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Cooper for a girl?

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MrsXx4 Tue 04-Apr-17 11:38:50

Would you find this odd? does anyone know any girls named Cooper? we know of boys named this.

Its a family name and we'd like to include it somehow but don't know if its a bit too 'out there' to name a little girl it?


RortyCrankle Tue 04-Apr-17 12:45:33

Yes I think it's odd - it's not a girl's name - can't it be a middle name?

Loyly Tue 04-Apr-17 12:46:13

I would find it odd, yes.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 04-Apr-17 12:46:30


Floggingmolly Tue 04-Apr-17 12:47:51

Extremely odd.

CauliflowerSqueeze Tue 04-Apr-17 12:48:39

Odd. Means someone who barrels beer doesn't it?

celtiethree Tue 04-Apr-17 12:48:55

I wouldn't find it odd, more and more names are becoming unisex. No different/odder than Cameron to me.

cookielove Tue 04-Apr-17 12:49:25

I like it! I have a cousin called Cooper

MitsyLeFrouf Tue 04-Apr-17 13:09:29

Fine if used as a middle name as I'd assume it was a family surname. Not good at all for a girl's first name.

MrsMeeseeks Tue 04-Apr-17 13:10:47

Awful. It's a surname. It rhymes with Pooper. There is so much wrong with it.

mouldycheesefan Tue 04-Apr-17 13:14:09

Yes it means barrel maker.
It's a surname. I don't like it being used for a boy forename let alone a girl!
Pooper cooper.
Also avoid thatcher, fletcher and other trade surnames as first names.

WhiteHairReally Tue 04-Apr-17 13:21:41

Isn't there a little girl called Cooper, amongst others, commenting cutely on a Sony Walkman, doing the rounds on FB at the moment? I haven't stopped to listen, just assumed she was American.

MitsyLeFrouf Tue 04-Apr-17 13:26:29

I don't mind a trade surname as first name on a boy. I even think Fletch/Fletcher sounds quite cool. Thatcher obviously is bit more of a statement, and not a statement I'd be eager to make.

JulesJules Tue 04-Apr-17 13:28:22

Ok as a middle name. Not otherwise imo

Enidblyton1 Tue 04-Apr-17 13:30:47

I only know 1 Cooper, who is a boy. But I wouldn't find it odd for a girl.
Tbh, I think I prefer it for a girl - I would imagine a sassy Californian girl!! Not keen on it at all for a boy.

BikeRunSki Tue 04-Apr-17 13:30:50

It is however, an excellent surname. 😄

juneau Tue 04-Apr-17 13:33:24

Very strange for a girl. Fine as a surname. Why would you want to call your DD 'barrel-maker'?

harderandharder2breathe Tue 04-Apr-17 13:34:22

Ok as a middle name to honour someone, not as a first name for a girl

BasicBetty Tue 04-Apr-17 13:35:30

Would be ok as a middle name, but not a first name....

SleepFreeZone Tue 04-Apr-17 13:36:44

I know a Cooper who is a boy and he is gorgeous.

crocodarl Tue 04-Apr-17 13:39:30

I like it for a girl. I like boys' names used on girls, sounds strong. But maybe with another more typical girls' name in case she doesn't agree when she gets older?

sonlypuppyfat Tue 04-Apr-17 13:41:16

It's bloody awful what are you thinking

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 04-Apr-17 13:41:32

I think it would be a bit like calling a girl Bruce. Going out of the way to sound as masculine as possible. Which would be strange.

Heatherbell1978 Tue 04-Apr-17 13:41:51

Not a first name, no. Sorry it's a boys name. I know it's trendy for names to be unisex but I can't imagine anyone wants to go through life with people constantly thinking they're the opposite sex.

BeanSprout79 Tue 04-Apr-17 13:44:21

I like it.

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