Cuba

(59 Posts)
Mausageandsash Wed 24-Aug-16 22:56:14

What are your thoughts? Don't know what I think and if it'll work. We already have 2 dds. Any other options would be appreciated a lot, I like Finn but am stuck! Thanks X

Crispbutty Wed 24-Aug-16 22:57:03

Finn is much better.

user1471734618 Wed 24-Aug-16 22:58:32

said like Kyooba?
I think it would sound really silly tbh.
Some Polish boys are called Kuba, short for Jakub, but it is said like KOOBA

Mausageandsash Wed 24-Aug-16 22:59:41

Do you think crisp, I prefer Finn but DH isn't that keen and loves Cuba which I quite like!

calzone Wed 24-Aug-16 23:00:08

It's ridiculous.

And not a name.

Only1scoop Wed 24-Aug-16 23:00:33

It's awful

NotTodaySatan Wed 24-Aug-16 23:00:36

Wut?

I'm really struggling to see how any person or couple (even with differing tastes) could end up in a showdown between Cuba (????) and Finn.

Finn.

Mausageandsash Wed 24-Aug-16 23:01:00

Yes user like the country. Surprisingly in central London where we live it's popular (there's one in each of the dds nursery/school class) so I thought that people wouldn't find it silly IYSWIM! X

villainousbroodmare Wed 24-Aug-16 23:01:21

What about Israel or Jordan if you like names inspired by countries?

Cuba is cute, and Cuba Gooding Jr is a good association for me. I think a lot depends on your surname.

99percentchocolate Wed 24-Aug-16 23:02:27

I love it. I know someone with a Cuba and whilst it wasn't a name I would have personally chosen before I met this little boy, I think it really suits him and it's really grown on me.

peppercold Wed 24-Aug-16 23:03:06

Will his surname be Cheese? (sorry)

WaitrosePigeon Wed 24-Aug-16 23:04:15

Pepper grin

And no, it's dreadful. Please don't.

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 24-Aug-16 23:04:53

Why not.

Whatever floats your boat.

Love and hugs

Zimbabwe.

SaltyMyDear Wed 24-Aug-16 23:07:21

I know one. He's a brilliant child. If you like the name, go for it.

Queenbean Wed 24-Aug-16 23:07:49

It's much more bloody interesting than yet another Jack or Harry so on that basis it gets a yes from me!

user1471734618 Wed 24-Aug-16 23:10:31

it is true that there are a lot of Jacks and Harrys around.....but 'Cuba' - sorry it just sounds silly and pretentious. Unless eg your grandfather was Cuban...and even then it still sounds silly.
If you like country names what about Guinea-Bissau or Somalia?

Mouseinahole Wed 24-Aug-16 23:10:51

There was a Cuba on that 'Secret Life of Four Year Olds' programme.
I much prefer Finn.

Mausageandsash Wed 24-Aug-16 23:15:47

Seems that most people hate it but I'm glad there are some who do. The first time you hear it it is silly for some but I think it grows on people (it has for me anyway) Finn just doesn't go that well with our surname so does anyone know what alternatives there could be to Cuba apart from Bahamas, Italy etc grin

Mausageandsash Wed 24-Aug-16 23:32:19

Yes there was mouse I think it's quite an out there name..

sycamore54321 Thu 25-Aug-16 00:04:14

Do you know a lot about Cuba? It has been a very oppressive dictatorship for decades, perpetuating fairly horrendous human rights violations in its own citizens. Why would you want to name a child after a place that for most people symbolises oppression?

SeashellHoarder Thu 25-Aug-16 07:35:01

How about Luca?

Mausageandsash Thu 25-Aug-16 08:21:20

Well I don't really think that's a concern for me as not that many people will know and I have other reasons to abandon it anyway! sycamore

Only1scoop Thu 25-Aug-16 08:28:28

Che?

KoalaDownUnder Thu 25-Aug-16 08:30:25

How about:

Idris
Dario (NN Rio)
Ari
Elijah
Linus
Otis
Remy
Saul

Just trying to think of some unusual-ish short names that might be your style.

CuntWagon Thu 25-Aug-16 08:30:56

Really? You really think not many people know about Cuba's history confused

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