View Poll Results: what do you think of Philo
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i associate philo with pastry dough, and dislike the name
i associate philo with pastry dough, but i like the name
i don't associate philo with pastry dough, but i dislike the name
i don't associate philo with pastry dough and i like the name
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August 27th, 2013 10:13 PM #11Senior Member
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August 28th, 2013 11:09 AM #13
August 28th, 2013 09:13 PM #15
I am always going to think of the dough, for the reason I voted dislike.
If it weren't for that then I would like it.
August 28th, 2013 09:48 PM #17
I'm kind of surprised that so many people associate Philo with phyllo. I know of phyllo dough, but I watch Food Network and other cooking things all the time and I have never, ever heard it pronounced fye-low, always fee-low.
I like the name. It's kind of like a unique version of Milo. Though I did have the quick thought of a Milo-Fido hybrid.
August 28th, 2013 09:50 PM #19Senior Member
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Ok, question for those who dislike it: would your dislike of the name affect your attitude about the child or his parents? And could an amazingly cute, well-behaved, sweet-tempered child redeem the name for you?
The "phile" thing doesn't bother me...there are equally as many positive words that end in phile (bibliophile is the first that comes to mind). And it's not like "phile" is the short term for a pedophile; I'd be concerned if the name had "pedo" somewhere in it, but phile doesn't bother me.
And, can I ask, if you hate Philo...do you have any suggestions that feel similar?
Other names I've liked include Cato (too Hunger Gamesy, though, and I'll have a niece named Kate), Oswald (everyone says their immediate thought is Lee Harvey Oswald), Jeremy/Jem/Remy (can't decide if I like the nn's as names or the long version of Jeremy best), Basil (but I'm American so I say Bay-sil, and the pronunciation I prefer for the name is Baz-ul), Asa, Hamish (everyone says people will call him Ham or piggy), August (too popular), and Henry (too popular).
Last edited by ameliawilliams; August 28th, 2013 at 10:08 PM.I hope to be a mom one day. For now I enjoy being a name lover.
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