My feed
Premium

Please
or
to access all these features

Find baby name inspiration and advice on the Mumsnet Baby Names forum.

Baby names

Leonardo or Max…or Luca

40 replies

Barriguda · 12/03/2023 11:13

Getting close now, about 3 weeks to go still haven’t decided! I know I’ve posted a similar post a while back…
So I really like Leonardo and Max but love Luca. My OH really likes Max and Leonardo but is not fond of Luca. Last name is Winter.

OP posts:
Report
KirstenBlest · 12/03/2023 11:23

Max, unless you have some italian connection.

Report
barca123 · 12/03/2023 11:28

Think Max or Luca are great - or Leo, just Leo?

Report
Hellohello1234567 · 12/03/2023 11:33

Max is my favourite (followed by Luca and then Leonardo)

Congratulations and best wishes for safe arrival of your little one!

Report
Whatineed · 12/03/2023 11:34

Which do you prefer? Could Leandro be an option?

Report
ourflagmeansdeath · 12/03/2023 11:38

Luca is my absolute favourite boys name, I love it, but if your husband doesn't like it then Max over Leonardo. I do actually prefer Leo over Max, but Max over Leonardo if that makes sense. All 3 are really lovely names, I don't think you could go wrong here!

Report
Epicstorm · 12/03/2023 11:38

Luca Winter doesn’t flow. Seems to take a lot of saying so I wouldn’t chose that despite preferring Luca to the other options.

Report
drpet49 · 12/03/2023 11:39

Max is very popular nowadays

Report
Snoopystick · 12/03/2023 11:42

I’m sure I’ve read a book where the main character is called Max Winter… wracking my pea brain to remember. All lovely names.

Report
bigbluebus · 12/03/2023 11:44

I think Max goes better with your surname. Luca Winter is quite clunky to say.

Report
Snoopystick · 12/03/2023 11:46

It’s Max De Winter in Rebecca….ignore me 😆

Report
Kisskiss · 12/03/2023 11:46

I love max and luca ( was our choices too) but my husband said no to luca because it’s Italian and we are not.. I think max would be better as a longer version?
leo / leon is nice too! Leonardo has the Italian problem too…

Report
Phonemonkey2023 · 12/03/2023 11:52

Max Winter - sounds the best to me ❄️

Report
SnowdaySewday · 12/03/2023 13:00

If DH dislikes Luca, then it’s not an option. It doesn’t flow with the surname anyway. Leo or Max would be great and together they make a good sib-set if you have another boy in the future. I'd only use Leonardo if the baby will have Italian heritage - if you intend to shorten it, then just go for Leo or Leon anyway.

Report
CuteAsDuck · 12/03/2023 13:01

Luca is my favourite but all lovely names!

Report
AnotherRoadsideAttraction · 12/03/2023 13:06

Max has become boring to my ear, there’s just soooooo many across all age groups. Ditto on Max de Winter/Rebecca connection, makes it sound a bit comical!

Perhaps with the W sound of your surname you should choose a first name that doesn’t end in a vowel?

Report
AnotherRoadsideAttraction · 12/03/2023 13:07

Leon Winter sounds cool!

Report
WedonttalkaboutMaureen · 12/03/2023 13:10

Love love love Luca and I think it goes fine with your surname actually.

Leo is quite cool.

Max is a bit meh for me. It's also a very common dog name where I am (lots of working collies here with short names!)

Report
ChildrenOfTheQuorn · 12/03/2023 15:06

Snoopystick · 12/03/2023 11:46

It’s Max De Winter in Rebecca….ignore me 😆

My mind went to 'Rebecca' too.

Leo's are everywhere, Max's are everywhere, Luca's are almost everywhere.

Report
Ireallydohope · 12/03/2023 15:33

I like them all

Lovely choices

If I had to pick one I'd choose Max

Report
cordelia16 · 12/03/2023 15:43

Snoopystick · 12/03/2023 11:46

It’s Max De Winter in Rebecca….ignore me 😆

That was the first thing I thought of when I said each name out loud :) As long as they don't give Max the middle initial D I guess it would be okay lol

Report
cassiastatham · 12/03/2023 15:50

Max Winter sounds like a cool name 👍⚡

Report
cassiastatham · 12/03/2023 15:51

I read Rebecca but tbh already forgot that bit

Report

Don’t want to miss threads like this?

Weekly

Sign up to our weekly round up and get all the best threads sent straight to your inbox!

Log in to update your newsletter preferences.

You've subscribed!

Mittens1717 · 12/03/2023 17:02

Luca by a mile

Report
Smileyoriley · 12/03/2023 17:15

Max. The other two are OK if you have Italian roots but I'm not keen with your surname

Report
hattie43 · 12/03/2023 17:15

Luca

Report
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.