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

Opinions please grin

emmaliz Sun 22-Dec-13 11:19:42

I have taught two Kyles (secondary school) and they have been absolute delights.
However I tend to treat pupils based on their behaviour, actions etc not in response to their name! To judge someone based on their name equates to judging someone based on their ethnicity, religion or sexuality to me and so I don't! Neither does any other teacher I know in real life. More interested in getting them to do well tbh

tiamariaxxx Sat 21-Dec-13 23:01:10

I like the name but wouldnt use it, My OH has a friend called kyle whos in his late 20s now but his son is kyle jnr and they are just horrible (not that im been nasty calling a child horrible but hes a proper mini me of big kyle way he acts and talks)

looki Sat 21-Dec-13 15:08:55

It's not to my taste. I only know of one person with this name (my friend's stepson) and when I orig heard it, I admit I associated it with all the not so positive comments listed above.

I didn't know it was a Scottish name. Perhaps there it is a well thought of name, the same as Connor in Ireland?

I think while threads such as this one upset some people, if you are really looking for feedback and opinions about a name asking strangers on the internet will yield more honest answers than asking people in real life and secondly you get a broader outlook rather than your local area, both of which can only be a good thing. Either way if you like it, use it. You should use a name you love rather than a name everyone else loves.

badtime Fri 20-Dec-13 23:41:18

Mumsnet does appear to think that a lot of Scottish and/or Irish names are chav 'naughty' names - Kyle, Callum, Liam, Conor...

It's not very nice, and I don't think it is very representative of actual real-world people.

Theonlyoneiknow Fri 20-Dec-13 22:34:53

ethethethe, i think you might be right ré the OP. I already know there will be another Kyle in his class at school but other than that i dont know if any others.

ohcaptain i did see the thread and suspectéd it would be exactly like this, but i still opened it. dS is Kyle, it suits him and thats it!

Thanks moomins, see i love Connor!! Think its s great boys name

MoominsYonisAreScary Mon 16-Dec-13 22:54:42

Some people are so rude!

The , pay no attention. Ds1 is connor and all the same things have been said about his name. He's an adult now and his name has done him no harm what so ever.

OhCaptainDarling Mon 16-Dec-13 22:54:01

My style < doh>

OhCaptainDarling Mon 16-Dec-13 22:53:12

I think the answer is IMHO.
If you see your child's name listed in a thread title you have 2 opinions.

1)Open and read, if it's negative, decide that everyone is an idiot and you've called your child the most perfect name for them. And leave it at that. Water off a ducks back etc.

2) Don't open the thread!

FWIW - I don't really like the name, but I don't hate it either. It's just not for style. In my view it's not the strongest Scottish name you could pick, I'd go for Kerr or Keir. I'm Scottish The rudest naughtiest most horrible little boy I know is called Hugo! Make of that what you will!

FlatAsSantasSacks Mon 16-Dec-13 22:46:01

I know someone who called her boys Kyle and kray.

EthethethethChrisWaddle Mon 16-Dec-13 22:38:12

You could say that almost every name lacks imagination, unless you actually made it up yourself.

Considering my Kyle is the only one in his school I wouldn't say it was that common a name either.

I actually think the OP posted this a joke, knowing what people were going to say. It's all so predictable on here.

Theonlyoneiknow Mon 16-Dec-13 15:08:24

I think you have misread my posts. I am not the OP i just,replied because i was so upset about all the comments as my DS, âge 4, is called Kyle. So, so far his name is chavvy, only given to kids who arent going to make anything of their lives, naughty in class and it lacks imagination to boot.

Yeah, i feel shit

DingDongUriGelleryOnHigh Mon 16-Dec-13 13:45:29

Onlyone, Its kind of like calling your baby "Mark" or something. Yknow, lacks imagination. Baby names lists are big enough to pore through to find something you can hang your hat on.

ZombiePenguin Sat 14-Dec-13 10:05:10

I don't get the whole stereotyping. Where I live (not in Scotland), and as a teacher, I have met many lovely Kyles, many naughty Kyles, many cheeky Kyles, many average Kyles and so on. We are in one of the areas which people probably associate 'chavvy' (hate the word) with. Every Kyle is an individual, they make the name their own. Personally, I don't like it for the sound, I love Kai though, and anyone who negatively judges you for naming your child Kyle is a bit hmm

PenguinsDontEatStollen Sat 14-Dec-13 08:49:33

It isn't my personal favourite style of name, but then the names I have chosen probably aren't yours.

I think it's fine. I think it sounds nice with a longer middle name (assuming you are planning to use one) and best with surnames that aren't super short (it would sound awful with ours).

Theonlyoneiknow Sat 14-Dec-13 08:43:57

Lacks imagination? In that case you must also mean every other name on the baby name lists.

DingDongUriGelleryOnHigh Fri 13-Dec-13 09:23:22

I don't think its ...chavvy <spits> or common but I think if you try harder you could come up with something a bit better.

It just lacks imagination IMO.

Theonlyoneiknow Fri 13-Dec-13 09:20:16

I know christmasbungle, this name crops up on nearly every thread where teachers are asked their opinions on names (with negative comments). Surely teachers should be leading by example, and not pigeon holing children before they have even met them.

I hope when DS starts school next year he isn't met with such judgement about his name before the teacher has even met him.Or, if he ever meets the majority of posters on this thread !

MrsChristmasBungle Fri 13-Dec-13 07:27:55

I think it's an ok name. I absolutely hate when folk say "it's a naughty boys name". Since when does a name determine whether a child us naughty or not? I find it especially distasteful when teachers says this! Have you written off children from the beginning?

Nospringflower Fri 13-Dec-13 07:19:21

I like Kyle and dont think there's anything wrong with it. I am Scottish, living in Scotland and think its a good Scottish name grin

Lebkuchenlover Fri 13-Dec-13 07:11:05

I'm not keen on Kyle. But I do like Jeremy.

qazxc Thu 12-Dec-13 17:07:56

Personally i don't like it, probably because i immediately think of jeremy kyle.

TeamJavert Thu 12-Dec-13 16:52:10

I love it. I don't think of it as at all 'chavvy' and the Kyles I know,certainly aren't.

kreecherlivesupstairs Thu 12-Dec-13 14:38:01

I don't like it. But to be fair, any name that isn't Duncan, Adrian or Gavin doesn't really meet with my approval.
I know DD has a couple in her year. She speaks very dispariginly about them.

Theonlyoneiknow Thu 12-Dec-13 14:27:39

What area is that Miaow?

I don't think i've ever see a name take such a slating sad

MiaowTheCat Thu 12-Dec-13 13:38:58

Would depend on the area - round here it's definitely one that tends to be more concentrated among certain "interesting" areas of town shall we say? Having said that - the ones I've taught have generally been pretty sad cases - lovely sweet little lads inside an outer shell of bravado and swagger and with parents whose heads you just wanted to bang together and scream at them to bloody do a bit better by their kids.

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