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Gavin for a boy?

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LoveSnoozeButton Tue 13-Sep-16 11:45:11

Considering this name for DS2. I like the sound of it and don't think its that common. What do you think?
Surname is short starting with K

KoalaDownUnder Tue 13-Sep-16 11:46:52

No. No no no.

But I dislike all hard-G names (Gavin, Gary, Greg).

Lapinlapin Tue 13-Sep-16 11:47:23

No, sorry.

DramaAlpaca Tue 13-Sep-16 11:49:22

I don't mind it, actually.

I think of it mainly as a surname, but it's fine as a first name. A bit dated, I suppose, but it's OK.

usernotavail Tue 13-Sep-16 11:51:17

Really like it. One of my best friends name think it suits young and old smile

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 13-Sep-16 11:51:17

It's quite popular in America, but they they also like the name Trevor so take from that what you will.

It's okay I suppose but there are so many Gavins in my age group that it just sounds a bit blah to me.

KoalaDownUnder Tue 13-Sep-16 11:55:20

^ Mitzy, yep - and Colin is apparently having a revival

Kenworthington Tue 13-Sep-16 11:58:14

My car is called Colin koala but I wouldn't inflict it on an actual human. grin

Gavin is just awful imo sorry

GertrudeBelle Tue 13-Sep-16 11:58:53

Too close to Kevin for me

Tiggeryoubastard Tue 13-Sep-16 11:59:25

Nothing wrong, not to my taste, but is very 1970's. Gavin's parents have pampas grass, an Austin Princess and they have Vesta curries followed by Arctic roll for dinner on a Thursday.

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 13-Sep-16 11:59:27

You can't keep Colin down for long! It will always re-appear grin

dogparkingbus4x4wanker Tue 13-Sep-16 11:59:35

It's awful.

Ginplease Tue 13-Sep-16 12:02:05

I quite like Gavin. It does sit in the same history as Gary and Kevin but when I was young the Gavin's were cooler kids. I think it can be used now as a more unusual name.

KoalaDownUnder Tue 13-Sep-16 12:02:23

grin Colin is bloody horrendous. All I can think of is colon!

VioletBam Tue 13-Sep-16 12:04:07

He will be called "Gav"

I can't quite cope with that. But then I'm quite old at 43 and grew up with a lot of Gavins in the 70s and 80s.

It reminds me of shellsuits and Ford Cortinas.

Thumbcat Tue 13-Sep-16 12:17:35

Drippy and dated, like Barry.

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 13-Sep-16 12:20:11

Barry is pretty bad isn't it?

KoalaDownUnder Tue 13-Sep-16 12:20:40

In Australia in 1988, Gav (Gazza) would be found hanging out in front of a servo with Jonno and Bazza (aka Barry). They'd all be eating Chiko rolls and smoking Winnie Blues. At least one of them would have a mullet haircut, and/or a rat's tail. If it was Saturday night, they might have borrowed Jonno's mum's Nissan Pulsar, cos it had a working tape deck for listening to 'ZZ Top - Eliminator'.

PotatoBread Tue 13-Sep-16 12:21:08

It's a bit 70s for me and not in a good way.

bilboteabaggin Tue 13-Sep-16 12:21:38

Hahaha Gavin

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 13-Sep-16 12:22:04

I'd definitely have snogged all of them. And knowing me it would have been the one with the rat's tail!

P.S what's a servo and a Chiko roll?

Vikkijayne2507 Tue 13-Sep-16 12:22:56

No sorry not a fan

rainbowstardrops Tue 13-Sep-16 12:23:22

Agree that it's a bit dated for my liking.

KoalaDownUnder Tue 13-Sep-16 12:26:24

A servo is a service station - aka a petrol/ gas station

A Chiko roll is...a very unappealing deep-fried thing that sits greasily in the Bain-Marie at servos grin

damngirl Tue 13-Sep-16 12:30:39

Gavin is awful, sorry

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