How wearable is Orlando? Is it a vintage/classic?

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] everyone :hugs:

I am after your honest opinions please about the name, [name_m]Orlando[/name_m].

[name_m]How[/name_m] wearable is this name for a child today? [name_f]Do[/name_f] you think it could cause teasing?

I’ve been looking at the most popular names list on Nameberry (even though this contradicts my love for less common names) and [name_m]Orlando[/name_m] ranks pretty low, which concerns me…

Would you consider [name_m]Orlando[/name_m] to be a classic/vintage/old fashioned name? Because that’s what I’m searching for.

Thank you for your advice on this one :blush:

Well, it’s not a classic. But it could be considered vintage maybe, though I personally wouldnt describe it that way…it feels more “old world”/romantic/international than vintage to me. I don’t really like it :confused: I doubt it would inspire teasing more than most other names, I can’t think of any reason to expect it, anyway

I think it is wearable, but I have to say that it really just makes me think of that awful shooting from last year. So that really puts me off - though it’s not at all the case that everyone would think of it.

[name_m]Orlando[/name_m] is so handsome & romantic. The only strike against it for me is the city, if it weren’t for that it would be on my short list. I’m not sure if it would fall into the category as what most would call “vintage” today but it was used in [name_m]Shakespeare[/name_m] so it has a long history of usage. I can’t imagine it would cause teasing much? Maybe if you lived in [name_f]Florida[/name_f].

I personally very much like the name [name_m]Orlando[/name_m]! While I wouldn’t call it a classic, it could be vintage. That’s one thing I like about it! It’s got an older feel to it, while also feeling fresh and young. I’d say it’s plenty wearable.

I’m not sure how it could cause teasing, so I think you’re good there.

Good luck with your search!

Thanks Berries :blush:

On the whole, most feedback about [name_m]Orlando[/name_m] is positive. I don’t live in the US so the associations to the city aren’t really there for me.

What are some other names that have the same style as [name_m]Orlando[/name_m]? My husband doesn’t seem to think it’s a strong enough name for a boy ” Maybe it’s too romantic for him?

Similar style:

[name_m]Maximo[/name_m]
[name_m]Gregorio[/name_m]
[name_m]Alessandro[/name_m]
[name_m]Aurelio[/name_m]
[name_m]Olivier[/name_m]
[name_m]Laurent[/name_m]
[name_u]Florian[/name_u]
[Name_m]Fernando[/name_m]

Vintage:

[name_m]Roland[/name_m]
[name_m]Orson[/name_m]
[name_m]Orville[/name_m]
[name_u]Arlo[/name_u]
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m]

I absolutely adore [name_m]Orlando[/name_m], especially with the nickname [name_m]Lando[/name_m]. I have him down as a sibling name for [name_f]Hermione[/name_f] “Mione” and [name_m]Caspian[/name_m] “[name_m]Cas[/name_m]” ([name_m]Lando[/name_m], Mione & [name_m]Cas[/name_m]). I think he’s really handsome! My first association is Orlando Bloom.

I wouldn’t really describe him as classic but vintage could work.

I posted a thread a while ago on my old account asking for sibling names for [name_m]Orlando[/name_m] and these were the responses (original thread here). I’ll put possible nicknames in brackets in case you’re interested.

  • [name_m]Evander[/name_m] ([name_u]Evan[/name_u])
  • [name_m]Percival[/name_m] ([name_u]Percy[/name_u])
  • [name_m]Lucian[/name_m] ([name_m]Luke[/name_m])
  • [name_m]Damian[/name_m] ([name_m]Ian[/name_m])
  • [name_m]Maximus[/name_m] ([name_u]Max[/name_u], [name_m]Maxim[/name_m])
  • [name_m]Atticus[/name_m] ([name_m]Ace[/name_m], [name_f]Atti[/name_f], Atto, [name_u]Kit[/name_u])
  • [name_m]Ignatius[/name_m] ([name_m]Ingo[/name_m], [name_m]Nate[/name_m])
  • [name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] ([name_u]Dash[/name_u])
  • [name_u]Everest[/name_u] ([name_u]Ever[/name_u])
  • [name_u]Remington[/name_u] ([name_u]Remy[/name_u])
  • [name_m]Calloway[/name_m] ([name_u]Cal[/name_u])
  • [name_m]Romeo[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Montgomery[/name_m] ([name_m]Monty[/name_m])
  • [name_u]Sullivan[/name_u] ([name_u]Sully[/name_u])
  • [name_m]Lachlan[/name_m] (Lach, [name_u]Loki[/name_u])
  • [name_m]Raphael[/name_m] ([name_m]Ralph[/name_m], Raph)
  • [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] ([name_m]Eddie[/name_m], [name_m]Ned[/name_m])
  • [name_m]Beckett[/name_m] ([name_u]Beck[/name_u])
  • [name_m]Augustus[/name_m] ([name_u]August[/name_u], [name_u]Gus[/name_u])
  • [name_m]Holden[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Emmett[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Declan[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] ([name_m]Leo[/name_m], [name_m]Leon[/name_m])
  • [name_m]Quinton[/name_m] ([name_u]Quin[/name_u])
  • [name_m]Gideon[/name_m] (Gid, [name_m]Ian[/name_m])
  • [name_m]Nolan[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Magnus[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Desmond[/name_m] ([name_m]Des[/name_m])
  • [name_m]Antony[/name_m] (Ant, Nio, [name_u]Tony[/name_u])
  • [name_m]Adrian[/name_m] ([name_m]Ian[/name_m])
  • [name_m]Dante[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Demetrius[/name_m] ([name_f]Demi[/name_f])
  • [name_m]Hector[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Titus[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Ruben[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Bryant[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Quentin[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Fabian[/name_m] ([name_m]Fabe[/name_m], [name_m]Ian[/name_m])
  • [name_u]Ariel[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Xavier[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Dominik[/name_u] ([name_m]Dom[/name_m], [name_u]Nik[/name_u])
  • [name_m]Roman[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Salvador[/name_m] ([name_u]Sal[/name_u], [name_f]Sally[/name_f])
  • [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] ([name_u]Tris[/name_u])
  • [name_u]Avery[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] ([name_m]Jack[/name_m], [name_u]Sonny[/name_u])
  • [name_m]Ezra[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Elias[/name_u] ([name_m]Eli[/name_m])
  • [name_m]Franklin[/name_m] ([name_u]Frankie[/name_u])
  • [name_m]Carlton[/name_m] ([name_m]Carl[/name_m], [name_u]Tony[/name_u])

I automatically think of [name_m]Orlando[/name_m], [name_f]Florida[/name_f] and Disney World. However, I’m from the US, so that might be why the association is so strong. I think that if I met and was around someone named [name_m]Orlando[/name_m], that would change, but I can’t say I’m a huge fan.

I love the name [name_m]Orlando[/name_m]! The only thing that puts me off it is the city. I think it’s perfectly usable.

I think its wearable and don’t see why it would cause teasing. I think it fits into the vintage category as well as new and fresh. Not many names fit into both categories as they kind of contradict each other, I think that’s what makes the name intriguing to me. I’d never personally use it as I associate it too much with the city, and I don’t like the city. But I’d be happy to meet someone named [name_m]Orlando[/name_m] as I think it’s a great name, just not a good fit for my kid.

yuma & books_and_tea,

Thank you for your suggestions of similar sounding names to [name_m]Orlando[/name_m]. From your lists, I can see that I’m definitely more into the names that are considered ‘vintage’. I think I’m going to stick with these from now on!

Thanks again:)

I’m not sure what category [name_m]Orlando[/name_m] falls into. I think wearability depends on where you live. In the US, I feel it is still too closely associated with the shooting and perhaps the city itself. Other than that, the only other association I can think of is [name_m]Orlando[/name_m] Bloom, which isn’t a bad association at all. An old friend of mine from high school has a two year old named [name_m]Orlando[/name_m] and no one has ever commented anything negative about his name. He often still goes by his nickname of Oati3 however.

I knew an [name_m]Orlando[/name_m], I think it’s a handsome, usable option!

I wouldn’t consider it a classic. I don’t think it has been as popular for long periods of time as the names people usually say are classics.
[name_m]Even[/name_m] though I know that it’s an old name, I very much associate it with the place name trend like [name_u]Brooklyn[/name_u], [name_u]London[/name_u] or [name_u]Paris[/name_u]. But that might be just because I hated [name_m]Orlando[/name_m] the city. If I only think about the sound it is a lot nicer.

I would consider it classic and romantic. I like @tfzolghadr’s description.

The [name_m]Orlando[/name_m] Bloom association doesn’t hurt, [name_f]IMO[/name_f]. ;):smiley: