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Lorenzo or Luca

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AureliaSabina Sun 07-Aug-16 19:54:05

Help please! I am italian but our son will very likely grow up in England.
I love the name Lorenzo in Italy but am not sure how it sounds to a British ear - too foreign? Too nationally identifying? Or cool and a little exotic?

While in Italian I prefer Lorenzo to Luca, we are thinking of going with Luca just so he has a name that travels better.

Would love your thoughts, from a British perspective, of how Lorenzo sounds to you and what you associate with the name.

Thank you!

GoldPlatedBacon Sun 07-Aug-16 19:56:15

I would assume a Lorenzo is an Italian. Why is that a problem? It's an easy to pronounce name for Brits (I also adore Enzo)

That said, Luca is used by Brits so might not be so identifying as Italian if that's what you want to avoid plus easy to pronounce.

ovosmexidos Sun 07-Aug-16 20:50:16

Lorenzo is no problem in England. I would put it in the "cool and a little exotic", while also being nationally identifying - and what's wrong with that??

Pronunciation won't be a problem or anything like that.

And FWIW, I think it's a nicer name than Luca.

pinkmagic1 Sun 07-Aug-16 20:54:01

I would assume the boy had Italian connections of some kind if I heard either name, nothing wrong with that.
They are both easy to pronounce for an English speaker.Go for the one you prefer.

0pti0na1 Mon 08-Aug-16 00:09:07

Lorenzo is fine! I knew of a little Lorenzo and didn't think anything particular about his name.

DramaAlpaca Mon 08-Aug-16 00:14:35

Lorenzo is fine, and I prefer it to Luca.

BettyCrystal Mon 08-Aug-16 00:16:43

Lorenzo. Luca is one of those over-used names that's become boring. Like Oscar.

wigglesrock Mon 08-Aug-16 12:15:32

I know brothers named Lorenzo (Enzo) and Luca - I think Enzo is just slightly my favourite. They're both under 7 - there's been no issue with pronounciation/spelling. I don't think of them as particuarly exotic or cool - they're lovely names. I think the ones I know might have an Italian grandmother but I wouldn't automatically assume.

AureliaSabina Tue 09-Aug-16 02:32:52

Thanks for your thoughts!

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