Rockwell?

(40 Posts)
puntasticusername Mon 02-Dec-13 11:32:53

Just that, really. For a boy.

I think it has a ring to it, but is it too Out There?

Plus, it will inevitably be abbreviated to Rocky, and much as I love the Richard O'Brian musical, I'm not totally sure I want to live in it...

But I really like Rockwell, it's cool, and DIFFERENT...

PeterParkerSays Mon 02-Dec-13 11:35:02

It made me think of Roswell, the alien research place in the US. Sorry, it's not for me.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 02-Dec-13 11:36:53

I instantly thought of Roswell too blush

Rocky instead?

AuntieStella Mon 02-Dec-13 11:37:16

That's odd, I thought of the alien place too - then just dismissed it as it's not the same and thought I was being a bit weird! I am not alone...

Yes, it's different, but I don't take to it, sorry.

bridgetsmum Mon 02-Dec-13 11:38:18

No no no!

Please don't give your child such a ridiculous name, this is a real person shock

Needingthework Mon 02-Dec-13 11:39:15

I thought of the film Boogie Nights: Chest Rockwell.

So...no grin

puntasticusername Mon 02-Dec-13 11:41:14

Whoah, bridgetsmum, don't hold back there, say what you really think grin

Ok, mn has spoken, thanks everyone. I hadn't thought of Roswell at all, I have to admit. <crosses it off, returns to drawing board>

HyvaPaiva Mon 02-Dec-13 11:42:38

OP, please don't call a person 'Rockwell'. It isn't a name. You might like 'different' - in capital letters no less - but naming your child isn't the time to showcase how 'cool' and 'different' you are. Just give them a real name.

puntasticusername Mon 02-Dec-13 11:45:08

Well, this is exactly why I was asking smile I like Different, just wasn't sure if this one was too much. But now I know!

Thanks again, everyone.

puntasticusername Mon 02-Dec-13 11:45:55

It was in a baby name book, though...

<gives up and runs away>

teaselweasel Mon 02-Dec-13 11:46:07

Hi, I believe that's what middle names are for, so how about Rockwell as a middle name if you really like it.

fanjolina Mon 02-Dec-13 12:05:18

Only issue with Rockwell is that you'll need a shit-hot sounding surname so you can outdo this guy for best name ever.

NatashaBee Mon 02-Dec-13 12:12:38

Sounds like you're mispronouncing Raquel.

TarkaTheOtter Mon 02-Dec-13 12:12:46

It sounds like a brand name to me.

superlambanana Mon 02-Dec-13 12:22:17

It's very close to a brand of insulation... Sorry!

I think you could get away with it in America. Not in uk though.

puntasticusername Mon 02-Dec-13 12:30:06

fanjolina Aw, screw that then, our name doesn't come anywhere close to that (could any?).

rubyflipper Mon 02-Dec-13 12:32:05

Makes me think of this song by Rockwell. grin

SpookedMackerel Mon 02-Dec-13 12:35:10

It makes me think of Norman Rockwell. Not a bad association, I suppose.

Frontdoorstep Mon 02-Dec-13 20:13:06

It reminds me of the 1980s song , someBody's watching me, guess that is the song that ruby flipper has linked to. But maybe people nowadays aren't familiar with this song.

SparklyNewNameChange Mon 02-Dec-13 20:20:48

Isn't that a brand of loft insulation?!

puntasticusername Mon 02-Dec-13 20:34:15

<Bravely> aren't lots of things?

Maybe.

Ish.

Anjou Mon 02-Dec-13 21:58:20

It's pretty cool if you can carry it off! 'Rocky' as a nn makes me think more 'boxing film' or '.. & Bullwinkle' shows age, both of which are positive associations by the way!

Rocco (Italian) and Roque (Portuguese, pronounced Rocky) are similar sounding, not too out there and 'real' names?

Figgygal Mon 02-Dec-13 21:59:55

It's not a name for starters shock noooo

LifeOfPee Mon 02-Dec-13 22:01:11

Sounds like some kind of hiking brand. I'm not keen.

foofooyeah Mon 02-Dec-13 22:02:40

Makes me think of data centre control systems

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