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Ladyrebecc Fri 03-Nov-17 20:31:12

What do we think of Luna?
I really like it but I guess I'm worried that it will be seen as tacky in a few years. Is it like Skye, Scarlet etc or do you think it's more timeless and solid like Iris?
Honest opinions please!

GoingRogue Fri 03-Nov-17 20:33:06

I've known too many dogs with that name so can't imagine it on a human I'm afraid.

The dog owners would joke that it's short for lunatic.

Plus it's Spanish for Moon...which you might want to think about.

FluffyMcCloud Fri 03-Nov-17 20:33:17

I think it is quite "now" - super popular with under 5s where I live, I know loads! So I think it will be associated with a certain time, yes.

HenryBiggleswade Fri 03-Nov-17 20:33:17

I really like it and have considered it for our own dd but don’t think it’s timeless, although I also wouldn’t call it a ‘fad’ name!

icantgetnosleep5 Fri 03-Nov-17 20:34:58

i like Luna smile

BamburyFuriou3 Fri 03-Nov-17 20:37:14

Loony Luna will be just too easy.

HollowCity Fri 03-Nov-17 20:38:39

I like it

Ladyrebecc Fri 03-Nov-17 20:40:46

The dog and looney issues don't bother me. I just don't want to choose a fad name that will be seen as tacky in a few years!

GoingRogue Fri 03-Nov-17 20:47:38

I think it's a bit tacky and will definitely date. Maybe use it as a middle name?

HarryPottersBroomstick Fri 03-Nov-17 20:50:15

I like it! I have a friend whose baby is a Luna. They are a little bit alternative and I have a feeling it will suit this child. It's a little hippy but not overly so.

Most names are of their time aren't they? Maybe not the really traditional ones especially for boys.

loveisevol Fri 03-Nov-17 20:52:32

Lovegood. Sorry!

dementedma Fri 03-Nov-17 20:56:19

Popular now. Goes with Noah and Oscar

rowtheboats Fri 03-Nov-17 21:16:40

I can’t get away from ‘Luna-tic’

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 03-Nov-17 21:47:33

I think its gorgeous, but like Rowtheboats I can't get past "tic"

HaHaHmm Fri 03-Nov-17 21:56:12

It is very 2010s and it will absolutely date as such. If you look here you'll see that it was almost unheard of before 2010 and leapt 52 places into the top 100 in 2016. I don't think you can read that data as anything but a fad name. Sorry.

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Waterfeature Fri 03-Nov-17 22:29:16

Very faddy, sorry.

AutumnalLeaves38 Sat 04-Nov-17 05:01:44

A few alternatives to Luna, all associated with the moon.

Amaris - Old Irish meaning: "Child Of The Moon" (you'll need to ask an Irish MNer re pronunciation!)

Ayla - Turkish meaning: "Halo Of Moonlight" (Turkish pron: EYE-lah)

Elara - One of the Moons of Jupiter
Larissa - One of the Moons of Neptune
Rhea - One of the Moons of Saturn
(Obviously from mythology, so other actual meanings...but have moon connections in astronomy and so included here!)

Selene is the Greek mythological moon Goddess, so equivalent to Luna (Roman).
(Greek pron: Seh-LEE-nee...though I've also heard Seh-LEEN/ Seh-LEN in modern use).
Selene races her Moon Chariot across the heavens, illuminated by her crown, which sounds really feisty as well as poetic. smile
Plus, her daughter Eos is Goddess of the Dawn.

Or, these have a similar sound/vibe to Luna:

Themummy76 Sat 04-Nov-17 06:05:58

No - it is faddy

SmiledWithTheRisingSun Sat 04-Nov-17 06:10:42

I love it!
There's an Isabelle Allende book called Eva Luna - it's a beautiful Spanish name OP smile

SmiledWithTheRisingSun Sat 04-Nov-17 06:13:09

Alba is really cute too - meaning sunrise.

Also loving Paloma. - a dove / symbol of peace.


AJPTaylor Sat 04-Nov-17 06:13:58

the dog and looney issues dont bother me.
but will they bother your child is the issue?
its a very now name if thats what you want.

CluelessMummy Sat 04-Nov-17 06:34:12

I think it's a bit faddy, sorry. I love the suggestions above though.

Bluntness100 Sat 04-Nov-17 06:38:53

No, Harry Potter will be popular for a long time yet and a whole generation still needs to grow up who will associate the name with it, loony Luna, don’t do it to your kid.

flumpybear Sat 04-Nov-17 06:45:06

No it’s a bit chavvy and faddy

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