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Twilight777 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:33:54

Hiii smile

We are down to the last 2 names. I'm really upset that neither of us love these, but there's not a lot we can do, as we have to compromise somewhere. We both like these names:

- Nico
- Luca

Floggingmolly Tue 23-Aug-16 22:37:43

There are millions of names to choose from. Why choose one that makes you feel upset you don't love it enough? You'll be hearing it or saying it every day of your life confused

MissWimpyDimple Tue 23-Aug-16 22:39:07

For a boy or girl? I know both of both!

Twilight777 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:40:49

Flogging, because we like completely different styles, we have gone through thousands and these are the 2 we both like but don't love, I did write that in my OP!

Boy smile

pennyunwise Tue 23-Aug-16 22:42:08


Ffion3107 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:43:55

Like both, prefer Luca

Heratnumber7 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:44:40

Are you Italian?

Twilight777 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:46:24


Twilight777 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:46:50

Nico may be Nicholas on BC, not sure yet if DH will agree

Wonderlust123 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:47:34

I've got Luca on my list smile . It does seem a shame to pick something you're not overly keen on, though.

OlennasWimple Tue 23-Aug-16 22:49:07

Nicholas NN Nico is my favourite

conscientioussuicidee Tue 23-Aug-16 22:49:55


Nico is odd sounding. Not sure why

You could wait and see when baby arrives though. You might look at him and know the right name.

Enidblyton1 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:50:19

Both nice names. I know quite a few baby boys called Luca, so maybe go for Nico if you want something a little less popular.
But a shame to settle for them if neither of you really love them. I'm intrigued, what kind of names do you and your DH love?

Twilight777 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:54:34

I love popular/classical names, so things like: Isaac, Oilver, Jack, etc.

He likes names that are from a different culture (not a problem but doesn't make much sense at all when I struggle to pronounce them/spell them) so names that are from Japan/China/Poland, etc. And then he also likes Hayden, Jameson (he won't agree to James) and thinks like that. I'm trying to get Nicholas, NN Nico, but we are not quite there yet and if it's just Nico, I like Luca just as much.

WankersHacksandThieves Tue 23-Aug-16 23:11:49

Nico short for Nicolas would be my choice from your last two.

Looking at your description of what you both like, would Keir fit the bill? Classic but also a bit different.

i know lots of people use names from different cultures, but I do find using Italian names in particular when you aren't italian a bit odd - but that's just personal taste.

pennyunwise Tue 23-Aug-16 23:37:56

Sounds like you have good taste in names and he has horrible taste in names.

My sympathies, OP.

DramaAlpaca Tue 23-Aug-16 23:42:29

Nicholas/Nicolas shortened to Nico would be my choice.

LowAMH Wed 24-Aug-16 00:17:29

I would tell him he needs to be reasonable about the choice. Don't give in to his style if you don't love the names.

KoalaDownUnder Wed 24-Aug-16 15:21:03

I prefer Luca.

I do think both names work better with an Italian surname, though.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Wed 24-Aug-16 16:01:42

Far prefer Nico. V nice!

NappingRabbit Wed 24-Aug-16 17:19:26


Jooni Wed 24-Aug-16 18:13:13

Luca is lovely, as is Nicholas. Not so keen on just Nico, though it is the less popular option if that's a factor for you.

Sorry you're not enthused about either one OP, but I bet no matter what you pick it will grow on you when you have a beautiful son with the name!

user1471501988 Wed 24-Aug-16 18:27:43

Definitely Luca.

Holly1987 Wed 24-Aug-16 19:14:30

I feel your pain on this one.

I prefer more traditional boys names, but DH thinks they all sound boring & wants something different... So we've only got girls names sorted.

I prefer Luca out of your choices smile I think Nico sounds a little feminine.

septembersunshine Wed 24-Aug-16 19:33:54

Op, it's so hard when you both have different tastes. Keep looking is my advice and something will click. We have a baby boy coming on Friday and in the end we used a family name (I hate using family names! this is number four and our other three do not share any names with other family members!) but it was literally the only name we both loved. Trust me, we tried everything to find something else we could both agree on. Maybe there is something else out there or one of you will just suddenly love the other ones choice? Don't give up on it. Plus remind your DP that the baby as to carry the name, would he want to be called ....?

Luca for me. It sounds like a complete name. Nico just sounds a bit strange. Like a discount supermarket. You may as well just call him Nick, it's the 'O' sound at the end that sounds off.

Can I suggest Lucas?

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