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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.

Caladria Sat 18-May-13 22:22:34

There is sort of a precedent for calling a girl Oscar:

saffronwblue Thu 16-May-13 05:40:53

Well done. Cecily is beautiful. Print this thread out to show her when she is older!

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 15-May-13 21:27:30

Good call OP!

everlong Wed 15-May-13 20:29:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LynetteScavo Wed 15-May-13 20:06:53

Weirdly, there are only girls named Apple, no boys. confused

LynetteScavo Wed 15-May-13 20:02:43

In 1925 there were 8 girls named Dick. hmm And there hasn't been a boy named sue in the US since '96. - Apparently there are boys called, Sophie, Amelia, Jessica etc. What's that about?

Cecily is very nice. smile

sleepingbeautiful Wed 15-May-13 19:48:44

Much better. That way if she wants to be wacky when she's older, her choice smile

PotteringAlong Wed 15-May-13 18:43:37

Ooh, Cecily is lovely!

munchkinmaster Wed 15-May-13 17:29:56

Good call!

Snoopies Wed 15-May-13 16:26:13

Panic over....we've agreed to flip her names round and call her Cecily Oscar.

notnagging Wed 15-May-13 16:20:03

I've got a boys name. People lays assume I'm going to be a boy. I am constantly told its a boys name.hmm

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pooka Wed 15-May-13 14:35:13

Your parents are talking sense.

Oscar - well, if you like it so much, change your own name to it and see how you feel dealing with other peoples reactions. Why lumber your girl with a future of confusion or ridicule?

pooka Wed 15-May-13 14:33:50


iheartmycat Wed 15-May-13 14:12:39

Well why not go the whole hog and change your own name to John......see the kind of looks and comments your daughter will have to put up with for years!!!

If the name comes from oscara, why not call her oscara?

KittenofDoom Wed 15-May-13 14:08:29

It's a piss-take <hides thread>

thereinmadnesslies Wed 15-May-13 13:56:38

I have a DS called Oscar ... but it is very much a boys name.

The other thing to consider is that it is currently a ridiculously popular boys name, so if you have chosen the name to be unusual you are mistaken.

CalamityKate Wed 15-May-13 13:47:19

On the off chance that this is real - it's all very well being attention seeking and proud of being "different" but it isn't you who is going to take most of the flak is it?

You might well revel in being wacky and alternative but chances are your daughter will hate it.

Seriously, there are NO girls names you like?? hmm

randgirl Wed 15-May-13 13:41:48

No i dont think so, not with the Oscar Pistorius saga going on right now.... If you like Oscara why not go with Kiara.. or along those lines.

TheSecondComing Wed 15-May-13 13:38:59

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IAteTheCake Wed 15-May-13 13:34:47

Coming from a family with unusual names... I wouldn't personally go for this option. It will be a lifetime of explanations and misunderstandings... sorry OP...

kipplin Wed 15-May-13 13:02:07

People will get 'used' to it eventually, but I have to admit that I would assume she was a boy if you introduced her at a baby group. You're going to have to dress her in pink ;-)

Really like cara though... And congratulations on your new baby!

MrsApplepants Wed 15-May-13 12:07:41

I love Oscar, but for a boy. It really isn't a girls name. Sorry but I think you've made a mistake

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Wed 15-May-13 12:07:21

As bad as that chicken of the sea bimbo calling her baby girl Max.

ItsYonliMe Wed 15-May-13 12:04:48

I think OP is taking the piss to be honest. No posting history and a link which shows that Oscar is not a girl's name.

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