Leo

(31 Posts)
Magazinepile Sun 07-Aug-16 12:48:05

What do you think of it? Any similar names?
Leo is lion in Latin which I think is cool as its fierce yet sweet. Opinions?smile

Pinklily1 Sun 07-Aug-16 13:12:22

I like it. It works at all ages. I also like the meaning too. We are having a girl, but our boys names list consisted of Leo and Theo (not a great deal of variety!)

marblestatue Sun 07-Aug-16 13:14:44

I really like it.

iPost Sun 07-Aug-16 13:16:36

I love it. If we had had another child it would have been Leo, if male.

It's pronounced differently here, lay-oh rather than lee-oh. But I like both.

228agreenend Sun 07-Aug-16 13:19:23

Leo was on our list until Tony Blair named his child Leo (16 years ago). Didn't want a celebrity name. Still love the name, though.

TheViewFromTheSheepSeats Sun 07-Aug-16 13:37:28

There's a Welsh variant - 'llew' which I think is lovely and far rarer.

Magazinepile Sun 07-Aug-16 13:41:28

We already have a boy and a girl and dds name is shortened to 3 letters and 2 syllables like Leo and ds' name is 1 syllable but sometimes made into 2 so I think it would go nicely.

Any similar names anyone?smile

Magazinepile Sun 07-Aug-16 13:43:43

Yes ipost that's what I didn't know too leeow or layow.

And oohh theview I like that. It's sweet and different plus dd's spelling is different to the norm. And ds' name isn't that common

ZenNudist Sun 07-Aug-16 14:11:53

Love. It was on our list.

Bear2014 Sun 07-Aug-16 14:12:02

It's lovely but very very popular where we live (London) - there was at least one in every baby group and four in DD's nursery!

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Sun 07-Aug-16 14:23:16

Love it, hope to use it one day.

Madbengalmum Sun 07-Aug-16 14:24:55

Like it.

sonlypuppyfat Sun 07-Aug-16 14:30:16

Are you having a lion?

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sun 07-Aug-16 15:06:18

I like it. Leon has the same meaning and is equally easy to spell and pronounce. If you have a girl, you could call her Leonie.

Similar: Theo, Max, Felix, Ivo, Louis, Micah, Noah, Ethan, Jacob, Titus, Miles, Milo, Arlo.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Sun 07-Aug-16 15:07:48

Love Leo and also Leon. Both are on my (very hypothetical) boy name list.

Jacobbay Sun 07-Aug-16 17:29:33

It's an excellent name

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 07-Aug-16 17:48:04

Really like it! I also like Theo but think Leo is much more interesting and less widely used. Also I know a little girl Leo(nora) which I think is incredibly cool.

HerdsOfWilderbeest Sun 07-Aug-16 17:48:54

Love it. Soft but strong. Perfect.

Zhabr Sun 07-Aug-16 17:50:59

In my son's school year there are Leo,Leon and Leonardo.

DramaAlpaca Sun 07-Aug-16 17:52:48

Good name, short & neat but strong.

RortyCrankle Sun 07-Aug-16 18:05:28

Leo is a lovely name. Is your son going to be born in August so it matches his star sign?

Magazinepile Mon 08-Aug-16 08:59:17

Thanks all! I think it's popular but it doesn't really matter as it's such a nice name. Really not the end of the world if he's called Leo H to differentiate him from the other leo(s)smile

MrsGsnow18 Mon 08-Aug-16 09:02:26

I like it. I don't know any other Leos.
I don't like the suggestion of Leon however because of the car Seat Leon. Quite a popular car nowadays and I just wouldn't want to be named the same as a car model.

Mummamayhem Mon 08-Aug-16 09:06:28

I really like it but it's out for us as surname starts with an L and doesn't sound right.

Magazinepile Mon 08-Aug-16 09:11:17

Our surname is a fairly popular one beginning with H and the other two DC have fairly unpopular names I mean they're popular but you don't meet loads everyday. Just worried that Leo is too ordinary with our surname... They don't have middle names

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