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(21 Posts)
LilllyLovesLife Fri 07-Dec-12 09:35:24

Thanks all. My kids like Dylan too so we may just go for it. x

blackcoffee Thu 06-Dec-12 17:27:17

I like it, I know three aged 1-5

manicinsomniac Thu 06-Dec-12 17:25:45

I think it's a nice name and not overly popular. I know 2 dylans (one spelt like that and one dhillon) and 2 Alfies so they seem of similar popularity to me though I know Alfie is much more popular really.

I tend to think of Alfie as quite a 'posh' name but maybe that's because the only two I know are Alfreds and I tend to assume they all are.

toobreathless Thu 06-Dec-12 13:11:48


Sorry HATE Alfie, dare I say it very chavvy.

rainbow2000 Thu 06-Dec-12 12:53:11

My Dylan is 17 and it got popular just afte ri named him.I live in Dublin.But i still love the name.

5madthings Wed 05-Dec-12 15:13:13

madame that shows that it was popular 11/12 yrs ago. it is commonish but certainly not all that common and i font know any little children called dylan which is what the op would be concerned about.

i think its in the top 50names? but still may not be a whole bunch of them in anyone class, i would guess it may be regional as well?

TigerseyeMum Wed 05-Dec-12 14:56:34

I have a 5 year old Dylan but he's a dog smile

We thought it was an unusual name but just in our local area met 3 boys and 1 dog also called Dylan. One memorable occasion we had 2 dogs and 1 boy called Dylan all in a tangle and doing a recall was quite difficult.

It's a nice welsh name though and it's not like there are hundreds in every class.

MadamFolly Tue 04-Dec-12 20:48:52

Dylan is very popular atm, there are 6 in year 7 in one school I know.

5madthings Tue 04-Dec-12 20:39:39

i have a Dylan. he is almost 8 and in a 60+yr group there are two dylans. its certainly not masssively popular but is well known.

i love it smile

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Tue 04-Dec-12 20:37:29

I like Dylan. I like it spelled Dillon better though!

LucyLastik Tue 04-Dec-12 20:32:58

There are 3 in my nursery class atm, so very popular round here too.

CountBapula Tue 04-Dec-12 20:31:20

I have one. I think my mum was a bit hmm when we named him but we didn't tell her until he was born so she couldn't really say anything. He is 2 now with surfer dude blond hair and it suits him down to the ground.

shirash1 Tue 04-Dec-12 16:36:48

Love it smile

rainbow2000 Tue 04-Dec-12 14:26:32

I love it but then im bias(i have 1).I havent heard it in a while but it used to be very popular round here

tammytoby Tue 04-Dec-12 14:26:08

What I suggest is that you look at the ONS list of ALL boys names used last year - you will find lots of lovely classic underused names outside the top 100 or even top 250. Hope you find a name you love!

LilllyLovesLife Tue 04-Dec-12 13:52:24

Oh dear. It does bother me if a name is very popular, that's half the problem. I haven't heard of one for ages so thought it would be OK!

Ebb Tue 04-Dec-12 11:33:29

I like it. smile

lovemybabyboy Tue 04-Dec-12 11:30:24

I like it but it is very popular round where I live, but go for it if that doesnt bother you.

tammytoby Tue 04-Dec-12 11:20:51

There are two Dylans in my ds's class of 18 so pretty popular round here too...

I'm not that keen on it personally but if you love it then go for it!

SugarMeFingers Tue 04-Dec-12 10:55:24

Love Dylan! Go for it.

LilllyLovesLife Tue 04-Dec-12 09:49:48

This is our fav baby name at the mo (boy due in 7 weeks) but both sets of grandparents turned their noses up at it.

What do you ladies think? My girls have very unusual names but can't find a boys name we both like except Dylan, and Alfie but we decided there were far too many Alfies around.

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