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Rocco ??!

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icantgetnosleep5 Sat 05-Nov-16 11:44:40

baby is Finally here, the other children want to call him Rocco. I don't usually like 'different' names, the other choices me and the OH like are Thomas or Hugo.
However, through my sleep addled eyes i'm starting to think Rocco suits him the most!
Is it a terrible idea ?!

pinkyredrose Sat 05-Nov-16 11:45:36

Do you have Italian family links?

RiverTam Sat 05-Nov-16 11:46:24

No, it's a fine idea. I don't really like Thomas or Hugo, and if you all like Rocco go for it!

Chinlo Sat 05-Nov-16 11:47:21

I like it!

blackhairbrush Sat 05-Nov-16 11:49:18

I have taught a Rocco (not Italian) - he was known as Rocky.

Foxtato Sat 05-Nov-16 11:49:55

If it suits him go for it smile

icantgetnosleep5 Sat 05-Nov-16 11:50:37

blackhairbrush -did u feel like rolling ur eyes wen u saw his name on the register tho?!

notagiraffe Sat 05-Nov-16 11:52:41

It's a cute name.

blackhairbrush Sat 05-Nov-16 12:00:10

I thought it was a unusual name for an English boy, briefly wondered if the family were massive Sylvester Stallone fans and then it just became his name. (I have taught children with far more unusual names).

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 05-Nov-16 12:06:43

Aww, call him Rocco, let his siblings name him. 😄
Oh, and by the way, I like it !

Buttwing Sat 05-Nov-16 12:09:09

I have one and love the name!!
I'm from an Italian family (who hated it!!) go for it its a fab namesmile

Sophronia Sat 05-Nov-16 12:37:21

It makes me think of Madonna. I prefer Thomas.

badtime Sat 05-Nov-16 12:47:59

It's a well-known name, it's a real name, and you like it. There is no reason why you shouldn't use it.

Once names become widespread, people don't even really think of them as 'foreign' - when someone suggests 'Francesca', I don't see too many people worrying about whether the parents have Italian heritage.

Rocco was in the top 200 for boys names in England & Wales in the last ONS figures, so it really is not 'out there'.

(I just checked - it was no. 139; 138 was Aidan, 140 was Nicholas)

Chinlo Sat 05-Nov-16 12:52:58

I agree with badtime

devilinmyshoes Sat 05-Nov-16 12:53:02

I let my older two children name their little sister after a character in their favourite series of books at the time 😃

devilinmyshoes Sat 05-Nov-16 12:54:14

I don't think you should use Hugo unless you are an ancient Germanic 😂

teenyrabbit Sat 05-Nov-16 12:54:24

I love it. It was on my list but dp didn't like it!

Go for it!

Yawninghippo Sat 05-Nov-16 17:34:30

I have a DD called Butterfly after her then 3 year old sister was allowed to pick her middle name, and then insisted everyone called her it. It's still stuck almost 5 years later and loads of people don't know her real first name. Love the idea of getting siblings involved.

user1472334322 Sat 05-Nov-16 20:35:54

When I asked ds1 (who was 2 at the time) what he wanted to name his baby brother he always said fireman Sam!! His brother Samuel (Sam) turned 2 last month! I love the fact that Sam can say he was named by his brother and also that ds1 can say that he helped name him. If you like Rocco, I say go for it. A great story about his name to tell him when he's older. Congrats on the birth of your ds.

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