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March 3rd, 2013 10:05 AM #1Senior Member
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Are these names too nerdy or "pet-like"?
I'm really loving Milo and Lyle for boys. However, not only have I heard they're nerdy, but also some people say that they sound like pet names.
I'm okay with sort of a "hipster/nerdy" vibe like Henry or Simon, but I'm not for going legit nerdy like Leonard, Eugene or Melvin...
I think I'm most concerned with the idea of people saying they sound like pet names. And what about Lyle the Crocodile? Lyle Lovett? Are these associations still strong enough to make Lyle a deal-breaker?
Middle name for both would most likely be James or Jameson. James is my husband's name and Jason is his brother's name.
March 3rd, 2013 10:45 AM #3
March 3rd, 2013 10:48 AM #5
I wouldn't say Milo and Lyle are nerdy at all! I wouldn't say they're pet names either. Anyway, people call their pets Max, Rex, Bella etc and kids with those names get on ok.
I have no idea who Lyle Lovett is or what Lyle the Crocodile is, probably because I'm in the UK. I've only heard Lyle once- on a grown man who was very athletic and outgoing, so it makes me think of him. Also makes me think of Lyle's syrup and treacle but I don't think they have that in North America. Shame because it's AMAZING
As for Milo, I like it a little better than Lyle. I've heard it on a few boys in my area. It's just a pure boy name to me.
Milo Jameson and Lyle Jameson are great. Jameson is such a brilliant way to include both your husband and his brother!
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Last edited by kyemsma; March 3rd, 2013 at 11:08 AM.From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honors. ~ Proverb
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