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casey101 Mon 08-Jun-15 23:05:43

It's the name of Kian Egan's son, it's Hawaiian and means 'brave/ fearless/ warrior' what do you think? Not sure smile

JanuaryJuniper Mon 08-Jun-15 23:15:51

Hmm it's not my style at all but if they like it that is all that matters tbh, I'm sure they wouldn't like my style smile

FireCanal Mon 08-Jun-15 23:20:04

I'd probably assume it was short for koala tbh. But I'm very old-fashioned about names, I like actual names spelt correctly rather than random combinations of letters and hyphens.

sweetpeame Tue 09-Jun-15 08:01:04

It's awful frankly. There are so many good names out there which don't sound ridiculous or strange, not sure why someone would pick it. Bit different if you have some Hawaiian connection or it's a family name (in which case I still wouldn't like it but would understand the context more).

WellErrr Tue 09-Jun-15 08:02:31

It WILL be called Koala throughout school and life

mrstweefromtweesville Tue 09-Jun-15 08:04:16

Sorry, I can't go with this one. It does seem like an abbreviation for koala, or a misprint for kia-ora (a particularly nasty orange drink I haven't seen for years).

Kyle? Kai? Both a bit uneducated, but better than Koa.

Cathal?

mrstweefromtweesville Tue 09-Jun-15 08:04:55

Oh dear me. They've already gone for it. Ah well.

BertrandRussell Tue 09-Jun-15 08:14:18

Any name whose owner has to say "Hello,my name's Koa no it's not short for koala actually it's Hawaiian and means brave warrior" every time is not a good plan.

I often think that about name threads- people say "But it has q wonderful meaning". Well, yes, you know that, and we know that now you've told us, but everyone this poor child meets for the next 90 years isn't going to know thwt.....

casey101 Tue 09-Jun-15 09:35:51

thanks for your comments so far everyone!

Hellolemonade Tue 09-Jun-15 10:16:31

It's also the name of a wood used for making musical instruments. I quite like it actually! Girls seem to get away with the most outrageous names these days but dare to name a boy anything other than samuel or jack and you are a freak :D

AngryBeaver Tue 09-Jun-15 10:26:14

I met one in a coffee shop the other day!! His granny did the whole Hawaiian explanation thing, too. I smiled and nodded and said something polite like "ohh, lovely".
She probably does that x10 a day! I was trying to recall the name today actually and kept getting Cacoa.
We live on a very hippy dippy island though, so daft unusual names are expected. I've heard some corkers! The kid next door was called Moby. I involuntarily mouthed "dick" everytime someone said it...

SevenEleven Tue 09-Jun-15 11:17:32

I thought Koala too.

caitlinohara Tue 09-Jun-15 11:20:24

Are you Hawaian? If so, then yes: go ahead. If not, I wouldn't.

Floggingmolly Tue 09-Jun-15 11:30:48

I don't think the meaning matters a jot; all names mean something, don't they? Brian mean "high, or noble". Bernard means "brave as a bear".
Cyril means "Lordly and masterful".
Need I go on???? A shite name is a shite name, whatever it it means...

casey101 Tue 09-Jun-15 11:40:41

Tbh I cringe every time I hear some of the more popular or traditional names I won't mention on here as don't want to offend but most of the ones in the top 10! It's funny how different letters and sounds appeal to different people isnt it because at the end of the day thats all a name is. smile

casey101 Tue 09-Jun-15 11:42:00

ps Angry Beaver I'm curious- where do you live?

Aussiemum78 Tue 09-Jun-15 11:43:37

I automatically thought "Hawaiian"

I don't mind it.

Quite frankly every time I hear "I like actual names" like (insert awful old fat bastard name) I cringe at the inference that only English names are real names. There's a difference between creative ridiculous names, and names that aren't of English origin!

BertrandRussell Tue 09-Jun-15 12:07:42

Yes, I automatically thought Hawaiian too. And if you are Hawaiian and have a Hawaiian last name, then the name is in context and is perfectly fine. If, however, you come from Tonbridge Wells and your last name is Smith, then you are condemning your child to a life of explanations. And life is hard enough without doing that to them. There are loads of beautiful, little used names out there- it's not Top Ten or Sumac, you know!

Reignbeau Tue 09-Jun-15 12:09:16

It makes me think of snakes, kind of a cross between a Boa and a Cobra.

BalloonSlayer Tue 09-Jun-15 12:14:44

Me too Reignbeau in fact it makes me think of Kaa the constrictor from The Jungle Book.

casey101 Tue 09-Jun-15 12:27:27

BertandRussell that made me laugh: 'It's not Top Ten or Sumac, you know!'. Is Sumac an actual name?? :D

BertrandRussell Tue 09-Jun-15 12:46:53

It's a tree and a spice, casey- although I betereMs some poor child called it somewhere! I'm in my kitchen and it was the first word I saw when I looked at the nearest shelf, apart for plain flour, which even on Mumsnet.......grin

David Mitchell and Victoria Coren found a name that nobody used last year without resorting to cookery books or an atlas..........

VT82 Tue 09-Jun-15 15:28:38

I think Koa must be the latest nut/superfood that Gillian McKeith is trying to get us to eat so we'll live forever.

FishCanFly Tue 09-Jun-15 18:38:09

What? Too weird.

AngryBeaver Wed 10-Jun-15 09:59:18

Casey, I live on an island in the Hauraki gulf.

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