Kyle...

(114 Posts)
MoFoe1 Sat 07-Dec-13 12:04:36

Opinions please grin

NickNacks Sat 07-Dec-13 12:07:36

I dont like it, sorry.

grizzabellia Sat 07-Dec-13 12:11:06

Not very keen to be honest - not sure if it sounds a bit 'common' for want of a better word. But it is not awful.

Rosencrantz Sat 07-Dec-13 12:11:57

Not a fan. Very 90s American teen hearthtrob!

RonaldMcDonald Sat 07-Dec-13 12:14:40

depends where you are in the world I'd guess
in norn iron it isn't v popular

Hollyandbooze Sat 07-Dec-13 12:16:18

No I don't like it. There are loads in west of Scotland.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 07-Dec-13 12:18:08

Oh no. Where I live there are a lot of Kyles and they always belong to a certain kind of family. It's one of the names that generally goes with the sentence "oy, get the fuck ere you little shit" blush.

It doesn't help that the local accent makes the name sound like Coil.

natwebb79 Sat 07-Dec-13 12:41:36

As a teacher I'm afraid I've gone off any boy's name beginning with 'K'. They really do seem to be 'naughty names' grin

Tikkamasala Sat 07-Dec-13 12:48:16

Dislike sorry

ZenNudist Sat 07-Dec-13 12:51:32

Think chavvy. Except in Scotland I would think more appropriate.

I suppose it depends if you've got a Scottish surname & accent. Quite like it then. In the middle of say Essex, not so nice.

Theonlyoneiknow Sat 07-Dec-13 15:04:54

Trying not to take offence at the above comments.

My DS is called Kyle and we are certainly not chavvy FFS!!!

What certain kind of family does this name belong to santaslittlemonkeybutler ???

For us, we chose it because it is a strong Scottish name and we like the meaning (straight of water). It isn't thought of as common in our area in Scotland.

If you like the name don't let a bunch of snobs on here put you off.

Fair enough to not like a name but to say it is associated with a certain type of family, common, chavvy etc well that, to me, says a lot about what type of person that poster is!!!

lljkk Sat 07-Dec-13 15:33:18

The only one I know is almost 6, bonny & extremely clever. Lovely lad. Nice parents, too.

AuntieBrenda Sat 07-Dec-13 15:39:13

Met loads of them.
None of them have been particularly well behaved.
Call your kid what you like though, is your kid x

CarryOnDancing Sat 07-Dec-13 15:45:49

Sorry, another snob here.

waves to Theonlyoneiknow

No particular offence intended but sometimes opinions are based on observations. I think it's more of a target because of the association with the current trend for K names.

If you are discounting opinions about the social standing of the name OP then I'd add that I also don't enjoy the sound. That seems to be an approved opinion as it's listed by the parent of a Kyle, so I hope it helps.

Bunbaker Sat 07-Dec-13 15:50:33

I also think it depends on where you live. Round here the sort of family that SantasLittleMonkeyButler has described would name their child Kyle.

ilovesmurfs Sat 07-Dec-13 15:53:24

The only kyle I know is a lovely little boy, a real sweetie.

Oh actually I have a second cousin? Called kyle in America, he must be all grown up now last saw him as a child, he was lovely too.

ImAnElfJeSuisUneElf Sat 07-Dec-13 15:57:51

The only Kyle I know was excluded for assaulting me. And then trying to set the school on fire.

Philoslothy Sat 07-Dec-13 16:01:18

This thread is making me want to call my unborn child Kyle.

Rooners Sat 07-Dec-13 16:31:35

LOL at ImAnElfJeSuisUneElf! fgrin

I know a little Kyle and he is great. But in terms of fashion, it does seem to be fashionable among families of lesser educational status round 'ere.

and often sounds like 'Carw' which is pretty unattractive.

What is it with the letters K and J? We need someone who's done a PhD on it. I find it very interesting.

FetaCheeny Sat 07-Dec-13 17:47:16

I really like Kyle, know a lovely one.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 07-Dec-13 18:05:16

Well TheonlyoneIknow - in this area, the kind of families who would be shouting "ger ere ya little shit" etc. etc.

The OP asked for opinions, and I gave mine based on my experience of children with that name. That is not snobby, just factual.

I'm sure your DS is lovely - I am not doubting that or calling you "one of those families" as, as far as I know, I have never met you!

sonlypuppyfat Sat 07-Dec-13 18:07:57

A little old fashioned but I love it. My nieces son is a Kyle and he is a genius.

TwerkingNineToFive Sat 07-Dec-13 18:10:54

Sorry I just think of Jeremy Kyle but I'm sure I'd get over that if I knew one. I like it in principle.

Only1scoop Sat 07-Dec-13 18:13:20

Think of Jezza....a bit chavtastic....sorry

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 07-Dec-13 18:29:27

A very high proportion of Kyles have little brothers called Jayden and Kayden in this city. I know this because they're always being screeched, as said upthread.

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