Cosmo

(79 Posts)
pygmy Mon 20-May-13 12:40:14

Thoughts please.

Smudging Mon 20-May-13 12:49:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Succoria Mon 20-May-13 12:51:01

I love it but wouldn't use it as a first name. Its a definite middle name for any future son though!

meddie Mon 20-May-13 12:52:33

not a fan

BNmum Mon 20-May-13 12:56:57

I prefer Cosimo

BackforGood Mon 20-May-13 12:58:06

I like Smudging's post grin

(Presuming you wanted honest opinions, and not everyone to just say "Up to you" ?)

shoobidoo Mon 20-May-13 12:58:25

I like Cosmo - cool, masculine, easy to spell/pronounce and not overused. What's not to like?

MomsNetCurtains Mon 20-May-13 13:01:08

Depends on your surname and where you live really, IMO.

It does tend to make me think of a Catherine Tate sketch in Waitrose......"Come on Cosmo, come on Delphinium....we'll be late for Feng Shui class!"

OrangeFireandGoldashes Mon 20-May-13 13:06:20

For me personally (not saying this would be the case for the majority) it has too many other references: the women's magazine, the Les Dawson character Cosmo Smallpiece and Rannaldini's monstrous son in Jilly Cooper's novels.

Absy Mon 20-May-13 13:09:47

It works if the child is around 6 foot 4 with goofy hair and your surname is Kramer. Otherwise, no.

LippyDiDooDah Mon 20-May-13 13:09:56

It's the name of my SIL's cat so I personally think of it as an animals name - sorry.

lurcherlover Mon 20-May-13 13:11:35

Dibs (may be showing myself as a child of the 80s here).

TWinklyLittleStar Mon 20-May-13 13:12:13

In this order:
1. Women's magazine with questionable sex 'tips'
2. Overly sweet cocktail popularized by Sex and the City
3. 'isn't that Nigella Lawson's son? No wait, that's Bruno. Oh her daughter is Cosima.'
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10000343. Something I would call a little boy.
(sorry. But if you really like it, don't worry about my opinion.)

GaryBuseysTeeth Mon 20-May-13 13:12:28

I like it, however the woman's mag & drink references have put me off it.

Cosmo is the awesome fairy godfather in Fairly Odd Parents!

Succoria Mon 20-May-13 13:32:01

Loads of Cosmo references I don't get here!

But surely the most famous (and best) Cosmo is Cosmo Brown from Singin' In The Rain?

Make 'em laugh!

pygmy Mon 20-May-13 13:45:04

Thanks for the link Succoria, I enjoyed that! I'm quite a bit in love with the name. Surname will be Black.

pygmy Mon 20-May-13 13:46:28

oh and I like the nickname Oz

It's ridiculously twattish.

I would snort and hmm if I heard someone calling out "Cosmo" at the park.

With the surname Black I would go for Bernard. Hth.

Decoy Mon 20-May-13 14:16:25

It makes me think of someone who's trying to make it clear how cosmopolitan they are.

TheseGoToEleven Mon 20-May-13 14:17:47

I would think you were a Seinfeld fan.

chaya5738 Mon 20-May-13 15:11:18

I think of Seinfield:

Cosmo Kramer

KittenofDoom Mon 20-May-13 15:15:22

I quite like it.

Most of the references people are making go right over my head. I would never have thought of the magazine if no one had mentioned it - isn't it Cosmopolitan ? or have they changed the name?
I had forgotten all about the Les Dawson character, and most people will never hear it.

The first thing that popped into my head was Cosmo Lang, who was an Archbishop of Canterbury, I think.

Absy Mon 20-May-13 16:38:36

IF you do go for Cosmo for this one, you could go for George or Elaine or Jerry or even Seven for any other DCs.

GoodbyePorkPie Mon 20-May-13 17:11:47

I absolutely love this name. I have loved it since I was a teenager and have been saving it for my first born DS. Unfortunately it doesn't look like I'll have a DS.

Please go for it, OP!

GoodbyePorkPie Mon 20-May-13 17:13:26

Oh I've just seen your surname. Do it, do it!!

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