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Hey berries!

Last week I walked a section of the Camino de [name_m]Santiago[/name_m], a pilgrimage that ends in [name_m]Santiago[/name_m] de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. It was a wonderful experience, and I know I’ll be back one day to walk even more of it. We went through the province of Lugo (which is also a city and municipality of the same name), and it immediately jumped out at me as a name! Lugo is pronounced like [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] but with an L and is reminiscent of [name_m]Luke[/name_m], [name_u]Luca[/name_u], [name_m]Luther[/name_m]…thoughts? Could this be a subtle place name? Or too easily confused with [name_m]Hugo[/name_m]/[name_m]Luke[/name_m]? Better used as a middle name?

Some combos that struck me – using family names/names of significance – are:

Lugo [name_m]Robinson[/name_m] [name_m]Leif[/name_m]
Lugo [name_u]Finn[/name_u] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m]
Lugo [name_u]Everett[/name_u] [name_m]Benson[/name_m]
Lugo [name_m]Matthias[/name_m] [name_u]Cloud[/name_u]

Any combos that come to mind?

Thank you!–[name_u]Kay[/name_u]

I actually really like Lugo! I think there’s potential for a great new place name here! I like how it is sort of a blend of [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] and [name_m]Luke[/name_m]/[name_u]Luca[/name_u]. It would also make a really cool middle name! From your combos - I love Lugo [name_m]Robinson[/name_m] [name_m]Leif[/name_m] and Lugo [name_m]Matthias[/name_m] [name_u]Cloud[/name_u] :slight_smile:

I like it! It’s cool : ) I like Lugo [name_m]Matthias[/name_m] [name_u]Finn[/name_u], and Lugo [name_m]Robinson[/name_m] [name_u]Cloud[/name_u].

Lugo [name_m]Robinson[/name_m] [name_m]Leif[/name_m] is amazing. I also like [name_m]Ludo[/name_m], which is very similar - I think Lugo reminds me a bit of Lego, but it’s very cool all the same (and lovely for the significance)

It conjured some negative images for me…Lug…Luggo…makes me think big dumb brute/bully…and reminds me of old cartoons I saw as a kid w/such a character. I want to like it–and probably most people won’t make these associations.

Thanks for the thoughts folks, both positive and negative!