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Milo - Boys name?

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tessofthedurbervilles Tue 09-Dec-08 12:57:31

I like it - please be honest.....!

jeee Tue 09-Dec-08 12:58:25


bertiebear Tue 09-Dec-08 12:59:34


FruitynNutty Tue 09-Dec-08 13:00:00

Yes I agree, tis very Tweenies. My DP wants to call our new baby Jake. I won't because all I can think of is the blardy Tweenies!

maretta Tue 09-Dec-08 13:00:05

The tweenies will have had their day by the time it matters and Milo is the best tweenie by far.
I like it.

FCH Tue 09-Dec-08 13:00:27

I love this too and was keen to use it but DH, who grew up in Zimbabwe, says it is the name of a chocolate drink over there and therefore equivalent to naming a child Ovaltine. I gave in but am rehashing for #2 in case of another boy...

crumpet Tue 09-Dec-08 13:01:10

prefer miles, with Milo as a nickname

HolidaysQueen Tue 09-Dec-08 13:07:46

Milo was our second favourite name until DH suddenly decided it was his favourite name about 3 weeks before DS was born. At the time I thought it sounded a little bit pretentious and Notting Hill for me, but mainly I really really loved our first choice and was desperately trying to think of reasons not to go with Milo. Anyway, after a 43 hour labour I got my way and DS became Leo.

We would definitely still consider Milo for a second DS, although the fact that it is a Tweenie and a malted drink that I've had in India might make me a little nervous. And I do still think it is a little bit posh/trendy somehow

StephanieByng Tue 09-Dec-08 13:31:11

I like it - but actually love your choice HolidaysQueen - Leo is a gorgeous name!

MrsMattie Tue 09-Dec-08 13:33:34

dog's name

ladyjuliafish Tue 09-Dec-08 13:34:37

Its a drink here too. My dcs have it every day. I love the name though. Are the Tweenies still around?

CountessDracula Tue 09-Dec-08 13:35:24

isn't it like horlicks?

princessmel Tue 09-Dec-08 13:35:32

Tweenies here too and dh's reaction was 'its a dog'

CountessDracula Tue 09-Dec-08 13:35:44

I think Miles is much better
Milo a bit TTH

tessofthedurbervilles Tue 09-Dec-08 13:36:41

Thanks, I am really struggling on boys names, baby will have a half bro called Leo as really liked Theo but sounds too twee.....
This is my 1st and I didn't even know the tweenies existed! x

rubyslippersisappearinginpanto Tue 09-Dec-08 13:36:54

i prefer Miles but have a bit of a fondness for Milo

annasmami Tue 09-Dec-08 13:37:40

I like it - classic, masculine and strong sounding. It would work well in German and French (and Spanish?) too.

keevamum Tue 09-Dec-08 13:42:10

Love it. It's alwys been our first choice for a boy but we've had 2 girls, still hope to use it one day!!

StephanieByng Tue 09-Dec-08 13:56:01

If you love the name I would use it. Most people have a wider frame of reference and know it as a name as WELL as the Tweenies! Don't let it put you off. It's very nice.

migolapland Tue 09-Dec-08 16:14:54

Sorry I think of tweenies. It is a nice name in itself but it's a bit trendy/posh. You will have to buy a bugaboo if you name him Milo grin

Lilymaid Tue 09-Dec-08 16:20:38

Definitely a milk drink and still available in the UK in a few places. What about Horlicks?

CruCru Sun 03-Feb-13 15:11:07

I met a little boy called Milo today in the Science Museum and thought how nice his name was. Argh! I hadn't thought of the bloody Tweenies. I am sad.

MidnightMasquerader Sun 03-Feb-13 16:56:26

I'm a Kiwi and the chocolate drink association is too strong for me. Every home has Milo in its pantry. smile

Pitting that aside to be objective, I think it's a nice name for a boy; less sure of it for a man. However as the name would grow with its owner, I'm sure that wouldn't be a problem.

sw11mumofone Sun 03-Feb-13 18:11:40

I've never watched the Tweenies so wouldnt have associated it with that. Its a nice enough name. What would put me off is they are everywhere where I live. I personally know four under the age of three. But if popularity doesn't bother you then you should go for a name you love.

smokinaces Sun 03-Feb-13 18:17:56

I know two milos, one five and one three. I admit to raising an eyebrow at first, because of the tweenies thing, but now I really like the name and think it really suits them.

And neither ds has ever linked the tweenies with their friends names.

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