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How common is Leo where you live? Or Leo-names, ie: Leon, Leonardo

(39 Posts)
Greaterthan Mon 10-Nov-14 00:30:24

... Leonard, Leander, Leonardo ...

And if you're happy to disclose, whereabouts do you live? I think it's quite common in London but less so elsewhere. But happy to be proved wrong!

treaclesoda Mon 10-Nov-14 00:34:03

I'm in NI and the only Leo I've ever known is elderly. I know a young child called Lennie , but no Leonards, Leos or Leons.

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Mon 10-Nov-14 00:34:43

West Yorkshire here, not at all common. And Leon is seen as very downmarket. Has been for decades.

Greaterthan Mon 10-Nov-14 00:43:53

That's interesting about Leon being seen as downmarket. It's the same in France someone told me. I wonder why? I quite like it! I wouldn't like it being shortened to Lee though.

Greaterthan Mon 10-Nov-14 00:45:38

Hi Treacle, where is NI?

TentsAndTiaras Mon 10-Nov-14 00:59:19

I know more animals called Leo than people

Greaterthan Mon 10-Nov-14 01:07:00

Well that doesn't bode well Tents. Are they dogs?

Only1scoop Mon 10-Nov-14 01:10:41

A few Leo's after the Di Cap era....not that common.

redcaryellowcar Mon 10-Nov-14 06:00:25

I'm in Surrey and not heard of any at nursery or playgroup etc? Like it though.

FairyPenguin Mon 10-Nov-14 06:27:58

I'm in the SE and know one baby Leo (that's his full name).

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 10-Nov-14 06:31:42

Last baby boy born that I know is a Leo. One before that is a Leon.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 10-Nov-14 06:32:29

Sorry , in NE England. NI = Northern Ireland.

treaclesoda Mon 10-Nov-14 07:04:48

Sorry, should have been clearer. Ken is right, I meant I'm in N Ireland.

Artandco Mon 10-Nov-14 07:09:02

I know a Leo, a Lionel and a leonidas . All London. All under 5 years

Shootthemoon Mon 10-Nov-14 07:11:20

I know one in Oxon and have met several more.

littlejohnnydory Mon 10-Nov-14 09:50:10

I have a Leo, in Wales, we know one other.

FloraPost Mon 10-Nov-14 10:08:04

I have a Leonard, nn Lenny. I don't know any others. We're in SE London/Kent.

Pipbin Mon 10-Nov-14 10:09:50

In the school I teach in I can think of 3 Leos and two Lennys.

Madcatgirl Mon 10-Nov-14 10:11:33

I know a Leander, known as Leo. I'm in the NW.

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 10-Nov-14 10:13:44

A few Leo's between 2-7 years old I'm in east mids

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Mon 10-Nov-14 10:16:44

I know two both toddlers. We are in London.

frozenglitteryshit Mon 10-Nov-14 13:16:00

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Dogsmom Tue 11-Nov-14 14:31:32

I'm in staffs and know one Leander, I'd guess she's about 40 and know no human Leo's but do know a german shepherd and cocker spaniel with the name, no cats though which is odd considering the leo/lion connection.

SurfsUp1 Tue 11-Nov-14 22:39:49

I'm in Australia and I have a Leo named after my lovely old neighbor. There is one other Leo in ds's year at school but other than that I only know one other who is about 2.
All 3 are Leo as fn. It is a fn not just a nn but you probably know that.
My Leo was born in London and we didn't come across any other baby Leo's st the time (7 years ago)

WhispersOfWickedness Tue 11-Nov-14 22:43:55

I know one in the South East who is probably about 8 by now, and a two year old Leo who is in the East Midlands.

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