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PolkaDottie25 Mon 18-Jul-16 12:59:48


Pemba Mon 18-Jul-16 14:30:47

I suppose it's not horrible, but it does seem a bit middle aged American.

Also makes me think of Marvin the Magician (was that a character in something or a range of toys) and possibly a cartoon mouse?

BoBo90 Mon 18-Jul-16 17:01:05

Not a name I would pick. Makes me thing of Marvin the paranoid android and you don't want that connection!

scurryfunge Mon 18-Jul-16 17:02:23

I came on to say the paranoid android too

PotteringAlong Mon 18-Jul-16 17:06:05


sonlypuppyfat Mon 18-Jul-16 18:08:25

Here I am, brain the size of a planet with a daft name

Wolfiefan Mon 18-Jul-16 18:11:42

Yep paranoid android here too!

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Mon 18-Jul-16 19:51:23

I dislike it quite strongly (sorry). It's just an unpleasant sound IMHO. Where I live (SE England) it would sound even more horrid I think.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 18-Jul-16 19:54:52

Not good.

marblestatue Mon 18-Jul-16 19:56:37

I'd associate it with names like Kevin, Brian, Keith. But I don't think younger people will, so why not?

ChampagneCommunist Mon 18-Jul-16 19:59:34


EmpressOfTheVaginaDentata Mon 18-Jul-16 20:02:09

Paranoid Android here too, sorry.

Georgiesgirl Mon 18-Jul-16 20:06:03

And Starvin' Marvin from Sourh Park

DreamingofItaly Mon 18-Jul-16 20:08:38

I think of Marvin Gaye. It's a cool name in my opinion but that could be because I've just caught up on series 2 of Ray Donovan and there was a musician lad on there called Marvin, the name really suited him.

Raines100 Mon 18-Jul-16 20:25:46

I'm Hank Marvin cakechocolatebiscuit

Mclaren37 Tue 19-Jul-16 07:08:42

I just saw a whole bunch of responses on here to Merlin and Casper - as very acceptable and 'quite cool'. But Marvin is a no? Well Marvin is much better than both IMO. I know a fairly cool Marv (friend's husband), so I am swayed.

Liz09 Tue 19-Jul-16 08:13:56

I like it.

Reminds me of Marvin McFadden from One Tree Hill. That boy was a gem.

Otherwise, Marvin the Martian, but who cares? That's hardly a bad association.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Tue 19-Jul-16 13:31:18

Haha mclaren, Caspar is one of my all time favourite boy names! Do you not think it is acceptable then? Quite funny how different people's views on names can be. It's really quite a well used name where I live, not overused but I know a few.

Merlin is a bit more marmite I guess but I do know of one baby called Merlin and nobody finds it that strange.

Wordsaremything Wed 20-Jul-16 00:05:16

Fabulous- go for it.
Nn Marvy or Vinny.
It can also be used for q girl Marvyn or Marveen.

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