Naughty boy name?

(32 Posts)
Tortycat Tue 06-Sep-16 17:48:47

Trying to decide a name for ds2 - have to register by Thurs! Wanted quick poll on whether ethan is a bit chavvy/ naughty boy, or not??

Vixxfacee Tue 06-Sep-16 17:50:17

No it's not.

buttercup54321 Tue 06-Sep-16 17:54:36

I know a very naughty boy called Ethan. He is also cute lol

Bagina Tue 06-Sep-16 17:56:18

Not particularly, but it's ridiculously popular. You didn't ask that, I know.

DixieWishbone Tue 06-Sep-16 18:00:31

Strangely enough the only Ethan I know was the worst behaved boy in my DD's class.

Moonrocks6 Tue 06-Sep-16 18:01:30

I've taught three Ethan's. All lovely, lively , bright little boys.

Foxtato Tue 06-Sep-16 18:07:44

I really like Ethan, also Evan.

Caldini22 Tue 06-Sep-16 18:16:01

No not a naughty boy name in my opinion

Bluesand1 Tue 06-Sep-16 18:19:10

Not a naughty boy name
All the Ethans I know come from very nice families

Reindeerlily Tue 06-Sep-16 18:26:04

Before I'd even read the thread I was going to say the name Ethan is a naughty boy name.

LollyMcLolface Tue 06-Sep-16 18:30:32

I think the majority of names are neither posh nor "chavvy" (not a word I use). It's all about context. I live in a really deprived area and whilst there are lots of the names always trotted out on mumsnet as being "chavvy" there are also plenty of Charlies, Harrys, Alfies and other names that are just as likely to be found in naice areas. If a name is popular (which Ethan is) then it's probably because it has a broad appeal. Therefore you will have a real mix of children with those names. If you aren't "chavvy" and your other child's name isn't "chavvy" then Ethan won't sound "chavvy".

monkeygone Tue 06-Sep-16 18:30:51

My nephew is Ethan and he's not a naughty child.

Bluesand1 Tue 06-Sep-16 18:44:36

Just remembered I met a very posh lady with an Ethan the other week actually

srslylikeomg Tue 06-Sep-16 18:48:11

I have a girl with a 'th' sound in the name and wanted to warn you that he will be called Eefan by all his peers until he is five.

Spaghettidog Tue 06-Sep-16 18:49:47

Is 'naughty boy name' some kind of code for 'unashamedly working class'?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 06-Sep-16 18:54:21

I don't like it, which is strange as I always imagine a sweet mild mannered little boy. Who is very eager to please. When i hear this name.
Naughty boy names to me are.
Mason
Jaiden
Reuben
Callum

sandylion Tue 06-Sep-16 18:57:01

No its a nice name. Modern but not made up.

Sophronia Tue 06-Sep-16 18:57:27

No, it's fine

BettyOBarley Tue 06-Sep-16 19:01:38

No I don't think so

DixieWishbone Tue 06-Sep-16 22:26:26

Wharton wrote Ethan Frome over a hundred years ago so it's quite an old name, at least in the US.

Tortycat Wed 07-Sep-16 12:40:13

Thanks for opinions. Didn't mean to sound snobby - naughty isn't code for working class, but I've worked with kids and some names do seem to cluster in kids with behavioural problems! I like Laurie but dp not keen and only 1 day left to decide... Ethan is Hebrew so must be old.

MrsCaecilius Wed 07-Sep-16 12:45:31

Naught boy connotations here, in the same vein as Callum and Daniel. Definitely not modern names, but those I've come across have all been challenging....

LynetteScavo Wed 07-Sep-16 12:45:39

None of the Ethan's I know are naughty. one is ridiculously lively though

PoisonWitch Wed 07-Sep-16 18:09:49

All the Ethans I taught (4) were very naughty and two criminal.

Bluesand1 Wed 07-Sep-16 18:13:37

All the Williams I taught were nightmares does that mean everyone is naughty?

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