When people throw out names like Roland are they just doing for a laugh? Or do people seriously think it's a nice name for a boy? My dad who is 72 years old is named Roland and ever since I've been alive family and friends alike have made fun of his name.
As I said, my grandfather was called Victor as he was born after the first world war (Victor meaning "victory"), and his uncles dead during the first world war were also called Victor (whereas they were born far before the first world war
) and when I was a kid, no child was called Victor.
Then when I was a kid, I thought it was a very very old first name.
And then 10 years ago, in the schools, there were many many little "Victors" everywhere
Louis, Oscar, Gabin also used to be very old first names, but they're coming back now.
Then you know when you speak about "old first names"
In my eyes, what sounds quite ridiculous in France is all these fashions about Latin (Matteo) or Celtic (Erwann) or Jewish (Noah) sounding first names
Here are the top-first names in 2006 in France : Enzo Mathis Lucas Hugo Matheo Nathan Theo Noah Matteo Thomas.
Always two syllables, many "o" or "as" or "is" or "an" : so many sounding the same
For the girls it's a festival of "a" : Emma Eva Lea Clara Lola Lena Lisa
Anyway, what's important is that the child and the mother are healthy. The rest
I hope the boy will not suffer too much from his father's fame.