Leon

(26 Posts)
nasara Sat 14-Jun-14 14:13:08

We're feeling like Leon could be a strong contender:

1) positive associations (the film, the band, Leonardo)
2) it's not overly popular (although Leo is...)
3) it's easy to spell
4) it's easy to pronounce
5) I think it's quite cool without being trendy
6) great meaning
7) it goes with last name and our first names

I think this could be it!

What do you think?

nasara Sat 14-Jun-14 14:15:23

I forgot to say one drawback is that our next door neighbours have got a new dog and named it Leo. We're hearing lots of "Leo! Good boy!" over the fence, but I think they are just training him, so could be less of that in years to come. I don't it would deter me entirely, although it could be slightly annoying.

BigusBumus Sat 14-Jun-14 14:16:39

I like it although I know a thuggish but quite sexy man by that name too which makes me like it more.

nasara Sun 15-Jun-14 19:12:33

Thanks, BigusBumus! Another plus point, it works on all stages of life from newborn to older gent <nod>.

Any other reactions appreciated smile

funnyoldonion Sun 15-Jun-14 19:17:04

I adore it, love it's meaning and the way it looks and sounds. It's a very handsome masculine name in my opinion. X

baskingseals Sun 15-Jun-14 22:56:57

I love this name. Good choice.

Bellyrub1980 Sun 15-Jun-14 23:16:58

I always secretly loved a boy in college with this name. It's strong but friendly.

OutragedFromLeeds Mon 16-Jun-14 02:45:56

I LOVE it. Underused imo. I know two Leons, both absolutely lovely.

Strokethefurrywall Mon 16-Jun-14 04:17:00

Fabulous name! My ex-boyfriend is a Leon and he's a great guy.

I would have considered it for DS2 if it wouldn't have been weird to give my second born the same name as a ex, no matter how nice he is!

It's underused and classic, definitely use it.

Marnierose Mon 16-Jun-14 11:37:07

It's sounds like you have decided op.

nasara Mon 16-Jun-14 19:45:10

Thanks for the positive comments - sometimes you have to check your hormones aren't playing cruel tricks on you and we've sworn not to discuss names with friends and family, so you are the best next thing!

losingmybelt Mon 16-Jun-14 19:48:36

Isn't that grumpy old judgemental git off Gogglebox called Leon?
(Leon & June)

Trust me to remember that smile I'm a mine of useless information.

losingmybelt Mon 16-Jun-14 19:49:46

Having said that, Leon is a very nice name. Unusual too and far better than Leo.

LEMmingaround Mon 16-Jun-14 19:52:11

My dd would have been a Leon. I did have reservations as dp's favourite film was "leon" about a hit-man

Squirm Tue 17-Jun-14 08:26:54

It's a good name. Timeless I think; whereas Leo is of the moment.

jaykay34 Tue 17-Jun-14 11:06:36

I love it ! I think its timeless and although everybody has heard of it - it's not common.

Legionofboom Tue 17-Jun-14 11:14:44

4) it's easy to pronounce

I know a Leon who pronounces it Lee-on and gets very annoyed that some people insist on saying Lay-on. Not sure it's really an issue but I thought I would mention it.

Dizzywhore Wed 18-Jun-14 11:15:59

Hate it! Sorry!

Trooperslane Wed 18-Jun-14 11:23:05

I love Leo, Leon not as much.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 18-Jun-14 11:59:03

Go for it.

Chachah Wed 18-Jun-14 12:03:15

not sure about here, but in France Léon is one of the trendy granny-chic names. Everyone I can think of named Léon was famous around 1900, but now there are also lots of Léon babies!

Sidthesausage Fri 20-Jun-14 20:47:32

Fab name

NewtRipley Sat 21-Jun-14 18:51:55

I really like it. I recommend it on here quite a lot. It's good for a child and an adult.

I also like Levi

MarniS Mon 07-Jul-14 14:28:03

My son is a Leon and he's very cool, popular and a bit cheeky. Great name smile but biased xx

Gingerjv Mon 07-Jul-14 20:34:08

I think it is really nice name! Leon...almost like a lion! King, hero and winner! Great choice)

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