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Luke: Classic yet Cool, or Dull and Boring?

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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!

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.

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

Sad song Michael

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

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

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.

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

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.


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.

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)

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

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

Classic and cool... Lovely name!

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!

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

It's on our boy names list!

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

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

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

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

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

Classic. But not cool.

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

Very nice classic name.

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.

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

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

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.

JazzAnnNonMouse Tue 27-Aug-13 01:36:40

The first

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

Love Luke. Though Lucas is a good compromise.

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).

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

S'cool. Thumbs Up From Me.

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

Classic and cool.

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

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

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