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Pebbles0934 Thu 26-Jun-14 19:35:17

What are your thoughts on Ivan?

Strange? Popular? Unusual? Boring? Nice? Horrid?

HaroldLloyd Thu 26-Jun-14 19:37:17

I like it. Not common at all around here, but not massively out there either.

Though Ifan would probably be more likely around these parts.

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 26-Jun-14 19:40:06

I think it sounds quite harsh name but that may not bother you if your going for the whole 'strong' feel.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 26-Jun-14 19:40:56

The Terrible.


Nospringflower Thu 26-Jun-14 19:54:00

Like it. Knew one at school grin. Strong name in my opinion.

FiveExclamations Thu 26-Jun-14 19:58:08

I like it. No one will have trouble spelling it and his teachers are unlikely to have to call him Ivan surname initial to distinguish him from other Ivans.

BikeRunSki Thu 26-Jun-14 19:58:38

I like it. There was one the year above me at school. And I know another of a similar age - early 40s. My dc are 5 and 2 and I have never come across any small ones.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Thu 26-Jun-14 20:02:10

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OffLikeADirtyShirt Thu 26-Jun-14 20:03:10

Depends on your nationality. Id assume Eastern Europe/ Russia and it was pronounced Ee-van not Ai-vun.

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CPtart Thu 26-Jun-14 20:16:35

Horrid. But love Evan.

Fairylea Thu 26-Jun-14 20:22:19

I love it. It's uncommon and classic.

Elsiequadrille Thu 26-Jun-14 21:23:05

Lovely. One of my favourite names for boys (along with Percy, so you might want to ignore me).

DramaAlpaca Thu 26-Jun-14 22:10:51

I don't like it, it's an old man name to me.

Love Evan, though.

Marcipex Thu 26-Jun-14 22:12:29

The terrible.

burgatroyd Fri 27-Jun-14 09:09:32

Evan or Ifan better

MilkandCereal Fri 27-Jun-14 10:48:19

Love it. It's a wonderful name.

littlejohnnydory Fri 27-Jun-14 11:55:37

I love it, unfortunately DH doesn't! Also like Ivo very much.

singersgirl Fri 27-Jun-14 12:01:04

I know a few Ivans of different ages. I think it's an interesting choice - a proper name, quite unusual, recognisable, and not that common.

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