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darleneconnor Sat 04-Dec-10 11:56:44

What do you think of:

Girls names

Arianna nn Aria
Abigail nn Abbey
Alexandr(i)a nn Lexey
Maya (My-a not May-a)
Natasha nn Sasha

Boys names


Either Gender

are some of these quite chavvy?

Highlandgirl Sat 04-Dec-10 12:06:21

Your pink names are lovely very classic but the boys are a bit (IMO) yes chavvy...!

Marina - I suggest this name, DH said no! sad
Jamie (for a boy it would be better)
Abigail nn Abbey
Alexandr(i)a nn Lexey
Natasha nn Sasha
Violet - LOVE

LOVE your girls list.

For boys really don't like Dallas or Shae, Scott and Sean are the best.

Bailey (save it for the family pet)


HowTheGrokeStoleChristmas Sat 04-Dec-10 12:08:26

Girls names

Eilidh - like
Marina - not keen
Arianna nn Aria - like very much
Jamie - not keen, think of this as a boys name
Amber - ok
Abigail nn Abbey - ok
Ailish - ok
Alexandr(i)a nn Lexey - ok
Courtney - dislike
Maya (My-a not May-a)-ok
Ryan - boys name
Skyler - quite like
Natasha nn Sasha - bit 80's
Verity - pretty
Violet - very sweet
Katya - very eastern europe
Erin - ok
Elaine - ok, bit old fashioned
Dawn - nice
Bonnie - very sweet

Boys names

Scott - not that keen
Kyle - nooooo
Dallas - nooooo
Sean - nice
Kelvin - temperature
Calvin - chavtastic, sorry
Shae - why not Shane?

Either Gender
Bailey - V.chavvy I'm afraid

are some of these quite chavvy?

HowTheGrokeStoleChristmas Sat 04-Dec-10 12:08:53

sorry didn't mean to include your last sentence blush

ShoppingDays Sat 04-Dec-10 14:00:51

Eilidh - like
Marina - like
Arianna nn Aria - like
Jamie - don't like
Amber - like
Abigail nn Abbey - like
Ailish - not keen
Alexandr(i)a nn Lexey - like Alexandr(i)a but not Lexey
Courtney - dislike
Maya (My-a not May-a) - OK
Ryan - a boy's name
Skyler - sounds like a boy's name
Natasha nn Sasha - like Natasha but not Sasha
Verity - no
Violet - like
Katya - not keen
Erin - dislike
Elaine - dislike
Dawn - like
Bonnie - a dog's name

Boys names

Scott - OK
Kyle - dislike
Dallas - dislike
Sean - not keen
Kelvin - dislike
Calvin - dislike
Shae - dislike

Either Gender

Bailey - dislike

Komondor Sat 04-Dec-10 14:03:10

My favourites


(cant decide)



The names from you girls list I consider chavvy:
Alexandria - as soon as you add the i, its a city in Egypt, rather than a girls name. Alexandra is not chavvy.
Ryan - surely this is a boys name
Katya - unless you are Russian, I think this is chavvy
Bonnie - just sounds rather made-up, and not an adult name. If you used Bronwen with Bonnie as a surname, then would not be chavvy.

The boys names I think are chavvy:


Sorry if I have offended anyone.

Nancy66 Sat 04-Dec-10 15:17:55

Violet is the only name I like. Most of them are very chavvy, yes

Dexterrocks Sat 04-Dec-10 15:24:43

You have my daughter's name in there - just as well everyone likes it so far (except Nancy)

Dexterrocks Sat 04-Dec-10 15:26:32

Where do you live? Some names work in certain areas but have "associations" in other areas.

Violet5 Sat 04-Dec-10 16:58:55

I think Verity, Violet and Amber are lovely smile

and i love Kyle...because i have a Kyle and he's gorgeous and not at all chavvy, he's a very handsome, polite, mummys boy and i love him to bits grin

DanceInTheDark Sat 04-Dec-10 17:06:22

Girls names

Eilidh - don't know how to pronounce it
Marina - and the diamonds?
Arianna nn Aria - don't like
Jamie - not a girls name
Amber - don't like
Abigail nn Abbey - ok
Ailish - not sure how to say it
Alexandr(i)a nn Lexey - not keen
Courtney - chavvy (to me)
Maya (My-a not May-a) - would say this May-a but lots of Mia's locally
Ryan - for a girl- really?
Skyler- no
Natasha nn Sasha - meh
Verity - cute but would't personally use
Violet - no
Katya - like
Erin - like
Elaine - old lady
Dawn chavvy (to me)
Bonnie - no

Boys names

Scott - meh
Kyle - chavvy (to me)
Dallas no
Sean - meh
Kelvin - no
Calvin - better than kelvin
Shae - no

Either Gender
Bailey - its a surname

well you did ask!!

autodidact Sat 04-Dec-10 17:12:29

I like Marina, Amber, Katya, Bonnie and Sean.

cece Sat 04-Dec-10 17:19:14

Quite a varitey of names, here goes;

Girls names

Eilidh - how do you say this, could be good if I knew
Marina - not sure if I really like it or really dislike it
Arianna nn Aria - not for me
Jamie - don't really like this name for either gender
Amber - OK
Abigail nn Abbey - OK but not one I owuld use
Ailish - not for me but OK
Alexandr(i)a nn Lexey - prefer Alexia
Courtney - chavvy
Maya (My-a not May-a)- far too popular
Ryan - isn't that a boys name, never heard it used for a girl, so a no from me
Skyler - truely awful
Natasha nn Sasha - like Sasha, always worry about Natashas who grow moustache in later life
Verity - LOVE, was going to be DC3 name if it had been a girl
Violet - not that keen
Katya - Not keen on hard C/k sounds to start names
Erin - like this one
Elaine - bit old fashioned
Dawn - reminds me of school bully
Bonnie - will this be a nn for somethin else?

Boys names

Scott - chav
Kyle - chav
Dallas - faints
Sean - nice
Kelvin - picks myself up only to faint again
Calvin - just remains lying on the floor
Shae - as in Shamus?

Either Gender
Bailey - terrible

Sorry been a bit damming on some of your names but really like Verity and Erin.

Dexterrocks Sat 04-Dec-10 17:24:00

Eilidh is pronounce Ale - ee: it is Gaelic (Scottish) and means bright light.

MentalFloss Sat 04-Dec-10 17:51:32

Girls names

Eilidh - nice
Marina - nice
Arianna nn Aria - okay
Jamie - boys name
Amber - okay
Abigail nn Abbey - nice but prefer Abbey spelt Abbie
Ailish - not sure how you say it
Alexandr(i)a nn Lexey - Alexandra & prefer Lexi
Courtney - not for me
Maya (My-a not May-a)- nice but popular
Ryan - boys name
Skyler - not for me
Natasha nn Sasha - nice
Verity - like
Violet - love
Katya - not for me
Erin - love
Elaine - bit middle aged
Dawn - not for me
Bonnie - depends can be a bit pet like

Boys names

Scott - like
Kyle - no
Dallas - no makes me think the child was conceived there like Brooklyn Beckham
Sean - alright
Kelvin - no
Calvin - alright
Shae - no

Either Gender
Bailey - alcoholic drink or surname so no

Dexterrocks Sat 04-Dec-10 18:25:22

Ailish is pronounced - Ale ish.

Dexterrocks Sat 04-Dec-10 18:26:59

Name choice also depends on surname. I know you can't post that here but if you can try to avoid alliteration and rhyme. You may also be able to narrow the list by avoiding the same initials as anyone in your immediate family. You may have already done all of that of course.

BarbieLovesKen Sat 04-Dec-10 19:40:26

Eilidh - this actually looks lovely but I dont know how to pronounce it - could you explain it to (dim!!) me?
Marina - Sorry, dont like.
Arianna nn Aria - nice!.
Jamie - isnt this a boy's name?
Amber - perfectly nice name but every time I hear it I now associate it with the silly girl on 16 and pregnant and dont like it anymore.
Abigail nn Abbey - really lovely.
Ailish - Is this meant to be the Irish name? if so we spell it Élish.
Alexandr(i)a nn Lexey - lovely but really dont like nn lexey. Alex is nicer IMO.
Courtney - oooh sorry, really dont like at all.
Maya (My-a not May-a)- nice.
Ryan - is this not a boy's name?
Skyler - awful.
Natasha nn Sasha - Natasha is lovely but hate Sasha.
Verity - dont like.
Violet - lovely
Katya - dont like
Erin - lovely
Elaine - meh, perfectly fine I suppose but where Im from, theres about 70000000 all ages so very boring and ordinary to me.
Dawn - I have 2 cousins named Dawn and love it.
Bonnie - sounds like a cute nickname for a little girl/ baby. Will not suit her when shes a High Court Judge.

Scott - dont like
Kyle - dont like
Dallas - awful
Sean - lovely
Kelvin - awful
Calvin- awful
Shae - dont like. What about Shane?

Either Gender
Bailey - no way.

I hate, hate referring to any name as chavvy as it can really hurt feelings but since you asked yes, I think some are - definately your boy's names. Sorry!!.

Dexterrocks Sat 04-Dec-10 19:45:57

barbie it is explained above!

BelligerentGhoul Sat 04-Dec-10 19:47:00

Girls names

Eilidh - have no idea how to pronounce this
Marina - not fond
Arianna nn Aria - Arianna ok but Aria is bad
Jamie - ugh
Amber -ok
Abigail nn Abbey - ok
Ailish -ok
Alexandr(i)a nn Lexey - dislike
Courtney - hideous
Maya (My-a not May-a)- neither like nor dislike
Ryan - for a girl? Beyond awful imho
Skyler - no
Natasha nn Sasha - only ok
Verity -love it
Violet - love it
Katya -no
Erin -ok
Elaine - quite like
Dawn - love this
Bonnie - awful

Boys names


Dislike all of these except Scott, which has a certain retro charm.

Dislike Bailey but worse for a girl than a boy.

SO a couple of lovely roses in amongst a number of thorns imho.

Dexterrocks Sat 04-Dec-10 19:47:57

Eilidh that is!

BarbieLovesKen Sat 04-Dec-10 19:55:04

Oops! so it is! thanks Dexterrocks. Ooh I like it.. (Eilidh)

goplayout Sat 04-Dec-10 20:06:15

Round here Eilidh would be mistaken for Hailey.

As in "Oy, 'Ailey, get yersen ova 'ere"

..but I still quite like it...grin

Dexterrocks Sat 04-Dec-10 20:16:30

In Scotland Eilidh is a perfectly normal but not common name. I have taught a few of them. It appears more on the West Coast but we live on the East Coast and it still pops up regularly enough.
Once you are a teacher you know all the names and have opinions/associations for each name - makes it very hard to name your own dcs

Secretwishescometrue Sat 04-Dec-10 20:46:02

Maya is lovely also like Violet a lot. From your boys Sean I love but really wouldn't be mad on the others sorry...

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