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royallyoverit Sat 11-Jul-15 07:15:55

I really like it. Have DS1 with unusual name which he loves. Just not too sure if too out there, we live in nice area with good schools where newborns all seem to be Harry, George, William, Edward etc!

Marshy Sat 11-Jul-15 07:25:31

Don't do it. Would you want to be called Rocco?

But then my ds has a name from your traditional list so don't listen to me grin

Mehitabel6 Sat 11-Jul-15 07:31:30

Don't do it! Dreadful name.

sweetpeame Sat 11-Jul-15 07:38:16

Awful. I heard a toddler being called by this name during the week and my first reaction was "how awful, poor kid".

MamaLazarou Sat 11-Jul-15 07:38:41

I like it. As long as you don't mind people assuming you have copied Madonna, or asking if you are Italian/Sicilian.

Theoldshmoo Sat 11-Jul-15 07:44:22

Love it, we have a couple of little Roccos and a Rio locally.

Who wants a boring name!

meglet Sat 11-Jul-15 07:47:01

if you're open to Italian names, what about Fabrizio? Fab for short.

always liked that one.

Ashwinder Sat 11-Jul-15 07:50:43

I quite like it. Go for it.

Though please don't spell it 'Rocko'. A thick relative of mine inflicted that spelling on her child.

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 11-Jul-15 07:55:05

There's a porn star called not get past that. Sorry blush

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sat 11-Jul-15 08:04:21

It makes me think of The Godfather, which is my favourite film, but not exactly stuffed with brilliant role models.

Godfather male names:

Sunny (nn for Santino)
Sal (Salvatore)
Fredo (short for Frederico)

Luciferbox Sat 11-Jul-15 08:04:26

I think of the 90's cartoon Rocco's Modern Life. Not necessarily a bad connection but I hear the theme tune whenever I see the name.

TinyManticore Sat 11-Jul-15 08:05:20

Really don't like it.

VixxFace Sat 11-Jul-15 08:10:47

I like it. Better than the Williams, George's and Edwards loved on mn!

rockybalboa Sat 11-Jul-15 08:18:10

Hate it. Unless you are actually Italian.

BeautifulBatman Sat 11-Jul-15 08:19:41

Only if you're Italian.

silverstreak Sat 11-Jul-15 08:25:12

Well clearly not popular on here (although its also Alex polizzis sons name) but we considered in for DS, but our kids have unusual names anyway and we're not the kind of people to give a stuff about what others think! That said we didn't choose it in the end - take from that what you will! If you like Italian style names what about Rafael/Raffa?

royallyoverit Sat 11-Jul-15 08:59:05

WTF don't use unless you are Italian... should we only choose British names...? I am British, my name is not. My son is half Spanish and has a Brazilian name.... Jeez best get out and change our names by deed poll quick!

Those who hate it - would be interested to hear what your kids are called?

CactusAnnie Sat 11-Jul-15 09:01:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

royallyoverit Sat 11-Jul-15 09:03:18

Gasp Sunny is nice, but not sure its right

TheDuchessofBoxford Sat 11-Jul-15 09:04:33

Don't know if I'd use it but I do really like it. But then I prefer less common names and strongly dislike the royal names

royallyoverit Sat 11-Jul-15 09:04:36

Cactus yes i asked opinions - what I wondered was if the people who really dislike it have called their children names that I really dislike.... as was the case with one of the first posters.... just out of interest dearest

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sat 11-Jul-15 09:09:01

I don't think I could call a child Sunny in case they turned out to be anything but. It would be like calling a child Hercules only for him to grow up small and thin.

I think the point about not using Italian names if you're not Italian comes from people thinking Rocco Smith or Rocco Braithwaite would sound a bit odd. Rocco paired with a non-English surname would raise fewer eyebrows, but of course lots of people don't give a toss about the eyebrow-raising anyway, and why should they?

NoArmaniNoPunani Sat 11-Jul-15 09:09:17

I wouldn't worry about the porn star, Rocco Siffredi is in his fifties so I doubt the kids in your son's class will have heard of him.

I like the name.

pnutter Sat 11-Jul-15 09:11:19

I know a dog called Rocco. I like unusual names but I think this one might have lost its uniqueness at the moment.
I have a Tsigi (ziggy) and im not Hungarian

Gillian1980 Sat 11-Jul-15 09:12:03

I think it's ok but it's also my cats name which colours my judgement a bit.

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