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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?

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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...

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

I love it!

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Ohhhhh I like

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!

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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

Or Soleil, meaning sun.

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.

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

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

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

LOL MyBoysHaveDogsNames

dont like this sorry. Jude is nice though.

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

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.

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