Whgat would you say are the pop 10 current "chav" girls names?

(152 Posts)
GenevieveHawkings Fri 21-Jan-11 22:09:27

I know people here generally don't like the term "chav" being used but this is not meant to cause offence and is for a bit of research for a friend who is writing a short fiction piece for a competition and is looking for names to base a couple of her characters on.

She's not really looking at the "Sharon" and "Tracy" type names but more the sort of names that are in vogue at the moment.

Any ideas gratefully received.

ilythia Fri 21-Jan-11 22:11:07

Oh this will not end well.

No ideas though, sorry

usualsuspect Fri 21-Jan-11 22:17:41

bored are we? op

You are treading on very dangerous ground, surely you realise that?

biscuit

Popbiscuit Fri 21-Jan-11 22:20:58

Ooooh...(sits on hands).

sheepgomeep Fri 21-Jan-11 22:22:44

biscuit

My first one grin

TheCrackFox Fri 21-Jan-11 22:24:51

Georgina
Harriet
Nigella
Charlotte
etc

frightfully common. wink

usualsuspect Fri 21-Jan-11 22:28:51

Genevieve
Genevieve
Genevieve
Genevieve
Genevieve
Genevieve
Genevieve
Genevieve
Genevieve
Genevieve

PlanetLizard Fri 21-Jan-11 22:30:27

biscuit

Edmundo Fri 21-Jan-11 22:30:45

The most 'chavvy' parents I know called their daughters Olivia, Isabella, Ophelia, Mia and Phoebe. None of which I would label as 'chavvy' names(far from it).
Very few names solely belong to a specific social class which is why I think the whole 'chav name' thing is nonsense.

onimolap Fri 21-Jan-11 22:35:31

You might want to look at this thread. I think some original double-barrelled names might be the sort of think she's after.

GenevieveHawkings Sat 22-Jan-11 11:39:50

Thanks for directing me to that thread onimolap. There's some great material on there.

My friend has told me she's definitely decided to go with Tiegan for one character but is still undecided on the second but she'll certainly be able to another one on that thread.

Thanks again.

UnquietDad Sat 22-Jan-11 11:45:01

Cher

purepurple Sat 22-Jan-11 11:54:02

Lexie, just Lexie, not short for anything

Hatterbox Sat 22-Jan-11 13:12:48

Harriet - I'm a chav and proud! wink

Nightstar Sat 22-Jan-11 13:31:14

The really american type names are the ones i would label 'chav'

Teagan - yes definitely
Regan
Cole
Taylor - anything that sounds like it should be a profession or a surname
Hunter

That kind of thing really makes me think 'oh dear, how working class'

UnquietDad Sat 22-Jan-11 13:33:49

Madison, Mason, Tyler, etc.

wigglesrock Sat 22-Jan-11 13:35:32

Emma, Ruby, Tilly, Ella, Elsie, Kate, Eliza, Ava, Charlotte, Olivia, these are the most popular/in vogue girls names I know of at the minute. Assuming that's what you mean grin

SecretNutellaFix Sat 22-Jan-11 13:37:41

I will not be commenting. I got into an argument discussion with the mother of a child whose name I had termed Chavvy.

Jenni-veev, I think NetMums might be a valuable research tool for your friend.

wink

PixieOnaLeaf Sat 22-Jan-11 13:59:01

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MrsvWoolf Sat 22-Jan-11 14:07:10

Have another biscuit

OddBodd Sat 22-Jan-11 14:08:18

Teagon
Shannon
Annabell
Laycee-Mae
Mischa
Cher
Honey
Lexi
Millie/ Molly et al

Nijella
Haryet
Flisiti

Anything with a yiuniq spelling.

CDMforever Sat 22-Jan-11 14:23:15

Chaos, second your Netmums reference, tee hee.

tuggy Sat 22-Jan-11 15:45:29

I would say

Teagan
Regan
Kenzie
Kaedie
Ryleigh
Tiffany
Mercedes
Lexie

mollymole Sat 22-Jan-11 15:49:05

my friends daughter recently represented some one who had called their daughter chlamydia because they thought it sounded like a nice name !!!

UnquietDad Sat 22-Jan-11 16:33:07

Blimey. Maybe it grows on you.

swanandduck Sat 22-Jan-11 16:47:35

Babies being named after the place they were conceived eg Phoenix, Paris.

Names with 'different' spellings eg Aimee, Rebekkah.

Makey up Americany names eg Madison, Tori

Jade is also pretty chavvy.

GetOrfMoiLand Sat 22-Jan-11 16:47:46

"That kind of thing really makes me think 'oh dear, how working class'"

What a wanker you are.

PigTail Sat 22-Jan-11 16:51:43

NOthing make me think "how working class" but I do go hmm at names with mai/mae stuck on the end. There is no need. HoLly, Millie, Ella, Lucy are fine names in themselves without sticking Mai/Mae or sometimes May on the end.

Imarriedafrog Sat 22-Jan-11 17:15:06

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onimolap Sat 22-Jan-11 17:23:39

Paris isn't really a place name. It's a good classical name after the prince who carried off Helen thus starting the Trojan Wars.

gallicgirl Sat 22-Jan-11 17:24:10

perhaps your friend could look at the ONS statistics for ideas? There are some beauties at the bottom of the rankings.

It's difficult to label as chav/middle class/ wannabe because trends change so quickly. I'm sure there are lots of mothers who named their children things like Jack, Lily, Ruby etc a few years ago when they weren't so popular and believed they were classics, but now they are so popular they're becoming unpopular IYKWIM.

droves Sat 22-Jan-11 17:29:55

10 chavtastic names
.,girls
1 charelene
2 charmaine
3 bailey (its a drink ffs!)
4 teigan
5 shannon ( river )
6 morgan ( and coke)
7 tyler ( its a job)
8 regan (an ex president) 9 sahara (dessert)
10 any boys name thats been cuitsiefied (charlie , bobbi, eddie ect ).

What makes a name chavy is a number of many things. Overuse , not understanding the meaning and bastardising the spelling are almost standard requirements.
One mother i know called her child sahara because it sounds exotic. Dito for another whos dd is named asia. Both dc are caucasion whos parents have never travelled further than blackpool.
Uber-chavy is to name child after drinks cars conception points or brands.

"Names with 'different' spellings eg Aimee, Rebekkah"

Aimee is a standardised spelling, and Rebekah is actually the proper spelling - "Rebecca" is the anglicsed version grin

Now you see the names I associate with "Chavvy" parents are mostly in the top 100 names.......

Ripeberry Sat 22-Jan-11 17:32:35

Tegan is actualy a Welsh name, nothing to do with Americans hmm

Bailey, that is VERY chavy!

swanandduck Sat 22-Jan-11 17:39:53

Maybe Baroque, but you know what I mean. Hollie, Nikki and so on.

Onimolap - I dont think that's why people call girls Paris.grin

onimolap Sat 22-Jan-11 17:45:49

Perhaps not knowing the origins of the name is a marker?

Even though I know that names do move between the sexes, I'm not keen on giving a child a name associated with the other sex - so I don't like eg Paris for a girl, or Regan or Cruz for a boy.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 22-Jan-11 18:04:24

droves does that apply to Savannah too?

droves Sat 22-Jan-11 18:16:48

Well its a river.
Its also the name dd1 chose for her new daughter.blush. <disclaimer ...baby is beautiful, at least she wasnt named chardonay-bailey-mae>.

you see this is what I think of when I hear Savannah not a River........ wink

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 22-Jan-11 18:27:19

I was thinking more of this Savannah grin

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 22-Jan-11 18:28:40

Oh and chaos Jenni veev? Really?

onimolap Sat 22-Jan-11 18:32:33

JJ's Juilie: has the name been confirmed yet? Those reports were based one one parishioner's account of what a vicar said. Still no official announcement - or have I missed something?

Valpollicella Sat 22-Jan-11 18:32:41

I think CHaos was making a play on OP's name JJJ grin

Imarriedafrog Sat 22-Jan-11 18:32:49

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Hatterbox Sat 22-Jan-11 18:36:01

Madison isn't a made up American name either, it's a surname that was also used as a first name for BOYS (well it is a 'son of' name!) for many, many years.

Madison can be found on several males in my family tree, going back as far as the 17th century.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 22-Jan-11 18:41:02

Valpollicella just realised that when I came back to the thread. blush

ominolap don't know if it has been confirmed yet, sorry.

<wanders off to see if wine will improve my MN capabilities>

MissQue Sat 22-Jan-11 18:45:11

Oi! My dd is Charlotte, it's a good, traditional name and not chavvy in the least!

Humph!

droves Sat 22-Jan-11 18:45:58

Well its a river.
Its also the name dd1 chose for her new daughter.blush. <disclaimer ...baby is beautiful, at least she wasnt named chardonay-bailey-mae>.

onimolap Sat 22-Jan-11 18:50:56

<hijack>

JJJ: perhaps we should look out for a thread along the lines of: "I thought I'd found the perfect name, but so many people have made strange comments I can't go through with it. DH's family are very traditional , but I love nature names. DD is over 3 weeks old, so have to get on with it - help!

<as you were>

mumbar Sat 22-Jan-11 18:54:20

See I LOVE double barrelled names. (ds surname is so couldn't do 1st as well!).

I like Charlotte-Louise (charley-lou)
Lily-Rose
Gracie-May etc etc

or for boys Joshua-James (jj)
Conner-Lee etc

<<off to practice my 'innits' now blush>>

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 22-Jan-11 18:55:39

There have been a few "I love nature names" recently haven't there.....

<wanders off again to get more wine and check out the nature name threads grin>

darleneconnor Sat 22-Jan-11 18:56:20

names that are just initials and not short for anything

EJ
AJ
JJ
KC

quite a few unisex names

bailey
riley
taylor
tyler

american names

madison
summer

names altered from a c spelling to a k spelling

anything misspelled

sa·van·na also sa·van·nah (s-vn)
n.
A flat grassland of tropical or subtropical regions.

grin - at least that's what I was taught in Geography at school wink

jade80 Sat 22-Jan-11 18:57:41

Don't know which are top but saw the name Tayla-Mae the other day- urgh!

NW20 Sat 22-Jan-11 19:00:54

Charley-Lou?? shock

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 22-Jan-11 19:01:45

GenevieveHawkings you could also get your friend to check out the "Baby of the Year" comp in her local paper. There are usually a few corkers in those, or is that just where I live....

this reminds me, in my trashy mag the other day, there was a woman who called her daughter Joop after her fav perfune, then her youngest daughter was named DKNY (dikini) after her new fav perfume.

My judgey pants are giving me a right wedgy with those grin

PigTail Sat 22-Jan-11 19:12:15

I did meet a Candy-Lou recently.

Everything abuot her and her mum was chavtastic, but they were the loveliest, loveliest people you could ever meet.

rolandweary Sat 22-Jan-11 19:16:23

names which are vvvvvvv popular where I live:

Leah
Tiana
Keira
Tia
Mia
Ellie-Mae
Freya
Caitlin
Izzy
Paige

I know of a joop!
Exclamation mark included.

droves Sat 22-Jan-11 19:21:37

In for a penny ... Savannah is also a place in usa.
I wonder if any americans would call their kids after places in uk?
Somehow birmingham or skegness hasnt got that special ring to it.
.grin

mummylouise Sat 22-Jan-11 19:26:01

dd name is erin-chloe is that falling into the chav list?

yes - they reckon it could have been named after the English word.........or perhaps the Shawnee wink

And given that many American places are rip-offs of names of other countries wink

Wormshuffler Sat 22-Jan-11 19:26:38

hmmm
Cardonnay
Carmayne
tyler
jordan
amy-lou
charlie
Billi-jo

kerala Sat 22-Jan-11 19:28:05

Sarah Palin used Bristol.

Mean thread. I lived next door to what would be termed "chavs" (drug dealers, swearing, rottweilors, old fridges in garden, family fights etc etc). Their daughters name? Sophia. Yet my terribly grand cousin has a Ryan. So you never can tell.

droves Sat 22-Jan-11 19:42:31

Most of our family names are on this thread. Im pmsl grin.
I have the worst name ever. Its italian. Im not by any stretch of imagination. I dont look italian. I did however date a suspiciously large amount of italian decended men. Its the name. I didnt realise until the last one kept refering to me as his lady/my woman. His non english father thought it highly amusing. Its just chavtastic.

Blackeyeddog Sat 22-Jan-11 19:51:36

This thread is stupid and so offensive to lots of people. Let's snigger at chavs eh. its pathetic and smug and superior and wrong in every horrible way. What's the matter with you all.

mumbar Sat 22-Jan-11 20:07:13

I'll just add in a 'group' I help at theres:

multiple of Jacks
Lily
Olivia
Ellie-May
Ruby
Riley
Millie

oh and 7 others!!!

Not a 'chavvy' family in sight.

Oh and my names unisex although predomently used for boys (I'm not!).

A names a name - it doesn't define you its just part of you.

MisSalLaneous Sat 22-Jan-11 20:10:50

Mean thread, can only offend people that see their / their children's names on here.

droves Sat 22-Jan-11 20:11:39

Blackeyedog i think your missing the point here. Chavy is in the eye of the beholder. Its just a personal opinon.
What one person thinks classy another finds chavy.
Take the thread in the lighthearted way its ment.
But i have 2 ask..,
is your name chardoney-bailey-mae ? wink

MisSalLaneous Sat 22-Jan-11 20:16:46

Oh, I don't know, droves, whilst you might be ok with it and see it as amusing (and possibly lighthearted if it was meant that way), a lot of people won't. I remember from a previous similar thread that a lot of people was very upset about it.

And no, I'm not defensive, we have very "average" names.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 22-Jan-11 20:18:47

droves Barking perhaps? grin

Edmundo Sat 22-Jan-11 20:21:04

Charlotte isn't seen as 'chav' MissQue. I think the poster that mentioned it was being sarcastic. Most names on here are not chav at all. Ruby and Lily? Nah.

suwoo Sat 22-Jan-11 20:23:08

In my DS's FS1 class there is a girl called Keelan. Now that is bad enough for a boy, but a girl? The mind boggles.

Mittler Sat 22-Jan-11 20:27:50

Amelie
Saskia
Leah
Tia
Mia
Paige
Ella
Taylor

All those would suit your friend's fictional character.

Imarriedafrog Sat 22-Jan-11 20:31:41

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droves Sat 22-Jan-11 20:34:53

Woof ! .grin.
I actualy wanted to call ds axel. I now know thats chavy. Unfortunatly his replacement name is just as bad.
There are 3 kids in his class with it 2 boys 1 girl. Ds got the girls spelling

nobiggy Sat 22-Jan-11 20:37:16

DD1 could have been Tegan. She had a lucky escape then?

I called her Asbo in the end.

suwoo Sat 22-Jan-11 20:40:50

I know of a recently born male Axel. When in France recently I met a little girl with the same name, but not sure if it is spelled in a more feminine way? Axelle perhaps? That was how it was pronounced, with the emphasis on the 'elle'.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 22-Jan-11 20:49:44

onimolap I've only just read the thread you posted. Now my judgey pants are beginning to cut off my circulation and I'm so going to have to sit on my hands for a bit grin

Edmundo Sat 22-Jan-11 20:51:21

Saskia?? My cousin's daughter's name. Both parents are doctors.

Mittler Sat 22-Jan-11 21:40:50

Yes, Saski is also popular among doctors (I know of a few doctor-family Saskias myself). But it's one of those names that has also been appropriated by the non-doctor class (a bit like Joshua).

FWIW, my children's names are all poncetastic if MN is to be believed (fortunately, I don't believe MN).

Imarriedafrog Sat 22-Jan-11 21:48:48

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droves Sat 22-Jan-11 21:53:20

what makes a name poncetastic ???

thats much more intresting than chavtastic imo.

speaking as a chav , of course.

<disclaimer , must be chav am wearing pink sports top and gold hoop earings>

grin

Edmundo Sat 22-Jan-11 21:55:17

Surely that means that Saskia and Joshua are classless then? I know chavs that have used George and Olivia, does that make those names chav too?

Mittler Sat 22-Jan-11 22:24:04

Sorry, Edmundo, but I think that makes them chavtastic. Though George and Olivia somehow rise above it. grin

I am chortling at the idea of my children's names entering the realm of chavdom. If that ever happens, I will change their names by deed poll. None of their names is even in the top 1,000 names, though, so I can't see it happening for a while yet.

Imarriedafrog Sat 22-Jan-11 22:33:43

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skirt Sat 22-Jan-11 22:39:50

Annabel shock

onimolap Sat 22-Jan-11 22:42:42

I think quite a lot of the names on this thread will also never be in the too 1000.

onimolap Sat 22-Jan-11 22:43:52

I think quite a lot of the names on this thread will also never be in the top 1000.

Imarriedafrog Sat 22-Jan-11 22:45:37

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Blackeyeddog Sat 22-Jan-11 23:09:35

here, you rood shitbags. I know a Bailey and he nor his parents are 'chav'.

And I happen to have a stupidly posh name myself thank you very much.

Anyway, yes, Woof.

Edmundo Sat 22-Jan-11 23:15:02

Saskia's fairly unusual, so maybe your children's names are under the same umbrella Mittler?
You only chose your children's names because they were unusual and considered poncy? How daft.

Mittler Sat 22-Jan-11 23:22:42

Erm, I don't think I said I chose them because they were poncey, did I? confused Only on MN could one's words be taken so very out of context.

I chose them because they were my absolute, all-time favourite names, and have been since forever. It so happens they are not popular (and, indeed, have been described as poncey on MN on the few occasions that they have come up on name threads). But it is true that even if, say, Amelia had been my all-time favourite name, I would not have used it because it is just too popular (in fact, Amelia would be in my top 20 girls' names - but I would be put off using it because there would be at least one other Amelia in my daughter's class).

Imarriedafrog Sat 22-Jan-11 23:25:36

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Imarriedafrog Sat 22-Jan-11 23:28:24

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Mittler Sat 22-Jan-11 23:32:03

It was hyperbole, dear frog. But I do make sure my children's names don't appear in any of my books. I don't want to contribute to their future possible popularity. grin

PS I am oop north.

eviscerateyourmemory Sat 22-Jan-11 23:33:02

Shocked by some of the names suggested as 'chav' hmm
Saskia - not chavy at all IMO- unusual maybe, but not chavvy.
Tegan - Welsh/Cornish name, not made up or American
Regan - Nothing to do with ex-presidents.

rupaul Sat 22-Jan-11 23:36:47

Teenagers I know of and their recent offspring:
Kadey begat Lexie
Kimberley - Keegan
Demi-Leigh - Dayton
Kiki - Rocco
Alan - Adisson

Imarriedafrog Sat 22-Jan-11 23:41:38

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Edmundo Sat 22-Jan-11 23:46:17

Also laughing at the book comment.

Aren't you superior with your book writing and your children's poncy names. hmm

missismac Sat 22-Jan-11 23:57:22

Imarriedafrog - we're in South East & have 3 Sakia's in our road of 44 houses. All under 10. Almost every class in 3 form entry primary school has a Saskia. It's very usual here - wouldn't describe as chavvy though.

Imarriedafrog Sun 23-Jan-11 00:08:31

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mathanxiety Sun 23-Jan-11 04:04:28

hmm at Keelan included here - It's an anglicised spelling of Caoilfhionn, a lovely Irish (girl's) name, meaning slender and fair.

Axel too - it's a Scandinavian version of Absalom (Hebrew name)

suwoo Sun 23-Jan-11 06:11:45

The Axel I know is Jewish, yes. But Keelan? Nah with that spelling still horrible, it is in the Jayden camp as a boys name. Why not just keep it as Caoilfhionn?

CheerfulYank Sun 23-Jan-11 06:43:35

Those Americans just can't name children at all, can they?

Around these parts the "chav" names can be broken down in to the following catergories:

PLACE NAMES: Paris, Dakota, London, Lexington nn Lexie, Jackson, etc.

DRINK NAMES: Bailey, Brandy, Jax, Jack Daniel (yeah, I know two, God help me), Jameson, Chardonnay

ANYTHING ENDING IN -ON FOR BOYS: Haydon, Dayton, Madison, Addison, Jaydon and all its ilk

MOST THINGS ENDING IN -ANA FOR GIRLS: Tiana and Ariana spring to mind

ANYTHING FAUX IRISH/SCOTTISH: McKenna, Braedon, etc.

CheerfulYank Sun 23-Jan-11 06:45:23

Oh or naming your kids all the same letter:

I know a family with Jacob, Jonathan, Joshua, and Jaydin (the lone DD in the bunch)

and

a family with Liam, Landon and Lachlan (all boys)

spidookly Sun 23-Jan-11 07:37:55

suwoo Keelan is a girl's name.

It's Irish, the anglicisation of Caoilfhinn.

I like it (considered Caoilfhinn for DD2, but the pronunciation is tricky even for non-Irish speaking Irish people).

That said, some people do consider Irish names to be chavvy (because clearly all Irish people are chavs).

I hate the word "chav" and don't use it to describe people. I do find threads like fascinating.

Especially when someone comes in and gives all the participants a good talking to for being "superior"

spidookly Sun 23-Jan-11 07:43:48

The reason you would use Keelan rather than Caoilfhinn is the same reason you might choose Maeve rather than Medbh.

It's a standard anglicisation, and perfectly acceptable.

suwoo Sun 23-Jan-11 07:53:22

The area I live in has a large number of children with the sort of names included in this thread. I am afraid that Keelan mingled in with Maizy, Cayde, Braedon, Jayden and Kyle (for example). The 'original' spelling would be most confusing on first sighting, but once one was told how to pronounce it, that should be that. I know a Caoimhe and it's lovely, but I suppose Caoilfhinn is even trickier. So do you like Keeva and Neve etc then too spidookly?

irishqueen Sun 23-Jan-11 08:49:19

Suwoo I have a Caoimhe. She is 6 and there are no others near here but Im Irish in Scotland.
Im expecting and new nipper will prob also have a gaelic name
(Keeva just doesnt look right on paper to me)

spidookly Sun 23-Jan-11 08:59:30

Neve is a different name to Niamh, and is both spelled and pronounced differently. It's not Irish.

I have no issue with Keeva rather than Caoimhe, as it just reflects the Ulster pronunciation of the name.

Caoilfhinn is not a name that will be pronounced properly by the vast majority of English people, both syllables involve sounds not used in English. I think there is a strong argument for using anglicised spelling and pronunciation in England. Keelin would be my preferred version, but Keelan OK too.

CheerfulYank Sun 23-Jan-11 09:06:42

Owen and Eoghan are the same, right?

spidookly Sun 23-Jan-11 09:10:36

Actually I think Owen is the Welsh spelling of the same name, but it could be an anglicisation of the proper Welsh spelling.

Irish Eoins or Eoghans don't usually anglicise.

suwoo Sun 23-Jan-11 13:18:20

Owain called be the Welsh version? Although that is pronounced 'Oh Wine' usually. Spidookly, I think Keelin looks much much nicer. Funny how one letter can alter a perception so dramatically.

spidookly forgive me if I'm being thick, but aren't Niamh and Neve both prounced 'neeve'? I prefer Niamh but I think that one is quite mainstream now really.

Mittler Sun 23-Jan-11 17:09:49

Tee hee, though the book reference might offend. MN is soooo predictable. grin

Still think Saskia is chavvy, I'm afraid. If doctors like it maybe doctors can be chavvy too?

Imarriedafrog Sun 23-Jan-11 17:36:03

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Hulababy Sun 23-Jan-11 17:43:49

I know a Keelan - he is a teenage boy. So I assume can eb used as a boy's name.

BellaMagnificat Sun 23-Jan-11 18:35:34

Lexi
That's an old scottish name... who knew?

Jayden
Shannon
Jade
Morgan
Conor
and for the older generation Kelly-Marie, Leanne.

Mittler Sun 23-Jan-11 19:18:05

Ha! Not with children in it. If I could write chick lit, though, I would. I'm afraid eight-year-olds are more my level, though. I don't do whingeing or navel-gazing or drinking, so self-absorbed twenty- and thirty-somethings are never going to be my cup of tea. grin

I don't mean to get at your name choice, frog. It's just chavvy where I live - not chavvy in itself. And if you like it, that's really all that matters.

mathanxiety Sun 23-Jan-11 20:04:09

Eoin is a version of John, while Eoghan and Owen (and maybe Euan/Ewan?) are versions of Eugene. Although Owen may have Celtic origins too.

darleneconnor Sun 23-Jan-11 21:52:21

I've never heard of -ana ending names being described as chav before confused

Plonker Sun 23-Jan-11 22:04:20

Two out of my three daughters have been named here as having chavvy names shock

It's a good job I'm not easily offended you cheeky fuckers ...

coldtits Sun 23-Jan-11 22:10:45

I know a woman with three kids, named Tia, Maria, and Jayden.

I'm not lying.

zozzle Sun 23-Jan-11 22:38:21

Don't worry Plonker, unless your daughters are named Cordelia, Constance and Eustacia most names are considered chavvy on here!!

I'm not a fan of try hard, public school, middle class names so you can guess what a small minority of snobs on here thought of my daughters name!

Not offended though - it all goes with the territory I guess and everyone is entitled to their opinion.

AlexaMulberry Sun 23-Jan-11 22:41:15

Jackson

MelinaM Sun 23-Jan-11 22:45:43

Jasmine, Isla, Izzy, Evie, Mae/Mai, Lola, Sienna, Paige, Ellie/Elly, Georgia, Olivia, Liana, Lexie, Lily, Maddie etc... are all names that I've come across recently that belong to the offspring of the teen mum/chav sector. Some of them I don't consider 'chav' at all! hmm

MelinaM Sun 23-Jan-11 22:54:02

As for the boys, well, that's an absolute minefield! Jayden, Kayden/Cayden, Kanye, Kai, Taylor, Brayden, Caleb, Jay, Liam, Josh, Joel, Brogan, Harvey, Mitchell, Ashley, Chayce, Jordan, Mason, Dillon, Lee etc...etc.....

I almost forgot ...Chantelle, Courtney, Keira and Jodiegrin

onimolap Mon 24-Jan-11 07:14:43

Jackson? Or Jaxon?

swanandduck Mon 24-Jan-11 09:28:13

I'm Irish living in London and notice that a lot of Irish names that are not considered the least bit chavvy at home eg Liam and Kevin often are over here. Is it the Irish connection that puts people off or the fact that people are adopting a culture that's not their's???

CheerfulYank Mon 24-Jan-11 18:17:37

It's just here in the States darlene. Lots of little Tiana's, etc, running around with siblings named Braylee and Haidyn. Ew.

<removes judgypants because I'm starting to feel more than a little b*tchy>

PigTail Mon 24-Jan-11 20:55:04

Keelan rather than Caoilfhinn...yes indeed. The only Keelan I know has an Irish mother,but thank heavens she went for Keelan, as they live in England and I would have no idea how to pronounce Caoilfhinn, and I bet most other English people don't either!

pinkylulu Mon 24-Jan-11 22:15:21

Chantelle, McKenzie and Shannon are the chaviest names ever. I am shocked that people are saying that Saskia is a chav name though......

fucking bitches

lockets Mon 24-Jan-11 23:24:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Clunge Mon 24-Jan-11 23:27:44

Oh my. Thanks to this thread I have just discovered my daughter's name is "chavvy" grin I like it. It's actually Welsh in origin and means beauitful and blessed.

rupaul Mon 24-Jan-11 23:38:23

Clunge is a fantastical word. I might name my next dd that.

twirlymum Mon 24-Jan-11 23:48:50

rupaul if you had triplets, they could be Clunge, Minge and Flange grin

Clunge Mon 24-Jan-11 23:50:03

And you can change your name by deed poll to Fanjita. The fanny family. Happy times.

MelinaM Tue 25-Jan-11 00:01:20

Barbielovesken lockets ..must been a chav feeling insulted!!! grin

pongonperdy Thu 27-Jan-11 14:16:56

Double barreled first names.

The obvious ones like chardoney etc.

Heard a few beyonces recently which sounded a bit odd.

shouldnotbehere Thu 27-Jan-11 15:27:31

Hehe. My name is Charlene, and I'm 28. My DH is five years older than me and called Allen. We both like our chavvy names.

I know a Chantal, and she isnt the least bit chavvy. She is actually public school educated, with a v good job, and in her mid 30s.

Personally, it is poncey names like Anuciata, Candida, Gideon, Gustavus, Orlando et al. that I dislike.

MelinaM Thu 27-Jan-11 15:45:35

Why is Charlene 'chavy'?! ...I wouldn't consider Allen 'chavvy' either! Chantal is french is it not? I really like that name, and again don;t find it chavvy! I think the 'other' spelling of Chantelle is awful but that's just me! x

Quenelle Thu 27-Jan-11 16:01:56

Neve is different to Niamh and Naomh. It's an Italian name and it means snow.

shouldnotbehere Thu 27-Jan-11 17:36:18

Melina, I saw my name on this thread, although with different spelling, described as chavvy. I saw DH's name on a previous thread listing chavvy names once. On same thread, I saw my middle class cousin's name (Lauren), described as chavvy. It is all subjective.

I agree Chantal spelling is nicer than Chantelle.

Katy86 Fri 28-Jan-11 11:42:04

i thought my DCs had escaped the chavvy names but DD made it on the last page. oh well at least DS not on here.

ilovesprouts Fri 28-Jan-11 20:30:51

oh dear ds2 name on here and my gs has a "so called brand name" not fussed but some names posters on here saying they are chavvy !!hmm

Megglevache Fri 28-Jan-11 20:34:37

I like quite a few names on here actaully.

<<polishes orange Le Creuset>>

Bunbaker Fri 28-Jan-11 20:39:15

Hyphenated names and surnames used as christian names. Well, they are considered chav in my neck of the woods.

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