Jump to content
Your opinion on pur boys name
21 replies to this topic
Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:05 AM
Hi all, as a guy (DH) I probably shouldn't be posting here, but I'm looking for opinions on a nem for our first son (due Feb).
I'm Irish, and DW is Mexican...so the name has to be pronouncable in both places. We want to avoid kids giving our son a horrible nickname (Ozzy for Oscar). Another issue is that my last name is Smith, so it needs to go with Smith.
The name we love is Rogi (not sure how to spell it - But prounounced like Rodgie).
But we want to give him a proper full name - he could be Roger or Rodrigo.
What are your thoughts on Roger Smith vs Rodrigo Smith....and calling him Rogi?
Another name I liked in Sebastian Smith, but fear him being called Seb.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:53 AM
I think Rodrigo is nicer than Roger. Sebastian is a great name.
Its really hard to avoid nicknames, I think they pretty much happen anyway and you have little control over them to be honest.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:02 AM
I would be more concerned with the nicknames that came from Rodger, to be honest.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:03 AM
Rodrigo is a great name. Not keen on Rodger. Both go with Smith well.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:08 AM
I prefer Rodrigo to Rodger. I love Sebastian. (I know a half Guatemalan-half Australian Sebastian, NN Sebas).
We have an Oscar - never been called Ozzy by anyone. He does get Osc by people, or Osci (family only).
Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:20 AM
I like Sebastian. Yiu could probably also do Roderick and get Rogi as a nickname.
Roger would probably get a lot of teasing.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:25 AM
Don't like Roger sounds like an old mans name
Not too fussed on Rodrigo
FWIW I have children with long names that can easily be shortened or have a nickname and I have always told people no there name is such and such if they do abbreviate it straight away. Knowing this they get called their full names.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:28 AM
I think Rodrigo, NN Rogi, is fantastic! Since he is getting your last name, Smith, I think a first name that is "Mexican" would be fantastic, and it's a very cool nickname. Well done!
I also don't like Sebastian purely because I strongly dislike the NN Seb.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:46 AM
Firstly OP, of course you're welcome to post here as a dad! There's a few guys who are around the boards here, as well as a few of us non- birth partners too.
However, I'm not a huge fan of either Roger or Rodrigo - Roger less so due to the *ahem* sexual innuendo attached to the name, as well as the little grey alien Roger Smith from American Dad (although the show is probably on its last legs and definitely won't be around forever).
The other thing is that you might want to call him Rogi but schoolmates might call a Rodrigo "Roddy" or "Rigo" or "Smithy" even - and names such as mine which are really hard to nickname can get shortened to just first initial. I don't think you can ever define a NN, but as long as you're okay with all the possibilities then Rodrigo is a stronger choice than Roger.
I do love Sebastian, but agree he will probably get Seb or Bastian as NNs. Admittedly though, I would prefer both to Rogi.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:58 AM
Firstly I wouldn't go Roger Smith. Too many of them still alive.
Sebastian is a really good name but it's too long to not get shortened by others.
Rogi has got that true nicknamey ring to it, so I think there are a number of options for the birth certificate name. Rodrigo Smith is good, especially with the heritage. I like that.
Others for Rogi:
Alternatively you could name him Sebastian Roger Smith, NN Rogi.
If you call him Rogi from the start he will be known as Rogi.
Welcome and good luck!
Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:01 PM
Love Rodrigo and Sebastian, not keen on Rodger/Roger.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:18 PM
I;m not keen on Roger Smith, sounds a like boring
Rodrigo is ok, Sebastian is lovely
I like sounds of some of the other suggestions
one not to have is Richardo Smith - d*ck Smith
Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:14 PM
I know quite a few Roger's - I didnt know there was any innuendo attached to the name.
Perhaps I just live under a rock - and I do live in a TV/movie wilderness so many TV/movie associations go over my head.
Other than the Roger's I know in real life I think of Roger Federer - and he seems a good role model to me.
The only thing about Roger is it seems quite dated - a middle aged/old mans name. All the Roger's I know are 40 - 70 years old.
Not that keen on Rodrigo or Roderick myself though.
and I do like Sebastion (and nn Seb) - Sebastion Smith is a lot of s sound though
Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:19 PM
I just can't take to your preferred nickname Rodgie. It sounds more like a dog's name than a person. As we had a dog named Roger and a galah named Sebastian I probably should just keep out of this one.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:25 PM
I prefer Rodrigo to Roger, and think Rodgie would work as a nickname.
I love Sebastian so I would pick this over Rodrigo or Roger. My firstborn is Sebastian (so I'm a bit biased!) we call him Bas, but some of his cousins call him Bassimo as a cute nickname I don't like Seb either, so we either called him Sebastian or Bas from the start and everyone else just did too.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:28 PM
I like Rodrigo Smith. I love names where the surname is from one culture and the first name is from another (or vice versa).
I think with Smith you can afford to have a more out-there first name, too. I know I've met heaps of Becs and Mels with that surname who were born in the eighties, and it can sometimes get confusing. So, it's probably good you're steering away from Josh or Sam, etc.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:55 PM
Thanks for all the feedback!
Our other option is Santiago. Nickname Tiago.
What do you think??
Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:01 PM
I love Santiago, though not sure about the alliteration with the last name.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:44 PM
sorry I don't like Santiago or Tiago
Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:58 AM
I think Rodrigo is fabulous. Helps that I think of Rodrigo Santoro.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
You really don't realise everything your parents did for you until you find yourself doing them for your own children ... vomit catching and all.
When you're a baby, even getting off a bed and onto the floor can be a tricky procedure.
It is a quiet video, less than a half-minute long. It features no flourishes to speak of. It has no kittens doing kitten things. None of the things that often make a video go viral.
Rugby league star Anthony Watmough and his wife Elle have shared their joy at learning their unborn baby, who was thought to have Trisomy 18, was cleared of the fatal condition.
To celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Shaun the Sheep Movie, Essential Kids and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are offering one winner and their family a holiday to a farm.
I may have lost that particular friend years ago, but I have gained so much from that experience.
It's far more than just a bag for nappies - it's the travel companion for your baby that should contain all the things you might need when away from home base.
The biggest joy of our daughter's name is that people really light up when they hear it (pun intended).
The Pyjama Jam! tour will see Justine Clarke returning to more intimate venues around Australia, creating the perfect comfy and cozy atmosphere for a PJ party.
When Brittany and Brandon Buell's son Jaxon was born missing much of his brain and skull, doctors said he only had days to live.
Emily Bingham had been asked about her baby making plans one too many times.
Thinking of investing in meal replacement shakes to slim down ahead of summer?
It is among the most delicate and difficult dilemmas in medicine: Should a pregnant woman who has received a cancer diagnosis begin treatment before her child is born?
Vote for your favourite pregnancy, baby and toddler products for your chance to win your share of $2500 in cash prizes.
Looking for a baby name with a nod to nature, or one with an organic meaning? Check out our list to get inspired.
That cup of Joe is just the boost your body needs.
An illiterate and poverty stricken mother has abandoned her newborn triplets at hospital because she cannot afford to care for them.
The first time my oldest daughter called me 'Mum', she was 17.
A recent Facebook photo post is prompting widespread discussion of an emotional topic for many parents: rainbow babies.
Dozens of young women have had virgin births after undergoing IVF in Britain, it has been reported.
Your baby might be crawling around in hundreds of dollars worth of clothing.
A one-hour difference to the day is pretty big deal when you're little.
The frontiers of life are advancing ever further into uncharted territory.
Top 5 Articles
Fashion designer Stella McCartney has honoured her late mum, Linda McCartney, by designing a special bra for post-mastectomy patients.
Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.
Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.
It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.
He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.
A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.
Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.
Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.
The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel.
It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.
A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.
We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.
Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.
With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.
The Essential Baby Awards are on now, and we need your help! Have your say on your top picks and you'll go in the draw to win a share of $2500.