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What do people really think of Oscar?

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VanillaIce Mon 14-Sep-09 17:42:35

Hello - can I guage opinion on Oscar? I really like it, but feel I am hearing it everywhere these days. Is it "on the up"?

Conundrumish Mon 14-Sep-09 17:43:39

I like it but I think where we are, it is 'up, rather than 'on the up'.

LynetteScavo Mon 14-Sep-09 17:46:54

Check out the national statistics for baby names for the past few has shot up. Not shure where it's going now, but of course it's a fab name.

BikeRunSki Mon 14-Sep-09 18:09:53

V popular in pre schoolers round here.

warthog Mon 14-Sep-09 18:12:38


MadBadandDangerousToKnow Mon 14-Sep-09 18:14:09

Definitely one of the most popular names around here - two in my child's class.

LovelyTinOfSpam Mon 14-Sep-09 18:20:43

V popular around here.

LovelyTinOfSpam Mon 14-Sep-09 18:21:04

Love your name BTW vanillaice grin

hellokitty123 Mon 14-Sep-09 21:23:41

It has become VERY common here (Surrey) - 3 Oscar's in my ds's nursery group of 35!

Ewe Mon 14-Sep-09 21:25:43

I know about five, also in Surrey (actually one of them is in Cambridge).

NorbertDentressangle Mon 14-Sep-09 21:26:33

Quite popular here too but it reminds me of a dogs name

LittleMissWorryHead Tue 15-Sep-09 08:57:40

If you go to the ONS website, I think Oscar went up 10 places in the last year. That made me happier that i didn't pick it for DS2 I admit......but I think its a lovely name and if I ever had DC4 he would be an Oscar.

kittybrown Tue 15-Sep-09 09:21:18

I love him to bits but then he is my son.

My Oscar is 10 and the only one in the school of 400ish. I think they must all live in Surrey.

persephoneplum Tue 15-Sep-09 09:41:32

I love Oscar! We loved it for a second boy... pity we already had a Felix ;)

Nevertheless, we used in the middle spot for our second boy - it was a family name. It's quite popular (but not uber-popular) around here, but I don't think that makes it lose any of its charm.

suwoo Tue 15-Sep-09 09:50:52

My new DS is called Felix Oscar. The kind MNetters informed me of the 'odd couple' connecton. I chose to ignore those opinions grin.

MrsBadger Tue 15-Sep-09 09:54:52

popular and IMo slightly poncey

we were in Surrey at the weekend and there were indeed lots of them

HigherThanAWombat Tue 15-Sep-09 10:05:16

I love it. It is very popular though.

Nancy10 Tue 15-Sep-09 11:02:19

It's quite sweet for a little boy but I can't imagine a grown man called Oscar. I do associate it with pet names though!

MsHighwater Tue 15-Sep-09 11:03:51

I like it so much we gave it to one of our cats. the other one is Felix. grin

Nancy10 Tue 15-Sep-09 11:16:00

(grin) (grin) to MsHighwater.

Acanthus Tue 15-Sep-09 11:16:56

It's a cat's name

MummyCruz Mon 21-Sep-09 09:13:47

I had a cat called Oscar.

Pingpong Mon 21-Sep-09 09:18:55

sorry suwoo I have to agree with MsHighwater Felix and Oscar are cat names!
I also think Oscar is a bit poncey but that's just me - I don't live in Surrey BTW and I know no one called Oscar although nephew has it as a middle name. This side of the family were all a little surprised with the choice!

Grisette Mon 21-Sep-09 09:38:36

All the Oscars I know are naughty!

AstronomyDomine Mon 21-Sep-09 09:40:51

he's Wilde.

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