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  1. #1
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    Naming our son and a funny 80's reference

    We like the name Theo, but my husband's name is Clifton and he generally goes by Cliff. Which means that we'll have a big Cosby show reference with Cliff and Theo. Can we do that or will we never live it down? We would likely go with Theodore for a full first name and call him Theo.

  2. #3
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    Re: Naming our son and a funny 80's reference

    I think it's great - makes me love the name even more! (who doesn't love the Cosby Show?!?!)
    For those of us in the "parent" generation, it will make us smile, and for those in your son's generation, they will never have even heard of the show . . . and besides, Theo was a well-loved character so there's not much teasing potential anyway.
    (Of course, I would shy away from naming a daughter Vanessa or Rudy if you want people to think you have even an ounce of originality :)).
    Mom of one daughter, age 2, and name-enthusiast

  3. #5
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    Re: Naming our son and a funny 80's reference

    I don't think it's such a big deal, I mean, it's not like anyone of them was psycho or something...
    I personally love Theo!

  4. #7
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    Re: Naming our son and a funny 80's reference

    I would go for it. Love Theodore nn Theo!

  5. #9
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    Re: Naming our son and a funny 80's reference

    Agree. His generation won't have a clue. It will also make good party conversation for you and your husband :)

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