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Luka or Niko for a boy??

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mileender Fri 03-Nov-17 16:17:54

Just that really, would love to hear some opinions on these names please! Still not 100% sure about either but they are the only ones we have managed to agree on so far. Other names that I / we like are Oliver, Toma, Rafael - other suggestions very welcome!!

Ionarocks Fri 03-Nov-17 16:53:43

I love Luca.

Ionarocks Fri 03-Nov-17 16:53:56

Or Luka!

ChocolateCrunch Fri 03-Nov-17 17:09:05

I like Niko

RavenWings Fri 03-Nov-17 17:11:03

Luka for me. I prefer the Luca spelling but not a huge thing!

Natsku Fri 03-Nov-17 17:11:56

Like them both, and the other ones you're considering (Toma was the name of my daydream child when I was younger)

MyBrilliantDisguise Fri 03-Nov-17 17:13:39

It's Luca and Nico, surely?

mileender Fri 03-Nov-17 17:16:20

Nope, it would definitely be Luka and Niko!
Luca and Nico are the Italian spellings but DH is from E. Europe where both names are spelt with a K.

mileender Fri 03-Nov-17 17:19:44

Also, Niko is usually just a nn and the full version would be Nikola. Is it mean to call a boy who would be growing up in the UK Nikola??

Justbookedasummmerholiday Fri 03-Nov-17 17:21:46

Niko but def not Nikola. I went to school with a boy called Kelly and it was no fun for him.

OneForTheRoadThen Fri 03-Nov-17 17:23:00

Maybe Nikolaus as an alternative?

DaisyRaine90 Fri 03-Nov-17 17:27:50

Luka x

demirose87 Fri 03-Nov-17 17:31:10

Niko

Chaffinch4 Fri 03-Nov-17 17:34:19

I wouldn't use Nikola. But both Niko and Luka are nice. I think I prefer the sound of Luka.

RuskBaby Fri 03-Nov-17 17:34:24

Niko

xhannahx Fri 03-Nov-17 17:34:48

I know a Niko who is just adorable, but also think Luca is lovely.

LittleLights Fri 03-Nov-17 17:36:45

Niko for his full name

stopbeingadramallama Fri 03-Nov-17 17:37:23

Hate Niko. Would pick Luka.

Evelynismyspyname Fri 03-Nov-17 17:38:36

Niko is used as a full name more and more often in Germany. There are rules and the registrar can refuse to let you register something that doesn't qualify as a "real" name but Niko as a complete name has been accepted for quite some time (I know one of 20, several younger). So I'd say you're ok with Niko on its own. I wouldn't do Nikola if you aim to stay in the UK. Nikolai or Nikolaus are ok though.

Lukas is inoffensive but you will get a lot of people telling you that you've spelt it wrong if they believe it is only an Italian name. Where we live in Germany 40% of boys under 10 seem to be called a variant of Luka/ Luca / Lukas / Lucas but that wouldn't matter in the UK obviously.

Cakecrumbsinmybra Fri 03-Nov-17 18:01:57

I like both, but love Luca. I know a very naughty Nico, perhaps that is clouding my judgement 😂 Spelt either way.

lunabear1 Fri 03-Nov-17 18:12:31

Love Luka/Luca! I have friends with a dog called Niko so it's a no from me. xx

EleanorXx Fri 03-Nov-17 18:23:02

Love both but prefer Niko. Don't use Nikola though.

T00much Sat 04-Nov-17 09:30:53

Love both but Luca/Luka quite common now so would gi for Niko. Unfortunately in the UK, Nikola might be in for some teasing but Nikolai could work

mileender Sat 04-Nov-17 21:02:17

Thanks all! I think I'm also leaning towards Luka...

FrancisCrawford Sun 05-Nov-17 08:03:26

I love Niko!

Around here, Luca means ice cream!

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