Luca for a girl

What do you think

No. It’s a boys name, and there are many boys names turned female over the past decades.
[name]Luca[/name] should stay for the boys alone.

It doesn’t even sound like a girls name to me.

I know two little girls with the name [name]Luca[/name], and it fits them really well.
I don’t know if I’d do it, but that’s probably because it’s just not my style.
When I hear the name [name]Luca[/name] I think boy straight away. I’m sure a little girl wouldn’t want to be mistaken for a boy, I hated it, but in saying that I’m struggling with my love for [name]Emerson[/name] for a girl :slight_smile:
In the end thought whatever you love and choose will be perfect for your baby.
Gracen xx

[name]Love[/name] it on a girl. If I’m not mistaken, it is a VERY popular girl name in Hungary.

No, [name]Luca[/name] is a boys name in English. What about [name]Lucy[/name] or [name]Lux[/name]?

I like it as a girls name.

[name]Luca[/name], pronounced LOOT-sa, is feminine in Hungarian.

But LOO-ca is male.

I think people automatically assume that any -a ending male name is ripe for the taking, but I wish they’d just leave this one alone. It’s as masculine to me as [name]John[/name] or [name]Henry[/name] (or [name]Luke[/name], its English relative.)

[name]Luca[/name] is all boy to me. [name]Lucia[/name] is a pretty alternative.

I think [name]Luca[/name] would be darling on a girl!!!

I think it sounds better for a boy.

I think [name]Luca[/name] is way too sissy for a boy. Yes, it is supposed to be an Italian boy’s name but really how many non name nerds in the anglosphere would realise it was originally a boy’s name?

I think [name]Luca[/name] is a wonderful name for a girl and I can see why it is now becoming a viable option for a girl. If I didn’t know better I would say it was a girl’s name.

This one gets 10/10 from me!

It IS an Italian boy’s name. No "supposed to"s about it.

People get so heated about boy names being used on girls but I love it. I just think [name]Luca[/name] sounds feminine to me, I would probably never use it but I was just wondering what the common view of it was.

I kind of have to agree with this.

My entire life, I’ve lived in a heavily Italian and Spanish neighborhood. [name]Luca[/name] was a boy’s name, that’s it. Somehow using [name]Luca[/name] on a girl seems ignorant and blasphemous to me, like the parents didn’t do the research on the language or culture. That may not be how it is, but that’s how it feels to me.

I think that may be why I have such a terrible reaction to this particular name on girls- it seems like it’s being stolen from a culture. I certainly don’t speak for Italians (though my grandparents were immigrants, I wouldn’t even really consider myself one) and I don’t mean to say anyone who likes [name]Luca[/name] for a girl is ignorant or insensitive by any means. That’s just how I personally feel, my emotional reaction, to the name.

I think [name]Luca[/name] on a girl would be a shame, its such a great boys name.

In which case, on which gender should [name]Mischa[/name], [name]Andrea[/name], [name]Tracy[/name], [name]Ashley[/name], [name]Robin[/name], [name]Terry[/name], [name]Kelly[/name] be used, just to name a few, that depending on where you live you could expect to see on one gender or the other?

@cka I’m not saying that any name HAS to be on either gender. It’s just my emotional feeling to seeing [name]Luca[/name] on a girl. I don’t really like the names you’ve listed on girls (or boys, for that matter) but to me it’s different. None of them are classic names in another culture ([name]Andrea[/name], maybe, but that name has many different roots- Italian, English, Portuguese, etc.- unlike [name]Luca[/name], which is a purely Italian name.) And again, it’s just my feelings to one particular name- not the actual reality of the situation or even my logical thoughts on the matter. It doesn’t really apply to any other name.

@rollo I think plenty of non “name nerds” are aware that [name]Luca[/name],when pronounced the Italian way is a boys name!
@cka mischa is a Russian boys nickname. [name]Just[/name] because [name]Mischa[/name] [name]Barton[/name] is a girl doesn’t automatically make it a girls name. [name]Terry[/name] when used as a standone name would be expected to be a man. [name]Robin[/name] is the male spelling of the name,so again,people would expect a little boy.

Personally I don’t see a lot of room for [name]Luca[/name] crossing over. At least not in the UK,you’d get a lot of confused looks!

I just don’t understand why that matters. I think people care too much about “protecting their culture.” [name]Chloe[/name] is a greek name. That doesn’t mean I’m greek. Things change, if a name sounds feminine to someone, let it be feminine. To me it’s more absurd sounding that some names ever WERE boys names, like [name]Ashley[/name]. I can’t picture a boy named [name]Ashley[/name] to this day. I think what’s ignorant is claiming a name just because it’s in your heritage, what message is that sending? I have a lot of Cherokee [name]Indian[/name] in me, and whenever an Irish person names their child [name]Cheyenne[/name] I don’t get mad. I can understand if I ever planned on living in [name]Italy[/name] that having a daughter named [name]Luca[/name] would be strange, but I won’t. And I find it funny how passionately nameberry folks attack anyone who likes unisex/boyforgirl names when tons of people on here are all about names that most people have never even heard of. I asked if you could picture a girl named [name]Luca[/name], I didn’t want the name to be torn apart and analyzed. I’m not a huge fan of playing by the rules anyway, I think it makes me like the name [name]Luca[/name] for a girl even more!

Well that’s your decision, but I don’t think naming a child any particular name to prove a point to people whom you’ve never met on a forum is necessarily the wisest move. It’s immature.
Whilst I agree that Chloe is a greek name and from a different culture to yours…it is still a girls name. Therefore it is not as culturally ignorant as naming a girl Luca. Would you name a boy Isabella? That’s a name from a different culture as well. So does it matter that it’s a girls name in that culture? I think it might do.