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#1 libbylu

Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

We're having a boy but just can't agree.
He hates all the classic names I suggest and I hate all the weird 'uneek' names he suggests!

So Otis is one that we both don't hate - what do you all think?
Obviously it conjures up ideas of the musician and composer Otis Redding - DH is a muso, so that's okay.
And then there was that movie about a dog and cat which neither of us have seen.  There is also an elevator company and a foundation for sufferers of cancer.
I think it goes okay with our last name and our other DSs name.

Don't know what middle name we would use though. Any thoughts?


#2 Elemenopee

Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

I really like it.

#3 librablonde

Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:40 PM

I can definitely dig Otis biggrin.gif

#4 Jax12

Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

I won't lie, I did think Milo and Otis initially...but I like it.  Love Otis Redding so not a bad association there.

#5 MrsWidget

Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

I love Otis. It was on our list for DS2 but we ended up going with Otto.

How about Otis Charles...

#6 WinterIsComing

Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

Every time I see Otis, I instantly think "Otitis Media"

#7 tres-chic

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

It's not a name I would choose but it is a good name and I think it's fantastic that you've found a name you both like and it goes well with your surname.


#8 Life'sJuggle

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:08 PM

great name

#9 bakesgirls

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:12 PM

It's an awesome name original.gif

#10 antigone_

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

I like it!

#11 Feralina

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

I love Otis! Otis Redding just made it cool.

#12 Lagom

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

I love it.  
One of my favorite little guys is called Otis so I am a little biased though.

#13 Astrocyte

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

I worked with a little boy named Otis this year and he was such a sweet boy. I really like the name.

#14 Imaginary friend

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

QUOTE
Obviously it conjures up ideas of the musician and composer Otis Redding - DH is a muso, so that's okay.



I dont think this would be obvious to everybody - in fact there may even be people out there like me who have never heard of Otis Redding blush.gif


I think the Otis and Milo movie would be the more obvious connection to most people - but that doesnt make it a problem.


Otis doesnt really appeal to me as a name but nothing wrong with it - if you both like it, you have a winner smile1.gif

#15 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:54 PM

I quite like it. It's different but not weird. I loved Milo and Otis.

#16 little lion

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:55 PM

I do think of that movie but I like Otis. My friend named her son Milo and I thought that wa cool but obviously you can't have both.

#17 pippityroo

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

Otis is awesome.

#18 Super Cat

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

DN is named Otis. He's an awesomely cute kid so of course I now think it's an awesome name. I've never seen Milo and Otis so I don't  get that reference. I do kind of notice when I'm in an 'Otis' elevator or travellator but it's fleeting.

DN gets called 'Otty' or 'Oates' for nicknames. The only thing I don't like about the name is that some people drop the 't' and pronounce it like 'Odis'

#19 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

I like Otis! Good choice original.gif

#20 kerilyntaryn

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

Otis is ok

are their any family names you could use as a mn

Charles
Frederick
Miles
Henry
George
James
Jeremy
Julian
Adam
Reuben
Timothy
Saul

#21 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:38 PM

Milo and Otis came to mind straight away. That and to me it's not a nice name. Sorry.

#22 JJ

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:38 PM

QUOTE (Sassy Girl @ 21/12/2012, 09:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It reminds me of the name of a disease  unsure.gif


Otitis. wink.gif

Looove Otis.

#23 Chaos in stereo

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

Do it! Very cool name cool.gif

#24 FiveAus

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

It's a name that could grow on me. First thing that came to my mind was Otis Redding.

#25 tibs

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:49 PM

Can't say anything bad about it, I think it was the name of a character in a cabbage patch kids book I had many moons ago  biggrin.gif




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