I recently saw this name on the home page of nameberry (literally about 2 minutes ago lol :)) and was wondering what everyone thinks about it.
The name is Altalune. It means over the moon in latin.
Here is the info about it on the nameberry page:
Altalune is an invention used by Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson as one of several middle names for their daughter, its Latin meaning roughly translated as "over the moon." Celebrity baby Altalune will be called the more familiar Luna for short.
I found all of that info on the nameberry page and I just copied and pasted it.
So what do you think??
I think I may actually like it.
I don't like the fact it is invented. I think it's so amazing to know the history of your name and the invention isn't great in that point. Plus, I think it's kind of unique name so it will be tied to Uma's daughter.
However, Altalune has a pretty sound but for regular baby I much prefer Luna.
If you read the rest of the post it wasn't invented by Thurman and Arpad, it was used in the 1300s by European royalty, so not a new name. I really like it, but don't think I'll convince anyone else.
Em, I actually know it was used before but only once so I think it is nearly "one-person" name.
It just doesn't sound pretty imo, a bit too much for a baby I think, why not just Luna?
I prefer Altaluna - as someone previously mentioned, it is the name of Altaluna della Scala of Verona, born in 1308. I just think that it has more history with the a, and also it doesn't have the word 'loon' rather conspicuously on the end...always a bonus!
I think it's gorgeous, but the only thing is that I'm not sure if it's pronounced like it would be in French, or if it's like "al-ta-loo-neh"
I pronounce "Lune" differently from "loon" so I think that's why I like it. Being able to actually say "lune" in French is a big booster on how nice this name sounds.
In my head, it definitely is a middle name, but I think it's such a great name. Generally I just love little Luna Busson's name - even though it's completely over the top, I think having Uma "Mia (goddamnit) Wallace" Thurman as your mum totally justifies having five names. Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson totally is one of my all-time favourite celebrity baby names.
I do too, and I too think it's a lovely name.
Originally Posted by lucialucentum
It's SO literal to me. I feel like "alta" and "lune" are very commonly known to mean "over/above" and "moon," especially if you have any knowledge of romance languages, so it seems EXTREMELY corny.