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Clueless79 Mon 10-Jan-11 19:55:44

In a quandary over names since finding out we're having a boy! Haven't got a single one we love - would love your help and opinions!I tried out Oscar a couple of hours ago and even since then have gone off it a bit - what about Aiden? Any associations with this name? Is it popular? Is it awful???


ShoppingDays Mon 10-Jan-11 20:36:56

I really like it. Lovely classic name

nowwearefour Mon 10-Jan-11 20:38:39

i know an Aiden born recently. i was surprised by it when i first heard it (not too common now) and makes me think of SATC but not in a bad way. I like it.

ShoppingDays Mon 10-Jan-11 20:41:37

Prefer the spelling Aidan though, which seems to be the older spelling and Aiden is a variation.

ShoppingDays Mon 10-Jan-11 20:42:11

Associations.... it's a saint's name.

Clueless79 Mon 10-Jan-11 20:43:10

I am still liking it almost an hour on...doing well! Have had a blank mind since the scan - really pleased with a boy apart from the name issue and the fact that some boy toys are hideous - Ben10, what is that about?? But then couldn't face a sea of pink girly plastic princess stuff either!

Dare I even ask Aiden even remotely...chavvy...? (ok so I'm discovering I'm a name snob)

Clueless79 Mon 10-Jan-11 20:45:06

Ooh Aidan. Yes that's better.

spiderlight Mon 10-Jan-11 22:10:53

I really like it but would also spell it Aidan. It means 'little fire' and part of me wishes I'd used it for my sparky little redheaad!

onimolap Mon 10-Jan-11 22:18:08

I'd spell it Aidan.

He was an Anglo-Saxon saint in the North East

Tuschinski Tue 11-Jan-11 13:13:43

I live in Ireland and I'd imagine it has very different associations here than in the UK. Here I would think of it as a very '70's name, I know a lot of 30somethings called it, wouldn't be in any way trendy and certainly not chavvy.

5DollarShake Tue 11-Jan-11 14:22:59

I'm married to a 30-something Irish Aiden. grin

sophiesmummie Tue 11-Jan-11 14:39:29

I like Aiden.

Clueless79 Tue 11-Jan-11 18:27:23

Tuschinski - talk to me about how it would be thought of in Ireland please? My mum is against this name and her opinions on names will be based on similar thoughts - and we all know that Mum being anti a name can be a real deal breaker!confused

racmac Tue 11-Jan-11 18:50:43

I have an Aidan - its lovely name smile

My dhs family irish and they like it too

I do spend the whole time telling people its AN and not EN but apart from that i love it grin

Minione Tue 11-Jan-11 20:30:33

My DH is Irish and we named our son who was sadly born sleeping Malachy Aidan after his friend who died tragically as teenager. Its not a name I'd considered before but now think it is lovely.

rach78rach Wed 12-Jan-11 09:47:14

i have a 14 year old son named this,altho i spelt it Aidain.... hes the only 1 i knw n loves his name xx

Edmundo Wed 12-Jan-11 10:03:19

It's nice but spelt Aidan.

A lot of people say they don't like it becasue of Jayden but it's a completely different name. It's like saying that Jayden is like James.

FindingStuffToChuckOut Wed 12-Jan-11 10:04:39

Aidan is a great name & if they got the sex wrong you can spell it backwards & call the girl Nadia

Tuschinski Wed 12-Jan-11 11:17:09

In Ireland (well IMHO anyway) I would consider it be to be just a bog standard name, nothing at all wrong with it, quite nice actually, but a bit ordinary IYKWIM, like Paul or Mark or David, a name your brother has. It's the name of the accountant where I work which doesn't help it though I do think it is coming back into fashion a little due to SATC.

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