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DH's latest suggestion is 'Bosco' - is it awful?

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DrSkidaddle Sat 31-Oct-09 20:50:30

DH has unconventional taste in names (to put it diplomatically - previous suggestions include Reef, Mowgli, and Roni) - his latest suggestion is Bosco - my immediate reaction was no but somehow it is growing on me. His (Irish) uncle was called Bosco but neither of us know anyone else of this name.

So honest opinions please - what do you think? (for the record I like more traditional names such as Noah and Gabriel although I also like a few unusual ones like Inigo although DH hates it)

Hassled Sat 31-Oct-09 20:52:48

It sounds vaguely Cornish to me, but no, I really don't like it.

Mowgli? Really??

DrSkidaddle Sat 31-Oct-09 20:59:23

yes really <weary sigh> this is what I am up against....

diddl Sat 31-Oct-09 20:59:26

Yes,it´s awful!

Like Noah, Gabriel & Inigo, though!

jennifersofia Sat 31-Oct-09 21:00:24

Sorry, don't like it. Noah is good though.

sherby Sat 31-Oct-09 21:01:47

It reminds me of Bosch, sorry

Yes, it is dreadful. As are his other suggestions.

Do not, under any circumstances, allow him to register the birth unaccompanied.

mananny Sat 31-Oct-09 21:02:20

I like Mowgli and Reef

But then I am strange...

dittany Sat 31-Oct-09 21:02:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Metatron Sat 31-Oct-09 21:02:28

sherrif in the dukes of hazzard. NO!

littleducks Sat 31-Oct-09 21:02:38

Eerm, its my fav salad at pizza express (may need to scroll down)

i think it means forest in italian

FabioExtremeAngler Sat 31-Oct-09 21:02:51

HA HAHA HAHA HHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHA HA

DuchessOfAvon Sat 31-Oct-09 21:03:24

It sounds like someone off a 1980's US cop show - either the young, dumb rookie or the unkempt, slightly grimy, disillusioned old timer. Its a bit odd imo. But if you both like it, why not? grin

Oh dear god no!! You can't name your child after an Irish puppet
Fab cartoon from back in the day, a rite of passage for all Irish kids in the 70's, but not a good name.
I do know 1 elderly man called Bosco though.

DrSkidaddle Sat 31-Oct-09 21:07:18

excellent - lots of ammunition, thank you! Even DH wouldn't want to name his child after a pizza, beer or the Dukes of Hazard! We knew it meant forest in Italian but that just makes him like it more...

maybe I can do some partner swapping and have a Noah with diddl while my DH has a Mowgli with mananny wink

DrSkidaddle Sat 31-Oct-09 21:08:26

knickknacks - my DH knows about that puppet too (he's Irish) and he still isn't put off!

bodycolder Sat 31-Oct-09 21:10:28

Like Roni as love roni size.Noah gabriel and inigo all great.

NoBiggy Sat 31-Oct-09 21:11:02

Mushroom pizza.

mananny Sat 31-Oct-09 21:12:45

LOL

I'm perfectly happy raising other people's babies at the moment thanks... no stretchmarks grin

RomanCandleJollster Sat 31-Oct-09 21:13:58

awful - yes
Dukes of Hazzard - yes
sorry!

TabithaWitches Sat 31-Oct-09 21:14:42

I associate it with St John Bosco.

Not a name I would choose myself grin

RomanCandleJollster Sat 31-Oct-09 21:15:16

just spotted the Irish link
what's wrong with
Rafferty
Finnian
Malachy
....?

DrSkidaddle Sat 31-Oct-09 21:18:00

Roman - I LOVE Malachy but DH says it's not a 'proper' Irish name. He likes Killian (I can't get past the Kill part) Dara (don't like) and Tadgh (like the sound but don't know if I can cope with the spelling esp. as we live in England)

TheFallenMadonna Sat 31-Oct-09 21:22:32

It is bad.

But it is better than Mowgli.

DrSkidaddle Sat 31-Oct-09 21:25:44

LOL thefallenmadonna - you see that was what I was worried about - that my judgement has become so skewed following all his utterly bizarre suggestions that Bosco actually seems like a perfectly reasonable name! Thank you all for putting me straight

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