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Is the name Ocean for a girl too wierd?

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yazz21 Sat 08-Nov-14 13:21:39

Dp and I struggle to agree on/like the same names. (He thinks my choices are too odd, I think his are too plain.) But the other night we both said we liked the name Ocean for a girl. Is this too wierd to actually call your child?
Grateful for any opinions smile

BackforGood Sat 08-Nov-14 13:22:40



sunflower49 Sat 08-Nov-14 13:24:11

I quite like it smile

Viviennemary Sat 08-Nov-14 13:24:40

It's quite a nice sounding word. And you could possibly get away with it if you were a rock star. But no. It's just not worth the funny looks. Or the thoughts if your friends are polite!

SorrelForbes Sat 08-Nov-14 13:24:46


SorrelForbes Sat 08-Nov-14 13:26:09

Sorry, pressed post too soon.

HMS Ocean was the first thing that sprang to mind but then we have Navy connections grin.

Fishstix Sat 08-Nov-14 13:27:01

Know an Oceana, whom as far as I know has no issues with her name.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Sat 08-Nov-14 13:27:22

Ocean in english = weird and sound like a male name

Océanne is a nice french name though!

RJnomore Sat 08-Nov-14 13:29:29

I like it. But I'm a bit hippy dippy sometimes.

TheWhispersOfTheGods Sat 08-Nov-14 13:29:50

I love it, but wouldn't use it, its a little out there for me - in that I'm very not an earth mother! Where are you? I'm in London, in a place that I could use it - if you're in a less diverse area not so much.

What about Ottilie, River (leas out there somehow), Orlaith?

yazz21 Sat 08-Nov-14 13:33:47

That was my thinking, I thought it sounded pretty, but was unsure about teasing/being too strange for an actual person/wouldn't suit her. When I was at school there was a girl a couple of years below me called Ocean and she was mixed race (asian) and it really seemed to suit her.

ScrambledEggAndToast Sat 08-Nov-14 13:35:53


yazz21 Sat 08-Nov-14 13:36:50

I'm in suffolk, so less diverse area! How would you pronounce Oceanne? (Sorry can't do the accent on my phone!)

missmargot Sat 08-Nov-14 13:37:30

I met a baby called Ocean at a class and it didn't work for me, it just didn't sound like a name. But it's your baby, your choice.

Castlemilk Sat 08-Nov-14 13:37:46

Well, it's very unusual, but not unknown, and certainly not bad in any way. A very nice sound. No unfortunate associations. No bad nicknames. Very pretty.

So if you both like it, go for it. It's one of those names that I reckon a lot of people would laugh at until they got to know a child who had the name, in which case it would very quickly become normal.

ILoveYouBaby Sat 08-Nov-14 13:40:02

I think it's lovely.

Catthiefkeith Sat 08-Nov-14 13:40:09

My (Kiwi) friend has a dd called Ocean. She is Oshie for short, however her father is Polynesian, so she is quite exotic looking and it really suits her.

ghostvitruvius Sat 08-Nov-14 13:42:24

I know a little Ocean and love it!

yazz21 Sat 08-Nov-14 13:53:13

Thanks for the opinions so far, glad there is some in favour of it! Just wanted some impartial opinions as we hadn't mentioned it to anyone. I'm mixed race (father Somalian) have a dd already who is tanned with curly hair, thought that would help with being able to pull it off.

juneau Sat 08-Nov-14 13:53:47


Mel0Drama Sat 08-Nov-14 13:54:38

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mymummademelistentoshitmusic Sat 08-Nov-14 13:54:47

Yes. It'd be a mean thing to do.

andadietcoke Sat 08-Nov-14 13:55:11

I would pronounce Océanne 'oh-say-anne' but I'm not French...

Floggingmolly Sat 08-Nov-14 13:55:24

Surely if you have to ask a bunch of strangers if the name you've chosen for your baby is "too weird" the question has basically answered itself? for clarity, yes it is

WrappedInABlankie Sat 08-Nov-14 13:58:02

What about Osha? I went to school with a girl called that and it suited her

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