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cool names for boys?

(41 Posts)
NotKeenOnFish Wed 01-Jul-09 12:12:33

What are the names of the 'cool' boys in your childs school?

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 01-Jul-09 12:14:37





Piffle Wed 01-Jul-09 12:18:45

James Harry Donald and Eustace

posieparker Wed 01-Jul-09 12:19:39

Josh, Carter, Hal, Roman.

SoupDragon Wed 01-Jul-09 12:19:44

Coolness is a personality trait, it's not bestowed by a name.

blametheparents Wed 01-Jul-09 12:20:07

All of DS's class are pretty square really!
Not sure there are many cool kids

hulabula Wed 01-Jul-09 12:30:10

Agree with SoupDragon!

A name can never MAKE someone cool or uncool. Whether someone is popular has to do with their personality, not their name.

I've known 'cool' guys whose names have ranged from Zubin to Quentin to Jayden to Peter!

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 01-Jul-09 12:31:09

<waves at piffle>

Quite, Soupy

annasmami Wed 01-Jul-09 12:50:04

Also agree that names are no indicator of 'coolness' imo.

Tends to work the other round, i think. We know a cool (or uncool) 'X' and then that name has this association for us.

MaggieBeeBeau Wed 01-Jul-09 14:04:55

Bruce, Victor, Donald, Redmond, Richie, Gus

I agree of course, a name doesn't make you cool, but if children had these names, I'd expect their parents to have good taste generally and be quite cool.

christiana Wed 01-Jul-09 14:06:18

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mrsruffallo Wed 01-Jul-09 14:07:07


VAB Wed 01-Jul-09 14:28:28

May I ask why?

TwoSunnyDays Wed 01-Jul-09 18:11:25

Sam Charlie Zach Leon Carl Ben Luke William Edward Jack

MrsSeanBean Wed 01-Jul-09 18:14:04

According to the book 'Cool names for babies', a name has to end in 'o' to be truly 'cool'. For example: Otto, Cosmo, Bruno, Theo, Leo.

NotKeenOnFish Wed 01-Jul-09 21:00:34

dh's favourite name is Quentin. I've heard (and read on MN) that is considered geeky and nerdy, which I thought was very judgemental as I agree with Soupy, surely a name doesn't 'make' a person?

So I thought, well if Quentin is 'nerdy' what is 'cool'? Hence the thread.

othersideofchannel Wed 01-Jul-09 21:45:00

None of the Quentin's I know are 'geeky' - my 8 year old nephew is Quentin and he is very cool (not that I'm biased of coursegrin).

sockmonster Wed 01-Jul-09 22:40:27

Isaac? Finn? Hugh? Bay Atlas... oh ok not that one hmm

tricky one, I'd love to call a ds cosmo but DH won't let me!!Says he will sound like a gremlin- I think other 'o' names can be a bit 10 years ago now though-

Not sure about Quentin. I love Quentin Blake of course but all the other Quentins are, erm, less loved, and not cool, but could be ironically cool if that makes sense...

angrypixie Wed 01-Jul-09 22:54:49

Cool boys in DD class;

serin Thu 02-Jul-09 00:13:51

I like Quentin pronounced with a French accent "Contan" but don't like the English way of saying it at all.

Jonny, Jonny cool smile

sophiesmummie Thu 02-Jul-09 08:16:00

What a ridiculous question! I completely agree with Soupdragan (and others) that 'coolness' cannot be bestowed by a name! I find the concept quite ridiculous to be honest...

I happen to have known a very cool Quentin at Uni, universally known as 'Q' smile.

lockets Thu 02-Jul-09 09:19:56

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boodleboot Thu 02-Jul-09 09:26:31

my son has some pretty cool friends and their names are Dappo, Dempsey and Mason.

i personally think Hector is the coolest boys name closely followed by Huxley.

dottyaboutstripes Thu 02-Jul-09 11:01:11

The other day someone said my DS2 had the "coolest name I've ever heard"

He's called Arlo...and he's pretty cool for a 2 yr old

sophiesmummie Thu 02-Jul-09 11:04:39

Who wouldn't think their ds (and the name they gave him) was cool?

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