Saturday 29 August 2009

0216 HKSAR Name of the Day

Luka So Yuk Ping (Ms), Instructor, Department of English and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution


  1. Guess you never heard the song Luka by Suzanne Vega? It's a song sung in first person by an abused child. "My name is Luka, I live on the second floor .... they only hit until you cry, and after that you don't ask why, you just don't argue any more.... I guess I'd like to be alone, with nothing broken, nothing thrown, just don't ask me how I am."

  2. Thanks Spike. I’ve always regarded Luka as a boy’s name. Even though Suzanne Vega sang it in the first person, there is a boy referenced in the music video. If the name Luka is a feminine form, then I’ll happily change the category.