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

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Welly558 Tue 19-Feb-13 22:43:42

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?

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!

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

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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!

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.

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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