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Oscar Alexander Rasmus??

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whizzyrocket Mon 19-Sep-11 11:21:07

What do you think? His grandfather is Rasmus- it's nod to his Danish ancestry on that side.

hugebluebump Mon 19-Sep-11 12:58:59

I dislike Oscar (Ossie), sorry.

But I love Rasmus. How about Rasmus Alexander?

LetThereBeRock Mon 19-Sep-11 13:27:44

Love it.

mathanxiety Mon 19-Sep-11 15:37:11

Lovely names and very nice combination.

lateatwork Mon 19-Sep-11 15:38:43

you could spell Oscar with a 'k' for a more scandi feel? Oskar?

whizzyrocket Wed 21-Sep-11 13:53:32

Thanks.. I hadn't realised until now anyone got back to me!

hugeblue I know what you mean about Ossie, but I don't think anyone would call him that at least before secondary school and there you don't get much choice about your child's nickname- I've known of a boy whose class-mates named him Pebble (I think he was actually David) and one called Salad (Silas). So I've convinced myself that Ossie/Ozzie doesn't matter so very much.

late I'm not so sure about the k spelling I'm afraid, but thanks for the suggestion. I can see what you mean but we already have a surname that needs spelling out every time you tell anyone your name, it would be rough on the little chap to have to do the same with his first name!

whizzyrocket Wed 21-Sep-11 13:57:19

Thanks for saying they're good names though. I had a conversation the other day with my mother and ended up telling her we were thinking of calling him this and she laughed... apparently Rasmus is one of Tom's feline friends in Tom and Jerry. I've been regretting telling her ever since.

Do you think Oscar is too pet-name-ish? I know that a lot of people do use it for their animal, but does it matter?

AgonyBeetle Wed 21-Sep-11 13:58:10

If Alexander is your second-favourite name, then do consider what you'll do if you have more dses. Don't use all the good ones up first time.

Just a thought.

Great names btw. smile

It spells OAR, don't know if that bothers you or not.

I prefer Oscar Rasmus

Or Rasmus Oscar

With the Alexander it's too much of a mouthful, plus I don't like Alexander, but thats just me.

MelinaM Wed 21-Sep-11 18:30:34

Oscar is one of those 'trendy' names that seems to be in at the moment, not fan I'm afraid.

Alexander is lovely, as is Rasmussmile

pinkytheshrinky Wed 21-Sep-11 18:31:54

Oscar is a snakes name

Rasmus is a great name

gazzalw Wed 21-Sep-11 18:32:39

As a combination it is so pukka it might cause him some teasing when older unless you are planning on sending him to the best public schools!
Like the Alexander and Rasmus - think the combination of all three is a bit too much...

phlossie Wed 21-Sep-11 21:37:06

Oscar is a really 'in' name. Was our top name for ages for DS, so I do like it, but I now know several Oscars, which puts me off a bit.

I think Rasmus is an awesome name. Love it! Rasmus Alexander sounds very distinguished.

(ignore your mother, she'll get over it!)

whizzyrocket Wed 21-Sep-11 21:45:16

beetle good point but no, I just like the name Alexander as a good middle name- like Edward is a good middle name but I'm not as keen on Alex or Ed.

wildthings It had indeed occurred to me- I grew up with ARM as my initials and noone ever noticed so I doubt it'll be a problem for him. I now have swapped the M for an S! hmm so he'll be OARS if we do follow this scheme. We wanted two middle names for the sake of tradition on his father's side.

Melina, I know what you mean- I've gone off Theo for that very reason- but if I cross off every name on our list that might be regarded as trendy I'm left with very little. And having a 'cool' name never did anyone any harm at school.

pinky A snake??! Really? Why?

And lastly, gazzal if his dad gets his way he'll be going to a school that has its own sailing lake! We're a military family so I won't rule it out altogether. I don't think an Oscar would have too much stick at an ordinary school though (I have plenty of experience in those!) especially as naming trends have changed. Not every boy is called Ryan or James these days.

Thanks though, it's useful to hear people's opinions. smile

gazzalw Thu 22-Sep-11 07:49:06

Whizzyrocket hope you don't think I was criticising - it's a lovely combination of names and I am biased in favour of one of them totally (as it's DS's name). Just love Rasmus. Just remember someone at school who had five names + surname and even though none of them was an unusual one, together they just sounded so super pukka that everyone used to snigger.
But go for it....!

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