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WineOrGin Wed 01-Jan-20 10:00:28

What are your thoughts on Oscar? What do you immediately think of when you hear the name? Good? Bad? What are his siblings called and does he have a nickname?

FluffyEggsontoast Wed 01-Jan-20 10:11:48

Nice name
Nn Ozzie if you wanted

mondler Wed 01-Jan-20 11:07:02

My friend has an Oscar and a Charlie. I like the name. His knick name is 'the osc' but he's only 1 so no school knick names yet.

HoneybeeB Wed 01-Jan-20 11:26:14

Great name. Love it.

squee123 Wed 01-Jan-20 11:30:23

I'm thinking about it myself but am a bit put off by the idea of nn Ozzie. Reminds me of Ozzy Osbourne

Grufallisfriend Wed 01-Jan-20 13:20:11

It's ok, it has been quite trendy and may well start to sound dated as it falls out of fashion.

I wouldn't shorten it. Ozzie or Osc really aren't nice imo

PlantPotting Wed 01-Jan-20 13:53:02

I don’t think you have to shorten it

WineOrGin Wed 01-Jan-20 14:55:34

Thanks for your replies. We like just Oscar. But I was just a bit worried that he might get called Ozzie

Thefaceofboe Wed 01-Jan-20 14:59:49

I doubt he’s get Ozzie unless you wanted him to tbh. At a push it’d be Osc

YourOpinionIsNoted Wed 01-Jan-20 15:00:59

Ok, a bit overused now though.

peanutfoldover Wed 01-Jan-20 15:01:30

I like it, it’s on my list.

CruCru Wed 01-Jan-20 15:40:10

Oscar is a lovely name. It was super popular at one point but I think it's less so now.

Only downside is that I seem to know a lot of people with pets (cats and dogs) called Oscar.

Mollie3 Wed 01-Jan-20 15:45:04

I like Oscar used to know a lovely one teenager never called Ossie but I dont like that nickname
Love the name Oscar tho
Has a good meaning I remember divine spear
Partner said it reminded him of Sesame Street character who lived in a bin I believe but probably not relevant now!

PlantPotting Wed 01-Jan-20 15:53:23

I know an Austin that gets called Ozzie but the Oscar I know just gets called Oscar

I think now schools have a policy of writing your name on the register as what you want to be “known as”, nicknames like Ozzie are less likely

DramaAlpaca Wed 01-Jan-20 17:52:11

Oscar isn't really my style, I don't hate it, but I'm not keen on the 'scar' part of the spelling. It's been very popular for a few years, but haven't heard of many recently.

Boy siblings would probably be along the lines of Noah, Toby or Jacob, or maybe Alex or Max. Actually, thinking about it it strikes me as quite a versatile name that 'goes' with lots of others. Not sure about girls' names, I've never had to name one grin

CircleofWillis Wed 01-Jan-20 23:21:00

Love it! But more importantly how do you feel about it OP?

Whatsyourflava Wed 01-Jan-20 23:26:55

Oscar is such a lovely name
I actually don’t know any

Peacefrog23 Wed 01-Jan-20 23:38:45

I know brothers Oscar and Luca
And a oscar and maisie x

FluffyEggsontoast Wed 01-Jan-20 23:40:33

Love Oscar

MillicentMartha Wed 01-Jan-20 23:43:13

I like Oscar. But Oscar and Charlie sound like they’ve got a NATO alphabet thing going on. Parents Juliet and Victor!

RiverMeadow Tue 14-Jan-20 20:18:51

Oscar is gorgeous! I think it was popular around 7/8 years ago but I don't know any little Oscar's.

I wouldn't give him a nickname, to me it's a name that can be purposely shortened but if you wanted to it would be ok.

Go for it!

sel2223 Tue 14-Jan-20 20:34:38

My friends son is Oscar (he's 7) and I'll be honest and say that i hated it at first as it made me think of a dog.
It has grown on me over the years though...and i'd never shorten Oscar to ozzie lol

robin04031402 Tue 14-Jan-20 20:40:58

Didn't associate Ozzie with Oscar!
Lovely name!

WineOrGin Tue 14-Jan-20 21:26:19

Glad that others havent associated the name with Ozzie. Ours is just going to be Oscar. We're 95% sure that will be his name and he'll be here any day now 😊

Indecisivelurcher Tue 14-Jan-20 21:57:55

My Oscar is 2.5. I've not met any others actually! He sometimes gets called Oz these days but usually just Oscar. I love it. His sister is Isla, she's 5, to be honest I've slightly gone off the name Isla and consider it too faddy, I wouldn't use it now. But I'm really confident I'll always love the name Oscar.

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