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MoFoe1 Sat 07-Dec-13 12:04:36

Opinions please grin

usualsuspect Sat 07-Dec-13 20:23:58

What a snobby thread this is.

You need to get over yourselves.

pickledsiblings Sat 07-Dec-13 20:36:06

I don't like this name at all despite meeting a really lovely 20 something Kyle recently. I found it strange as I just couldn't match the name with his persona; he was witty, attractive and intelligent.

usualsuspect Sat 07-Dec-13 20:37:53

What would expect a witty,attractive intelligent man to be called then?

KrabbyPatty Sat 07-Dec-13 20:39:26

It's chavvy, or whatever the acceptable term is now.

Rollermum Sat 07-Dec-13 20:40:52

Sorry, another one who thought instantly of Jeremy Kyle. I wouldn't use it for that reason.

If you love it though, who cares. Jeremy Kyle probably won't be a big name in future years!?

Ubik1 Sat 07-Dec-13 20:43:53

OH lovely, gentle, clever DP is called Kyle

I'm going to show him this thread later grin...will not show MIL though, she'd have all your guts for garters.

Bunbaker Sat 07-Dec-13 20:44:33

"What a snobby thread this is."

Yes it is, but it doesn't get away from the fact that the name Kyle has certain connotations whether you like it or not.

Ubik1 Sat 07-Dec-13 20:49:01

Yeah like; when I hear Mylo or Jack or Jake I always associate it with a certain sort of North London mother:

'Oh no, mylo stop hitting him... sweetie... no darling we talked about this...use your words darling not your fists...oh dear..' etc etc

usualsuspect Sat 07-Dec-13 20:51:09

It has certain connotations for up their own arse snobs,yes.

Auntierosemary Sat 07-Dec-13 20:52:47

Bloody hell! Katie Hopkins, is that you (x15)? Parents of kyles (including one of my best friends) don't read this thread. As Louis Walsh might say, a baby will make a name his own so if you like Kyle - go for it.

Saminthemiddle Sat 07-Dec-13 20:54:05

sorry, no...dislike

KrabbyPatty Sat 07-Dec-13 20:55:19

I agree with Bunbaker. My son has a name that has gone from unusual to ubiquitous in the last 10 years.

MN would be divisive. Most love it, some think it pretentious.

Most people have opinions on names, c'est la vie.

Theonlyoneiknow Sat 07-Dec-13 20:58:12

Thanks usualsuspect but think I will hide this thread from the threads I'm on.

I expect all those comments have put the OP off which is a shame. They must have been considering it to post on here. I often wish people who judge other names so harshly would share what their own DC are called!

My DS is a beautiful, kind, intelligent boy who has a strong Scottish name with a lovely meaning. It does sadden me that there are so many harsh negative comments towards his name. Imagine how you would feel if they were directed towards your DCs name?

Yes, the OP asked for opinions, but when a poster then replies and says they have a DC with that name I would never have been so mean as to post such harsh comments afterwards, maybe I am too soft for here!

God forbid you knew his middle name!

usualsuspect Sat 07-Dec-13 20:58:22

And 'chavvy' has never been an acceptable term.

usualsuspect Sat 07-Dec-13 21:06:55

Theonlyone, Baby names is the pits of MN.

It's full of middle England posters with their boring childrens names and lives.

Kyle is a fine name.

pickledsiblings Sat 07-Dec-13 21:07:06

usualsuspect, Alex/Edward/James/John/Matthew/Stephen/Mark etc etc.

Auntierosemary Sat 07-Dec-13 21:07:27

You're not too soft, theonlyoneiknow, or if you are then so am I - I was hurt on your behalf by some of those comments and if someone said stuff like that about my kids' names I would surely cry. But go on, tell us his middle name!

Ubik1 Sat 07-Dec-13 21:08:39

Kyle is a lovely Scottish name

pickledsiblings Sat 07-Dec-13 21:10:13

It's the fact that it's the female version of Kylie that puts me off it I think…and I like Kylie (Minogue, that is).

The OP has asked for opinions and I have given mine.

Ubik1 Sat 07-Dec-13 21:13:33

It's not the sodding male version of sodding kylie

It's from a Scottish surname which was derived from Gaelic caol meaning "narrows, channel, strait

OP you could try Caol ?

Theonlyoneiknow Sat 07-Dec-13 21:19:11

See, I am actually crying now. It really hurts to hear comments like that about your child's name. Yes of course everyone is entitled to their opinion but I just don't see the need to be so nasty about it.

I often post on this board and yes, if I didn't like a name I would say so but I wouldn't be mean about it.

His middle name is a surname (which is also 'chavvy' according to MN) but it is after a very close family member who passed away.

Thanks those of you that said you liked his name and stuck up for me!

Think I will go back to the Christmas threads for some festive cheer.

Ubik1 Sat 07-Dec-13 21:22:15

Don't be upset - there are loads of lovely Kyles around - but yes get some festive cheer and have a lovely Christmas with your - no doubt - lovely son fsmile

usualsuspect Sat 07-Dec-13 21:23:39

Don't let the idiots get you down.


gazzalw Sat 07-Dec-13 21:23:52

The Kyle in DD' s class (aged 8) told the year group about Chucky....enough said

ItStillLooksLikeRainDear Sat 07-Dec-13 21:24:32

All the Kyles I've come across are naughty boys!

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