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pygmy Mon 20-May-13 12:40:14

Thoughts please.

peanutMD Sun 26-May-13 11:02:39

Its not a name I would use but I don't dislike it either if that makes sense.

Although Cosmo Black does sound like a shade of Dulux IMHO.

If you love it, go fir it!

Its much better than Perciphone and such like grin

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 26-May-13 10:53:58

Sorry that was to momsnetcurtains

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 26-May-13 10:52:08

Cosmo was the son of Hermione Harefield in Jilly Cooper !!! Sired by Rannaldini !
He was a little shit in the books.

waikikamookau Sun 26-May-13 10:14:40

personally I don't think the child would be ridiculed by other children, maybe their parents. <<if they don't bit their tongue>>

waikikamookau Sun 26-May-13 10:13:41

the first time I heard a mother use it at our local primary I thought it was her son's nickname.
I don't like it.
pretentious is my word for it.

Confitdecanard Sun 26-May-13 10:05:06

I love the sound of the name and we talked about using it for DS. However, anyone I mentioned it to in real life after naming DS something else laughed and thought I was joking. It is a lovely name though. Cosmo and Dibs were cool. I also like Cosimo, it reminds me of a character in an Italian novel who lives in the trees after getting fed up with his family (not because they named him Cosimo, although he is a Baron!). In conclusion, go with it if you love it, but be prepared for the odd raised eyebrow.

diddl Fri 24-May-13 17:14:22

Cosmo Black is absolutely fantastic!

Lebkuchenlover Fri 24-May-13 15:11:36

Cosmo is a cool name!

Elquota Fri 24-May-13 14:56:51

> Why on earth would little boys care whether their mates are called Cayden, Cosmo, Mohammed or Connor?

Don't underestimate the ability of primary-aged children to tease and ridicule others for being "posh".

poppydaisy Fri 24-May-13 14:54:17

"However if little Cosmo goes to the local primary school unfortunately he is likely to be ridiculed."

Why on earth would little boys care whether their mates are called Cayden, Cosmo, Mohammed or Connor? Honestly, they don't care - to them they're just names! Also, what is there to ridicule about? It's not like his name is Will that could be ridiculed with Willy, for example.

MrsMarigold Fri 24-May-13 14:28:24

my cousin is called Cosmo and I know another one too - if you like it do it.

miffybun73 Fri 24-May-13 13:42:58

Just read HerrenaHarridan's post, maybe I'm wrong.

miffybun73 Fri 24-May-13 13:41:56

Great if you are very wealthy and from upper class/upper middle class background, Prep school etc.

However if little Cosmo goes to the local primary school unfortunately he is likely to be ridiculed.

Thesebootsweremadeforwalking Wed 22-May-13 23:48:48

Cosmo Kramer popped into my head too, but it's not the worst character to be associated with, I don't think?

Cosmo Black does kind of remind me of Conrad Black, and IMHO that's not so good?

The kids in his school aren't going to get either of those connotations though, so not really a problem I wouldn't have thought?

HerrenaHarridan Wed 22-May-13 23:42:48

Wow Cosmo black. Perfect! You have to!

HerrenaHarridan Wed 22-May-13 23:41:24

Amazed by how many people think its pretentious.

If dd had been ds she would have been Cosmos, Cosmo for short.

I grew up in a shitty council estate with a smack problem and my mates dad was called Cosmo.

Be prepared though, it'll be Mo to his mates

Anjou Wed 22-May-13 23:16:02

Oriunda - I was going to say everything you've just written! I have a Cosmo, also named after a family member, and people always comment on how much they (genuinely) like it.

I find it really odd when strangers on the Internet say that someone's choice of name is 'pretentious'. Surely pretentious means trying to be something you're not? Without knowing someone's heritage, social circles and general way of being, how can you possibly say its pretentious?! It might be for YOU, but not for people who are NOT you. And as for the expression 'try hard' ... you bloody should try hard when its your kid. (Although I draw the line at making names up!).

Cosmo is a name with great history, links to Greek, Italian, Russian & Scottish heritage (if any of those apply & if its important to you) and - in my opinion - sounds ace.

As with any name, other associations go out the window once you've given it to your kid, so I wouldn't worry about magazines etc. you can associate any name if you really want to. Who cares.

And Cosmo Brown is awesome! smile

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 22-May-13 21:45:42

It just makes me think of the women's magazine. Which can be a bit smutty - "how to make your man cum with a doughnut" was an actual article piece on the front cover once.

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Wed 22-May-13 06:22:50

OK, I somehow missed your surname.

Cosmo Black is awesome, go for it.

twinklestar2 Wed 22-May-13 00:16:04

Cosmo Black sounds awesome! Do it! It's super cool!

iclaudius Tue 21-May-13 22:58:12

Do it!!

iclaudius Tue 21-May-13 22:56:22

Love it but we have a middle named Cosimo!

pygmy Tue 21-May-13 22:53:09

It's such a great name.
It's now on the list; although I'm not sure I'm brave enough.

Oriunda Tue 21-May-13 19:50:48

My son is called Cosmo, so obviously I am biased, but I love it. DH is Italian and Cosmo has Greek/Italian origins which are very apt for us. FIL is called Cosimo (which is a more old-fashioned name). Cosmo is also the patron saint of doctors.

I really don't care what anyone thinks when I shout his name across the playground and nor should you. It's a fab name.

JojoMags Tue 21-May-13 19:42:00

Cosmo - slightly raunchy girls mag!. Would you honestly saddle him wirth it? Sounds like the worst kind of rich-boy raaa.

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