Is this really a 'naughty boy' name?

(34 Posts)
GiannaK Tue 26-Feb-13 11:59:16

Nikos (Nikolaos)

I'm not sure I believe in such a tag, but of course names create an impression on people.
I remember a thread a while back on here where someone, maybe a teacher, said that every boy she'd met with the name was a naughty one.

Wasn't on my list for imminent DC until now but it just keeps popping into my head and won't go away. He'd be addressed as Niko (Greek grammar blah blah) and it sounds very sweet to me, but also could suit him through the ages too. Any thoughts?

Hilariously my phone keeps changing it to 'Nokia' - now that I would veto!

Coconutty Sat 02-Mar-13 15:04:32

No, not a naughty boy name, prefer Nicos though with a C.

perplexedpirate Sat 02-Mar-13 15:03:02

Biiiiiig X post! smile

perplexedpirate Sat 02-Mar-13 15:02:06

It's nice, but v v popular in Greece. He'll be one of about 10 at school.

Springdiva Sat 02-Mar-13 12:28:57

I think the article by the teacher said that boys called Konor with a K were a handful.

I know of two, both teens, one a bit cheeky, the other full on bad boy.

SE13Mummy Sat 02-Mar-13 00:28:34

I've only known one Niko - he wasn't the best behaved or most even-tempered child in the class but he was lovely!

OkayHazel Sat 02-Mar-13 00:05:24

HoneyandRum To add to the stereotype, ex boyfriend Nick's brother was Georgios!

HoneyandRum Fri 01-Mar-13 22:42:44

And if they're not Nick they're George (if we're going with stereotypes) a la George Michael (Georgios Kyriacos Panagiòtou).

BackforGood Fri 01-Mar-13 17:25:57

Lovely name, if you are happy to be asked "Oh, have you got Greek family?" all the time smile

OkayHazel Fri 01-Mar-13 17:06:39

My Greek ex boyfriend is Niko, really nice bloke. Though he did get pissed off watching my Big Fat Greek Wedding, when every male family member is named Nick. Bit of a stereotype, but also very true in his family of Nicks and Nikkis! His sister was a Greek variant of Nicola!

grin

nectarini1983 Wed 27-Feb-13 21:25:35

I like it.

dimdommilpot Wed 27-Feb-13 17:38:00

My friends husband is 1, hes lovely. My next door neighbour is 1, hes a tw*t. They are both adults and i knew neither as children! I would really like it if it wasnt for the tw*t next door!

GiannaK Tue 26-Feb-13 22:56:15

Thanks everyone. It is growing on me every second.
LouisWalsh that is hilarious!

Just seen that Nikolaos is no. 5 in Greek top 100 boys' names at the mo. Doesn't bother me, but hadn't anticipated that. Top name is Georgios which ILs would like. Eek.

pinkyredrose Tue 26-Feb-13 21:32:43

There's no such thing as a 'naughty boys name, only 'naughty boys' grin

I think it's a lovely name.

lisad123everybodydancenow Tue 26-Feb-13 21:31:29

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IAmLouisWalsh Tue 26-Feb-13 21:29:17

I think it is lovely.

I did teach a Nikelos once and asked if he had Greek relatives. Turned out no, they just couldn't spell grin

RalphGnu Tue 26-Feb-13 21:24:53

Both are lovely names.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 26-Feb-13 21:23:33

Nice name.

Ruprekt Tue 26-Feb-13 20:04:27

Niko is a lovely name.

At my school, names beginning with K are trickier!!smile

GirlOutNumbered Tue 26-Feb-13 20:00:05

I've also taught secondary for a long time and never had a Nikos.... If I did I would assume that his parents were Greek or similar.

MrsMushroom Tue 26-Feb-13 19:58:11

No it's lovely.

Kayden is a naughty boys name....or Marley.

scottishmummy Tue 26-Feb-13 19:56:14

Just seen alexandros, like that too

scottishmummy Tue 26-Feb-13 19:55:39

Nikos is smashing name,love it

Cassieyellow Tue 26-Feb-13 19:48:23

Hi, I have been teaching secondary for 10 years and never had a boy with this name. So 1- nice and unusual and 2- no naughty connotations! In fact I don't have any naughty boy common names. So go for it.

GiannaK Tue 26-Feb-13 18:58:27

grin

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