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Cosmo - cruel or acceptable???

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Sarahmum Wed 10-Dec-08 19:04:27

I love the name Cosmo for a boy, but it is just me??? Do you think it is dreadful/cruel/ridiculous?

Your thoughts please!

southeastastra Wed 10-Dec-08 19:04:59

hasn't nigella got a cosmo?

mysterymoniker Wed 10-Dec-08 19:05:13

perfectly good old fashioned name

AussieLou Wed 10-Dec-08 19:06:54

Wasn't that Kramers first name on Sienfeld?
It's also the name of a magazine.
Thats my two cents

nickytinseltimes Wed 10-Dec-08 19:07:20

Fine if you ive in poncy area.

You would have to be very tough to have a name like htat round there here parts.

elsiepiddock Wed 10-Dec-08 19:10:05

I love it! Think it's very cool.

thisisyesterday Wed 10-Dec-08 19:10:30

i love it actually. dp vetoed it for both my boys. didn't even make it onto our list sadly

Lockets Wed 10-Dec-08 19:12:36

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noonki Wed 10-Dec-08 19:15:55

sorry I think it is beyond pretentious.

LadyBuntingofCupcake Wed 10-Dec-08 19:16:53

No, I think it's pretentious. Really don't like it. Sorry.

LadyBuntingofCupcake Wed 10-Dec-08 19:17:12

X-post noonki.

prettybutterfly Wed 10-Dec-08 19:29:26

In the right place, and in the right crowd of friends ... maybe.

But it is pretentious, imo, and round my neck of the woods little Cosmo would have the most awful time and, indeed, probably get beaten up on a daily basis.

There are names like Felix and Jasper which are a bit more doable. The name Cosmo is not going to travel well.

Really don't want to uspet you by being too frank ...

Hope you are happy with your ultimate choice.
Best of luck!

wombleprincess Wed 10-Dec-08 19:52:15

i love it, but i think alot of it depends what sort of person you are and what sort of circles you mix in, if you know what i mean.

storkycake Wed 10-Dec-08 19:55:54

I don't know, I'm not sure one way or t'other.

I kinda like it, sounds like someone who lives in primrose hill.

It doesn't have a kook air to it, like cosmic. Maybe he would be known as mickey.

Does it suit your surname, fit with other children's names. Who would he mix with? Mungo's, rafferty's or kelan's and liam's?

Do you see what I mean?

MrsMattie Wed 10-Dec-08 19:56:40


Nigella's daughter is Cosima (barf).

changer22 Wed 10-Dec-08 19:59:17

DH really liked it but I wasn't too sure. Still not.

It would be fine round here.

LynetteScavo Wed 10-Dec-08 20:00:09

Cool. Especially if you live in Notting Hill.

The only thing I have against it is MILs cat is called Cosmo. He was called Gizmo, but when they adopted him they changed it.

Nancy66 Wed 10-Dec-08 20:05:01

I like it.

cool, funky, a bit different but without being daft

pointydog Wed 10-Dec-08 20:08:06

depends where you live

Anna8888 Wed 10-Dec-08 20:09:09

I think it's a fab name.

But you need to be relatively modern to carry it off IMO.

watsthestory Wed 10-Dec-08 20:10:27

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pointydog Wed 10-Dec-08 20:12:45

is 'modern' a euphemism?

Ewe Wed 10-Dec-08 20:13:15

I LOVE it! I know two and they are both fabulous. They really live up to the name IYKWIM, they are quirky and gorgeous. Neither of them really got any grief as I recall but are both from very trendy parts of England.

Where abouts are you roughly?

dittany Wed 10-Dec-08 20:13:37

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Ewe Wed 10-Dec-08 20:14:29

"are both" I quite clearly meant both are... Am tired!

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