Does Coco work for a boy?

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you think [name_u]Coco[/name_u] could be cute for a boy? I think it could but it’s definitely more nickname-material in my opinion. I feel like it could even work for things like [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] or [name_m]Coleman[/name_m], just names with that sound in them. But do you think it would make sense to call a boy a name that’s sort of just widely known as a feminine name? I need an outside opinion, and if you do think it works, what would be a nice full name? (I’m a little hooked on [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] nn [name_u]Coco[/name_u].)

As a nickname, probably. Although I can see it as a cutesy nickname that would be used only near very close friends and family, not outside (think [name_u]Lou[/name_u] vs. [name_f]Lulu[/name_f], the latter)
I personally wouldn’t do it.

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I don’t think it really works for a boy, sorry. It’s more familiar for a girl so this isn’t normally an issue, but for I boy I think the first three letters would be picked up on more.

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I personally think for [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] or [name_m]Coleman[/name_m], [name_m]Cole[/name_m] is a better choice for a nickname. However, a YouTube family I follow (Life with Beans) has a baby called [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m] and they have been calling him [name_u]Coco[/name_u]. I don’t think it makes me like it on a boy, but it does make it feel slightly more usable.

Maybe as a sweet pet name. Like [name_f]Honey[/name_f] or [name_m]Buddy[/name_m]. Not as a full time nickname.

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I think it would make a fun nn for a boy! [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] ‘[name_u]Coco[/name_u]’ is cute

I like the idea of [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] nn [name_u]Coco[/name_u]. And to be honest I prefer it as a nickname for boy rather than for a girl.

For a baby/young boy by family I think it’s fine. Names like [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] or [name_m]Coleman[/name_m] that have other options for nicknames when he gets older is a good idea.

I think it would work better for a nickname only at home or only when they’re little unfortunately :confused: it’s nice though.

Yes, I do think it works as a boy’s nickname. Although it has girl associations, it’s still a neutral sound to me.

I think it would work for a baby regardless of gender. But I think on a boy it won’t stick much past the toddler stage. Its a cutesy nickname and on girls it has more longevity due to [name_u]Coco[/name_u] [name_f]Chanel[/name_f] and actresses that named their daughters [name_u]Coco[/name_u] but on a boy I cant see it being an all-time sticking nickname. [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] and [name_m]Coleman[/name_m] are great names though with many other nickname options.


I think it’s great for a boy, nn or full name. With a name like [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] or [name_m]Coleman[/name_m], you have the masculine choice there should a son choose to use that instead.
I don’t know how much this compares, but I named my son [name_u]Beck[/name_u]. He’s now a teen. He hasn’t had any negative experiences from his name being a common shortening of [name_f]Rebecca[/name_f].

This. I could see this on a baby boy as a cute pet name that likely wouldn’t get picked up by many but past that I just don’t see it happening. Sorry.

I would be hesitant to use it for a boy. It’s so popular for girls and just seems very feminine to me. My first thought when I see the name Coco is Coco Chanel which is an extremely feminine brand. I could definitely see teasing and bullying stemming from it. If you really want to use it, I would make it just
a family nickname. Perhaps just Cole as a nickname instead?

i know a male [name_u]Coco[/name_u] ! i think the -o suffix makes it more unisex, and [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] and [name_m]Coleman[/name_m] are handsome full names for it

I love it for a boy! I am expecting a boy in [name_f]April[/name_f] and I have considered this as a nn for him. (I don’t have a name picked out but I still like to think about nicknames. :joy:) I can see the right kid really owning this as he gets older, even through college, but I do think he’d have to have the right personality to make it work.

Coco is 100% girl to me as a given name or a nickname.

Personally I think [name_u]Coco[/name_u] is too cutesy even for a girl, and I couldn’t see it on a boy. It is more of a name for a poodle to me.

I think it works well enough as a nickname and seems like something I would naturally end up nicknaming a son if he were named [name_u]Nico[/name_u]-anything; it would be [name_u]Nico[/name_u] first but then transition to [name_u]Coco[/name_u].
I also think many boys nowadays don’t mind having more feminine nicknames.

I had a childhood friend named [name_u]Coco[/name_u]. Was it a bit odd in retrospect? Yes. Did any of us care at the time? Nope! [name_u]Coco[/name_u] was his name, and it suited him. Kids are far more accepting of different names than most people care to admit. Personally, I’d use it as a nickname as I think it’s a bit insubstantial as a first name (for girls as well). It could be used for pretty much any ‘Co-’ name: [name_u]Constantine[/name_u], [name_m]Cornelius[/name_m], [name_u]Corbin[/name_u], [name_u]Corey[/name_u] etc.