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Is this hormonal madness?

(31 Posts)
crumpette Sun 08-Nov-09 12:28:50

Baby boy due soon, DH wants 'James' I am just about prepared to compromise on James, but I have suddenly fallen in love with the following as a middle name- Cosimo

Is that plain cruel? grin

Thissideofchannel Sun 08-Nov-09 12:55:45

I love Cosmo and actually prefer it to James smile.

Kadiya Sun 08-Nov-09 12:56:07

I've never heard of the name Cosimo...where is it from, what does it mean and does it go with his (potential) other names?

MrsWoolf Sun 08-Nov-09 13:01:03

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Thissideofchannel Sun 08-Nov-09 13:03:29

Just found this on Wikipedia:

The boy's name Cosmo

is of Italian and Greek origin, and its meaning is "order, organization, beauty". Italian form of Cosimo (Greek).
Cosmo has 3 variant forms: Cosimo, Cosme and Kosmo.

MaggieMonday Sun 08-Nov-09 14:06:16

Well I like it, but then I like Jago, Bruno and Roscoe as well.

MamaLazarou Sun 08-Nov-09 14:48:37

Cosimo is brilliant! I also like all MaggieMonday's suggestions. Not hormonal silliness at all: they are strong, classic-sounding names that are refreshingly different without being too wacky or made-up-sounding.

MamaLazarou Sun 08-Nov-09 14:49:14

(James always sounds like a plural to me... One Jame, two James)


MrsVik Sun 08-Nov-09 15:59:11

Is it the same with Thomas, MamaLazarou?

I personally wouldn't choose Cosimo, but if you like it, go for it! Love James as a first name, I think you can definitely afford to be a bit more 'out there' with a middle name

crumpette Sun 08-Nov-09 17:51:51

back- thanks for opinions, I am surprised they are generally not all that negative!

MNetters, you may have just bestowed Cosimo/Cosmo on an innocent child grin

(or maybe everyone on here is hormonally impaired hmm smile)

I guess I figured that with James as a first name, middle name could be a bit, um, different...

edam Sun 08-Nov-09 17:57:37

Seems OK as a middle name although wouldn't be my personal choice. Can imagine some stifled giggles at his wedding though when the vicar reads out his full name. grin

allaboutme Sun 08-Nov-09 17:58:17

sounds great! nicer than james imo grin

CristinaTheAstonishing Sun 08-Nov-09 18:06:23

Cosmo is silly. Cosimo is sillier still. Hormones!

Cosima for a girl, on the other hand, is rather pretty.

JANEITEluddite Sun 08-Nov-09 18:17:09

James is lovely. Cosimo is silly imho.

doubleexpresso Sun 08-Nov-09 18:18:14

How posh are you ? If you're posh I think you can get away with it grin I love it. One of Mary Wesley's characters. Also love Inigo. I, unfortunately am not posh, so couldn't have got away with these sad

UnrequitedSkink Sun 08-Nov-09 22:26:05

I love Inigo. It reminds me of The Princess Bride - "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." grin

bellissima Mon 09-Nov-09 08:35:00

Cosmo (not Cosimo - starts to sound like Quasimodo fine as middle name. I personally prefer James but you have given him a more exotic choice of name to use, should he so wish.

girlsyearapart Mon 09-Nov-09 08:52:45

Have taught a few Cosmos.. Always thought bit weird and pretentious and much prefer James.

Not as bad as Nemo though- have taught one of them.

Ok (barely) as a middle name but please not as a first name!

MamaLazarou Mon 09-Nov-09 09:22:50

No, it's not the same as Thomas, MrsVik. I think it's something to do with the 'es' at the end that does it: see also Miles, Giles and Piers.

tammy234 Mon 09-Nov-09 10:49:47

I really like Cosmo! And prefer it to James, which is a little dull imo.

crumpette Mon 09-Nov-09 18:58:52

doubleexpresso, I don't know how posh I am grin is there a universal poshness scale? I have been accused of having a plummy voice and live in a bit of a poshish part of london but I don't consider myself as posh, happy to eat heinz soup and wear a jumper with holes in (current activities) certainly not quentin-daaaahhling posh

hmm, then again could sounding silly and posh make a silly name even sillier?

hmm hmm hmm wouldn't want to wander into pretentious wannabe yummymummy land (how hard is baby naming!!??)

I also quite like Inigo, am thinking I need 2 middle names both equally hated by DH if he is to have James as first name. grin

any further suggestions welcome!

thisisyesterday Mon 09-Nov-09 19:03:15

i love cosimo and cosmo

but make it his first name!

thisisyesterday Mon 09-Nov-09 19:04:46

oh yes Inigo very nice too, both cosmo and inigo were on my names list for ds3

what about:

mathanxiety Tue 10-Nov-09 14:57:19

I love it. I think it might even be great as a first name.

annasmami Tue 10-Nov-09 15:33:18

crumpette, can I just say that I am wearing socks and a jumper with holes in them (well, sometimes blush), we don't live in London, let alone a posh part, in other words we are certainly not posh, and our son is called Quentin smile.

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