(Closed) What do you think of this boy name?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Do you like the name Oscar
    Yes : (54 votes)
    38 %
    No : (69 votes)
    49 %
    Not sure : (18 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Yes; love it 🙂

    Post # 4
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Thats too funny! my brother actually sent me a text last night suggesting that name. If we didn’t already have a name for our baby boy I would totally put it on the list. The name we chose actually starts with an O too 🙂

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Not a huge fan of it, reminds me of the weiner company or the grouch ahaha. I’m sure it would grow on me if someone I knew named their child that but I wouldn’t name my own Oscar.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I like Oscar. It does remind me of Oscar the Grouch, but that wouldn’t stop me. 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think it is cute, but honestly the name Oscar makes me think of Sesame Street. 

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i am not a fan of the name personally.  i have a cousin named oscar and he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.  it just has a negative connotation for me.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    It’s not my idea of a great name for a boy, makes me think of a cat, but if you both love it go for it 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I like the name but it also reminds me of Ghostbusters

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    From Wikipedia:

    The name is derived from two elements in Irish: the first, os, means “deer”; the second element, cara, means “friend”. The name is borne by a character in Irish mythologyOscar, grandson of Fionn Mac Cumhail. The name was popularised in the 18th century by James Macpherson, creator of “Ossianic poetry”. Today the name is associated with Scandinavia because Napoleon was an admirer of Macpherson’s work and gave the name to his godson, Oscar Bernadotte, who later became Oscar I, King of Sweden.The given name Oscar is not to be confused with the Old English Ōsgār, which is of an entirely different origin (from two Old English elements meaning “god” and “spear”).

    So, I kinda love that it means “deer friend” Laughing but I have trouble getting past the Sesame Street association.

    Post # 12
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    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I love the name Oscar. 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I like the name Oscar… but I, too, have a negative connotation with it.  My coworker had a basset hound named Oscar… and everytime I would see it and its droopy eyes, I would say “poor Oscar” because he looked so sad.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think it’s a little too hipster for my taste, but I do have a lot of friends who are naming their babies Oscar. He wouldn’t stand out as the kid with an odd name, which is good!

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @mypinkshoes:  LOL . I love those analogies – one of my faves: “not the brightest crayon in the box”!

    I, too, am not a fan.  I just don’t like how the name sounds.. it doesn’t roll effortlessly off the tongue.  And I also picture Sesame Street & the character from The Office.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My cousin just named his baby Oscar, at first I wasn’t sure of it but it goes beautifully with their last name, like an actor/author/athlete/professional kind of way. The birth announcement had baby in a garbage can ala Oscar the Grouch – so cute!

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