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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 - 07:18 AM
There are so many great Spanish names that also have an Anglo tie.
* Eduardo (Edward - Ed or Ned for nn)
*Antonio (Anthony - Tony as nn)
I think my favourite is Pascual though. Love it.
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.
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