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AreYouAbleMabel Thu 15-Nov-12 17:23:01

Isaac in Ireland? Really like it but discarded it due to the fact that it is sooooo popular in the uk and usually Ireland follows suit! Also has it become a chavvy name in the uk and do you all like it or has it become blah from overuse?? TIA

PurplePidjin Thu 15-Nov-12 17:28:05

I have a brand new nephew called Isaac; afaik it's not overly popular here (UK, London for BIL, South for us)

I would use it if you love it - obviously, i won't be grin

DublinMammy Thu 15-Nov-12 18:19:02

I know 3 Isaacs, I'm in Dublin...... I think it's getting more popular but don't let that stop you if you like it!

B1ueberryMuff1n Thu 15-Nov-12 18:22:15

I'm in Dublin and I don't know of one but it wouldn't surprise me to hear it either. Does that make sense?

Also I think that a name that is popular in England will be popular in Ireland too, maybe less so and not as quickly because the usage of Irish names dilutes the popularity of an English name but the patterns are similar.

HolyBrrrrrrBatman Thu 15-Nov-12 20:22:05

I'm in the UK (London) and I don't think I know any Isaacs, quite a few Zack's and an Isaiah, but no Isaacs.

MolotovBomb Fri 16-Nov-12 12:31:21

I don't know about Ireland but it isn't a chavvy name in the Midlands of England, despite it's growing popularity. I'd say it's quite middle-class name.

And I think it's a beautiful name smile

B1ueberryMuff1n Fri 16-Nov-12 12:41:02

A bible name is safe I would have thought. Obviously different demographics choose different names but it's never carved in stone.

If I saw Izaak I might think ofgs, kr8v, but Isaac spelt correctly, you'd have to be Julian Fellowes to look down on it, and there can be too much class consciousness. A little bit I understand, and a little bit is prudent for your children's sake, but worrying that a correctly spelt bible name is chavvy.... I think you should relax!

DessieLou Sun 18-Nov-12 16:33:33

Can't comment on Ireland but I don't know any in Yorkshire or Scotland. Personally I love it and wouldn't think of it as chavvy (and I'm a complete snob when it comes to chav names!). How about Zachary? Only know one of those in his teens.

Chottie Sun 18-Nov-12 20:34:14

I don't know any Issacs down south. It doesn't sound chavvy to me either.

Part1 Sun 18-Nov-12 20:35:36

It is one of the old testament names that was once only used by religious people, Jews, Christian & Muslim (Ishaq) but is now used by anyone. It isn't overly popular but expect a couple in an average sized primary.

usualsuspect3 Sun 18-Nov-12 20:39:23

I don't think any names are chavvy

Beamur Sun 18-Nov-12 20:41:21

I'm in West Yorks - I don't know any Isaacs in RL. Not overused round here.
It's a nice name, classical biblical.

CPtart Sun 18-Nov-12 20:45:50

I know a few here in N England. Love it. Not chavvy at all.

B1ueberryS0rbet Sun 18-Nov-12 20:51:35

I think when some people say a name is 'chavvy' what they mean it has an appeal across the board and what they want is a name that would be actively disliked in some quarters. There's nothing wrong with a name that doesn't nail its colours to the mast iykwim.

Mollydoggerson Sun 18-Nov-12 21:00:14

Virtually unused in SW Ireland, not chavvy.

Plenty of Zachs though.

usualsuspect3 Sun 18-Nov-12 21:14:24

I think that if someone thinks a name is chavvy they need to get over themselves

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