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October 7th, 2013, 01:48 PM
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Our surname is crazy hard to pronounce and spell so we need to offset that. It's similar to "Bordignon" and it sounds nothing like it looks.....

What is the FIRST thing you thought when you read "Baby name Oscar"?
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October 7th, 2013, 02:05 PM
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My first thoughts, "Oh that sounds nice, I wonder if my SO would go for it."
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October 8th, 2013, 01:30 AM
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I thought "I love it!"
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October 8th, 2013, 10:20 AM
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I like it It isnt my style but I think its cute.
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October 8th, 2013, 10:45 AM
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Our surname is crazy hard to pronounce and spell so we need to offset that. It's similar to "Bordignon" and it sounds nothing like it looks.....

What is the FIRST thing you thought when you read "Baby name Oscar"?
Honestly? "the Grouch".

It reminds me of an old man. I have trouble seeing it on a child. It also comes across as an ethnic name in my opinion. I've had several Oscars come through my classroom, and they were all Hispanic.
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October 8th, 2013, 10:47 AM
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i thought of how Leonardo DiCaprio does not have one.

as a name, i like it. it's unique.
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October 8th, 2013, 12:01 PM
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it's been on my list, but as oskar, which is the german spelling.
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October 8th, 2013, 07:40 PM
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Honestly? "the Grouch".

It reminds me of an old man. I have trouble seeing it on a child. It also comes across as an ethnic name in my opinion. I've had several Oscars come through my classroom, and they were all Hispanic.
Yeah, the grouch thing I will just have to combat. The ethnic thing has crossed my mind also (my sister thinks it's incredibly Hispanic as well) and with our last name it has me wondering..... But the old man thing I don't get??? They were babies at one time too! It's funny to me that people only think of names as old man names. It kind of makes it more appealing to me . Some day people are going to say "Amanda? That's for an old lady!" Hahaha.

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it's been on my list, but as oskar, which is the german spelling.
I love Oskar! just don't want him to be constantly correcting spelling of his first and last name.
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October 9th, 2013, 07:38 AM
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October 9th, 2013, 10:02 AM
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"I love Oskar! just don't want him to be constantly correcting spelling of his first and last name. "


yeah, we have a pretty crazy last name too, extremely german and hard to spell, which is why we passed. i actually talked my dh out of lots of very german sounding first names-- his long time favorite was sigmund. it didn't make sense to me to give our kid a name that made him sound like his family just moved to the states from germany, when really, he's a complete mutt, and maybe an eighth german in total.

btw, we went with harvey clark BECAUSE it's an "old man name". we're actually brainstorming another one that's similar in style, in case we end up with a second ds.
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October 9th, 2013, 10:43 AM
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I have to correct everyone on my first and last name. when people ask my name, I just spell it. honestly he'll get use to it and it won't be that terrible of a thing. it doesn't bug me that I nobody ever says either of my names right. it's quite amusing actually
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October 9th, 2013, 11:03 AM
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I love the name Oscar! I don't think of The grouch at all or an old man.
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October 9th, 2013, 06:57 PM
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No one can ever spell our 4 syllable superfluous last name. Im used to it and its no issue. Just choose the name you love The first thing I think of with Oscar, is the cat. Its a very nice name.
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October 10th, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Thank you everyone! I am rejuvenated about the name. We still have 14 weeks to go so things could always change but for now it's looking like Oscar is a pretty strong contender!
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October 16th, 2013, 06:59 AM
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The grouch It just comes to mind first.
That said, that wouldn't actually bother me. I think it's a cute name.
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October 17th, 2013, 09:27 AM
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November 18th, 2013, 04:56 AM
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I thought.. i love it!
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November 18th, 2013, 09:16 AM
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i first thought, thats my boss's fiance's name! but then i thought i liked it
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November 28th, 2013, 07:36 PM
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I think Oscar the grouch, but I also know a little baby named Oscar, it's a cute name.
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