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Diddle82 Wed 10-Jul-13 09:33:49

What do people think about liam? Is this popular at the moment? DH thinks its a bit chavy - is he right?

rocketeer Wed 10-Jul-13 09:36:23

I have a Liam and I don't think it's 'chavvy'. I read on here once that it is a naughty boys name - nothing could be further from the truth with mine!

rocketeer Wed 10-Jul-13 09:37:06

Oh, and we rarely come across another Liam. My other boys have more unusual names and we seem to meet more of them!

Diddle82 Wed 10-Jul-13 12:40:09

Thats good to hear, its not a name we have really come across but not sure if its because we havent been listening out for it. I am liking it more and more...

valiumredhead Wed 10-Jul-13 13:12:36

I'm not over keen, partly because there were loads around when ds was born 12 years ago.

playftseforme Wed 10-Jul-13 13:16:29

I think it is a lovely name, quite unusual now

emacp Wed 10-Jul-13 13:18:38

It is short for William not a name in itself I think

Blanketsandpillows Wed 10-Jul-13 14:26:20

It's a gorgeous name I think. It is the Irish version of William and therefore is a name in itself rather than just being a shortened version of William

C0smos Wed 10-Jul-13 20:00:23

I have one and I think it's a great name, not too common and quite contemporary. It's not unique I have seen a handful of others in his school.

BustleInYourHedgerow Wed 10-Jul-13 20:04:13

I like it, a normal, run of the mill name here in Ireland, not overly common though eithersmile And not short for William, is a name in itself.

badtime Wed 10-Jul-13 20:09:19

Of course it's a name in itself. hmm

Both William and Liam derive from the Norman/French Guillaume (rather than Liam from William), so Liam has every bit as much of a pedigree as the English version.

PattieOfurniture Wed 10-Jul-13 20:13:46

My 19yo brother is Liam, the only one I personally know.
I love it

mulan84 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:46:52

I love it, but I'm biased as I have a Liam. I know 3 others of different ages. Can be used a short form of William but is definitely a name in it's own right as others have said. My OH wasn't sure about it at first but I can't imagine our LO being called anything else.

AllegraLilac Thu 11-Jul-13 01:50:44

I know quite a few in their 20s, but my kids went to a Catholic school full of Irish immigrant families.

I like the name very much. Liam from 90210 is fit.

Onesleeptillwembley Thu 11-Jul-13 02:05:44

It was (in England) a lovely old Irish name, that unfortunately had been taken over by the Jeremy Kyle brigade. It's a name that makes me doubly wince; 1, it's a 'common' name in a lot of quarters, and 2; it was lovely and used by respectable people.

JeanPaget Thu 11-Jul-13 02:28:39

I really like it, I only know of one Liam at my DC's school (in Scotland).

Although I like the name myself I do think some regarded as a slightly 'chavvy' name. I think it would help if you had some Irish link...

Diddle82 Thu 11-Jul-13 13:04:39

Interesting comments, definately like the irish connection...

nocheeseplease Thu 11-Jul-13 13:07:34

I really like it. If dd1 was a boy she was going to be Liam, we ended up calling her Leah.

Shrugged Fri 12-Jul-13 18:17:59

Pretty much the Irish equivalent of Thomas or Edward. Plain, strong, often used.

JumpingJackSprat Fri 12-Jul-13 18:26:00

"was used by respectable people"? Wtf i hope i read that wrong!!! The liam i know is lovely, not a "naughty boy" and his parents arent chavs!! Good solid name, i dont know any others.

derbyshire Fri 12-Jul-13 20:34:53

I've got a half-Irish/half-English Liam. He's actually William on his birth cert but always called Liam thereby pleasing both sides of the family!

I don't consider it "chavvy" - v respectable old name in Ireland. (Plenty of priests called Father Liam!)

ChristineDaae Sat 13-Jul-13 22:02:36

I know 3 Liam's, one is my bro 20, a friends son 3, the other is about 27. Of course to a name in its own right. And it's not chavvy at all in my eyes.

mamalovesmojitos Sat 13-Jul-13 23:27:12

I love it.

DramaAlpaca Sat 13-Jul-13 23:51:05

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MrsTomHardy Sun 14-Jul-13 00:09:38

My eldest is Liam...he's 16 now and I love his name......although I do often call him Lee....but I like that name too grin

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