A bit torn between

(44 Posts)
IneedAsockamnesty Sat 08-Jun-13 11:40:39

Oskar and blaize.

Both would have fairly meaningful reasons for choice but neither has more meaning than the other and I'm stuck help.

MortifiedAdams Sat 08-Jun-13 11:48:54

Neither. Oscar is lovely but it looks incorrect with a K in it. Blaise / Blaize is not good.

ByTheWishingWell Sat 08-Jun-13 11:51:23

Really not keen on Blaize, and I think it would date quite badly.

I think Oskar's lovely. I wouldn't change the spelling, I just thought it was the Scandinavian form of Oscar?

KittyPryde Sat 08-Jun-13 11:59:39

Ooh I like both. Oscar is boring and popular, Oskar looks much more fun. Blaize is more uncommon. I'd go for Blaize. Maybe Oskar middle name?

ladymia Sat 08-Jun-13 12:11:09

Oscar with a c

IneedAsockamnesty Sat 08-Jun-13 12:13:08

Oskar spelt with a k is how it is spelt in Germany Scandinavia Austria and Hungary.

Blaize would be after a person who was born in about 1908 about the same year as the relivant Oskar.

BabyStone Sat 08-Jun-13 12:19:20

Oscar/oskar. Im pretty sure there was a guy in a rap/mc group with the stage name Blaze (im assuming Blaize would be pronounced the same way?) so it just reminds me of that hmm

IneedAsockamnesty Sat 08-Jun-13 12:23:38

I don't even know what a mc group is grin

LanternGirl Sat 08-Jun-13 14:23:16

For a boy of a girl? Blaize is surely a girl's name, Oscar a boy? I assume you are thinking of Oskar for a girl? I actually like it, but the male version is sooo popular and established for boys.. It seems a but hard to give her a version what is now such an obvious boys name. She might be in for some playground teasing.

If Oskar for a boy, is nice (nicer than Oscar imo) but would have a lifetime of saying 'no, its Oskar with a k'.

Really dislike Blaize for either sex.

fussychica Sat 08-Jun-13 14:25:39

Isn't Blaise/Blaize usually a girls name in the UK?
Oscar/Oscar ok

GibberTheMonkey Sat 08-Jun-13 14:29:20

Is the Z because of your background (hence the k) I like Blaise
Oskar is good as long as its not the k just because its 'cool'

IneedAsockamnesty Sat 08-Jun-13 15:23:00

Both boys names and both the spelling of the people they would be named after and both these people were boys as well.

I Oskar /Oscar quite popular these days?

VBisme Sat 08-Jun-13 15:28:22

Are you currently living in the UK and planning on doing so in the future?

Unfortunately both these names are going to appear misspelt, (and people may assume that Blaize is a girls name).

On balance I'd go for Oskar, but he will spend his life in the UK explaining the spelling.

IneedAsockamnesty Sat 08-Jun-13 15:42:46

Yes we live in the uk

Neither. I like Oscar. Blaize is dreadful.

PickledInAPearTree Sat 08-Jun-13 16:11:42

I think Oscar with a k is perfectly fine.

I much prefer it to blaize, if you want to use it after someone personally is use that one as a middle.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sat 08-Jun-13 18:35:51

Oskar first, Blaize second.

lollypopsicle Sat 08-Jun-13 20:23:54

I like Blaise. It's an underrated saints name in my opinion. Having said this, I don't like the meaning (to stutter!). Also, spelling it with a 'z' makes it appear bit made up and faddy to my mind.

Oskar is ok but again, I'd go with the traditional spelling.

Elquota Sat 08-Jun-13 21:37:57

I quite like Blaize! Don't like Oscar at all, I find it rather stuffy.

IneedAsockamnesty Sat 08-Jun-13 23:47:18

Lolly with my family Oskar is the traditional way Oscar is just the English way.

Myliferocks Sat 08-Jun-13 23:54:40

I know a Blaize.
She's lovely little girl.

Myliferocks Sat 08-Jun-13 23:55:09

She's a lovely

NatashaBee Sat 08-Jun-13 23:59:28

I would assume Blaize was a girl, don't like it for a boy although it's great for a girl. Oskar/ Oscar is lovely for a boy.

lollypopsicle Sun 09-Jun-13 11:43:58

FWIW I see Blaise/Blaize as a boy's name primarily as St Blaise was male. Also, I know a boy Blaise. Don't think there's anything wrong with a name that could be either sex.

socks if the spelling has meaning for you then I agree that should be the spelling you go for.smile

bananaramma Sun 09-Jun-13 13:06:14

Blaize/Blaise is a lovely name. Oscar is a little dull/overused in comparison and I'm not keen on nicknames Os/Ossie.

squeak2392 Mon 10-Jun-13 00:06:35


Blaize stands out to me, but not in a good way. Used to know a girl with this name and she was horrible anyway, but the name just made her sound plain obnoxious.

raisah Tue 11-Jun-13 02:48:32


Blaize reminds me of house fires, not good.

squoosh Tue 11-Jun-13 10:29:16

Go for Blaise, I'm a bif baffled by the 'girl's names' comments, seeing as he was a male saint.

I know a Blaise and he's lovely and v handsome.

Oskar is a bit tired.

IneedAsockamnesty Tue 11-Jun-13 12:53:19

Squoosh like the st the family member was also a docter.

And I've just had this chat with one of my sons who thinks neither of them but I should pick Borris Johnson or Augustus gloop I'm rather glad I didn't tell him to pick the name grin

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 13-Jun-13 21:10:26

Problem solved the baby's going to be a girl.

amazingmumof6 Fri 14-Jun-13 02:07:58

op Hungarian spelling is actually Oszkar

IneedAsockamnesty Fri 14-Jun-13 08:28:26

Sorry mumof6 I should have said Austria-Hungary but as that hasn't existed for some years I didn't.

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Fri 14-Jun-13 08:31:53

Problem solved the baby's going to be a girl. grin

So what names have you thought about for a girl?

As a general rule, I think if you are going to bring a child up in a country X you should spell the name the way it would be spelt in country X - they're the ones that will have to spend their lives correcting people and frankly, it just looks like you trying to be 'different'.

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Fri 14-Jun-13 08:33:40

I mean, I know why you were doing it, and you weren't doing it to be 'different' but it would look like you were - just like spelling Caitlin - Kaytlyn or Tracey - Traycee.

Mockingcurl Fri 14-Jun-13 08:37:10

Neither. Blaize is awful.

amazingmumof6 Fri 14-Jun-13 12:50:11

socket no harm done!grin

I love Oskar. with a K

I have a name that is spellt with a "c" in English but "k" in Hungarian.
I've been reminding/correcting people for almost 16 years.

it's fine.
I always check that my name is spelt correctly official reasons -applications for passport, driving license etc and very importantly for filling in medical papers .

did you know that if your name is misspelt on the little tube they take the blood samples in and therefore it doesn't match with other papers they won't test it and you'll need a new blood test?

anyway, I'd still go for Oskar.

IneedAsockamnesty Fri 14-Jun-13 15:15:03

Chipping girls names are almost making my head explode I'm now rather lost about the matter and not even sure where to go for ideas

lilstar Fri 14-Jun-13 17:22:35

Oskar yes...blaize sounds like a character that should be in a video game.

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Fri 14-Jun-13 18:06:02

Well - you really can't go wrong with Chipping you know smile

Start a new thread with some names you 'kind of like' and we'll try to suggest some others. Link from this thread though or I'll we'll miss it.

Timetoask Fri 14-Jun-13 18:10:08

I prefer Oscar. I don't like Blaise. If you are planning on living in the UK, then I woudl spell it with a c.

IneedAsockamnesty Fri 14-Jun-13 18:32:00
ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Fri 14-Jun-13 18:55:04

Feel free to read the thread timetoask.

Will join you on the new thread smile

evelynj Fri 14-Jun-13 19:07:36

Oskar is good!

hippyhippo88 Fri 14-Jun-13 22:38:56

i like Oscar spelled with a c instead of a K.

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