblings, it's a bit matchy.

MsChanandlerBong Mon 20-Jun-11 13:52:01

Star Wars pops instantly to mind...

upahill Mon 20-Jun-11 13:53:13

I like it

bridgieboo Mon 20-Jun-11 13:56:13

Leah was my only girls name choice when I was pg with DS and as someone who never watched Star Wars,it didn't cross my mind when we chose Luke,that this would have an impact on Leah as a choice next time around.

DH,who was a Star Wars watcher says it doesn't matter,I'm not so sure!

MsChanandlerBong Mon 20-Jun-11 13:59:22

I'm not sure the Star Wars thing is necessarily a problem, but it is likely to be mentioned to you so if you want to use your preferred name you probably just need to be prepared!

And I know not everyone is a Star Wars fan (I certainly am not!) but they are really iconic films so I don't think you will ever escape it.

LetThereBeRock Mon 20-Jun-11 14:06:10

Star Wars of course. It's not a very nice name either imho.

pedalpants Mon 20-Jun-11 14:46:44

love the names and didn't think starwars

cat64 Mon 20-Jun-11 14:51:39

Message withdrawn

Isthreetoomany Mon 20-Jun-11 16:11:33

Personally I was put off Leah as I do not like the meaning of the name Leah (depends on whether the meanings of names matter to you though).

olddeuteronomy Mon 20-Jun-11 16:23:41

Isn't it Leia in star wars anyway?

Like both names but maybe would not use both for reasons mentioned. Not most outrageous combination ever though, and it is not as if they will always be referred to together for very long, not once they are adults.

bridgieboo Mon 20-Jun-11 18:18:00

you're right oldde it is Leia but Leah is so close it feels the same.

fruitshootsandheaves Mon 20-Jun-11 18:20:28

I have a Luke, When he was in hospital the little girl in the bed next to him was a Leah and everyone made Star Wars comments.
I think you will get a lifetime of 'are you a Star Wars fan then?"

yousankmybattleship Mon 20-Jun-11 18:21:20

Not sure. How about Chewbacca?

choccyp1g Mon 20-Jun-11 18:23:15

I know a pair with these names (not twins). Only see them once or twice a year, so I always get mixed up and call him Lee.

MollysChamber Mon 20-Jun-11 18:24:57



EskimoPie Mon 20-Jun-11 21:06:05

I know a brother and sister Luke and Leah. I never thought of the Star Wars connection :-0 (... though I am not a great fan of matching initials)

Panzee Mon 20-Jun-11 21:08:24

I always wanted Luke and Leia for my children. Husband vetoed them. <sob>

OutrageousFlavourLikeFreesias Mon 20-Jun-11 21:12:57

Another one who instantly thought "Star Wars"...sorry.

Individually they're lovely names. But the matching pair definitely make me think of the Skywalkers.

And as other posters have said, they are utterly iconic films, so it's not as if it will just be a few hard-core fanboys who'll think it.

Sorry again...

emmanumber3 Mon 20-Jun-11 21:16:03

Yeah, Star Wars. But only because my DH actually wanted to name our DS2 Luke & our future DD Leah because of Star Wars. I am married to a film geek blush.

Chipotle Mon 20-Jun-11 21:16:55

Sorry I'm afraid I instantly thought Star Wars. What about Louisa instead?

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