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Luca or Theodore

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Sunshine511 Mon 28-Sep-15 13:00:33

Hi ladies,

Looking for some opinions please.

Which do you prefer, Theodore (nn Theo) or Luca?

Last name is Hughes? Being from Scotland and living in England, im not sure if Luca Hughes would work with an English accent? What do you think?

Thank you so much for your help smile


Sunshine511 Mon 28-Sep-15 16:56:14

We already have a Keira so also thinking about what would match that. Thank you for any advice or opinions x

Sunshine511 Mon 28-Sep-15 18:49:11

Please help

Daphnedolittle Mon 28-Sep-15 18:55:19

I prefer Theodore but Luca is also nice. Both sound ok with Hughes.
Theodore is far more popular if that sways you at all.

celtictoast Mon 28-Sep-15 19:25:41

I like Theodore, and the nickname Theo. They sound classic and strong, not over-popular but not unheard of either.

Not keen on Luca, it's a bit trendy and I prefer Luke.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 28-Sep-15 19:28:39

Luca, although prefer Lucas or Luke.

Sunshine511 Mon 28-Sep-15 19:35:44

Thank you for your replies smile

I too like Luke and Lucas but I don't feel they work well with our surname unfortunately. This picking a name malarkey is not easy confused lol.x

mrsschu Mon 28-Sep-15 19:56:43

Theodore nn Ted and then he can be Ted Hughes smile.

Floggingmolly Mon 28-Sep-15 19:59:01

Luca, definitely.

Flumplet Mon 28-Sep-15 20:17:45

I have a Theodore and he goes by Theo to everyone except me - he's my teddy James - or teddy pompom after some weird woman's dog on that late 90s '--driving school--' programme, remember that??

Sunshine511 Mon 28-Sep-15 20:40:57

Awww I think Teddy is just so adorable! And isn't James just the perfect middle name! I would totally consider Theodore James but I'm not sure how it sounds with the surname Hughes? I was thinking I might be best to go with a name that doesn't end in an S. What do you think?x

Stillwishihadabs Mon 28-Sep-15 20:49:01

We have a Theo we chose it because (I hope) it transcends race ad class)

Sunshine511 Mon 28-Sep-15 21:34:54

I think it sounds like Theodore is the favourite. Thank you ladies. Now to find a middle name x

Sandsnake Mon 28-Sep-15 21:42:42

I would agree with Theodore and agree that it goes better with your surname than Luca.

mrstweefromtweesville Mon 28-Sep-15 21:47:36


Not Luca, or Luka. No.

Middle name Xavier. Or Charles. Or Francis.

Theodore Francis Hughes.

CakeRattleandRoll Tue 29-Sep-15 06:32:23

Another vote for Theodore.

Sunshine511 Tue 29-Sep-15 08:02:58

Thank you smile

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Tue 29-Sep-15 08:11:12

Luca sounds wrong with your surname and is trendy and not in a good way IMO.
Theodore is much nicer and goes better.
Lucas scans better with Hughes because the 'as' splits up the U-U sounds!

swimmerforlife Tue 29-Sep-15 09:30:13

Voting for Luca, lovely name.

RiverTam Tue 29-Sep-15 09:36:18

I prefer Luca but I think Theodore goes better with your surname.

Sunshine511 Tue 29-Sep-15 10:10:01

It's so difficult! I don't know the gender and I've got a huge shortlist of girls names that I love but we've really struggled when it comes to boys names! Ive been quite surprised by the fact that a lot of names don't work with our last name! I love Luca but just don't think it's right with our last name so think we'll have to stick with Theodore since its our only other option. Thanks again smile

Blackpoollassy Wed 30-Sep-15 21:40:16

Do you have Italian heritage? If not then Theodore, not Luca.

Olddear Sun 04-Oct-15 16:00:03

Theodore. I know several Lucas'

Bodicea Tue 06-Oct-15 21:53:15

Theodore is lovely.
Luca no - unless you have some sort of Spanish heritige.

TurquoiseDress Thu 08-Oct-15 20:21:04

I love Luca!
It's a popular Italian name.

If it's a girl how about Theodora?

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