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Poll: Lucca or Luca?

(23 Posts)
TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Wed 08-Jul-09 19:19:18

I prefer Luca but have heard of Lucca. Don't want to spell my baby's name 'wrong'.

Either way it's Italian for 'Light'.

dizzydixies Wed 08-Jul-09 19:19:55

Luca is quite common up here now - prefer it spelt Luca too

EldonAve Wed 08-Jul-09 19:20:05


Bleatblurt Wed 08-Jul-09 19:20:39


thisisyesterday Wed 08-Jul-09 19:20:50


never come across Lucca. reminds me of yucca

Ewe Wed 08-Jul-09 19:20:53


Tidey Wed 08-Jul-09 19:22:29

Luca. I would assume that spelled with a double C, it would be pronounced 'Loo-cha'.

Lulubee Wed 08-Jul-09 19:23:06

Lucca is the place, not the name. My DS is Luca.

theowlwhowasafraidofthedark Wed 08-Jul-09 19:23:45

Luca, I think Luka is also ok in Italian?
Lucca is weird

jellybeans Wed 08-Jul-09 19:24:36


sweetfall Wed 08-Jul-09 19:25:15

Isn't Lucca a town in Tuscany?

Hulababy Wed 08-Jul-09 19:25:47


TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Wed 08-Jul-09 19:28:51

Good it's deffo a Luca then. If it's a boy lol.

Lulubee- does he like his name? Does anyone ever say it wrong or take the mickey or anything? I'm not telling anyone my baby names this time, made that mistake last time, so thought I best come and see if I was picking a sensible name on MN grin

TheMysticMasseuse Wed 08-Jul-09 19:32:35

Lucca is a town in tuscany. the proper spelling is LUCA. Luka is the serbo-croat version. incidentaly the italian word for light is LUCE (but it's a feminine noun, so don't get funny ideas :-))

seeker Wed 08-Jul-09 19:52:06

I think it depends on how you want it to be pronounced. Luca is Luke-a. I think Lucca would be Look-a with a short u sound.

Eother of them sound liek a girl's name to me. In English, names ending in a are almost invariably girls.

celticbohys Wed 08-Jul-09 20:32:59

Luca is nicer.

My friend's DS is a Luca and a lovely wee boy

loobylu3 Wed 08-Jul-09 20:44:29

Lucas- lovely name!

Bonneville Wed 08-Jul-09 20:48:56

Not keen on either. Its very weak sounding and also sounds unfinished.

KERALA1 Wed 08-Jul-09 20:55:36

It sounds odd if there are no italian links.

TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Wed 08-Jul-09 21:06:15

It's definately Luca- just want to make sure I get the right spelling. I love the name.

rupertsabear Wed 08-Jul-09 21:16:44

Lucca is a lovely town to visit! It has actually been given as a name in Italy, but only to 7 girls, in between 1908 and 1936, and 99 boys over the last century.

302235 Italian baby boys were named Luca in the C20th on the other hand. It's got nothing at all to do with light, but comes from Luke the Evangelist who was of Syrian origin, and spoke Greek.

numal Wed 08-Jul-09 21:54:03

Great post rupert. Luca is a great name.

ADBisto Mon 22-Jun-15 14:08:04

As long as you do not pronounce the name as "lewka" I have to keep correcting people.

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