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WillSingForCake Sat 08-Feb-14 21:40:41

I know it's a bit old-fashioned, but I really like the name Ian. Short, nice sounding, simple. Is it too old-man though?

Frikadellen Sat 15-Feb-14 14:21:40

I like it a lot and the 3 Ians I know are lovely people (not weasel like at all) for me its the perfect type of name unusual but not weird traditional but not overused..##good choice imo

treaclesoda Sat 15-Feb-14 10:58:27

oh, actually, you know the Olivia children's books, about the family of pigs? Olivia's little brother is called Ian, I remember thinking it was really cute when I read them, as it's an unusual name these days. I know comparing a child's name to a family of pigs sounds like I'm being a total bitch, but I'm not honestly, they're lovely books.

OP if you like it, use it!

treaclesoda Sat 15-Feb-14 10:54:40

I know quite a few Ians, and ultimately its a perfectly ok name. But sadly for me it will be forever tainted by Rev Dr Ian Paisley sad

Misspilly88 Sat 15-Feb-14 10:42:45

I actually met a toddler called Ian yesterday! I have to say I was a bit shocked, cos he was so cute and didn't look like Ian Beale at all! If you want a truly original name though, you have to go with our parents about Trevor?! Hehe

MistletoeBUTNOwine Tue 11-Feb-14 11:56:08

My dearly departed dad was called Ian, a jolly good bloke.
But I didn't like the name enough to give it to DS....

squoosh Tue 11-Feb-14 11:53:39

Iain - No.

Ian - No.


everlong Tue 11-Feb-14 11:09:29

Fgs NO.

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Tue 11-Feb-14 10:02:15

Iain YES. Lovely.

Ian NO.

Two completely different 'feels' with the different spellings.

joyciegirl Sun 09-Feb-14 19:03:38

The one I know is a fantastic lover! wink

FleecyFeet Sun 09-Feb-14 18:58:07

Will he be born a 40 year old IT consultant?

The one Ian I know is a 40 year old IT consultant grin

brokenhearted55a Sun 09-Feb-14 18:44:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GlitzAndGiggles Sun 09-Feb-14 16:10:25

I don't like it I think of a middle aged man dressed in dull clothes. And Ian Beale. Sorry smile

DownstairsMixUp Sun 09-Feb-14 16:08:07

*Will he be born a 40 year old IT consultant?

No, then.*

Literally lol'd out loud at that!

Agree though, to me it's linked in with names like Keith and Bob for some reason.

NotAnotherPackedLunchBox Sun 09-Feb-14 16:06:19

My first thought was Ian Paisley sad

Panzee Sun 09-Feb-14 16:02:02

Another one who thought of Peep Show! Actually it's not the worst in the world, prefer Iain though.

WibbleBoy Sun 09-Feb-14 15:55:49

I agree that Iain sounds like a 40-something-year-old IT professional. Then again, I have to since it's my name, and I am.

Nothing wrong it, though I'm happy that I was graced with two 'i's. There was a one time someone couldn't spell it at all and ended up with 'ean'

ouryve Sun 09-Feb-14 15:32:14

There's an i missing ;)

Lottiedoubtie Sun 09-Feb-14 15:29:47

I know an Ian ( approx 28) and an Iain, (approx 35) both lovely, kind, thoughtful men you'd be proud to be the parent of.

But I'd struggle to look at a baby and call him Ian (sorry!)

NaturalBaby Sun 09-Feb-14 15:25:17

I don't really like it but ds's best friend is called Ian and he's a lovely boy.

lumpolead Sun 09-Feb-14 15:22:49

why would you give a three letter name a nickname? confused saying that i do like yan

lumpolead Sun 09-Feb-14 15:21:24

theres loads of nice ians out there. but there all at least 30.

baby ian just isnt right its like peep show said grin

i agree with pp about euan / evan smile

kimlo Sun 09-Feb-14 11:27:48

I like it

RabbitPies Sun 09-Feb-14 11:26:13

I love it. It works well at any age IMHO.

Merrylegs Sun 09-Feb-14 09:06:46


(pron. Yanto)

Theonlyoneiknow Sun 09-Feb-14 09:05:58

If you both like it use it!!!! Don't be put off by a handful of comments from strangers who don't like it, there will be negative comments about every name!

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