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What do you think of Luther?

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JudeN17 Mon 28-Sep-09 14:45:09

What do you think of Luther as a boy's name? It's listed on Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder.

My DP admired a footballer and a comic book hero called Luther and wants to name our baby after them! I am starting to warm to it though and like the fact that it is very unusual yet still sounds like a proper name.

MrsBadger Mon 28-Sep-09 14:52:09

well it does sound like a proper name
just a proper surname

not for me, but I appear to be in danger of naming this one John so do not trust me on unusual names.

Cortina Mon 28-Sep-09 14:52:45

I know one IRL who is probably pushing 40 now.

He's pretty posh. Quite like the name.

Associated previously with Martin Luther King.

Probably prefer Lucian.

StrictlyAvadaKedavra Mon 28-Sep-09 14:53:43

Reminds me of fat sweaty singers in gold lame jackets (Van Dross)

squeaver Mon 28-Sep-09 14:53:48

Too much like Lucifer for my liking

DorotheaPlenticlew Mon 28-Sep-09 14:54:10

Luther Vandross

Lex Luthor

Martin Luther

FWIW, those are the names that came to mind - in that order! hmm

Snowtiger Mon 28-Sep-09 14:55:17

I love the name, but then again I studied history and was a big fan of Luther and his 95 Theses, Reformation....
(Seriously, it's a great name though!)

OrangeFish Mon 28-Sep-09 14:55:27

"comic book hero called Luther"

Well, yes... but why the name of a baddie? Didn't he try to kill Superman in so many ocassions?

What about Clark instead? (that if Superman is a bit too much, of course)

SuperSoph73 Mon 28-Sep-09 14:56:35

It made me think of Superman (the Christopher Reeve version) & Lex Luthor I'm afraid, sorry.

Cortina Mon 28-Sep-09 14:56:56

Because baddies are cool! That's partly why I like Lucius too.

OrangeFish Mon 28-Sep-09 14:58:48

Oh.. I see... Voldemort then? it has a je ne sais quo to it...

PuppyMonkey Mon 28-Sep-09 15:06:36

I'm reading lots of daft historic novels at the mo, so it just makes me think of the religious radical. And then Luther Vandross of course.

I'm a bit... ambivalent... about it. That is truly a first for me on the MN baby names section.

RnB Mon 28-Sep-09 15:11:28

I love Luther Vandross! Not sure about the n\me though...

JudeN17 Mon 28-Sep-09 15:12:30

The comic 'Luther' was a goodie - not the Superman one, but he is rather esoteric

LyraSilvertongue Mon 28-Sep-09 15:12:37

The first thing that sprang to mind was Lucifer.

BiancaJackson Mon 28-Sep-09 15:44:49

Too religious for my liking

OrangeFish Mon 28-Sep-09 19:53:47

He might be a goodie, but do you want to explain that to all people/children that comment about the name?

JudeN17 Tue 29-Sep-09 14:06:40

Well I think you might all have succeeded in putting me right off! Definately an unpopular option!

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