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(16 Posts)
Ruththetooth Sat 16-Feb-13 09:24:10

We've been really struggling to think of a boys name that we both like. Then, yesterday I heard someone say Leo and it sounded perfect. Mentioned it to my very fussy husband who also likes it. Unfortunately, his parents have a cat called Leo. Their cats are like children to them. Is this a good enough reason to not choose the name?

fanoftheinvisibleman Sat 16-Feb-13 09:26:33

I honestly don't think I could use the name of a family pet to be honest. It is purely down to how you feel about it though.

ladymia Sat 16-Feb-13 11:51:11

I wouldn't personally.

I also liked the name but it's far too popular now sadly.

massagegirl Sat 16-Feb-13 15:53:03

I love Leo is number 1 on our list. I also like poppy and that's the name of my old cat.

MogwaiTheGremlin Sat 16-Feb-13 16:02:07

Pfb is Leo! Husband chose it, I absolutely love it and have yet to meet another Leo in rl. Totally biased but i say go for it. Going to disappear from this thread now before loads of people come along saying how much they hate the name!

mummybare Sat 16-Feb-13 16:03:02

How about Leon? Similar, but you can't be accused of naming him after the cat.

Corygal Sat 16-Feb-13 16:03:18

Lovely, lovely.

eightytwenty Sat 16-Feb-13 16:14:56

We 'stole' the name of my aunt and uncle's cat for dc3. She suits it - even if it is a bit popular.

Leo's a fab name.

alphabetspaghetti Sat 16-Feb-13 20:36:05

I wouldn't worry about the cat. Your Leo will be around when the cat has been long forgotten by most.

My DS has Leo for a middle name and I often wish it was his first.

squoosh Sat 16-Feb-13 20:42:37

I like the name but would find it odd to give a baby the same name as a pampered and beloved family pet.

lucywiltshire Sat 16-Feb-13 20:56:05

What about Theo - similar to Leo but not a pet name!

lucywiltshire Sat 16-Feb-13 20:56:15

What about Theo - similar to Leo but not a pet name!

Troubleintmill Sat 16-Feb-13 20:59:01

Well that's not quite true Lucy.... Our DS is called Theo, so is our next door neighbours Labrador!!
We knew this when we named him though.

Littlecherublegs Sun 17-Feb-13 17:13:11

I like Leo but the pets name would definitely put me off.

As mentioned, Theo and Leon are both great alternatives.

In my mind similar names include:

Jakeyblueblue Sun 17-Feb-13 17:19:16

Love it. On my list for any future boys! smile

takethatlady Mon 18-Feb-13 11:00:13

Leo is a great name. Don't really like Leon - I think they're totally different names.

I have the same thing with Lottie (Charlotte full name). I think it's so pretty, but DH's parents have just gone and got a dog called Lottie! I think we're steering clear for that reason, because it's a tricky one and I think DH's family would find it strange. On the other hand, a little baby has a habit of stealing the show, and I'm sure your gorgeous baby Leo could claim the name from the cat with no problems!

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