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WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 02-Jul-15 00:03:40

Due a come-back, or not?

Y0la Thu 02-Jul-15 00:07:02

maybe, I know a woman who called her baby Kevin and all of her children have dated names.

I don't hate it tbh. I'm not Catholic but it's got a kind of solidity to it. Like Brendan. I prefer Brendan though.

Eleleleo Thu 02-Jul-15 00:07:05

Not yet! Next generation maybe. DD already has named her imaginary friends Kevin, Craig and Gary hmm

MrsHathaway Thu 02-Jul-15 00:07:50

Kevin, Dave, Stuart and Bob. Definitely due a comeback.

But not for children.

passthewineplz Thu 02-Jul-15 00:08:50

I'm not a fan, it's a harsh/hard sounding name like Gavin

Y0la Thu 02-Jul-15 00:15:01

I think Gavin sounds soft! confused

passthewineplz Thu 02-Jul-15 00:19:48

Lol! Y0la funnily enough my first boyfriend was called Kevin, and he was soft and boring. My ex was called Gavin and he's just an arse, and I've always disliked the name...

Y0la Thu 02-Jul-15 00:21:42

Fair enough. My X's name, I hate it. I hate it so much that when I later met a very nice man with the same name, he never really stood a chance!

scarletforya Thu 02-Jul-15 00:25:20

Not. Reminds me of that mechanic from Coronation street with the minge moustache. It's so dated, dull and ordinary. Like Barry or Gary.

passthewineplz Thu 02-Jul-15 00:29:41

I'm put off by names to, I refuse to date any Kevin's, Gavin's, Mark's or Stephen's as I associate the names to idiots! Lol!

Sophronia Thu 02-Jul-15 00:30:21

I like both Kevin and Gary grin I think it'll be a while before they make a comeback though.

FastWindow Thu 02-Jul-15 00:32:41

I have a 12yo Kevin. It suits him. Although the preferred spelling would have been Kevan. Any good?

Iliveinalighthousewith2friendl Thu 02-Jul-15 00:37:57

Definitely. Get rid of those fancy names.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 02-Jul-15 00:39:02

Kevan was good until I typed it and autocorrect made Kevin!

FastWindow Thu 02-Jul-15 00:52:01

Then you won't be in the top 1000 with Kevan if autocorrect doesn't recognise it smile

Or Keven. Both nice.

I nearly called my dd Jane. So underrated these days.

SavoyCabbage Thu 02-Jul-15 00:57:05

There are two Kevins in our primary school. No Gavins though.

FishCanFly Thu 02-Jul-15 08:47:25

Good name. Nearly had DS1 named Kevin

reuset Thu 02-Jul-15 08:54:33

Already made a 'comeback', if you can call it that, considering it has been in the top 200 for a couple of decades at least.

Currently ranks at 177 and on the rise. Not my personal cup of tea, but nothing wrong with the name as far as anglicized names go.

juneau Thu 02-Jul-15 09:05:55

I know a three guys called Kevin and they're all really nice! However, the name, for me, has rather chavvy 1980s overtones. So for me that would be a no. Ditto a lot of the other popular 70s/80s names. Its just too soon to see them all coming around again.

RedToothBrush Thu 02-Jul-15 09:23:56

Not for another 20 years.

FraggleHair Thu 02-Jul-15 11:20:11

It's a top 100 name in Ireland, has been for yonks I'd imagine.

Zakken Thu 02-Jul-15 11:53:36

Kevin's been around a lot longer than the 70s and 80s. I know English Kevins who were born in the 50s and 60s.

reuset Thu 02-Jul-15 12:18:46

Yep that would be right. Kevin entered the top 100 in the 1940s. It peaked in the 1960s actually, and 1950s, and then started to decline in the 70s and 80s. So it's more accurately a 50s/60s name in stats terms.

It's been in the top 200 consistently since then, as I mentioned already.

Zakken Thu 02-Jul-15 12:34:39

It was quite popular in France more recently, or at least I had that impression.

VT82 Thu 02-Jul-15 12:42:27

Not going to properly come back for a good while. I would only expect people to use if it they have a strong desire to name a boy after a family member for now.

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