Milo - Boys name?

(53 Posts)
tessofthedurbervilles Tue 09-Dec-08 12:57:31

I like it - please be honest.....!

jeee Tue 09-Dec-08 12:58:25


bertiebear Tue 09-Dec-08 12:59:34


FruitynNutty Tue 09-Dec-08 13:00:00

Yes I agree, tis very Tweenies. My DP wants to call our new baby Jake. I won't because all I can think of is the blardy Tweenies!

maretta Tue 09-Dec-08 13:00:05

The tweenies will have had their day by the time it matters and Milo is the best tweenie by far.
I like it.

FCH Tue 09-Dec-08 13:00:27

I love this too and was keen to use it but DH, who grew up in Zimbabwe, says it is the name of a chocolate drink over there and therefore equivalent to naming a child Ovaltine. I gave in but am rehashing for #2 in case of another boy...

crumpet Tue 09-Dec-08 13:01:10

prefer miles, with Milo as a nickname

HolidaysQueen Tue 09-Dec-08 13:07:46

Milo was our second favourite name until DH suddenly decided it was his favourite name about 3 weeks before DS was born. At the time I thought it sounded a little bit pretentious and Notting Hill for me, but mainly I really really loved our first choice and was desperately trying to think of reasons not to go with Milo. Anyway, after a 43 hour labour I got my way and DS became Leo.

We would definitely still consider Milo for a second DS, although the fact that it is a Tweenie and a malted drink that I've had in India might make me a little nervous. And I do still think it is a little bit posh/trendy somehow

StephanieByng Tue 09-Dec-08 13:31:11

I like it - but actually love your choice HolidaysQueen - Leo is a gorgeous name!

MrsMattie Tue 09-Dec-08 13:33:34

dog's name

ladyjuliafish Tue 09-Dec-08 13:34:37

Its a drink here too. My dcs have it every day. I love the name though. Are the Tweenies still around?

isn't it like horlicks?

princessmel Tue 09-Dec-08 13:35:32

Tweenies here too and dh's reaction was 'its a dog'

I think Miles is much better
Milo a bit TTH

tessofthedurbervilles Tue 09-Dec-08 13:36:41

Thanks, I am really struggling on boys names, baby will have a half bro called Leo as really liked Theo but sounds too twee.....
This is my 1st and I didn't even know the tweenies existed! x

rubyslippersisappearinginpanto Tue 09-Dec-08 13:36:54

i prefer Miles but have a bit of a fondness for Milo

annasmami Tue 09-Dec-08 13:37:40

I like it - classic, masculine and strong sounding. It would work well in German and French (and Spanish?) too.

keevamum Tue 09-Dec-08 13:42:10

Love it. It's alwys been our first choice for a boy but we've had 2 girls, still hope to use it one day!!

StephanieByng Tue 09-Dec-08 13:56:01

If you love the name I would use it. Most people have a wider frame of reference and know it as a name as WELL as the Tweenies! Don't let it put you off. It's very nice.

migolapland Tue 09-Dec-08 16:14:54

Sorry I think of tweenies. It is a nice name in itself but it's a bit trendy/posh. You will have to buy a bugaboo if you name him Milo grin

Lilymaid Tue 09-Dec-08 16:20:38

Definitely a milk drink and still available in the UK in a few places. What about Horlicks?

CruCru Sun 03-Feb-13 15:11:07

I met a little boy called Milo today in the Science Museum and thought how nice his name was. Argh! I hadn't thought of the bloody Tweenies. I am sad.

MidnightMasquerader Sun 03-Feb-13 16:56:26

I'm a Kiwi and the chocolate drink association is too strong for me. Every home has Milo in its pantry. smile

Pitting that aside to be objective, I think it's a nice name for a boy; less sure of it for a man. However as the name would grow with its owner, I'm sure that wouldn't be a problem.

sw11mumofone Sun 03-Feb-13 18:11:40

I've never watched the Tweenies so wouldnt have associated it with that. Its a nice enough name. What would put me off is they are everywhere where I live. I personally know four under the age of three. But if popularity doesn't bother you then you should go for a name you love.

smokinaces Sun 03-Feb-13 18:17:56

I know two milos, one five and one three. I admit to raising an eyebrow at first, because of the tweenies thing, but now I really like the name and think it really suits them.

And neither ds has ever linked the tweenies with their friends names.

Boris Johnson has a Milo... And a Lettuce. Does that change anything?

toobreathless Sun 03-Feb-13 18:31:24

Dogs name, sorry.

Miles is lovely, or Giles.

CointreauVersial Sun 03-Feb-13 18:32:27

The only Milo I know is a small black spaniel.

Panzee Sun 03-Feb-13 18:32:29


IncognitoIsMyFavouriteWord Sun 03-Feb-13 18:34:50

my neighbours dog is called milo.

Its right for a dog or a tweenie sorry

rosieposey Sun 03-Feb-13 18:45:55

I have a Milo, it's a great name that suits across various ages and it really suits him. I found Miles a bit stuffy and Milo was quite close plus i dont think it's a really well known drink in the UK so I was happy to use it. As for the Tweenies connection they aren't that popular anymore and it's possible in 10 years no one will remember them...

Use the name YOU like, I just had another DS 9 weeks ago and called him Caspar and got a lot of ' the friendly ghost' connotations from people but I just liked it regardless and it suits him beautifully.

MidnightMasquerader Sun 03-Feb-13 18:56:13

Yes, Miles is a very different name, association- and connotation-wise. Milo is nicer.

rosieposey - Milo and Casper is such a cute combination!

I've heard of the Tweenies, but don't know enough about them to get the connection. I doubt it will matter in a few years. Didn't they stop making it a while ago?

I also know lots of dogs called Milo. Would expect a dog rather than a child to come running in the park when called.

Think Miles, with Milo as a nickname would be ok though.

minimoonumbertwo Sun 03-Feb-13 19:03:40

We have a Milo! I was aware of both the tweenies & the drink (my dad has it every night!!) before he was born but they didn't put me off as it's such a fab name. I do really like dog names for boys though and really struggled with a name for ds2 which wouldn't sound like I was shouting for two dogs in the park!! funnily enough though dh & I were commenting today how very like dogs they both are!! Go for it!!!

usualsuspect Sun 03-Feb-13 19:11:07

I love it,very cool name

mamapants Sun 03-Feb-13 19:18:50

Love it, also like the Miles suggestion. Whatever name you choose will just become 'your son' and any tweenies or drinks will never enter your head.

I have a nephew Milo. He is awesome.
I love it.

My sister's ds is called Milo - our grandmother made us the chocolate drink as children, this just made it an even better name! Very cute on a baby.

MadameJosephine Sun 03-Feb-13 19:30:41

Love it! Unfortunately teenage DS nicked it for his cornsnake so it'll never be used for a sibling

BeanstalkandBump Sun 03-Feb-13 20:05:24

The Tweenies wouldn't put me off. There's an engine in Thomas the Tank Engine with just about every traditional English name you could think of. Also, don't think Harry Potter has decreased the number of Harrys born.

If you love it use it.

sparkina Sun 03-Feb-13 20:24:23

Love it. X

Norem Sun 03-Feb-13 20:39:08

Love it, love it

emjan Sun 03-Feb-13 23:23:45

It reminds me of the drink Milo and usually a name in pets

piglet75 Sun 03-Feb-13 23:30:53

I have a Milo! It had always been my no 1 boys name but we ended up calling DS1 another name for various reasons. I love it & like someone else said, I found Miles too stuffy. I think Milo is a really strong masculine name - it means soldier in latin.
A couple of people have asked if I was bothered about the Tweenies connection but I think once people associate the name with a real person the tweenies/ drink connection fades. There are so many reasons not to choose any name - just follow your heart!

tootssweet Sun 03-Feb-13 23:43:52

My ds is a Milo & he does not make think of a dog; a chocolate drink or a tweenie. grin It's a lovely name with a good meaning if you think it suits your baby then go for it! Obviously the Sweet family think it's fab (& we don't own a bugaboo!)

Scotsgirl79 Mon 04-Feb-13 00:18:45

Like Milo a lot.

ZenNudist Mon 04-Feb-13 00:21:28


It's what you like. Don't worry what anyone else thinks.

(Have a DN Milo. Wasn't keen on it at first but love it now. Can't imagine him being called anything else)

ripsishere Mon 04-Feb-13 01:15:06

I like it, and the chocolate drink. If you move to forrin parts you won't even have to worry about buying him cups or plates with his name on.

NatashaBee Mon 04-Feb-13 02:02:50

I know an adorable Milo, the name has grown on me since meeting him.

cafecito Mon 04-Feb-13 02:12:23

I like it

CruCru Mon 04-Feb-13 08:38:10

Well, I don't know whether DC2 will be a boy or a girl. Also, DH probably won't go for it. However, he is quite a fan of Boris Johnson so I'll tell him that it was good enough for Boris's son.

GeordieCherry Mon 04-Feb-13 08:39:26

Love it!

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