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Bruce Willis's 2nd daughter is named Scout.
-- Groovey943  7/28/2005
Scout is a cute name for a girl, but I don't see why it couldn't be for a boy too.
-- visitor27  4/8/2006
I knew a boy whose surname was Scout. If it's a surname, it can be a boy's name.
-- Mithos514  5/26/2006
I think this is such an awesome name! It's cute, short, not too popular and to me it sounds really energetic, not like any lady-like name. I also love the character Scout in Harper Lee's book. What a beautiful name!
-- swisssugar  5/29/2006
We just had our first daughter, after two sons. When I was pregnant I read To kill a Mockingbird and I knew right away that Scout was going to be the name for our daughter. And now she is here, Scout!
-- saradrougge  6/15/2006
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout was only the character's nickname. Her real name was Jean Louise.
-- stillbreathingxx  9/28/2006
This is a cute name. It isn't my favorite, but I still find it unique, but not too far out there.
-- Emma McHnery  11/24/2006
I like this name, but I'm not sure if it is better for a girl or a boy.
-- Emma McHnery  11/30/2006
I'm not sure why I like this name, but I do. It doesn't seem very much like something to name a girl, but for some reason I really like it! Not for a boy though.
-- flipflop1215  1/24/2007
Scout works fine as a nickname but does not sound right for a first name, especially for a girl. I suppose it would be better suited for a boy if it must be used on a child.
-- Missy  1/26/2007
I love this name! It's so cute!
-- elysa  3/14/2007
This is one of the most hideous, poor, vulgar names I've ever heard. In my opinion, this name has no positive qualities and makes a disgusting name for both boys and girls. Sorry if I've offended anyone, but I have to speak my mind.
-- Ouaie  6/11/2007
When I named my daughter Scout I had mixed reactions all around me. People either flat out hated it, or they loved it. Scout is a strong name that stands out.
-- LaVenna  7/28/2007
It's just not an appealing name to me. I don't hate it, but I don't like it either.
-- Anonymous User  8/5/2007
I hate this name with a flaming passion. What sort of an idiot would actually name their child this? It's okay as a nickname for a little kid, but it's an utterly infantile official name for anyone, even for a child. This sounds like the name of a very obedient, reliable dog, not a person. The name isn't feminine-sounding despite girl scouts, and it doesn't sound very pleasant anyway. The name has no dignity, no maturity, and no class, even if there's nothing wrong with scouts per se. This sounds like a trailer park name, even as a nickname.
-- slight night shiver  5/5/2008
I love the book and movie To Kill a Mockingbird. I'd love to use Scout (Atticus, and Harper) someday. I think they would make a great sibling set.
-- tigerlilly  7/22/2008
This name is simple, sweet and strong. It's a perfect name for a precocious little girl!
-- lindy  8/27/2008
Scout is not a legal name. It's a NICKNAME. It's like legally naming your child Bubba or Junior. If you like it that much, then give your daughter a real name and then call her Scout as a nickname.
-- bananarama  9/28/2008
I think this is a very cute name for like a pet or a character. As for a person, this sounds more like a nickname, but hey that's whatever you want to name your kid. I have no objections to it. It's a very cute name.
-- _0TophasNails_1  1/26/2009
I have a friend named Scout. It fits her just right. I like it more as a real name rather than a nickname.
-- Tsuki  2/7/2009
I love Scout, as a nickname and a legit name. Scout's real name in To Kill A Mockingbird is Jean Louise, so I think I would only ever use it as a nickname. Scout's adorable, sweet, and youthful, yet strong. It's not old-fashioned or overused at all.

I don't like the amount of criticism this name gets, but I recognise that Scout is a "love it or hate it" name, and personally, I love it. It's a beautiful name.
-- Ailis  6/19/2009
My parents were going to name me Scout. Which is pretty cool, it's such a great name and it would've totally fit me. Plus, I would never meet another girl with my name. But no they named me Madison. I've met, like, a million Madisons. But never a Scout.
-- MtotheK  10/25/2009
Sooooo stupid! This name is given to girls by snobby Bobo (Bourgeois Bohemian) parents who fancy themselves literary and want to advertise their superiority by hanging this dumb name on their kids. It's a nickname! Even in the book, Scout was a nickname for a young tomboyish character. Do they think Scout Finch would have grown up and kept using this stupid nickname in her adult life? Of course not. Parents who choose this name are only one step up from white trash who name their girls Crystal or Jayden.
-- johann14  3/30/2010
Come on guys. Scout from Team Fortress 2. It's all I can think of.

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-- Umihana  6/18/2010
Say goodbye to your kneecaps, chucklehead! BONK!
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2010
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-- Anonymous User  8/4/2010
I did like Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird, but I don't like this as a name. It sounds tacky and ridiculous. Plus Scout is the character's NICKNAME, not her real name - she's actually named Jean. Why not name your daughter that instead?
-- Bonquiqui  7/15/2012
A famous bearer is American actress Scout Taylor-Compton.
-- delace  10/30/2012
I think Scout is an adorable name for a dog. For a human, not so much. Not as a legal name, anyway. I think Scout Finch's legal name, Jean Louise, is lovely.
-- mrose19  6/27/2013
I'm 9 years old and my name's Scout and I think it suits me perfectly because I am adventurous, loyal and I love to try new things. My Mum says I can change my name if I want when I am 18 but I don't think I want to thank you very much.
-- scout101  6/30/2013
Terrible name! Boo! So dumb.
-- blaaarg  9/24/2013
This is my 12 year old daughter's name! I love it still :)
Her full name is Scout Heather, and it's boldness and strength fits her beautifully.

However, a lot of friends tell me that, being a thin, willowy, delicate looking blonde ballerina, she really looks like she should be called something more 'pretty' and 'frilly', like Arabella or Isadora or Cassandra. But she likes it, and I get no end of compliments :)
-- Anonymous User  2/18/2014
This is a really cool name! It makes me imagine a happy, fun to hang around with, adventurous good-hearted girl who's down to earth and honest towards people.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  7/2/2014
The name "Scout" means "to listen" and as an Eagle Scout, Ranger, student who had to read "To Kill a Mockingbird," and student of Native American history and methods "Scout" means and brings to mind many different and intersecting ideas.

That said I love the name Scout and think it would be great for a boy or a girl. It suggests independence and strength in mind, body and character. However, it also has undertones that range from that of a wise youth that sees beyond or a secretive and mischievous young person. For this reason I'm not sure I'd bestow it on a certain type of immature child and it's not a great name for an adult as it doesn't really have that maturity or formal heft that garners respect from other adults. As a job title that's another story but even that job comes with an age limit and beyond middle age the Scout should have probably earned another title--even in old cultures.

For that reason I may give a child a middle name or nickname of Scout so it can be applied at appropriate times, ages and stages. The full name may be more formal so the child can go by something else as (s)he ages.
-- fareway  10/10/2014
Scout is of Old French origin, and means "to listen". It is also an occupation and is defined as: someone who gathers information quietly.
-- fareway  10/10/2014
I love To Kill A Mockingbird, and I understand why people would want to name their children after its protagonist (especially when her real name, Jean Louise, is so ugly and dated). However, as a given name, this is ridiculous. It's a dog name or a nickname, not an official "Birth Certificate" name.
-- kvpp88  10/22/2014

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