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Is this really a 'naughty boy' name?

(34 Posts)
GiannaK Tue 26-Feb-13 11:59:16

Nikos (Nikolaos)

I'm not sure I believe in such a tag, but of course names create an impression on people.
I remember a thread a while back on here where someone, maybe a teacher, said that every boy she'd met with the name was a naughty one.

Wasn't on my list for imminent DC until now but it just keeps popping into my head and won't go away. He'd be addressed as Niko (Greek grammar blah blah) and it sounds very sweet to me, but also could suit him through the ages too. Any thoughts?

Hilariously my phone keeps changing it to 'Nokia' - now that I would veto!

farmersdaughter Tue 26-Feb-13 12:10:12

We had a Niko at school, he was German. He was tall, dark and beautiful. He wasn't 'naughty' but he did have a gilt in his eye...which made you think he just never got caught grin

Really lovely guy. Good name.

GiannaK Tue 26-Feb-13 13:11:19

Thank you farmersdaughter. That is a better association! smile

biffnbuster Tue 26-Feb-13 15:53:35

Sounds like a memory from a Greek holiday to me !

PixelAteMyFace Tue 26-Feb-13 16:03:11

Great name, suits all cute boys - even the naughty big ones grin

MolotovCocktail Tue 26-Feb-13 16:15:21

What a lovely name, OP smile

Don't worry; it isn't what I think of as a 'naughty boy' name (if such names exist).

PampersAndHuggiesMe Tue 26-Feb-13 16:17:31

No, its beautiful.

GiannaK Tue 26-Feb-13 17:35:10

Ah so many positive replies! Thank you! I'm now torn between that and Alexandros.

MolotovCocktail Tue 26-Feb-13 17:36:30

Tough decision, Gianna - both are just lovely smile

GiannaK Tue 26-Feb-13 18:58:27


Cassieyellow Tue 26-Feb-13 19:48:23

Hi, I have been teaching secondary for 10 years and never had a boy with this name. So 1- nice and unusual and 2- no naughty connotations! In fact I don't have any naughty boy common names. So go for it.

scottishmummy Tue 26-Feb-13 19:55:39

Nikos is smashing name,love it

scottishmummy Tue 26-Feb-13 19:56:14

Just seen alexandros, like that too

MrsMushroom Tue 26-Feb-13 19:58:11

No it's lovely.

Kayden is a naughty boys name....or Marley.

GirlOutNumbered Tue 26-Feb-13 20:00:05

I've also taught secondary for a long time and never had a Nikos.... If I did I would assume that his parents were Greek or similar.

Ruprekt Tue 26-Feb-13 20:04:27

Niko is a lovely name.

At my school, names beginning with K are trickier!!smile

Rhubarbgarden Tue 26-Feb-13 21:23:33

Nice name.

RalphGnu Tue 26-Feb-13 21:24:53

Both are lovely names.

IAmLouisWalsh Tue 26-Feb-13 21:29:17

I think it is lovely.

I did teach a Nikelos once and asked if he had Greek relatives. Turned out no, they just couldn't spell grin

lisad123everybodydancenow Tue 26-Feb-13 21:31:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

pinkyredrose Tue 26-Feb-13 21:32:43

There's no such thing as a 'naughty boys name, only 'naughty boys' grin

I think it's a lovely name.

GiannaK Tue 26-Feb-13 22:56:15

Thanks everyone. It is growing on me every second.
LouisWalsh that is hilarious!

Just seen that Nikolaos is no. 5 in Greek top 100 boys' names at the mo. Doesn't bother me, but hadn't anticipated that. Top name is Georgios which ILs would like. Eek.

dimdommilpot Wed 27-Feb-13 17:38:00

My friends husband is 1, hes lovely. My next door neighbour is 1, hes a tw*t. They are both adults and i knew neither as children! I would really like it if it wasnt for the tw*t next door!

nectarini1983 Wed 27-Feb-13 21:25:35

I like it.

OkayHazel Fri 01-Mar-13 17:06:39

My Greek ex boyfriend is Niko, really nice bloke. Though he did get pissed off watching my Big Fat Greek Wedding, when every male family member is named Nick. Bit of a stereotype, but also very true in his family of Nicks and Nikkis! His sister was a Greek variant of Nicola!


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