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Oscar as a girl's name....?

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Snoopies Wed 15-May-13 00:51:13

We have just had a gorgeous baby girl and we have called her Oscar. Are we making a bad decision (our parents think so)?? The name derives from Os-Cara so we hoped we could get away with it.

Decoy Wed 15-May-13 00:53:46

If you've already chosen the name, do you really want people's honest opinions? Are you thinking of changing the name if you get negative feedback?

NatashaBee Wed 15-May-13 00:54:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Clary Wed 15-May-13 00:54:28

Yes I think that is not your best ever plan.

Oscar is really a boy's name, I have never heard it used for a girl. It's not Alex, or Billy, or Taylor or Jordan.

Sorry to be blunt but could you change it? How about Cara? Or Olga if you like the O?

Shesparkles Wed 15-May-13 00:55:02

Sorry I'm with your parents, your daughter is going to have a lifetime of explanations

Clary Wed 15-May-13 00:55:36

x post natasha.

Sorry OP if you are set on it then of course go ahead. I was a bit forthright there. But if you want my actual opinion, well see my first post.

saffronwblue Wed 15-May-13 00:58:23

I too think this is not a great idea. For her whole life the first conversation she will have with anyone will be explaining her unusual name. She also will get misdirected mail, confusion at job interviews, meetings etc etc. If she happens to be quite masculine looking it may well be a source of teasing. How about Tosca? Or Oscara? Lottie? Oksana?
Congratulations by the way!

BunnyLebowski Wed 15-May-13 01:03:16

Oscar for a brand new baby girl?

Hero of mine but still


Very recent and therefore WTF??

Yeah, a pretty bad decision all round. Hope you're quirkiness was worth it.

Daughteroughter Wed 15-May-13 01:03:54

Dog's name as far as I'm concerned think its odd even for little boy

lovedimsum Wed 15-May-13 01:03:54

Yes I agree.... People will assume she is male. I always think about what a name will look like on a CV. I think Cara is a pretty alternative.

KittenofDoom Wed 15-May-13 01:43:27

This is a wind-up, surely?

MeerkatMerkin Wed 15-May-13 01:48:06

When I got confirmed a friend of mine had Oscar as her middle name. I had Jude. Both boys' names. They are names, they're not life sentences. If you've already done it, then great, enjoy your choice and your baby girl. smile

LittleRedDinosaur Wed 15-May-13 01:52:36

I quiet like it!

cafecito Wed 15-May-13 01:55:54

I think grouch and pistorius might be the first things I think of..

PotteringAlong Wed 15-May-13 02:01:34

I'm afraid I'm with your parents on this one.

munchkinmaster Wed 15-May-13 02:40:38

I'm sorry but it's a boys name. Of course she is your daughter and you can theoretically do as you choose but given there are 1000s of girls names out there why would you give her a boys name and then complain when others don't like it.

lisaro Wed 15-May-13 02:45:01

Awful, why would you do that?

NapaCab Wed 15-May-13 02:53:25

Well, it may have been known for eccentric aristocratic families to name a daughter Andrew or Wilbur after some illustrious male forbear due to inheritance stipulations in a will(!), but in this case, unless you have an illustrious forebear called Oscar, it seems unnecessary.

ChasedByBees Wed 15-May-13 02:58:20

I'm sorry I'm with your parents too.

Wibblypiglikesbananas Wed 15-May-13 03:01:19

It's unusual but then as a Brit in the US, I've met baby girls called Smith and Parker so here, I doubt it'd raise any eyebrows.

TanteRose Wed 15-May-13 03:07:03

if it derives from Oscara, then call her that

mathanxiety Wed 15-May-13 03:15:59

Oscara is too close to mascara and Oscar really is a boy's name.

GiraffesAndButterflies Wed 15-May-13 03:28:24

Agree with pps... She is in for a lifetime of 'Dear Mr...', people mishearing, etc. I've met a couple of people in similar situations and they were both completely weary of it. Sorry OP. sad

sleepingbeautiful Wed 15-May-13 04:48:58

It often gets snickers as a boy's name. I really wouldn't want to be saddled with it as a girl.

Ps is this a wind up? I'm struggling to believe someone would really do this...

JojoMags Wed 15-May-13 08:19:52

I actually like boys names for girls - thinking Tommy, Robbie, Frankie, Henri, Hari, and I see where you are coming from with Oscar. Looked at one way it has a touch of rakish glamour. The trouble is it is sooo common just now for boys and if she can't pull off extreme glamour/quirkiness as she grows up (and lets face it - not many can) 'Oscar'will be a burden. I would use it as a mn and pick something else.

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