Boys names that End in ‘O’

Since the Boys names ending in ‘Y’ seemed like such a hit, I thought I’d toss out all those lovely -O enders I’ve collected. I love the letter O. So lovely to write out, so pretty to see.  No, I do not use O and 0 (zero) interchangeably. Even Josephine’s got it down already. 4:00 is four, zero, zero to her, not four, oh, oh.  I used to get smacked for it both at home & at school. “Zero is a number, O is a letter!”  Told you my Pop insisted on precise wording!   Anyhoo…

Those O ending boys. They feel comfortable, friendly, and accessible.  I have quite a few favorites ending in O and used my most favorite one of all years ago. I don’t think it’s too weird to have two boys ending in o, particularly, especially with the years between them.

 

They all have something… I don’t know what to call it –  attitude, charm, a happy vibe – soemthing like that. So without further ado, here for your enjoyment, the ‘O’ boys   :

 

 Adamo  
Alejandro
Almanzo
Alonzo
Alphonso/Alfonso
Ando
Angelo
Antonio
Arlo
Armando
Augusto
Aurelio
Austo
Bardo
Benno
Bernardo
Bruno
Carino
Carlo
Carmelo
Claudio
Cordelio
Cosmo      (awesome!)
Cristo
Damiano
Dano
Dario     (am I the only one who finds him absolutely swoony?)
Diego
Domenico
Domo
Donado
Donaldo
Donato
Doro
Draco   (yes, even Malfoy can’t ruin it)
Drago
Eduardo 
Endo
Enzo
Federico
Fidelio   (a wa
y to get past Fidel)
Felipo
Finno
Flavio
Francisco
Franco
Fredo 
Geo
Giacomo
Giano
Gino/Geno
Guillermo
Harlowe
Helo
Hiro)
Hugo
Indigo
Indio )
Inigo  (” The Princess Bride rules. )
Jaco
Jago
Julio
Juneau
Kendo
Kenno
Keo/Kio
Kiro
Lando
Lauro
Leandro 
Ledo
Lendo
Leno/Lenno
Leo
Leonardo
Leondo
Lindo
Liro
Lonzo
Luciano
Luco
/Luko
Marco
Marlo
Matteo
Miko/Mico
Milo
Morro )
Nemo  (maybe not, ‘No man’ is not a cool meaning and then there’s the fish…)
Nico
Nicolo
Nigelo
Nilo
Niro
Noro
Octavio
Orlo
Orro
Oslo
Ossio
Otto
Paavo
Paolo
Randolpho/Randolfo
Renaldo
Renaudo
Revio
Ricardo
Rico
Rigelio
Rigelo
Riggo
Ringo (go, Beatles!)
Rio
Rivelo
Ro/Roe/Rowe
Roberto
Rocco
Rolando
Rollo   I love him! and the candy is Rolo!)
Romando
Romano
Romeo
Romero
Rondo
Roscoe
Royo
Rozzo
Rudolpho/Rudolfo
Runo
Sando
Santo
Sanzo
Shiloh
Silvio
Simlo
Sinto
Sisko
Spiro
Stasio
Stavio
Stefano
Tago
Tanzo
Taro
Tavio
Theo
Tillo
Tormo
Trevo
Tristo
Tylo
Ulio/Yulio
Valencio
Valentino
Vando
Vanno
Varo
Vego
Veno
Vero
Vicento
Vicenzo
Victorio
Viego
Vieno/Vienno
Viggo
Vincento
Vito
Vittorio
Vittoro
Waldo
Wylo
Xenio
Yurio
Zaro
Zavio
Zeno
Zorro

Notes where I had a thought. My personal favorites are bolded & underlined.

Some Manly Oddballs

Just in case you thought all my weirdos were female, surprise!  Submitted for your perusal, the men:

Peregrin/e– Yes, I am a shameless LOTR fan. The man was a linguistic genius and I bow to his superior skill. Pippin is easily my favorite of the Hobbits and hence the inclusion of Peregrine (I also like Peregrin) on my rolls.

Porfirio– Despite his playboy image (Porfirio Rubirosa), I’ve love the flowing, happy sound of Porfirio since I was two. He’s so fun to say and anything that makes me smile is worth hanging onto.

Ignatius – Yes, I like Iggy, he sounds zippy and wildly creative to my ears. He’s a family name for me, the first of the maternal line to hit America. I’d love to honor the guy who made it possible for this at least partially Russian chick to have a Scottish surname!

Clarence– Yeah, he’s a much too optimistic Angel in my least favorite Christmas flick but there’s still something mightily appealing about Clarence.  He feels simple, attractive and creative to me. I can’t make him leave my boys list.

Valentin– One of the Maternal Great Uncles, I adore Valentin because not only was he family, he reminds me of my Dad, born on Valentine’s day and cursed with a trendy name that he intensely disliked. Valentin makes me think of Pop without being him. And yes, I think Val is mightily sexy on a grown guy. But Tino’s a cool possibility too.

Tiberius– Yes, Trekgeek extreme here (Don’t even start me on the remake movie due late next spring!). If he didn’t say “already done” to James Tiberius; it’s one bit of fan geekdom I could happily live with forever. *sigh*

Solomon – One of the few overtly Biblical names I adore. I love his sound, his image and his strength. I think Solly would be really adorable on a toddler,  pretty cool on a teen/twenty something and not too shabby on a 70 year old either!  That’s an awesome run for a nickname.

Aloysius– Yes, he’s a bit stiff and stuffy but say him aloud, he’s so swooshy and fun to say. No, I don’t have a problem with Al potentially but I love saying this in full most often so he’s mainly middle material for me.

Apollo – My favorite of the Greco/Roman Gods. Light, the sun, music, poetry, you name it, he’s been ascribed to rule over it through time. How Renaissance-y of Apollo!  Never fear, he’s also slated for middle use only. Willem Apollo, in particular is a favorite combo.

Tilden/Tillo/Tielo – All three are on my lists, strictly for the Till part. Tilley is the family surname for the other half and I keep looking for ways to use that sound somewhere. Tillo charms me the most.

Bede – Fascinating because of  (The) Venerable Bede. Get yourself a copy of “Ecclesiastical History of the English People” and enjoy the reading. It’s simply a wonderful piece of writing, significant for it’s history more than it’s religion. A real Renaissance sort of guy, long before the Renaissance!

Imre– Fun to say (eem-ree). A variation of Emeric/Emmerick  that appeals greatly to me because of his pronunciation. Middle material for me, there’s no familial link.

So there you have my Manly Oddballs! See, I’m not feminine biased, entirely! 😀