Unusual boys name to go with surname ROCK

(54 Posts)
lrock Sat 15-Jun-13 22:00:50

We currently like Cruz Romeo (pronounced the Italian way, with the accent on the last syllable instead of the first as you would pronounce it in English).

Our other son is called Jonas Andreas Roman and we call him Andreas.

Any other ideas or thoughts?

rockybalboa Sat 15-Jun-13 22:04:02

Why is he called Andreas if his first name is Jonas? Just curious really. I love Jonas but I don't think it's anything like as unusual as either Cruz or Romeo but using both together does rather make you sound like the world's biggest Beckham fan. Rock is quite a hard surname to live up to though. If you want something Italian sounding then how about Emilio/Emiliano or Dante?

BangOn Sat 15-Jun-13 22:04:56

Chris

joanofarchitrave Sat 15-Jun-13 22:10:02

The thing is that very few people in the UK will pronounce Romeo the way you want it initially, they will say it the English way, and a lot will carry on with that even if you say it the Italian way in front of them. Also, how do you want Cruz pronounced? A Spanish z? I would find that hard at short notice tbh. IMO a lot of people will say Cruise, is that OK for you? Cruise Rock?

I thought ds's name only had one syllable, but people manage to make it into two.

What is it about Cruz Romeo that you like, apart from the Beckham connection? How about Carl?

Sheshelob Sat 15-Jun-13 22:10:43

Kidd

Chubfuddler Sat 15-Jun-13 22:12:29

Hudson

LondonBus Sat 15-Jun-13 22:12:45

Brooklyn.

FussandMess Sat 15-Jun-13 22:14:15

Brighton

lrock Sat 15-Jun-13 22:16:53

No, it isn't based on the Beckhams,didn't even know their kids were called that

Layl77 Sat 15-Jun-13 22:17:18

I have to agree, separately fine names but together sounds like you're wanting to be a beckham.
Carlo
Dante
Eduardo
Ramon
Sebastian
Enzo
Fabio

lrock Sat 15-Jun-13 22:18:28

There already is a Chris Rock in our family and he doesn't like his name because of obvious reasons

Chubfuddler Sat 15-Jun-13 22:20:18

I don't think that was a serious suggestion.

lrock Sat 15-Jun-13 22:20:38

Because we like Andreas but to keep both families happy we needed a j initial

joanofarchitrave Sat 15-Jun-13 22:22:06

I'm actually deeply impressed that you wanted Cruz Romeo but had no idea about the Beckhams.

Crucifix Mercutio?

happydutchmummy Sat 15-Jun-13 22:26:19

What?! Choose a name to make YOU as the parents happy, not the extended family! It's your kid, so call it Andreas if you want to. Then you can always be kind and give a middle name with a J. But don't get bullied on parenting decisions before this kid is even born, especially something as important as a name. It's something you'll use many many times a day for the next few decades! Phew...

happydutchmummy Sat 15-Jun-13 22:27:29

Whoops, just re read your post and see you already have a son with the j initial.... Ignore my rant.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sat 15-Jun-13 22:27:53

Prog

Maryz Sat 15-Jun-13 22:28:37

Are you Italian? Do you want to stick to Italian names? I like Lucca (or is it Luca) and Leo(nardo) and Dante is pretty cool.

Don't use Romeo in an English speaking country if you don't like the "usual" Romeo pronunciation.

nilbyname Sat 15-Jun-13 22:29:32

Enzo
Xavier
Able
Caspar
Alan

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sat 15-Jun-13 22:30:38

Igneous

MacaYoniandCheese Sat 15-Jun-13 22:31:03

Darn. Rushed on to say 'Chris' but someone beat me to it. <sigh> grin.

lrock Sat 15-Jun-13 22:32:28

It doesn't have to be italian

Sheshelob Sat 15-Jun-13 22:35:10

Prog grin

Sheshelob Sat 15-Jun-13 22:35:25

Brighton

lrock Sat 15-Jun-13 22:38:25

Dante is cool, but ideally I don't want it to be a name that an be shortened. We know a Dante and he is called Dan.

I am Dutch and my husband is Scottish, both our families are multicultural so it needs to be a name that is pronounced similarly in English and Dutch at least.

elQuintoConyo Sat 15-Jun-13 22:40:21

How about the Catalan: Roc ?
It has a certain snappiness to it: Roc Rock.

Blackpool
Christian

On a serious note...
Marvin
Harrison
Jasper
Santiago/Iago/Santi
Gianluigi (my favourite Italian name!)
Salvatore/Salvador

I have to say, your surname, er, rocks!

nilbyname Sat 15-Jun-13 22:40:31

Sam
Max
Torrin

Stickov (sorry couldn't resist!)

I know nothing about Dutch pronunciation though, is there a huge difference?

Maryz Sat 15-Jun-13 22:44:27

But that applies to pretty much any name confused

I bet your Andreas is Andy to half his friends when he is a teenager.

Allalonenow Sat 15-Jun-13 22:44:34

As your husband is Scottish ~ Edinburgh

Anjou Sat 15-Jun-13 22:57:25

It might be a bit much for some, but Rocco Rock would - um - rock!

Ivo Rock (Celtic/Slavic)
Ezra Rock (Hebrew)
Taliesin Rock (Welsh)
Luca Rock (Italian)
Struan Rock (Scottish)
Dax Rock (French)
Jago Rock (Cornish)

There's a bit of everything for you. smile

DramaAlpaca Sat 15-Jun-13 23:03:40

Rats! Somebody beat me to Blackpool!

<sorry>

There are some great (sensible) names on here though.

lrock Sat 15-Jun-13 23:05:42

Yes, son of though

Maryz Sat 15-Jun-13 23:08:58

In fact, if your sons' friends are anything like mine, by the time they are teenagers they will both be called Rocco or Rocky, so it probably doesn't matter how shortenable their names are grin.

How about:

Setanta Rock (Irish)

orangepudding Sat 15-Jun-13 23:09:11

Love Christian Rock!

DramaAlpaca Sun 16-Jun-13 00:13:18

Also on an Irish theme:

Senan Rock

I think that's very cool.

NatashaBee Sun 16-Jun-13 00:34:32

Love Prog grin Taliesin Rock sounds fantastic... Destined to be famous in some way with a name like that!

QueenOfCats Sun 16-Jun-13 00:52:11

Jay.

Jay Rock.

Can't be shortened.

AllegraLilac Sun 16-Jun-13 01:15:30

Blackpool

OutragedFromLeeds Sun 16-Jun-13 03:09:40

Dante James
Dorian John
Davis Jarvis
Demetrio Jackson

basically anything that can be shortened to DJ Rock.

amazingmumof6 Sun 16-Jun-13 04:35:36

Bed Rock?grin

LondonBus Sun 16-Jun-13 10:21:22

Johnny.

Johnny Rock is the coolest name ever.

amazingmumof6 Sun 16-Jun-13 11:18:38

London bus

Ice Rock is way cooler! grin

Mattea Lucas
Freddie Romeo

MoelFammau Sun 16-Jun-13 11:38:52

Matteo is my favourite Italian name.

I second Ezra and offer Ruan. Ruan Rock has a nice ring in my humble opinion.

LondonBus Sun 16-Jun-13 12:38:31

Ruan Rock sounds like a stone circle.

RhondaJean Sun 16-Jun-13 12:44:15

Has anyone suggested The yet?

< helpful>

I like Jacob rock?

Anjou Sun 16-Jun-13 12:52:05

Ruan is a nice name but with the surname Rock reminds me of the expression 'gone to rack & ruin'. Sorry. :/

fussychica Sun 16-Jun-13 16:07:25

Ayres grin although it's actually rather nice

sorry more seriously
Adam
Christian
Paulo
Mattias
Gunnar - sorry that's not helpful either (gonna rock)

amazingmumof6 Sun 16-Jun-13 16:33:02

Rhonda

grin @ THE ROCK!

(I almost said it, but was too chicken, I though Pom Bear was bad enough...blush I also really want to say Precious, but I wait till there's a thread with the surname Stone or Metalwink )

Littlecherublegs Sun 16-Jun-13 16:41:22

Maddox
Carter
Mateo
Cooper
Axel
Dakota
Blaise
Austin
Braxton
Preston
Cullen
Braden
Diego
Phoenix
Jett
Cain
Grayson
Carlos
Brodie
Colten
Beckett

dementedma Sun 16-Jun-13 16:43:52

Hamish or Angus
Marco
Igneous?

No one in the UK is going to pronounce Romeo the way you want, and Cruz and Romeo together do give off an unfortunate Beckham vibe.

What about...

Magnus
Casper / Kasper
Marius
Gabriel
Lucas
Cornelius
Leo

MineOrk Mon 17-Jun-13 14:58:22

Actually although I think some have suggested Igneous as a joke, there is the name Ignatius/Ignatio/Inaki which is cross-cultural and could be Iggy for short. Ignatio Cruz would mean " fiery cross" which is pretty cool. Or hot.

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