Sorry everyone- internet problems yesterday. Thanks for the various posts, much appreciated.
It could be hormones, but I still like it- despite the possible cruise ship connotations
I would pronounce it Lucy-arna.
To everyone who has suggested Lucia, I've got a close family friend with one (pronounced Loo-chia). I think it is very pretty, but it feels a bit too close because of the friend and also because I honestly do prefer Luciana as being more my style <perhaps I worked on a cruise ship in an earlier liife....>
At some point, I'm going to have to post my whole (long) short list as I do think that my brain has hit the wall on names....
This is my sister-in-law's name. She is Italian and the name works for her, because she has a beautiful Italian surname, and of course in her native tongue the name sounds beautiful. She didn't take my brother's name when they married, and I don't blame her at all, as Loo-chee-ah-nah + my maiden name would be awful.
Anyhow, I'm afraid to say, I don't think the name works in English. The beauty of the name is lost in our pronunciation of it.
I pronounce my SIL's name the Italian way, but even that doesn't sound as nice in my tongue, as it does her native tongue.
A beautiful name but, one that in my own personal opinion, isn't as beautiful in English.