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What names do your DC think are 'cool'?

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OublietteBravo Wed 13-Jan-16 22:05:59

I was discussing this with DD (11) and DS (9) at the weekend.

I was surprised by DS's answer. Apparently the coolest boys name ever is....

Geoff grin

Junosmum Wed 13-Jan-16 23:05:39

I remember when I was at school, cools girls names were Kiera and Nikki (I'm 32).

Ilovegummibears Thu 14-Jan-16 08:57:58

Surely it is not the name but the character and personality that makes someone cool! And by association a cool person's name becomes cool.

If Geoff is 'cool', then his friends will associate him and his name as cool.

OublietteBravo Thu 14-Jan-16 19:22:37

I'm fairly sure he doesn't know anyone called Geoff though.

MamaLazarou Fri 15-Jan-16 15:13:41

My son has a very unusual name but wishes he was called Steve.

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Fri 15-Jan-16 17:16:02

One of the kids at school mentioned Geoff in a story yesterday, maybe it's in a TV show at the moment?
My teenage daughter likes Ray for a boy!
It must be that 'two generations back' thing happening.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Fri 15-Jan-16 17:21:17

Dd thinks the coolest girl's name is Katrina.

FighterPilotsThumbs Fri 15-Jan-16 17:24:18

Just asked DD(7) and she said Mark and Laura confused grin

CorneliousFudge Fri 15-Jan-16 17:26:00

My DS (4) has told me Vincent is "the best name", no idea who he knows called Vincent, maybe he's been watching Eastenders without my knowledge!

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Fri 15-Jan-16 17:41:58

Also Lexie, and Bob and Josh for boys...

grumpysquash Fri 15-Jan-16 17:46:35

I think there is a YouTuber called Geoff (or Jeff). My DS2 (age 9) goes on about it. I'll ask him when I get home.

Purplecan4 Fri 15-Jan-16 17:56:48


EElisavetaOfBelsornia Fri 15-Jan-16 17:58:52

Louis confused. Pronounced the French way. And for a girl....Rusty grin

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 15-Jan-16 17:59:58

My DS aged 19 wishes he had been called Jack, which he was right up to the last minute. He doesn't think his name had he been a girl is cool at all-Olivia.

BastardGoDarkly Fri 15-Jan-16 18:00:19

Steve! DS (8) has a very cool name, but nooooo, he wants to be called Steve hmm

Lebkuchenlover Fri 15-Jan-16 21:31:47

But Steve is actually cool for our kids' generation - it's very rare and underused. Our generation has too many though... I know so many 35+ year old Steves....!

OublietteBravo Fri 15-Jan-16 22:19:10

Ah grumpy - that could explain it. I've been trying to figure out if he knows anyone called Geoff and drawn a complete blank (closest I can get is someone DH used to work with about 7 years ago, which doesn't seem likely).

nooka Sat 16-Jan-16 04:48:32

dd has just suggested Patricia. Apparently being called "Patty' would be great


captainproton Sat 16-Jan-16 04:52:59

We have a popular 1970s girls name in mind for our unborn dd. Ran the name past DSS 15, and he thinks it very cool. I know my contemporaries would not feel the same and we were totally unprepared for DSS enthusiasm!

Handsupbabyhandsup Sat 16-Jan-16 05:24:58

My DD aged 6 asked why I hadn't named her something pretty like Jalanz or Mistic (pronounced Mystique) lol!

Lyttelma Sat 16-Jan-16 06:03:48

According to DD (6). She's also keen on Gertrude. confused

PositivePete Sat 16-Jan-16 07:18:09

Geoff - that's just made my day grin

wonderpants Sat 16-Jan-16 07:37:17

All the year 6's here keep saying 'my name is Jeff' is a silly voice. It is definitely a thing! don't really want to know

Bambooshoots14 Sat 16-Jan-16 07:51:52

Google says it is a thing and it's from 22 jump street

tilder Sat 16-Jan-16 07:52:48

Steve is probably minecraft. Plus YouTube has a lot to answer for.

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