If we have a boy, we're thinking of calling him Roscoe...

(86 Posts)
abigail5 Thu 06-Mar-14 12:12:09

Hi everyone,

It's my first time on here but really keen to hear your thoughts. We're expecting our first baby soon, not sure if it's a boy or a girl. We've got plenty of lovely girls names but stuck on boys names!

Our two favourites are...

Myles and Roscoe

If we have a boy we're wondering if we should call him Myles Roscoe or Roscoe Myles.

Any thoughts?

Rooners Thu 06-Mar-14 12:12:46

What does it mean?

Germgirl Thu 06-Mar-14 12:15:08

I like Myles but Roscoe just makes me think of the Dukes of Hazzard sheriff Roscoe P Coltrane. (Said in a very twangy American accent)

Floggingmolly Thu 06-Mar-14 12:15:14

If I heard someone call "Roscoe", I'd expect to see a dog come bounding up. Sorry.

scarletforya Thu 06-Mar-14 12:15:18

I love it.

But then again I am a Dukes of Hazzard fan and love cowboy names in general.

Most people won't be ad old as me and therefore will have no memory of Roscoe P Coltraine !

PeterParkerSays Thu 06-Mar-14 12:15:52

I like Roscoe - reminds me of the DJ shows age

Not mad keen on Myles so Roscoe Miles - Roscoe is hard enough to spell without an middle name that's a variation on the more usual spelling.

ThonHoor Thu 06-Mar-14 12:15:54

Same as Germgirl. Yeehaw!

I'd never have thought I'd like it but actually it's fab, isn't it? Especially when you say it out loud.

kaizen Thu 06-Mar-14 12:28:40

I love Roscoe - it's the name of a song by one of my fave bands Midlake- American beardy band, about a woodcutter in 1891 - video on YouTube - hope that doesn't put you off smile

meditrina Thu 06-Mar-14 12:30:22

I'd think of the tennis player.

TheTerribleBaroness Thu 06-Mar-14 12:35:51

My head said "P Coltrane" as soon as I saw this listed in active convos. Actually "Pekoe Train" as I was a child at the time and never worked it out.

That said, how many of DS peers will be familiar with Dukes of Hazzard and will it still be around once he had grown up? DM gave me exactly the same name as an authoress of the time. Up until I was 7 or 8 older people would look at me and say "what, as in the writer?" but it was never mentioned at school and these days no one has even heard of her.

TheTerribleBaroness Thu 06-Mar-14 12:37:16

And in answer to your question, I like both.

I know a Ross who gets the nn Roscoe. Tbh Ross is a name enough it doesnt need the exrra

I thought Roscoe P Coltrane too but as Baroness said, fewer and fewer people are going to make that connection. And yes, it sounds good.

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Thu 06-Mar-14 12:44:21

'Ros-coe P Col-traaaaane!'

Hmm not sure OP grin

UriGeller Thu 06-Mar-14 12:51:37

We had Roscoe on our shortlist for ds. We liked it because of the Midlake song (kaizen grin) but the thought of it being shortened to 'Ross' really put us off. Great name if you can handle him being called Ross half the time.

knickernicker Thu 06-Mar-14 12:52:23

No- his teachers will say have you seen my class list? I've got a Roscoe. Does Myles need a Y? Miles is fine.

UriGeller Thu 06-Mar-14 12:52:25

Myles is great too. What about the perfect combination, 'Milo'?

knickernicker Thu 06-Mar-14 12:53:15

No- his teachers will say have you seen my class list? I've got a Roscoe. Does Myles need a Y? Miles is fine.

exWifebeginsat40 Thu 06-Mar-14 12:54:30

do you have a dog called flaaaaaaaaash?

it's unlikely his peers will make the connection but it's the first thing i thought of. sorry.

dollius Thu 06-Mar-14 12:55:28

It's Miles, not Myles.
And, yes, Roscoe sounds like a dog's name.

HyvaPaiva Thu 06-Mar-14 12:56:00

No to Roscoe! You can't call a child that!

dollius Thu 06-Mar-14 12:56:00

Ooh yes, I love Milo though

MummyBeerest Thu 06-Mar-14 12:59:02

Roscoe sounds really cool actually. If Oscar and Leo can be popular, surely Roscoe can join in.

But personally I like Myles Roscoe.

Doctorbrownbear Thu 06-Mar-14 13:02:33

There is a roscoe roundabout near here... I think the name should be reserved for roundabouts and dogs.

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