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Nico for a boy's name?

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Becs77 Thu 24-Apr-08 12:32:52

What do you think? x

Disenchanted Thu 24-Apr-08 12:33:22


Reminds me of nemo or netto.

VictorianSqualor Thu 24-Apr-08 12:34:51

I like it, depends if it goes with your other children's names though.(if you have others)

branflake81 Thu 24-Apr-08 12:35:50

Isn't it an abbreviation?

Lots of Nicolas in france are called Nico.

littlelapin Thu 24-Apr-08 12:45:16

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lulu25 Thu 24-Apr-08 12:47:06

makes me think of nico ladenis

and the velvet underground and nico who was, of course, a lady

hatrick Thu 24-Apr-08 14:26:33

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Fimbo Thu 24-Apr-08 14:32:31

Nico is often an abbreviation of the surname Nicoll in Scotland. It can be the "handle" of neds with that surname.

Tortington Thu 24-Apr-08 14:34:13

only if he has a brother called rambo

lulu25 Thu 24-Apr-08 14:34:16

ooh and niccolo machiavelli

i do like it btw in case that wasn't clear from my earlier post

collision Thu 24-Apr-08 14:36:12

I like Nico a lot but think he might want to be Nicolas so he has the use of both and then Nick as he gets older.

castille Thu 24-Apr-08 14:39:36

How would you want it pronounced?

Nick-oh sounds a bit silly. Neeko is much better.

neolara Thu 24-Apr-08 14:40:46

Three Nico's in one of my DD's toddler groups last year.

neolara Thu 24-Apr-08 14:41:20


hatrick Thu 24-Apr-08 14:43:13

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hatrick Thu 24-Apr-08 18:24:00

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vicsta Thu 24-Apr-08 19:41:57

Wonderful. Will be using it myself if impending arrival is blue <<sends more grovelling thanks to Hatrick>>

hatrick Fri 25-Apr-08 15:03:33

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dizzydixies Fri 25-Apr-08 15:14:40

my nephew on dh's side, who is now 12, is nico

nothing italian about the northern irish lot of them, she was just a steven segall fan lol

friend who is nicola uses Nico and another friend of mine had a wee girl called nico but I think it lends itself to either smile

catwoman75 Fri 25-Apr-08 15:16:22

Love it. Went travelling years ago and spent some time with some French people. The guy was called Nicholas but shortened to Nico. Really contemplated it for a boy myself.

artichokes Fri 25-Apr-08 15:20:28

To be honest I don't like it if your roots are not Greek or Italian. In Greece it is a very common abbreviation of the even commoner name Nicos. That is fine. Over here it just sounds like you are trying to exotic.

However, I appreciate I am in a minority with this opinion. I am also one of the few that hates the name Luca unless you are from Europe. Our neighbourhood has hundreds of little english boys called Nico and Luca. IMO it would be better to use the names Nick and Luke.

dizzydixies Fri 25-Apr-08 15:21:30

is also the name of the daughter of whilemena slater in ugly betty!

2point4kids Fri 25-Apr-08 15:27:56

Love it! would be better if you have italian/greek heritage though i think

hatrick Fri 25-Apr-08 15:28:41

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ShowOfHands Fri 25-Apr-08 15:32:28

Went to school with a Nico. He was expelled for dealing drugs but he was very handsome.

I think I like it.

Yes, have said it out loud a few times (puzzled 11mo dd is staring at me like a loon) and I definitely like it.

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