Luke middle name- arriving in 12 days!

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Luke middle name- arriving in 12 days!
Sat, 09-03-2011 - 11:31am

Hi, my third son, who we will likely call Luke, is arriving soon and I need to decide on a middle name! Our last name is a two sylabell irish name.

Here are the options at present.

Luke Francis - Francis is the middle name of a million people in both of our irish catholic families including my dad and brother and we like St. Francis of Assisi a lot.

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Sat, 09-03-2011 - 11:54am

I like best, Luke as a nn for Lucanus which is the original Greek form of the name.

I like Lucanus Jacob, Luke as the nn which is what it really is. The bible translators shortened some names like Lucanus to Luke, Mark from Marcus, John from Johanan, and Mary from Mariam the Greek form of Miriam, and Jeremy from Jeremiah.

If you must use Luke the nn for Lucanus, I really think that Luke Andrew is a nice name :)

Luke Andrew GMV, or Lucanus Jacob :)

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Sat, 09-03-2011 - 10:28pm

I would go with Luke Francis if you like the ties.

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Mon, 09-05-2011 - 1:20pm
I happen to be married to a James, and have always loved the name Jameson. I do like the name Luke Jameson, or Luke Daniel would be second.

I do think I prefer Lucas as a given name, and that would give you more options... Lucas James is very nice, IMO. Lucas Jameson is nice too, depending on your last name. Good luck!

~April, Mom to son Jory, 23 and boy/girl twins, Alex and Haley, 11

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Mon, 09-05-2011 - 10:29pm

Luke Francis appears to be a favorite of you both. Luke Jameson has GREAT flow and family value. Luke Daniel is also good flow with family value. To name him Luke Brian would be special but I would want the older brothers to have been given a name with family history. Good luck!


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Registered: 05-27-2011
Tue, 09-06-2011 - 8:39pm

Thanks everyone, this is really good feedback.

Those of you who guess we like short simples names are correct- my other two are alec and jack, so longer names with intentional nicknames is not our M.O.

I actually like the sound of Luke Jameson the best, it seems the coolest to me.

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Wed, 09-07-2011 - 12:39am
I like Luke Francis also like Luke Danielson

More combos..
Luke Marek
Luke Ryder
Luke Donovan
Luke Elliot
Luke Mason
Luke Jackson
Luke Pierce
Luke Schulyler

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Registered: 09-13-2011
Tue, 09-13-2011 - 3:17pm
I think Luke Jameson flows nicely, definitely my favorite.