Admit it. The name Coco may not sound too
appealing at first. Compare it to when you hear names such as Laurentiis,
Crescenzo or Mazza… they sound slightly more compelling, don’t they? Whereas
if you hear, “Ciao, sono Coco. Francesco Coco” you would
probably go, like, “Chi? Who? Ha? Coco, as in Coconut or Chocolate?”
Actually, the surname Coco is rather
common in Italy. At least, there is another person with the same surname. For
one, everyone in our dear Francesco’s family has the surname Coco, no? Then
there is a sports commentator named Andrea Coco in RAI and the people in his
family have the name Coco. And if we explore the whole Italy, there has to be
someone else that has that name.
And maybe that’s where the magic of the
name lies. Because it’s funny, because it’s cute, because it’s unique…
we are probably bound to think that someone named Coco is a positively cute and
sweet person. Of course, it might not be true (remember, our Coco is an alleged playboy)
but there’s wishful thinking. Indeed, he doesn’t have to prove it with his
personality… look at his face! Now, do you call that cute or what?
Or maybe not. Maybe you think Coco’s
name is just plain ridiculous. Maybe you would like him to have a name that
sounds a bit more sophisticated. Maybe you wouldn’t want people to think, “What
a stupid name!” when they hear his name.
If that is the case, maybe you could
check out the other names caro Francesco would fit…