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  1. #1
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    International Lucas

    So Lucas seems to be quite the hot name around the world.

    I read somewhere that in England it's considered "downtown" guessing that means common? Or a class distinction? Also read a comment it was popular with teenage moms.

    How true is this?

    Also would you still use this name if you like it but dislike its popularity?

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    Downmarket, you mean? That generally means it's low-class, not considered very appealing. Usually very trendy and a lot of people doubt it would look good on a resume. Although I don't know why someone would say that about Lucas. While it's not my personal style, it's certainly not downmarket. It's a common, fairly traditional, respectable name.

    As for popularity, totally. I could care less about popularity. I have names much more popular than Lucas on my list, both as FNs and MNs.
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    I think Lucas is a bit trendy, but I still think it's a nice name. Actually, I prefer Luca, although that's quite popular, too.

    In regards to your last question, I've vetoed a few names because of their popularity. For example, Charlotte and Sophie. I think they're sublime names, but there are others I love just as much that aren't as popular, so I'm more likely to choose one of those.
    Audrey - Beatrice - Clara - Daphne - Flora - Jane - Mabel - Susannah

    Arthur - Barnaby - Edward - Frederick - Henry - Rupert - Theodore - Walter

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashthedreamer View Post
    Downmarket, you mean? That generally means it's low-class, not considered very appealing. Usually very trendy and a lot of people doubt it would look good on a resume. Although I don't know why someone would say that about Lucas. While it's not my personal style, it's certainly not downmarket. It's a common, fairly traditional, respectable name.

    As for popularity, totally. I could care less about popularity. I have names much more popular than Lucas on my list, both as FNs and MNs.
    Yes downmarket! Thanks for clarifying. What names would be considered downmarket out of curiosity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by veronicadm View Post
    Yes downmarket! Thanks for clarifying. What names would be considered downmarket out of curiosity?
    Erm, depends on the area. Where I am, Nevaeh, Jayden, Braelyn, Bentley, Mercedes, etc. are all pretty downmarket. I've heard that Bailey (on a boy--it's more used on a boy in the UK), Zoe, Chloe, and anything double barrel with Mae on the end (Ellie Mae, Lily Mae, Bella Mae, etc.) are that way in the UK, but it even varies within the UK. I've been told everything from Bailey is chavvy to Bailey is amazing and totally usable from friends in the UK, so I really think it just depends on the area.
    Ashley
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