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What kind of name is Luna?

(18 Posts)
pikaloo Thu 02-Jul-15 10:00:51

Do you see it as a Skye, Summer, Scarlett type name?

Or a Cora, Juno, Iris type?

Lunastarfish Thu 02-Jul-15 10:01:56

My user name....

Lindy2 Thu 02-Jul-15 10:02:24

I just think of Harry Potter.

Lunastarfish Thu 02-Jul-15 10:03:33

My DP doesn't know it's my username and mentioned it as a name a few days ago as it was a full moon (had the baby been born then). He'd perceive it as a more hippy/alternative name

Laquila Thu 02-Jul-15 10:04:41

First I think of the Beckhams, as there was a prediction that they were going to use it, then Frank Lampard's daughter, then Luna Lovegood. I think it's one of those names that can come across quite differently depending on surname, sibling names etc. Do you have a middle name chosen? I do like it, btw!

BathshebaDarkstone Thu 02-Jul-15 10:04:48

Me too Lindy!

griselda101 Thu 02-Jul-15 10:05:17

i really like it but i would be worried about people adding "tic" on the end!

reuset Thu 02-Jul-15 10:11:31

Yes, in the Sky, Summer Scarlett category. The sort of name favoured by celebs. A faux hippy name

DrElizabethPlimpton Thu 02-Jul-15 10:12:08

It is a very pretty name but I agree with PP it will have a 'tic' added when she is at school. Sadly.

cosmicglittergirl Thu 02-Jul-15 10:12:38

Sky, Summer, Scarlett

Zakken Thu 02-Jul-15 10:32:17

It would be a nice "natural world" style name, also falling into the "classical" bucket because it's Latin.

BUT it is spoiled because of the words looney and lunatic being in common parlance.

florascotia Thu 02-Jul-15 12:46:50

It is indeed Latin, but the ancient Romans didn't normally use it as a name for humans, just for the moon and the moon goddess.

Goddess names (eg Flora, Hebe, Juno) were not really used for people until the Renaissance (15th/16th cent); to take another example, Silvia/Sylvia (goddess of the woods) was introduced to English usage by Shakespeare. Possibly because of the lunatic link, Luna was hardly ever used until the 20th cent.

InQuiteAPickle Thu 02-Jul-15 12:49:47

Makes me think of the pushchair.

Titsalinabumsquash Thu 02-Jul-15 12:52:27

I love the name Luna, I pleaded to be able to use it for DD but DP vetoed it because it doesn't work well with the surname (I still use it as a nickname though even though her name couldn't be further from it. wink)

Zakken Thu 02-Jul-15 13:32:27

If I wanted a "moon" name (not that it's what the OP is asking for) I would turn to the Greek version and have Selene or its variation Selina.

florascotia Thu 02-Jul-15 14:44:20

Selina is very pretty. And not tied to Harry Potter, either...

NKfell Thu 02-Jul-15 14:46:21

I see it as the name of the Binatone telephone we use at work!

cashewnutty Thu 02-Jul-15 17:15:53

I see it as a dogs name. I know a lovely beagle called Luna.

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