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(20 Posts)
ZiderDrinker Tue 04-Jan-11 20:45:56

Any opinions? Or any similar old and recogniseable but unusual names ...

AnnOnimous Tue 04-Jan-11 21:08:36

I prefer Irvine, to Irving.

What about Stirling?

Janoschi Tue 04-Jan-11 22:17:00

I love it.

hormonalmum Tue 04-Jan-11 22:19:51

I love this - was my grandfathers name. Sadly I never met him.

BuntyPenfold Tue 04-Jan-11 22:25:27

love it

usualsuspect Tue 04-Jan-11 22:28:20


coco2901 Tue 04-Jan-11 22:42:06

Dislike Irving but LOVE Irvine, its my nephewsname and really suits him

ZiderDrinker Tue 04-Jan-11 22:45:46

I've never heard of Irvine, is it pronounced roughly the same?

Stirling I thought is a bit modern, am I wrong?

LetThereBeRock Tue 04-Jan-11 22:53:32

Irving is awful.Stirling is much nicer.

And Stirling Moss was born in 1929,and an American screenwriter and producer also called Stirling,was born in 1918,so I wouldn't say it was particuarly modern.

meandjoe Tue 04-Jan-11 23:10:46

Irving???! Sounds like name of a serial killer.

coco2901 Tue 04-Jan-11 23:11:42

Stirling is also a pretty crap city in Scotland...

ZiderDrinker Tue 04-Jan-11 23:25:53

TBH, I thought everyone would hate it - surprised by the positive comments so far. The only Irvings I can think of are Irving Berlin and Washington Irving (ok, I know, its a surname). I think Stirling/Sterling would lead to some wry remarks, as DH is reknowned for his parsimony (for which read he's really tight) grin

Nightstar Wed 05-Jan-11 00:28:03

I immediately thought of Irvine Welsh (who wrote Trainspotting amoungst other things)

gerontius Wed 05-Jan-11 00:44:53


KickArseQueen Wed 05-Jan-11 00:46:50

As a middle name???? Steve as the 1st??? grin

ZiderDrinker Wed 05-Jan-11 01:29:33

That's Irwin, silly. wink

ZiderDrinker Wed 05-Jan-11 01:30:41

I had to google that before I knew what you meant though. blush

tummytickler Wed 05-Jan-11 07:23:34

dh loves this name, but for me, it does not trip off the tongue nicely.
Undecided <helpful emoticon> grin

ZiderDrinker Wed 05-Jan-11 23:22:52

I know what you mean with the tripping off the tongue - it's not a very childish name, IYKWIM. Not sure what the other DCs would call him as a nickname - Irvie maybe?

KickArseQueen Thu 06-Jan-11 00:46:16

Yes I know, but its the 1st thing that came to mind wink

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