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Is Oscar becoming too popular?

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CEOD Sat 15-Oct-16 14:02:56

How many Oscars under 5 do you know and where are you? Sorry, copying the Jude thread here!!! Thank you all in advance!

Lovelongweekends Sat 15-Oct-16 14:05:18

South West and I know 3 Oscars who are under 5. Only beaten in popularity here by Reuben!

Chinlo Sat 15-Oct-16 14:08:00

Define "too" popular. It's subjective.

In 2015, one in every 172 babies (so one in every 86 boys) was named Oscar.

SallyR0se Sat 15-Oct-16 14:12:15

I consider Oscar to be a boring name now.

Sophronia Sat 15-Oct-16 14:31:43

It is already very popular

Moonrocks6 Sat 15-Oct-16 14:55:00

I only know 1 in west yorks. Don't think it's boring st all.

CEOD Sat 15-Oct-16 15:29:37

Depends what people think of as boring - Sophronia, do you think William, James and Thomas are boring? Or are you thinking its boring in a sort of Alfie, Archie, Jack way?

JennyOnAPlate Sat 15-Oct-16 15:30:46

I'm in Birmingham and I don't know any! My dc are 6 and 8.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 15-Oct-16 17:46:13

I only know one, aged 13yrs.

Pipilangstrumpf Sat 15-Oct-16 22:14:01

It has become quite trendy over the past 10 years and will probably sound dated as it falls out of favour. I'd choose a more tieless name personally.

Pipilangstrumpf Sat 15-Oct-16 22:14:33

Timeless

Sgoinneal Sat 15-Oct-16 22:16:58

It wasn't Sophronia who said it was boring!

I like it but there are three in my son's nursery class, no other duplicates. We are in Scotland.

dalmatianmad Sat 15-Oct-16 22:19:37

I have an Oscar living on either side of us, one is 4 years and the other is about 2. The scruffy lady over the road had just given birth and I believe that he's Oscar too!
I like it but it's very popular.

crje Sat 15-Oct-16 22:27:52

I don't like it at all.
There are far nicer, less popular names.

WatchingFromTheWings Sat 15-Oct-16 22:34:02

There's only 1 Oscar in my local primary school...and he's mine!

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sat 15-Oct-16 22:36:23

Yes.

I know at least 6 little Oscars and 4 puppy Oscars.

MotherDuckSaid Mon 17-Oct-16 20:02:50

i think its meant to be a popular name, i know probably about 6 under 5,
but IMO its maybe better to have a popular name (?) than to have a name so 'outlandish' they'd b th only one in the whole school with it and they'd hate it ! smile

paddypants13 Mon 17-Oct-16 20:15:14

I don't know any little Oscars (N. Yorks but family and friends mostly in W. Yorks.). I do know lots of little Olivers though.

Ds has a very traditional (some would say boring) and constantly popular name. I don't care, I still love it!

Coey2016 Mon 17-Oct-16 21:55:26

I don't know any (south east)

Sunbeam18 Mon 17-Oct-16 22:23:24

Two under 3 here (Edinburgh)

engineersthumb Mon 17-Oct-16 22:40:45

I have an Oscar and we meet more on every visit to the park.... we thought we were being original! Have just named our second... for reference the name Felix is closed smile

Voteforpedr0 Mon 17-Oct-16 22:44:25

Ozzy for short will be cute

BigGreenOlives Mon 17-Oct-16 22:49:29

I am closely related to a 17 yr old Oscar. Know another 17 yr old & a 16 yr old. It's a timeless name, popular in lots of languages (French, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, German). Benjamin, Harry & Jack were v popular then.

Pipilangstrumpf Tue 18-Oct-16 09:07:04

Ozzy is cute hmm?

wineandsunshine Tue 18-Oct-16 09:16:11

I know two (south) - my son (4.5) and my neighbours son! We shorten to Ossie a lot!

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