For the fun of it (so I thought!) I just googled the name Leo plus our surname (common surname beginning T) and found that the name was the name of an eastenders character from 2004-2005, someone who took a heroin overdose. I'm in such a spin because I've been set on the name for ages (just debating middle names) but I thought it sounded pretty classy.... How wrong was I!!? What would you do in my situation? Use Leo and risk the horrible association or change at this late stage? Advice required along with possible alternatives please. Thanks
Am not a regular watcher of Eastenders so not a connection I would make besides they must have had 100s of characters since so it wouldn't cross my mind to drop a name because of that. Real life people would make me hesitate, but even then I wouldn't necessarily veto a fave name.
Google any name diligently enough and you'll find some unsavoury connections. Would this seriously put you off using the name?? Even with the surname I can guarantee that only a true Eastenders anorak will make the link.
Thanks all you've made me feel a but better about sticking with it! Because I never watch Enders as I say I wasn't sure if he was a bit part player or major for that time therefore more memorable! Still or rubble association but really like the name!
I watch EE and I had to google to find out who Leo was. I remember him, just. He was a small character that got Darren's (of Darren & Libby, father of Heathers child) twin sister pregnant at 14. I think he was only in a few episodes and wasn't a main character at all.