is this just to common

(54 Posts)
princesscupcakemummyb Thu 29-Aug-13 13:48:21

hi all expecting my 3rd dc3 whos my first boy grin i love the name oscar but it seems very popular what do you ladies think

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 29-Aug-13 14:12:05

Yes, it's too popular for me.

squoosh Thu 29-Aug-13 14:13:17

It's popular but not massively common. Only about 3000 Oscars were born last year, so yes, very popular but you probably won't be bumping into them at every turn.

I like its links to Irish mythology.

FeegleFion Thu 29-Aug-13 14:17:39

I don't know any Oscars. It's lovely wink

Congratulations!

ILoveDolly Thu 29-Aug-13 14:20:06

Oscar is nice. Better to have a name people are familiar with and can spell, imho. I am not in the unusual for unusuals sake camp!

Idespair Thu 29-Aug-13 14:34:26

I know one Oscar only (know loads of primary aged kids). If you like it, use it.

TheOneAndOnlyAlpha Thu 29-Aug-13 14:38:56

I like the name Oscar very much. But I know loads. It's still nice though! Do you know any, OP?

TheCountessOlenska Thu 29-Aug-13 14:54:26

Oscar is a great name smile I do know a few children with that name but not as many as the alfies, archies, charlies etc.

Leeds2 Thu 29-Aug-13 14:56:49

I don't know any people called Oscar, but four dogs!

StrangeGlue Thu 29-Aug-13 15:00:05

Never met or heard of any! Tis nice

Layl77 Thu 29-Aug-13 15:27:36

I like it, it's supposed to be about 12th in the charts but there's none round here in the playgroups etc. there's loads of Theo's Noah's Alfie's etc

Writerwannabe83 Thu 29-Aug-13 16:55:59

I can't stand the name Oscar, sorry, it just sounds so dweeby.

I just can't picture a handsome, successful man opening his mouth to introduce himself to a beautiful woman and then saying his name is Oscar!!! Or if it were to happen, I can imagine the woman's heart dropping and then her making excuses to leave.... grin

squoosh Thu 29-Aug-13 16:58:12

Awww poor Oscars!

I know a few 30/40 something Irish men called Oscar and they're all pretty successful.

aladdinsane Thu 29-Aug-13 16:59:20

I love Oscar- my pet gerbil was called Oscar when I was a child

Writerwannabe83 Thu 29-Aug-13 17:00:48

I had a gerbil called Sausage - I wouldn't call it my child though grin

BalloonSlayer Thu 29-Aug-13 17:01:59

I don't know any and live in quite a "naice" area.

I like it.

miffybun73 Thu 29-Aug-13 17:02:17

It's a lovely name.

MyNameIsLola Thu 29-Aug-13 17:03:40

I love Oscar, wanted to use it for DS4 but DH vetoed it due to having a dog called Ozzy as a kid. sad

It has increased in popularity in recent years but that wouldn't put me off, it's only on MN that people are scathing of top 100 names but they're top 100 for a reason, they're lovely names!

elQuintoConyo Thu 29-Aug-13 17:11:54

Positive response from me.
Oscar Wilde
Oskar Schindler
Oscar the Grouch - only the BEST Sesame Street character!
And it's international, so good if he wants yo travel/study/work abroad.

I think it's tactless popping up on a babyname thread and announcing dogs/gerbils called x, y, z.

I have an Oscar and we don't know of ANY others. I just loved the name from The Odd Couple (he's the messy one!).

Wtaf would a woman run away from a man called Oscar? My DH has got a very old fashioned name - think turn of the century. No, the century BEFORE! Didn't put me off him grin

Writerwannabe83 Thu 29-Aug-13 17:15:19

grin - I just couldn't imagine going out with an Oscar - I wouldn't be able to keep a straight face when introducing him to my friends or family grin

I don't think it is old fashioned....I just think it is a bit girly/dweeby.

squoosh Thu 29-Aug-13 17:18:00

Oh and a couple of the Dublin Oscars I know were big hulking rugby players at school.

Even if a hot, successful guy was called Cecil I still certainly wouldn't run away. I'd be all 'Mmmmm Cecil, such a sexy name'.

Writerwannabe83 Thu 29-Aug-13 17:20:33

I'd rather date a Cecil than an Oscar grin

toobreathless Thu 29-Aug-13 18:07:51

LOVE it. Know it's on the rise but don't know any, unlike 4 baby Williams.

I wouldn't be concerned by its popularity but more than it might rise & fall quickly and then appear quite dated (think Isla/Evie/Isabella as opposed to James or Elizabeth)

everlong Thu 29-Aug-13 18:22:42

I've got one.. he's nearly 14.

Weren't around about when I named him not that that would have stopped me.

If you love it use it.

Littlecherublegs Thu 29-Aug-13 18:27:14

I know 2 - one is a 6 year old boy, one is a dog!

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