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allegretto Tue 02-Aug-16 15:45:14

Not pregnant but my DD (6) told me that if she has a son (a long time into the future I hope) she is going to call him Ian. grin What do you think? Hopelessly outdated or due for a revival?

Whathaveilost Tue 02-Aug-16 15:46:40

I think it's fine.
Not sure why you think it's funny.

Summerday11 Tue 02-Aug-16 15:47:21


wizzywig Tue 02-Aug-16 15:48:48

Hee heeeee

ayeokthen Tue 02-Aug-16 15:50:49

DS middle name is Iain, it's quite common up here.

MrPony Tue 02-Aug-16 15:52:46

I can't imagine a baby Ian. I always assume they were all born at 40 years old.

It'll be fashionable by then.
His cohort will be called things like Kevin and Tony.

Alohamora Tue 02-Aug-16 16:15:42

I know many men/boys called Ian/Iain. Nothing wrong with it confused. But I do live in Scotland where it may be more common? Gaelic for John.

EllenDegenerate Tue 02-Aug-16 16:26:16

Oh God, that is awful!

Topnotes Tue 02-Aug-16 16:28:58

I think it's a lovely name!

capercaillie Tue 02-Aug-16 16:30:42

Lovely name

Vixxfacee Tue 02-Aug-16 18:20:37

I don't know how Ian can ever be described as a lovely name shock

ayeokthen Tue 02-Aug-16 18:23:58

My auld man is called Iain so I think it's lovely, because he is if that makes sense. If you've known an Iain/Ian who is a knob, it's not so nice.

Sophronia Tue 02-Aug-16 20:04:26

I actually quite like it

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 02-Aug-16 20:05:58

Very nice.

DramaAlpaca Tue 02-Aug-16 20:06:51

It's dated, but it's not an unpleasant name.

I prefer it spelled Iain.

Sammysquiz Tue 02-Aug-16 20:12:54

I asked the same question on here a couple of years ago when pregnant with DS. Here's the thread. As you can see, it didn't go down well!

catsofa Tue 02-Aug-16 20:21:38

Well I like... Brian. No really. Not having any more though sad

CremeEggThief Tue 02-Aug-16 20:23:07

I know one who's about 6 now, but he's called after his dad.

Ilovetea82 Tue 02-Aug-16 20:23:31

My sons middle name is Ian after my daddy who was a lovely man.
Latterly I worked with another man called it who was a complete arse! (Even went so far as to suggest I had called my son after him despite knowing the family connection!)
It's a good name though

Eigg Tue 02-Aug-16 20:24:21

It's not outdated here (also Scottish) I know lots of Ian's across the age ranges. Fairly classic.

WaitrosePigeon Tue 02-Aug-16 20:43:10

Please dont

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Tue 02-Aug-16 21:01:02

I've definitely heard a lot worse. Fwiw I always loved the name Henry when I was at school and people laughed at me for liking it. It's really popular now, so you might just find that you're laughing 'on the other side of your face' (as the saying goes) in a few years OP!

jaundicedoutlook Sun 14-Aug-16 21:27:17

Makes me think of Lee and Herring and the News for Your Name...

MrsGsnow18 Sun 14-Aug-16 22:35:55

When I was a teenager I had a brief fling with a boy called Iain.
Back then it seemed a normal enough name to me!
Wouldn't imagine it's as widely used today but that in my opinion would be a good thing!

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