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Eric Cowell?

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Stateofgrace Sat 15-Feb-14 10:40:01

Simon Cowell's son's name...born yesterday and named for his father. What do we think?

Jinglebells99 Sat 15-Feb-14 10:40:43

Oh dear.

chipsandpeas Sat 15-Feb-14 10:42:46

least hes not been called simon

anyway i think its nice the baby has been called after his father

Ham69 Sat 15-Feb-14 10:44:23

I really like the name Eric, though when put with surname, does sound like Eric Owl! Quite cute now but maybe not as an adult. Could have been a lot worse though and a nice tribute to Simon's father.

IamInvisible Sat 15-Feb-14 10:46:03

I think it's lovely they've named the baby after his late father.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 15-Feb-14 11:59:07

I quite like Eric. I've inly ever met one, he was 7 at the time so I don't see it as an "old man" name as many probably do.

winterhat Sat 15-Feb-14 17:56:10

I like Eric. It's a good old vintage name due a comeback IMHO.

CaptainCunt Sat 15-Feb-14 19:01:27

Too many consecutive c's.

HenriettaPie Sat 15-Feb-14 19:04:05

Agree it sounds line Eric owl!

rightsaidthread Sat 15-Feb-14 19:05:31

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KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 15-Feb-14 19:35:54

I met a super cool Eric recently . Bet it now makes a comeback.

Wishyouwould Sat 15-Feb-14 19:37:11

I think Eric is ok.

2tired2bewitty Sat 15-Feb-14 19:41:06

I know of two baby Erics, at least one also named for his grandad. I have a feeling their parents might be a bit miffed if it ends up looking like they copied Simon Cowell!

ginzillas Sat 15-Feb-14 22:36:19

I think it's quite sweet! Lovely to be named after grandad.

Bue Sat 15-Feb-14 22:56:56

Argh, why do people do this? The Cs crash together! Apart from the fact that it doesn't really work with the surname, I think it's lovely. Nearly everyone in my family has Erik or Erika somewhere in their name, so I approve of the name.

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Sun 16-Feb-14 13:33:21

Nice idea, nice first name, terrible pairing.

HoneyandRum Sun 16-Feb-14 13:37:52

Eric never became naff in the USA so it doesn't need a comeback there. Will be seen as quite uncontroversial over there. It will be a name that will work in both nations.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 16-Feb-14 14:55:43

Are there a lot of US Erics then ?

HoneyandRum Sun 16-Feb-14 15:08:02

I lived there 12+ years and none of the connotations that we have with the name exist there. It is often spelt with a K. Erica/Erika is also popular, although maybe more in the 80s/90s. It's seen as a much more neutral name like Matthew.

Remember Colin and Ian are exotic to them!

MauriceMinor Sun 16-Feb-14 16:51:38

I like Eric.

What I don't like is the idea that the mother appears to have had little say in the naming of her child.

To call him after his late grandfather is lovely, but his father and grandfather's middle name too? She never even met Simon's father. It's as though because he has all the money and power he gets to choose the name... Like a little extension to his empire.

Suzietwo Sun 16-Feb-14 19:19:31

Erik would have been slightly better

HoneyandRum Sun 16-Feb-14 20:57:16

MauriceMinor surely you are not suggesting that Simon Cowell is a Narcisscist?

TheArticFunky Sun 16-Feb-14 21:00:47

Eric is already on the way back. I know of a couple of preschoolers and a baby called Eric.

SpocksThirdEar Sun 16-Feb-14 21:04:15

Yuk. Sorry. But then I am biased as it's my dads name and we do not speak.

And yes, Eric Owl was my second thought!

Britishseamonkey Wed 19-Feb-14 22:05:10

I know several Eric/ Erik / Eryk s
The pairing is unfortunate but I didn't even blink at the name

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