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Boy's name: Keir. What do you think?

(63 Posts)
DangerMousey Wed 17-Oct-12 22:26:38

Pronounced 'Keer'.

I like this, and think it's quite unusual, but also sounds classic and strong (and in my mind would pass the High Court Judge/Binman test) considering it for DS1 who's due in a few weeks.

Opinions on this name?

Piccalilli2 Wed 17-Oct-12 22:30:24

I love it

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 17-Oct-12 22:32:17

There are a few Keirs up where I live (North East England). I like it.

MarjorieAntrobus Wed 17-Oct-12 22:39:26

Good name. Keir Hardie comes to mind.

bulletwithspookybatwings Wed 17-Oct-12 22:41:40

Love it smile

MrsBungleBear Wed 17-Oct-12 22:42:51

aaargh, love it! My 5 month old DS was very much almost Keir. [jealous] I am Scottish and live in England and I roll the r at the end. Every time DH (English) said it sounded like Kia it just didn;t sound the same sad

If I lived in Scotland he would definitely have been Keir but we called him Cameron in the end which I love (but not as much as Keir!)

VivaLeBeaver Wed 17-Oct-12 22:44:00

Wow, surprised people like it.

I know the C word is frowned upon here but to be its seriously chavtastic.

oopsiforgot Wed 17-Oct-12 22:44:21

Love it and wanted it for both my DS as its similar to my maiden surname. Agree strong and manly wink

VivaLeBeaver Wed 17-Oct-12 22:44:25

And he'll get called Queer at school.

Inneedofbrandy Wed 17-Oct-12 22:44:41

I like it, apart from I only know it from Penny Vinchenze (however thats spelt) novels and he's a moody bastard with a huge chip on his shoulder.

Bunbaker Wed 17-Oct-12 22:45:42

I don't think so and I admit that I do find a lot of names a bit "c"

MrsBungleBear Wed 17-Oct-12 22:46:05

Keir Starmer is chavy? shock

Keir Symmonds the reporter. I've never heard of it being a chavy name.

squoosh Wed 17-Oct-12 22:46:17

Keir Simmons, ITV news guy.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 17-Oct-12 22:46:42

My name radar must be off with this one then. smile

Ginda Wed 17-Oct-12 22:47:03

Love it. Keir Starmer: what's not to like?!

wigglesrock Wed 17-Oct-12 22:47:19

I like it, I know 2 - a toddler and a 30ish year old - it suits both of them.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 17-Oct-12 22:48:31

I think it's just K names in general, especially for boys which I think can be a bit .......


It seems similar to me.

BananaPhone Wed 17-Oct-12 22:49:22

It's a great name. Unless you're from east London, in which case first associations may well be with the Keir Hardie estate in Canning Town.

Popumpkin Wed 17-Oct-12 22:49:25

I love it. Would definitely consider using it in the (highly unlikely) event I ever have another baby smile.

TheDetective Wed 17-Oct-12 22:49:56

I know a guy called Keir.

I guess the name is ok, but for me I associate the name with this man who has a terrible burp affliction... I can't get over this grin

But if I didn't know him, I'd say yes, it is a nice name.

neolara Wed 17-Oct-12 22:50:08

Makes me think of Kier Hardy. Excellent name.

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 17-Oct-12 23:02:02

Oh yes , the ridiculous MN K snobbery

VivaLeBeaver Wed 17-Oct-12 23:03:20

There there Ken, don't fret. wink

I'm sorry, guilty as charged. I'm a k name snob.

eBook Wed 17-Oct-12 23:03:42

I like it.

UltraBOF Wed 17-Oct-12 23:04:56

Oh, I love it. I was madly in love with a Keir once.

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