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Amos - for a boy

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sk1pper Sat 06-Aug-16 22:07:19


What do you guys think about Amos as a boys name? I liked it a lot until I read on a baby name website that someone thought it sounded a lot like anus. Although this doesn't bother me, I'm worried that it could be a trigger for teasing/bullying at school.

It's the only boys name that both me and DH like a lot, so I feel like a lot is riding on it.

honeyandmarmitesandwiches Sat 06-Aug-16 22:08:17

I really like it, the anus thing wouldn't have crossed my mind tbh!

TuppencePenny Sat 06-Aug-16 22:08:37

I like it I wouldn't think it was close to that crude reference. It's very biblical.

ItchyFoot Sat 06-Aug-16 22:09:47

Love it! Makes me think of Amos Trask from the Midkemia books and he's a badass

TuppencePenny Sat 06-Aug-16 22:10:00

I like it I wouldn't think it was close to that crude reference. It's very biblical.

Primaryteach87 Sat 06-Aug-16 22:22:50

I wouldn't make the link at all. I like it.

villainousbroodmare Sat 06-Aug-16 22:26:47

It doesn't appeal to me that much but it definitely doesn't have any crude associations , and it's simple and easy to spell and pronounce, and very memorable. If you both like it, then certainly go for it.

Houseconfusion Sat 06-Aug-16 22:44:47

Amos diggory. Old man, from harry potter.

roseteapot101 Sat 06-Aug-16 23:00:01

Amos is a hebrew name it means carried by God its a religious name ,sounds nice

ovosmexidos Sat 06-Aug-16 23:06:38

Knock knock
Who's there?
Amos who?
Amosquito... bzzzzzzzzzz

228agreenend Sat 06-Aug-16 23:09:08

Knew an Amos at school (off to go google him). Nice name. No bad name conneratation for me (and all names can have a negative vibe if you look).

idontlikealdi Sat 06-Aug-16 23:15:53

Love it, certainly wouldn't think anus. I know two old ones and one young and think its a good name.

ErrolTheDragon Sat 06-Aug-16 23:17:01

I'm pretty good at spotting pitfalls with names/initials and it would never have occurred to me that it sounded like anything other than the innocuous 'a moss'. It's fine.

sk1pper Sat 06-Aug-16 23:28:59

Thanks all, I've just found out DH likes it because of a character called Amos Burton from a book called The Expanse. Didn't realise it was a Harry Potter character, not a fan myself but all the comments have made me feel much happier with it. Thanks all x

marblestatue Sun 07-Aug-16 13:32:08

I like it.

Sophronia Mon 08-Aug-16 22:20:38

I love it

Dontrocktheboat Mon 08-Aug-16 22:22:53

Love it, wanted it for ds but was not allowed!

KatieTheVampireSlayer Mon 08-Aug-16 22:27:45

I came on here to say Amos diggory from Harry Potter too

rainbowrhythms Mon 08-Aug-16 22:28:05

Amos Diggory...

BikeRunSki Mon 08-Aug-16 22:28:43

I know one who is 10. He's very cool. I've known him several years and have never made that particular connection.

nooka Tue 09-Aug-16 02:23:13

Our dog is called Amos (after the character in Emmerdale Farm). We live in Canada and no one pronounces his name like we do, when they call him it sounds more like A - moose, which does rhyme a bit with anus, where we would say it more like A - moss. I'd guess that the site you looked at might be American.

OlennasWimple Tue 09-Aug-16 02:40:58

I like it

Kids will find rude connections with any name

Amos is only a boys name, isn't it?

newtscamander Tue 09-Aug-16 03:35:02

Love it

SpecialAgentFreyPie Tue 09-Aug-16 06:00:22

Love it! Makes me think of Amos Trask from the Midkemia books and he's a badass

Same! Go for it OP

CatNip2 Tue 09-Aug-16 06:31:35

Nah, deffo Amos Brearley from Emmerdale, old grumpy man with mutton chop sideburns.

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