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Charlotteee123 Tue 23-Aug-16 09:42:04

Opinions?

EmmaGellerGreen Tue 23-Aug-16 09:43:24

Not a name for a person. OK for a dog or cat.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Tue 23-Aug-16 09:43:26

Where does it come from?
What's it inspired by?

Not sure I've ever heard it?

cmsconfused Tue 23-Aug-16 09:44:55

How is it pronounced? I'm guessing Q-bo?

SpeakNoWords Tue 23-Aug-16 09:56:38

Not heard of it before, what is its origin?

roseteapot101 Tue 23-Aug-16 09:56:54

sorry but it sounds like a pet name =/

Gmbk Tue 23-Aug-16 10:09:29

Sounds like a martial art. Don't do it.

Charlotteee123 Tue 23-Aug-16 10:10:41

It's Japanese

SpeakNoWords Tue 23-Aug-16 10:12:59

I'm not wild about the way it sounds, tbh, but I could be saying it wrong - how is it pronounced?

ElspethFlashman Tue 23-Aug-16 10:14:15

Reminds me of a name a zoo would give a baby animal.

Kalispera Tue 23-Aug-16 10:16:35

If you're Japanese, lovely.

If you've no Japanese connections, bit out there maybe.

SirChenjin Tue 23-Aug-16 10:17:21

Are you Japanese? If so, then I think there are nicer Japanese names but I don't feel able comment on names from another culture.

If you're not Japanese then what Gmbk says.

KoalaDownUnder Tue 23-Aug-16 10:17:25

It sounds like one of those names people give German Shepherds.

exexpat Tue 23-Aug-16 10:18:04

It's the name of the lead character in an animated film coming out soon. I think it would be more common as a surname in Japan. Weird name to choose for a baby, in my opinion.

UmbongoUnchained Tue 23-Aug-16 10:19:51

It's a surname hmm

exexpat Tue 23-Aug-16 10:21:32

This is the film (trailers currently running in cinemas): en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kubo_and_the_Two_Strings

pennyunwise Tue 23-Aug-16 11:51:30

Sounds like a puzzle toy from the 80s.

EssentialHummus Tue 23-Aug-16 12:01:06

Great but I'd be a bit surprised if child wasn't Japanese. It does sound a bit like a dog's name but we're in the age of Rufus, Rex etc so this is hardly a criticism!

Honeybee79 Tue 23-Aug-16 12:01:10

I wouldn't.

Babymouse Tue 23-Aug-16 12:10:31

I'm part Japanese and one of my cousin's had a similar nickname. My experience in the UK is that some people can be really weird and vocal about 'ethnic' names (I'm sure not everyone is not like that, but I've experienced it a lot) and if you are OK with having to possibly make constant explanations go for it.

I really like Hiro or Yoshi (I know the Mario association, but it's a name that's been used in my family), but I'm not sure if be brave enough to use it here.

GoldFishFingerz Wed 24-Aug-16 03:18:00

Like it

LunaLoveg00d Wed 24-Aug-16 08:44:15

Ikea shelving unit?

casiopeia Thu 25-Aug-16 12:15:21

Loved it since I was a child, in my culture it is a common nickname for the equivalent of Jacob. Sadly would find it difficult to use the name anywhere apart from birth county as nobody would ever pronounce it the right way smile

Equally, I would never use it for a pet- for me it clearly is a person's name.

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