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PillowsSpeak Sun 09-Oct-16 00:38:53

Opinions on the name?

Byefelisha Sun 09-Oct-16 00:41:45

It means nice cannabis in my area (London) Example;
"Mans got some Kush there"

PointlessUsername Sun 09-Oct-16 00:43:36

Not keen on it myself.

SansasEscape Sun 09-Oct-16 00:57:01

Like weed?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sun 09-Oct-16 01:00:10

I think of the mountain range (Hindu Kush).

Or what farmers say to get cows to move (although I'd write that with a c).

Manumission Sun 09-Oct-16 01:00:20

Only association I'm getting is 'Hindu Kush'.

Is it a family name?

mumgointhroughtorture Sun 09-Oct-16 01:01:59

Reminds me of Eastenders

Thejubremonyatthelibrary Sun 09-Oct-16 01:02:25

Mt first thought was weed too

FabFiveFreddie Sun 09-Oct-16 01:03:04

Sounds like it's short for something, maybe an Indian name?

Also sounds a bit cute, like "cushti". Ok for a baby, not a grown man.

RockinHippy Sun 09-Oct-16 01:10:31

Really ? confused

Makes me think Only Fools & Horses

Kushty

Unless I am really missing something, please don't saddle your poor DC with that

PillowsSpeak Sun 09-Oct-16 01:15:07

We are Indian. I didn't know about the bad connections, sorry.

Sativa Sun 09-Oct-16 01:19:30

It's quite a sweet name & if you like it don't worry about other people. smile

QuestionableMouse Sun 09-Oct-16 01:21:44

My first thought was drugs, sorry.

PotatoBread Sun 09-Oct-16 03:28:40

Cushla is an Irish girls name. I think if I heard Kush I would assume it was a nn or shortened version of that.

BummyMummy77 Sun 09-Oct-16 03:30:55

Nice Indian name. smile

BastardBernie Sun 09-Oct-16 03:37:44

It is a lovely Indian name but it is also a strain of weed sad
I don't think that you should use it if in the UK or US for this reason, such a shame!

UnicornPee Sun 09-Oct-16 08:07:51

Nickname for a vagina

BastardBernie Sun 09-Oct-16 08:40:24

I thought that was gash blush why do I know this

Mum2twoUnder4 Sun 09-Oct-16 08:52:29

No

LuchiMangsho Sun 09-Oct-16 08:53:58

Ah it's a lovely Indian name. But maybe won't work as well in the U.K. You will also end up constantly having to explain that it is Koosh not Cush in its pronunciation.

HeyhoSwashbuckleandgo Sun 09-Oct-16 08:55:48

I have a colleague called Kushboo- i think it's lovely and could avoid the weed connotations if it was the longer version?

HeyhoSwashbuckleandgo Sun 09-Oct-16 08:56:47

But she's a girl- sorry if baby is a boy blush

PaperdollCartoon Sun 16-Oct-16 20:45:46

It sounds nice as name but it is slang for a kind of cannabis, so perhaps doesn't work so well if you live in the U.K.

Coey2016 Sun 16-Oct-16 22:17:31

I like it. Would think it was a shortening of something though, that's not a bad thing, just would be my first thought.

sycamore54321 Mon 17-Oct-16 00:04:03

Cushla isn't really an Irish name though, more 'stage Irish' used by Americans with some distant heritage. The Irish word is cuisle and literally means pulse or heartbeat and so if often used as a term of endearment "mo chuisle", my pulse, in the same way you might say 'my love' or something in English. I've never met or heard of anyone actually using it as a name, I have seen it lots on baby name sites of unreliable quality. In any case, the first syllable is pronounced closer to a "coo" sound than the "kuh" sound is expect to get from Kush.

If Kush is a genuine Indian name and you have heritage reasons to use it, I'd go ahead and anticipate explaining its origin and meaning quite a lot (what does it mean?) If it's just a sound you like without any particular significance, I'd be inclined to say it doesn't sound compelling enough in English to be a stand-alone name. It seems a bit insubstantial and made-up without knowing any history to it.

Personally I also don't like soft "sh" sounds in names so that could colour my opinion.

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