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MolotovBomb Tue 06-Nov-12 10:12:53

I heard this name being called by one of the Mums at school this morning. I've heard of it, but haven't come across its use in RL before. What are your thoughts about it?


sausagesandwich34 Tue 06-Nov-12 10:14:21

I know 3 girls (5/6 yo) and a 2yo boy called eden

I think pretty for a girl -but definitely a girl's name

EMS23 Tue 06-Nov-12 10:15:08

I know one 10yr old girl Eden. I think it's pretty.

hellokitty123 Tue 06-Nov-12 10:17:03

Sounds masculine to my ears.

manicinsomniac Tue 06-Nov-12 10:22:31

I love it for a girl

Quite like it for a boy too but think it's much more of a girl's name

ditzydrawers Tue 06-Nov-12 10:36:57

Like can then have the gorgeous Edie as a nickname.

5madthings Tue 06-Nov-12 10:40:17

My dd has this name as a middle name. I would say its unisex. I really like it obviously smile

Rhubarbgarden Tue 06-Nov-12 14:22:43

I know a man called Eden. It suits him because he's petite, golden haired and blue eyed, and a very gentle soul.

I can't imagine it on a rugby player or builder though.

sonniebonnie Tue 06-Nov-12 14:24:26

I know a male Eden - think he's played rugby in the past. I think I prefer it for boys/men (but then I don't know any female Edens).

MolotovBomb Tue 06-Nov-12 15:10:03

I didn't know that it could be a boy's name, too. I has assumed that it was a girl's-only name.

I like it; I picture it on little girls whose parents have hippy tendencies - similar to people who might call their daughters Summer, India or Savannah.

The family who have an Eden at my daughter's school do not fit the stereotype I had in my mind, though! Quite trendy types - not 'earthy' in the least.

AlphaBeta82 Tue 06-Nov-12 15:11:56

Our ds is called Iden, which I always think is a slightly more masculine version of Eden. Obviously it is a name I love!

Leeds2 Tue 06-Nov-12 15:12:03

I know a female Eden (aged 11). I like it, but wouldn't even consider it for a boy.

AuntieStella Tue 06-Nov-12 15:32:54

It's traditionally a boys name, and it's only been given to girls in the last 15-20 years.

So you will still get a lot of people assuming the DC is a boy, as adult Edens are men.

Are you OK with a unisex name?

gail734 Tue 06-Nov-12 15:38:04

I went to school with a male Eden. He was gorgeous, so of course I think it's an excellent name!

WitchesTit Tue 06-Nov-12 15:42:06

Wasnt there a 60's male singer named Eden Kane?

I think it's ok for a boy but for a girl there's too much baggage surrounding the whole story of the garden of Eden and Eve being made of Adams rib and that. Not a good name for a girl at all IMO.

lljkk Tue 06-Nov-12 15:49:43

It screams Hippy to me. Harmless, but hippy.

nkf Tue 06-Nov-12 15:51:25

It's very trendy right now I'd say. I know of loads, both boys and girls.

Frikadellen Wed 07-Nov-12 22:45:32

I absolutely adore the name and it was on our short list for dd3 thankfully we didnt use it as we now live in a town on the River Eden and the name is used a LOT you cant get away from it laughs. but oh I think it is beautiful

amck5700 Thu 08-Nov-12 10:21:27

Frikadellen I know where you are coming from with that - we moved and now my children are names after Roundabouts sad

Eden is a lovely name, I know two girls one 7 ish and the other 3.

SandyChick Thu 08-Nov-12 10:23:25

I like it. I know a little girl called Eden.

RustyBear Thu 08-Nov-12 10:32:19

I know two Edens, both male; my BIL 's half-brother is 32, and one of DD's ex boyfriends is 23. I have never met a female Eden, except in a book.

PurpleGentian Thu 08-Nov-12 10:35:29

I know an adult male Eden - only Eden I've met.

He kept getting comments about the Garden of Eden or the River Eden just about every time he met someone new.

LetLoveRule Thu 08-Nov-12 13:35:09

Getting surprisingly common round here - 2 boy Edens in my dd's class. Never heard it used for a girl before.

thegreylady Thu 08-Nov-12 18:41:46

Reminds me of a dreadful child 'diva' on Toddlers and Tiaras [google Eden Wood]
There was a 60's pop star called Eden kane too [male] so I suppose it is unisex.
I know one [girl] in rl she is about 14 I think.

Ephiny Fri 09-Nov-12 17:41:36

I like it. Have never come across one in real life, the only fictional one I can think of is a character in a Barbara Vine novel, where it's a nickname for Edith.

I think I like it better for a girl tbh, though it could work either way.

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