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(28 Posts)
ThisPhantomPlopsPumpkins Wed 21-Oct-09 20:49:42

I like Luke.

Also like Alexander, but I have 2 A names already and run the risk of freaky baby naming patterns if I go for 3 As apparantely.

Girls name was easy, boys much harder!

5inthetomb Wed 21-Oct-09 20:54:39

I liked this name for DS3, but DH said it reminded him of Star Wars. He said he could never tell him off for things like "Use your fork Luke" without using a Darth Vader voice grin.

A close friend has this name for her son though, and I do like it.

teameric Wed 21-Oct-09 20:55:31

Lukes nice, as long as your surname isn't Skywalker hmm crap joke sorry , prefer Alexander though, don't think it matters having all a's either really.

teameric Wed 21-Oct-09 20:56:36

see I'm not the only one with the star wars connection grin

Ondine Wed 21-Oct-09 21:23:30

I think 3 A names is a bit twee.

But on the other hand Luke is ok but not as nice as Alexander.

Do you like Luca, Lucas or Lucian?

ThisPhantomPlopsPumpkins Wed 21-Oct-09 21:23:41

Fortunately Skywalker is not our surname grin

ThisPhantomPlopsPumpkins Wed 21-Oct-09 21:24:23

Don't mind Luca, but don't like Lucas or Lucian.

Ondine Wed 21-Oct-09 21:26:55

I think Luca is lovely. Luke sounds a bit 90's to me but really it's a perfectly nice name.

What about Leo or Laurence with Laurie as a nickname?

fruitspooksbatsintheeaves Wed 21-Oct-09 21:27:59

I have a Luke

go for it (as long as your surname isn't Warm)

when he was in ITU as a baby the toddler in the bed next to him was called Leah and we joked that all we needed was a Han or a chewbacca to come in and we'd have a star wars set!

there are no other Luke's at his school btw

ThisPhantomPlopsPumpkins Wed 21-Oct-09 21:35:31

There are no Luke's at DS's school either.

I don't think DH would go for Luca.

BonjourIvresse Wed 21-Oct-09 21:36:21

I nearly went for Luke. I think its a great boys name, with a lovely meaning

MrsBadger Wed 21-Oct-09 21:43:46

I quite like it, but a friend has a Lucas which I much prefer

janeite Wed 21-Oct-09 21:45:30

I love Luke. I wouldn't go for three A names, personally. It sounds a bit contrived, even if unintentionally. Luke much, much nicer than Alexander anyway.

stillfrazzled Thu 22-Oct-09 09:01:23

I have a Luke, and funnily enough Alexander was on the shortlist.

I didn't actually love it when we chose it (was about the only name DH or I didn't actively hate) but I'm glad we picked it now.

FWIW, we have a v long surname so short first name was preferable.

pofacedandproud Thu 22-Oct-09 09:03:51

Luka lovely. we wanted it if we had a boy second time around.

Bucharest Thu 22-Oct-09 09:05:24

It's OK. Doesn't set me on fire.
Lucas is much nicer.
Please don't go for Luca/Luka unless you have the appropriate cultural background. (nothing worse than hearing "Lew-ka" screeched across Asda.)

thighsmadeofcheddar Thu 22-Oct-09 09:05:39

I think Luke is really nice. It's on my shortlist for boys.

LittleRedCar Thu 22-Oct-09 09:11:13

It's nice, but can be tricky:

'Now look, Luke...'

'Luke, look at that...'

I speak from experience - used to help in DD's class and look, there was a Luke wink

Cluttergump Thu 22-Oct-09 10:51:22

i personally think this name is as dullsville as you can get....sorry

annasmami Thu 22-Oct-09 10:56:50

I too find Luke very boring....

MUCH prefer Lucian or Lukas!

MrsMills Thu 22-Oct-09 10:59:51

I have an Alexander and a Luke! Unfortuantely because of where we live, he gets Lucas all the time, which is very popular here.

rachels103 Thu 22-Oct-09 11:00:05

My ds1 is Luke, we don't know any others, I think it's a lovely name and not dull at all. (and yes, my dh does relish saying "Luke, I am your father" in a darth vader voice from time to time but boys will be

HappyBump Thu 22-Oct-09 11:43:13

Luke or Lucas both lovely names

Pinkjenny Thu 22-Oct-09 12:14:33

My ds is due on 29th December, he will be called Lucas. Everyone thinks it's because MIL's father was called Luke. It's not, but hey, I'll take the brownie points.

everlong Thu 22-Oct-09 13:12:12

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