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hmmmmm....what about this name?

(99 Posts)
Doublebubblebubble Tue 14-Jul-15 13:11:59

Currently 28 weeks pregnant with a boy. Me and dh have decided his name is going to be Cooper -which I love love love ❤ I like kindof out there/americana names- names that aren't to crazy I guess (cooper us really moving up the popularity charts) what do you think??? I just want to know what kind of reaction it'll get lol x

Doublebubblebubble Tue 14-Jul-15 13:12:25


ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 14-Jul-15 13:15:11

If you have definitely decided, I wouldn't tell a soul until he's born. If he's presented along with his name people are far less likely to comment negatively.

For what it's worth, I don't like it at all, but thats not what you want to hear!

BothEndsBurning Tue 14-Jul-15 14:01:29

Hate it, sorry.

Sophronia Tue 14-Jul-15 14:03:08

Sorry, I'm not keen, but then I prefer classic names which many consider to be boring.

highlighta Tue 14-Jul-15 14:03:16

I quite like it.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 14-Jul-15 14:26:23

As long as your surname isn't cooper...

It's cute.

John cooper was the bloke who worked on the racing mini?

Strokethefurrywall Tue 14-Jul-15 14:31:47

It's great, love it. I have two boys with surnames for first names - also know a Fletcher, Hudson, Huxley.
It is racing up the popularity charts though, do you want popular or lesser known?

TempsPerdu Tue 14-Jul-15 14:39:50

Really not keen - sorry. I do like a few American/surname names, but this isn't one of them. Just feels a bit overly trendy.

And agree about the not telling people thing - much less likely to get unwelcome comments that way.

TravellingToad Tue 14-Jul-15 14:45:11

I don't like it but my kids are called George and Henry so clearly it's not my taste. Presumably you wouldn't like those two names so we are even! Cooper is an inoffensive name, you should use it. Just don't tell anyone the name till he is born. Congrats!

Heels99 Tue 14-Jul-15 14:48:28

Don't like the fad for surnames as first names. But if I did cooper wouldn't be my choice sorry. I thought cooper was originally derived from the name of someone who made barrels? I just googled it and it came up as a girls name? Don't see how though I would assume boy, but I guess a surname could be either.

BellaVida Tue 14-Jul-15 14:57:30

I'm not a big fan, mostly because of the meaning and that it sounds like a surname. There are other similar U.S. names I like better:-


Doublebubblebubble Tue 14-Jul-15 15:04:31

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Heels99 Tue 14-Jul-15 15:22:10

I do prefer a more classless name I think Reagan and cooper (have you spelled reagan differently?) are very indicative.

MonstrousRatbag Tue 14-Jul-15 15:24:04

Regan is one of King Lear's daughters, so isn't a recent invention as a first name. Ditto Asher-that's in the Bible.

I'm fairly neutral on Cooper. I think it really depends on what your surname is.

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 14-Jul-15 15:49:36

I quite like Cooper.

luckiestgirlintheworld Tue 14-Jul-15 15:56:28

I think it's great.

Doublebubblebubble Tue 14-Jul-15 16:28:30

heels99 indicative of???? smile and its not ree-gan its rAy-gan (already aware that her name - although the spelling is different - is from king Lear )

SaulGood Tue 14-Jul-15 16:38:15

I don't like surnames as first names so I don't like it at all. You may find that it's quite a marmite name tbh. It absolutely doesn't matter if you love it. The names I like, you'd probably abhor.

I think what heels means by 'indicative' is that surname type names and creative spellings have become associated with a certain socioeconomic status. I don't think this is necessarily a criticism though. Just as if you were told siblings were named Cressida, Ludmilla and Ptolemy, you'd make a couple of assumptions, you can probably do the same with Raegan and Cooper. You may not be right but they do conjure up an image. I think Heels was saying that Arthur and George and Henry type names span all sorts of generations, classes and cultures.

Strokethefurrywall Tue 14-Jul-15 16:43:53

Don't worry about the meaning, I have a Carter! Man that draws a cart. Seriously not bothered about that, I'm sure his name won't influence his aspirations! smile

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 14-Jul-15 16:45:13

The only Cooper I know comes from quite a well-to-do family. They're an outdoorsy sort so I think they went with an outdoorsy-sporty sounding name.

Stoneysilence Tue 14-Jul-15 16:48:47

I like it - my MIL's maiden name is Cooper. It's a strong name.

What would it be shortened to - Coop? Are you ok with that?

FixItUpChappie Tue 14-Jul-15 16:49:44

I you love, love it don't tell anyone - they will just have to deal with it.

Nobody loves every name - there will always be people who don't like it no matter what you choose.

(for what its worth I think its nice).

Doublebubblebubble Tue 14-Jul-15 17:02:43

Hmmm - there is me trying to stick it to stereotypes lol x I guess I've got my reaction then, which is tbh what I expected lol got the same reaction for Raegan... People soon got used to it though. I love Cooper still and always will xx

Doublebubblebubble Tue 14-Jul-15 17:04:59

And yeah I love that he'll be a Coop (I just think awww) and yep I get that it's a place for chickens etc

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