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cheesecakemom Tue 28-Oct-14 09:02:11

Recently heard of a little baby boy called Eden! Isn't this a girl's name or does it vary from country to country?

3pigsinblanketsandasausagerole Tue 28-Oct-14 09:03:05

Ooooo I would have thought a girl

It's lovely for a girl

Not sure about a boy

TheAwfulDaughter Tue 28-Oct-14 09:05:05

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yellowsnownoteatwillyou Tue 28-Oct-14 09:05:21

I only know a boy called Eden, so always think it's a boys name. He's about 14.

IneedAwittierNickname Tue 28-Oct-14 09:06:41

I saw it in a baby name book as a boys name.

bruffin Tue 28-Oct-14 09:07:59

Always heard it for a girl and never liked it. Very tacky and as Theawfuldaughters says too much Toddlers and Tiaras.

MsMittens Tue 28-Oct-14 13:05:14

Our DD's name is Eden. Have never see Toddler & Tiaras but now intrigued wink.

FFIW we get lots of compliments on her name. I think any name can be tacky depending on the circumstances and family etc.

AuntieStella Tue 28-Oct-14 13:12:51

It's a traditional boys name, and one I think is rather lovely.

Using it for a girl was pretty much unheard of until that US soap of the 1980s, and it never full assimilated for girls particularly outside USA (as the soap never made i internationally, and was really occasional daytime broadcast only). Incidentally, same soap was I think the first to use the Spanish girls name Cruz on a boy.

bruffin Tue 28-Oct-14 13:30:07

Eden Wood toddlers and tiaras

FourthMary Tue 28-Oct-14 13:51:38

I know a baby girl and a toddler boy, it seems more feminine to me.

MsMittens Tue 28-Oct-14 13:52:56

Bruffin I think if I had seen that TV show or made that association I may have shared your thoughts! Oh gosh that is pretty vile.

Luckily our DD is a running, jumping climbing trees kind of girl who tends to cry when put in a dress so hopefully we can avoid any odious comparisons!

GotToBeInItToWinIt Tue 28-Oct-14 13:54:10

I know a male and a female Eden. It sounds more male to my ear.

DecaffTastesWeird Tue 28-Oct-14 14:05:16

Oh I definitely would have said girl...

OddBoots Tue 28-Oct-14 14:09:09

It looks like it is a name more often given to girls these days. I might be reading too much into it but I think I would feel uncomfortable naming my child something that means 'a place of pleasure' though.


guitarosauras Tue 28-Oct-14 14:09:12

Lots of Edens here in cornwall. Mostly girls.

ShadowKat Tue 28-Oct-14 14:28:21

The only Eden I've met is a man.

Despite this, it feels more feminine to me.

Sophronia Tue 28-Oct-14 15:37:13

The only Eden I know is male, and is about 23/24.

jazzyjenbo Tue 28-Oct-14 16:02:06

My dd is also eden.. I love her name, we get lots of compliments and the midwives when she was born hadn't come across one ( shes 2.5 ). I also know a 22yr old female eden and came across a boy at a friends childs b'day party.
I have heard of eden wood, there is also a footballer called eden.

Ludways Tue 28-Oct-14 16:28:16

Only one I know is a boy of 9, it does sound more feminine though.

northgoingzax Tue 28-Oct-14 17:22:05

Yup reminds me of Toddlers and Tiaras - lovely name - never heard it for a boy though - although there is Edin which I think is Bosnian/Serb

RockinHippy Tue 28-Oct-14 21:51:15

Our DD is an Eden, (before toddlers & Tiara time)

In the UK its more often a girls name, it's an uncommon name though, but out of 5 we know of, 1 is a boy & he has American connections

RockinHippy Tue 28-Oct-14 21:53:37

It means Paradise, Beautiful & Loyal has Hebrew roots, but is more common in some parts of Africa too, but as a girls name

RockinHippy Tue 28-Oct-14 21:56:45

I should add, there's only 4 in our city, at least was up until a few years ago, 1 a boy, ironically the only other same age girl is DDs best friend, they met at nursery & both her nursery & primary schools had never had another DC of that name - she has had 2 little girls named after her though

hoobypickypicky Tue 28-Oct-14 22:01:02

It depends how it's pronounced.

There's Ee-den, the French/Belgian pronunciation Ai-den (as in Eden Hazard) and Ed-den. I only know one, a 17 year old boy. I always associate it with males rather than females and personally prefer the pronunciation Ed-en.

ComradePlexiglass Tue 28-Oct-14 22:03:51

My son has a lovely female friend called Eden. About 15 years old. I quite like it for either gender.

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