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Is Leo a chavvy name?!?!

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pinkfairy84 Fri 11-Jul-14 17:26:54

My husband and I have been set on it for awhile but doubts are creeping in as we are starting to think it might be chavvy now or in future?! Due next week so need some mn opinions! What do you think?!

gymboywalton Fri 11-Jul-14 17:27:16

leo is a great name-really classic!

PenguinsHatchedAnEgg Fri 11-Jul-14 17:32:26

I hate the word chavy. But no, it is a popular name across many socio economic groups and I don't think it is pigeonholed. It is like Thomas or Sam.

MrsLettuce Fri 11-Jul-14 17:33:55

No it's not, but asking that question is. FFS.

pigwitch Fri 11-Jul-14 17:35:01

No it's a lovely name

eatscakefornoreasonwhatsoever Fri 11-Jul-14 17:35:59

Only if the family he comes from is. Honestly! [rolls eyes]

pigwitch Fri 11-Jul-14 17:36:42

Unless you spell it Leeyo/Leigho or hyphenate it then it's chavvy

Thumbwitch Fri 11-Jul-14 17:37:26



drudgetrudy Fri 11-Jul-14 17:43:42

Absolutely NOT!

It is a traditional classless name.

eatscakefornoreasonwhatsoever Fri 11-Jul-14 17:51:06

har har har - pigwitch - that made me properly chortle. Oh the horror of it. As a side issue - you've made me want to go dig out my Tiffany Aching books.

BethanFaye Fri 11-Jul-14 17:51:14

No it's lovely! The Leo I know is very nice, 29 and has a well paid job in the city. As other's have said it's a pretty classless name.

MildDrPepperAddiction Fri 11-Jul-14 17:54:56

Not chavvy, but not a name I like. If you like it go for it.

silveryscales Fri 11-Jul-14 19:00:18

Where are you getting that from OP?

scarletforya Fri 11-Jul-14 19:06:37

I don't think so but honestly, who cares?

Leo, Leon, Rocco, I love those names, I think they transcend class because they sound great.

I think Leo is strong and masculine. I really like it.

DealForTheKids Fri 11-Jul-14 19:10:43

I don't think so. But if you're really worried why not go for an extended version (Leonard/Leon or perhaps even Laurence) so that you have the option to extend out?

I am assuming the OP is of the age where Leonardo di Caprio was a heart throb and is worried that it sounds a bit named-after-a-sleb? I am of a similar age and I would sadly like to inform that no one thinks of that any more because - despite my best efforts - it's no longer 1999. wink

Iownafourinchporsche Fri 11-Jul-14 19:55:06

Only a smidge

littlejohnnydory Fri 11-Jul-14 22:12:27

Hope not, it's ds's name! I'd never met another one when we named him but it's become more popular since - have only met 2 others in 7 years though! Neither seemed chavvy ;-)

Messygirl Sat 12-Jul-14 20:21:43

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SanityClause Sat 12-Jul-14 20:24:32

I always thought names ending in "o" were a bit MC.

Arlo, Ivo, Hugo, Milo, Jago, etc.

pilates Mon 14-Jul-14 22:43:39


Pickacolouranycolour Tue 15-Jul-14 09:10:23

I know one 'posh' one and a not so 'posh' one

BlackberryandNettle Sun 20-Jul-14 12:24:00

I love Leo! If anything would say it's a bit posh. Leon is nice too.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sun 20-Jul-14 12:40:08

Yeah Count Leo Tolstoy was a right chav

Pangaea Sun 20-Jul-14 23:13:02

I only know posh ones.

moggle Sun 20-Jul-14 23:18:47

This is top of our list too if we have a boy. Secretly we like Leo cos of West Wing but not sure we'll ever admit that in real life ...
I don't think it really has any class connotations. I would quite like a long version, but Leonard would surely just get shortened to Len?! And Leonardo and Leopold are a bit OTT...

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