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May 24th, 2011, 09:16 AM
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Would you ever consider using this name for your baby boy?

From what I have found, this is a German name that means "lion strength".

Personally, I don't see anything wrong with this name at all, but I'm just not sure if it is really my style. If I do ever use it in the future, I think I would use it as a middle name rather than a first name.

So what do you think? Is it usable?
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May 24th, 2011, 12:10 PM
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I would! I always think Italian when I hear the name though. DH is Italian so I tried to go the Italian boy route but he shot it down, but I LOVE it The only thing is I'm not crazy over Leo and could you see yourself shouting LEONARDO when he gets in trouble lol
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May 24th, 2011, 02:53 PM
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I like it better than plain Leo, which feels incomplete to me. I prefer Leonidas, though.
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May 24th, 2011, 06:25 PM
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I like just plain Leo better personally but I think Leonardo is handsome too.
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May 24th, 2011, 09:52 PM
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I like plain Leo more.

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May 24th, 2011, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by carlyheartsphil View Post
I like just plain Leo better personally but I think Leonardo is handsome too.
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May 28th, 2011, 08:25 AM
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Not a big fan of it..
.. thanks for the siggy, Jaidynsmum! :-)
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May 29th, 2011, 09:22 AM
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While Leonardo is a very handsome name, I prefer just plain Leo.

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May 29th, 2011, 02:04 PM
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I like it! I never liked Leonard. My favorite actress just named her baby boy Leonardo so I've warmed to Leonardo and Leo. Leopold is one of my favorites though. I also think Italian when I hear Leonardo!
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