Is Draco an okay name? Middle Name?

My husband and I are pregnant with a boy and for a really long time, we both have wanted to name our first boy [name_m]Draco[/name_m]. However, we worry about the [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] connection. Neither of us is big fans of the series or anything we just like the name. [name_f]Do[/name_f] you think the name has too much of a connection to [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m]? [name_m]Will[/name_m] he get made fun of when he is older for it? If you like the name, do you have suggestions for middle names?

I like it. It is much better than many other suggested names. I am not a fan of hp so I don’t know about any connection. My first thought was that it was an ethnic name. My doctor who is Hungarian is named Dragoslav. So [name_m]Draco[/name_m] sounds similar. It is good for first or mm. Here in Australia many boys names nn end up with an “o” ending. My son [name_m]Stephen[/name_m] was never called (by us) [name_u]Stevie[/name_u] or [name_m]Steve[/name_m], but Stevo was allowed. [name_f]Non[/name_f] family members were told his name was [name_m]Stephen[/name_m] so please call him that. So [name_m]Draco[/name_m] sounds good to me.

It’s a really cool name but probably better as a middle

I can’t see it as anything but [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m]’s student nemesis in the series. I want to say that doesn’t matter but I would personally worry about how that association would affect my child throughout his life. It’s just such a popular series that I think it’d be most people’s first thought. I don’t know whether it’s because of the character or it’s just the sound itself but I find [name_m]Draco[/name_m] quite harsh - I think of the word ‘draconian’ and the phrase ‘draconian measures’, which is anything but positive. Sorry… This is just my opinion, you may find others on here love it. Congratulations btw!

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People will absolutely, 100% think his parents were obsessed with harry potter

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I like it, and though I would think of the HP connection, I think it works well for a name outside of that. I’d use it. Rather cool!

[name_m]Draco[/name_m] [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m]
[name_m]Draco[/name_m] [name_m]Rupert[/name_m]
[name_m]Draco[/name_m] [name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_m]Draco[/name_m] [name_m]Malcolm[/name_m]
[name_m]Draco[/name_m] [name_u]Finn[/name_u]

People will think of [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] and I don’t think that’s a connection that’s going to fade soon

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I think it has a cool sound, but I would worry about people bringing up the [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] character constantly, which would be annoying for him. It’s a very unusual name, and [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] is still a very popular book/film series, so the connection seems unavoidable. People are likely to assume that you got the name from [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] regardless of where and when you first heard it.

I would recommend it more as a middle name.

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I 100% think of [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m].1

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I’m not a [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] fan, but still that was my first thought. My second thought was Dracula. Despite that, I think it has a cool sound… so I’m not sure.

It’s a nice name, I see the appeal, but it’s definitely strongly linked to [name_m]Draco[/name_m] Malfoy for me. It would be a lovely middle, or perhaps you could just use the name [name_m]Drake[/name_m]? [name_m]Draco[/name_m] could be a nickname.
Or, if you really love the name, who cares? It no other name is comparable, go with [name_m]Draco[/name_m].

I have often seen posts about the usability of [name_f]Hermione[/name_f] and I think it’s a just matter of how much you are willing to fight for it to be your son’s name. [name_m]Draco[/name_m] Malfoy will always be an association. Yet unlike [name_f]Hermione[/name_f], [name_m]Draco[/name_m] is a conflicted character, so the association is more negative.

Therefore you will have to own this name choice by wanting it more than any other name. If you are willing to defend it, and pass that battle onto your son, then all the more power to you. It’s a bold choice, but it’s not a bad name.

Personally I don’t mind [name_m]Draco[/name_m]. My suggestion would be to try and pair it with a middle name that lends itself to an easy nickname. For example, [name_m]Draco[/name_m] [name_m]Jonathon[/name_m], [name_m]Draco[/name_m] [name_m]Julian[/name_m], and [name_m]Draco[/name_m] [name_m]Jasper[/name_m] would give you the nickname DJ.

Thanks for all the replies. I think my husband and I have decided that because of the [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] connection it just isn’t worth all the trouble it will cause which is upsetting but I think we will probably thank ourselves later. Thanks for the input. We have decided on [name_m]Maxon[/name_m] [name_u]James[/name_u] [name_m]Clarke[/name_m] or [name_m]Damien[/name_m] [name_m]Grayson[/name_m] [name_u]Laine[/name_u].

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Thanks for the input everyone!! My husband and I have decided that because of the connection it just isn’t worth all the trouble it will cause which is a little upsetting but I think we will probably thank ourselves later. And especially considering the fact that neither of us are fans of [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m], I think constantly having to explain and having people judge our son forever will get old, FAST. We have gone with [name_m]Maxon[/name_m] [name_u]James[/name_u] [name_m]Clarke[/name_m] or [name_m]Damien[/name_m] [name_m]Grayson[/name_m] [name_u]Laine[/name_u] (double middle names). Thanks again for the input!!

I would go with [name_m]Drake[/name_m]. It means the same thing and sounds similar, but it also sounds more down to earth and namey.

I’m not a fan of [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m]. I’ve never even read the books and I’ve only seen one movie but I know of the connection and it’s not a very good one.

HP doesn’t seem to be getting any less popular and I can see the next generation being really into it too (what I mean is I don’t see the hype dying down any time soon). I think [name_m]Draco[/name_m] might be better as a middle because of this.

I always have to say though if you love the name use it because you don’t want to regret naming him something other than [name_m]Draco[/name_m].

I’m sorry, I just don’t think people would very easily get past the association. Of course, go with it if you love it, but be aware of the negatives. It might make a quirky middle. One of my cousins is called Mako, which I’ve always thought is a cool nature name.

In theory I also love the name - but I think the HP connection is not going anywhere anytime soon.

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you like the similar [name_m]Drake[/name_m]? You could you [name_m]Drake[/name_m] and nn [name_m]Draco[/name_m]

I love the name but it’s even more tied to [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] in most people’s minds than [name_f]Hermione[/name_f]. If that bothers you I would chose another name. I like the suggestion of [name_m]Drake[/name_m].