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Eden getting popular?

(30 Posts)
Jasbro Mon 10-Dec-12 21:30:39

Is the name Eden starting to get popular? I really liked it from 4 years ago but I've noticed it cropping up more and more on forums about baby names, and wondering if has taken off in the last year or two? I've never heard of a baby called it, but I live in quite an upper middle class area and I'm wondering if it's just popular with people in different areas?
Has anyone come acrosss a baby girl named Eden? Is it considered chavvy or common by some people?

runningforme Thu 13-Dec-12 04:56:52

this was my choice for dd1 but dh said no sad I mourn for the names he has said no to.....

SavoyCabbage Thu 13-Dec-12 03:40:40

I know a few Edens but they are all boys. The youngest is two.

EmpressOfTheNorthPole Thu 13-Dec-12 02:21:05

I know of a 12 year old girl called Eden, parents both theatre directors. I like it.

SomersetONeil Thu 13-Dec-12 02:05:58

I'm a Kiwi so it makes me thing of rugby first and foremost. I would very much avoid it for that reason alone. grin

rutnoast Wed 12-Dec-12 23:42:22

i think its a lovely name, dont know anyone called eden though.

i would like to use it myself, i think it sounds lovely and peaceful, but the story of the garden of eden is one of the things i hate most about christianity (athiest over here) and so i dont think i could ever use it!

ScrimshawTheSecond Wed 12-Dec-12 14:37:11

2 Edens at nursery (out of 28 kids). Boy and a girl.

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Tue 11-Dec-12 20:19:53

the Eden I know is a boy.

It's always been more of a boy's name for me.

AlexanderS Tue 11-Dec-12 20:17:49

There was an Eden (female) at DS's very middle class nursery last year.

AlexanderS Tue 11-Dec-12 20:16:33

P.S. Don't forget Nameberry is an American site so refers to the American name charts. There are some names that are very popular here - e.g. Imogen - that are not even in the top 1000 there, and undoubtedly vice versa.

RightUpMyRue Tue 11-Dec-12 20:12:28

I love it. It's on my list for this DS but DP has said no. sad

I had an uncle Eden, years ago, who I loved. Never heard of a girl called Eden but can see how it works for both sexes.

bruffin Tue 11-Dec-12 20:07:12

I immediately thought of Eden Wood as well.

scarlettsmummy2 Tue 11-Dec-12 19:55:14

I think it's chavvy. The two I know don't come from traditional middle class backgrounds.

thegreylady Tue 11-Dec-12 19:50:47

Eden Wood star of Toddlers and Tiaras smile
I also know a 12 year old girl named Eden.
I think of it as a girl's name.

AlexanderS Tue 11-Dec-12 15:55:48


AlexanderS Tue 11-Dec-12 15:55:25

It's actually remained pretty static for the last few years. It was no. 144 (378 babies) in 2008, no. 150 (363 babies) in 2009, no. 147 (365 babies) in 2010 and no. 150 (364 babies) last year (in England and Wales). See []] for more details.

FriendofDorothy Tue 11-Dec-12 14:15:01

My 20 month old niece is called Eden. To be honest I thought it was a bit chavvy at first but I have got used to it now!

survivingwinter Tue 11-Dec-12 14:06:03

I know of 4 girls with the name Eden - all in their teens now. I wouldn't think of it as a particularly religious name despite the obvious connotations. I think Sparklechops might be on to something with Edie which is becoming popular so Eden might be the given name with Edie as nn.

MissCellania Tue 11-Dec-12 14:05:59

I've known a few, all boys.

sparklechops Mon 10-Dec-12 22:43:21

I wonder if it is getting more popular because people want to use Edie for a nickname but don't want Edith as the formal birth certificate name. It is a lovely alternative.

Jasbro Mon 10-Dec-12 22:02:08

Hmmm, I really like it for some reason, but I think it might be too religious for me after all!

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Mon 10-Dec-12 21:41:23

Both the Eden's I know are girls.

MolotovCocktail Mon 10-Dec-12 21:39:40

I always think if Eden as a girls name. According to Nameberry, it's in the Top 100 names for girls.

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Mon 10-Dec-12 21:39:08

I know two. The older one is nearly 5, and was named after the garden of Eden, the younger is nearly two and was named because she knew the older one and liked the name.

ElfOnTheShelf Mon 10-Dec-12 21:37:49

Yes i know a baby Eden - a girl - and the parents probably would be considered 'chavvy' but are also religious which was why i assumed they named her thus (garden of Eden etc)

MolotovCocktail Mon 10-Dec-12 21:36:24

I had thought of Eden as being quite an earthy, hippy name and quite uncommon. I definitely think it's becoming more popular.

There is a 4yo girl at my daughter's school named Eden and they're definitely not an earthy, hippy family! I'm quite surprised the family have an Eden, tbh. I'm quite confused about the name's direction right now.

<rushes to look at Nameberry>

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