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BangOn Thu 29-Aug-13 17:22:03

This is the only boy's name dh & agree on, mainly because we're both raving lefties grin.

However, I wonder if it's too unusual or too much like a girl's name. And yes, I do know Keir Hardy's first name was actually James, but we already know a few of those.

I'm the last person to think 'queer' would be a devastating nickname - being 'right-on' comes with the territory, but I'm aware my future teenage son might feel a little differently... Do you think the name will be hugely problematic?

Writerwannabe83 Thu 29-Aug-13 17:23:46

I like the way it looks but how is it pronounced??

BangOn Thu 29-Aug-13 17:23:55

Keir Hardie, even.

BangOn Thu 29-Aug-13 17:24:36

Pronounces Keer, as far as i know.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 29-Aug-13 17:32:01

I like it.

There was a Keir Hardie building at my university <useless fact>

MrsOakenshield Thu 29-Aug-13 17:32:54

I love it, it was on my boys' list.

soontobeslendergirl Thu 29-Aug-13 18:25:04

I have a Ciar - pronounced exactly the same, the only teasing he has ever had was because it rhymed with Beer which is hardly disastrous - he is 12 now. There are a few in his older brothers year at school (spelt Keir) and I don't think they get any bother either.

It's seriously not that common, there are just geographical reasons why there is a bit of a cluster where we now live.

It was really unusual where we lived when he was named.

I obviously like it - one of those names where they could be anything in life. I also loved Kerr but it was vetoed sad

TallulahBetty Thu 29-Aug-13 18:25:47

Love it.

HeirToTheIronThrone Thu 29-Aug-13 18:36:11

I like it. The love of my student life was a Keir. Sigh...

BangOn Thu 29-Aug-13 19:28:56

Thanks all, amazing how a positive Mnet verdict can make you feel more comfortble about a name!

There's also a building round here named after KH, so I'm hoping locals will get the historical context. That said, i'm still Nervous about telling anyone in RL before the birth, even the dcs, in case they hate it.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 29-Aug-13 19:34:48

I love it. I know of 1 - a teenager

I also love Aneurin/ Nye

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 29-Aug-13 19:36:04

Don't tell anyone before the baby is born

Our first has a name which is still my favourite, and was he only one we agreed on. I would have hated the shine to have been taken off it

FamiliesShareGerms Thu 29-Aug-13 19:36:14

I love it too - DH vetoed it because of how it goes with our surname (he had a point), but otherwise it would have been one of my top choices.

ArabellaBeaumaris Thu 29-Aug-13 19:36:42

Love it.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 29-Aug-13 19:39:29


AFAIK Queer isn't the preferred term of homophobic abuse (at least round here) at the moment

TheGirlOnTheLanding Thu 29-Aug-13 20:04:31

I know two, one a teen, one a gorgeous wee baby. But I am in Scotland, where surnames as first names is a bit of a thing. I love it: it means 'dark' though, so if you're both blonde and likely to have fair babies, you might want to bear it mind.

StitchingMoss Thu 29-Aug-13 20:09:03

I love it, but tried it out on a few people and was put off sad. I'm gutted I didn't go with it cos it's a fab name (and I'm a leftie too!).

Don't know anyone else with the name either, whereas DS1 is one of dozens around us sad.

Go for it!

soontobeslendergirl Thu 29-Aug-13 20:10:39

My Ciar didn't have a name for a week and a half - he was very dark both hair and skin tone. I wanted Kerr, OH wanted Ciaran, so we compromised and thought the meaning suited him too (Ciaran being the little dark one and we didn't think he would be little). Anyway, by 18 months he had a mop of blond curls!! He is dark again now though smile

EarthMither Thu 29-Aug-13 20:11:19

Great name OP

maddiemostmerry Thu 29-Aug-13 20:12:37

I have one! He didn't like it when he was little but loves it now.

Know one other.

Go for it

NorthernChinchilla Thu 29-Aug-13 20:14:40

It's my no.1 name for DS no.2, if we have one. I wanted it for no.1, but was vetoed.

Fabulous name, certainly go for it!

FriskyHenderson Thu 29-Aug-13 20:15:07

Heir there was a very dreamy Keir at school <swoon> Was it the same one? Auburn flicky hair?

LittleOldWineDrinker Thu 29-Aug-13 20:16:26

I love it - it was always going to be my boy name but DH vetoed it sad

LovelyMarchHare Thu 29-Aug-13 20:18:17

I like it. If you're both lefties how about Fenner after Fenner Brockway?

LemonBreeland Thu 29-Aug-13 20:22:59

I know a few Keirs. It of quite popular in my part of Scotland

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