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Is Luna becoming too popular now?

(36 Posts)
Mummy2be2018 Thu 24-May-18 11:46:39

Just seen that it's the fastest rising name in the US and is the 37th most popular name there! Do you think it will do the same here? Will it be like Isla/Evie/Ella?

InkSnail Thu 24-May-18 13:52:45

I don't know of any little Lunas. No.37 might sound quite high on the list, but it's still only a small fraction of all babies born. Even the No.1 names are often just 1 per cent of girls or boys.

Sophronia Thu 24-May-18 13:54:54

It’s #78 here and rose by +52 places in one year.

Remote1candles Thu 24-May-18 13:55:48

The only Luna I know is a teenager who has chosen it as a nickname based on Harry Potter books. I've not heard of or met any baby Lunas.

Daphnedolittle Thu 24-May-18 14:10:40

I know 2 baby Lunas. I think it is becoming very trendy and will continue to rise.
It's a nice name but I wouldn't use it for that reason.

Ylvamoon Thu 24-May-18 14:13:16

I know 3 dogs called Luna...

Ploppymoodypants Thu 24-May-18 14:13:17

I love the name, wanted a HP name and unfortunately don’t like any of the others. However I know about 2 cats, 2 dogs, a number of horses and at least 3 children called Luna, plus 2 local businesses using the name. So yep looks like it’s getting g popular

Ariela Thu 24-May-18 14:23:31

Yes it is popular. I'd not choose it, due to the risk of being teased 'Luna-tic' as per the 3 boys I told off for being unkind to one of the 2 girls on the bus the other week.

spiderlight Thu 24-May-18 14:28:09

I only know one and she's a cocker spaniel.

Mummy2be2018 Thu 24-May-18 14:40:20

I think that's my fear - that it will rise dramatically, then fall, becoming a name of it's time if you know what I mean!

noideawithboysnames Thu 24-May-18 14:57:23

I know three Lunas under three, so I would say it’s rising quite rapidly and may date quite badly, becoming a ‘name of its time’ iyswim

noideawithboysnames Thu 24-May-18 14:57:52

Totally didn’t read your last post OP🙈🙈🙈

Marcipex Thu 24-May-18 20:46:12

Is it really popular? It's awful for a child. Fine for a dog though.

springsummer12 Thu 24-May-18 20:47:48

I think it’ll be a name of it’s time too. I really don’t like it either but each to their own

Mousefunky Fri 25-May-18 01:40:00

It spiked for a while around 2011 when I was having my DD and I think it’s having another little spike now. I do also know of two dogs called Luna...

RedDwarves Fri 25-May-18 03:07:35

It was 66 in Australia in 2017. It hadn't been in the top 100 before that, which means, even conservatively, it shot up 34 places in one year.

90sBrows Fri 25-May-18 03:28:18

I'd use Lyra instead.

Armchairanachist Fri 25-May-18 04:00:46

It can happen with any name. My DD Evie (named after her great grandmother) doesn't know any others in her age group but there's obviously many younger named the same and my twenty something DS Oliver's name wasn't rare but again wasn't popular when we chose it.

Joeybee Fri 25-May-18 07:58:33

It does seem to be becoming a bit of a trendy name. Hopefully it won't tip over from trendy to common.

Mrsknackered Fri 25-May-18 08:40:50

I only know a 2 year old Luna and a handful of dogs I like it but it’s very trendy.

What about Lua? It also means moon and was the name of a roman goddess.

Mrsknackered Fri 25-May-18 08:41:39

armchair my younger sister is an Evie, and my parents got a few raised eyebrows when she was named!

MunsteadWood Fri 25-May-18 09:26:22

Luna is my cat's name smile

17caterpillars1mouse Fri 25-May-18 11:16:58

I know one 6 year old Luna and 2 toddler Luna's

ZebraKid71 Fri 25-May-18 21:48:21

I know a few baby lunas - it seems to be the more alternative crowd who have picked it as a quirky, unusual name... Unfortunately they all seem to have had the same idea which puts me off it.

Cosmoa Sat 26-May-18 04:12:31

Yes it's definitely growing! I know quite a few!

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