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sockmonster Tue 30-Jun-09 19:53:59

I like this but am wondering if it's a. too try-hard and b. a little unoriginal to use it now as they seem to be multiplying, ie-overused?
I have spanish/italian background but this baby, if it looks anything like dd did, will be fair with blue eyes-

yes or a no, MNetters? smile

rubyslippers Tue 30-Jun-09 19:55:50


piscesmoon Tue 30-Jun-09 19:57:49


MadMazza Tue 30-Jun-09 19:59:42

I know a Luca who is a boy (unsure of spelling) but isn't there that song about a woman Luca who 'lives on the second floor' is that spelt differently?

blowbroth Tue 30-Jun-09 20:00:26

Make sure you keep him clean! You don't want any 'filthy' wise cracks.

UniS Tue 30-Jun-09 20:02:21

growing in popularity with families round here in Devon. I know 3 under 4s of that name.

sockmonster Tue 30-Jun-09 20:02:35

Yeah that was DP's complaint about the name- I am not wordly wise enough to have heard that reference before!! blush

Luca is more of a boy's name I think, I know the suzanne vega song though..

pippylongstockings Tue 30-Jun-09 20:16:33

I would agree with the 'filthy' association.

annasmami Tue 30-Jun-09 20:52:23

No from me - sounds 1) Italian and 2) feminine (-a ending).

abroadandmisunderstood Tue 30-Jun-09 20:55:12

My DS2 is called Lucca. We loved Luca but decided to add the extra C after the small city in Tuscany that we visited and fell in love with.

philopastry Tue 30-Jun-09 21:37:11

I think it's a great name - esp. if you have spanish/ italian background.
Does not sound at all girly to me

persephonesnape Tue 30-Jun-09 21:53:55

straight away - my name is luca, i live on the second floor. graet song, fine name.

letsgostrawberrypicking Tue 30-Jun-09 22:07:31

Lovely name tho I prefer the spelling Luka as think it's more boyish

MamaLazarou Wed 01-Jul-09 09:01:34

It is a lovely name.

HeadFairy Wed 01-Jul-09 09:03:05

I have a Luca so obviously I love the name, both dh and I are Italian and have Italian names though so I thought we weren't being too pseud-y for using it.

Bucharest Wed 01-Jul-09 09:03:12

If you have an Italian, or Slavic background then it's fine.
Otherwise it's unutterably naff.
And very common too.

Bucharest Wed 01-Jul-09 09:03:53

(meant to add, it's currently the Italian version of Jack ie there are about 8 in every primary class, so bear that in mind too!)

Mammina Wed 01-Jul-09 09:17:25

Gorgeous name but it is very popular at the moment

mopsyflopsy Wed 01-Jul-09 13:46:49

Don't like Luca at all.

I really don't like any Italian boys names ending in -a (Andrea, Luca), because to my ears such names sound feminine.

Really don't understand the names appeal in the UK hmm

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