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Squtternutbosch Thu 20-Oct-16 18:46:00

So after MUCH deliberation we agreed a while ago on the one boys name with both like - Dylan. We've been back and forth on the spelling but for some reason I don't like Dillon anywhere near as much.

Bob Dylan's only gone and won a Nobel prize 2 weeks before my due date (selfish..grin ).

DP is worried that people will think that's the reason we chose the name. I think he's being ridiculous and also that it doesn't matter!

Who is right?!

SweetChickadee Thu 20-Oct-16 18:47:54

You are. No-one will realize the coincidence.

Dylan is nicer than Dillon, I agree

DocMcFanjo Thu 20-Oct-16 18:54:02

Dylan is a gorgeous name and I know a lovely one.

Forget about Bob and go with the name you love.

You could always say it's after Dylan Thomas (which is where Bob Dylan got the name in the first place I believe).

soundsystem Thu 20-Oct-16 18:54:34

You are. I didn't think of the Bob Dylan connection at all. And even if someone does mention it now, it won't follow your DS through life.

Dylan is a lovely name smile

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 20-Oct-16 18:58:51

Love, love, love Dylan. I have one, and he is gorgeous 😄

Chinlo Thu 20-Oct-16 19:00:17

Most people won't make the connection, and who cares if they do anyway?

Bizarre thing to worry about, in my opinion.

RiverTam Thu 20-Oct-16 19:01:29

The only Dylan I know was almost certainly named after Bob, probably a fair few are. But it's a great name anyway so go for it!

Squtternutbosch Thu 20-Oct-16 19:06:07

Ah great, glad it's had such a nice reception! I honestly didn't care whether I am having a boy or girl except for the fact that I knew it was going to be soooooo much harder to pick a boy name.

I think the original inspiration actually came from Dylan Moran but we probably won't mention that to too many people ;)

RiverTam Thu 20-Oct-16 19:12:12

Why not? He's really cool, and doesn't have a whiny voice that we all have to pretend is really great when it isn't grin.

DocMcFanjo Thu 20-Oct-16 21:16:12


Chinlo Thu 20-Oct-16 21:24:41

Does anyone actually claim that Bob Dylan has a good voice? He's acclaimed for his song-writing really.

RiverTam Thu 20-Oct-16 21:29:06

The people I know who love him love his versions of his songs, which suggests they do like his whiny voice.

I think it was Adele who said that he could write a great song but couldn't sing for toffee, which was spot on.

Squtternutbosch Thu 20-Oct-16 22:31:42

DocMcFanjo i do believe you have the best name ever grin

DiegeticMuch Thu 20-Oct-16 22:32:14

I couldn't name one Bob Dylan song and probably wouldn't recognise him if I passed him in the street. I associate it with Dylan Thomas. I like it.

LucyFuckingPevensie Thu 20-Oct-16 22:36:53

My nephew is Dylan, I love his name. What have you got for a girl op ?

Squtternutbosch Thu 20-Oct-16 22:43:43

I had a whole long list of girls names but (and having just re-read my previous post I realise this wasn't clear) we decided to find out what we're having so that we could think of boys names if necessary and, sure enough, there he was flashing his willy at us. So my loooooong list of beautiful girls' names went straight out the window!

LucyFuckingPevensie Thu 20-Oct-16 22:50:44

Oh I see. Well I think you have made a great decision Dylan is lovely.

Squtternutbosch Thu 20-Oct-16 22:54:16

Thank you smile. It took us a long time and a lot of stress. Now just need to wait for him to turn up (getting impatient!) and make sure it "suits" him, if that makes sense

Muser54321 Thu 20-Oct-16 22:55:56

Don't over think that. I thought Frederick was out because Freddie Flintoff whose real name is Andrew anyway was voted sportsman of the year. What!? who? which year? And that's ten minutes later. By February nobody knows who was sportsmand of the year

SansasEscape Thu 20-Oct-16 22:58:20

Even if people think Bob who cares, he's cool. It's not like you've chosen Bono or Sting grin

Pluto30 Thu 20-Oct-16 23:02:53

Yeah, Bob Dylan certainly isn't known for his singing abilities. He even said that All Along the Watchtower is Jimi Hendrix's song, despite him writing it.

Dylan is fine. I'd make the Bob connection, but I doubt most people would, unless they're particularly into music from that era.

It's not as obvious as Lennon, Jagger or Hendrix (all naff, IMO).

Squtternutbosch Thu 20-Oct-16 23:03:22

Sanas you haven't heard our middle name yet wink

Muser, I love love Frederick/Freddy. Have a close friend who used it for her son very recently so unfort was out, otherwise it would have been high on the list.

SansasEscape Thu 20-Oct-16 23:05:43

Go on then grin

Squtternutbosch Thu 20-Oct-16 23:07:54

Haha, just kidding- we've gone for something very traditional, a family name.

Not, that is to say, "Bono". grin

stickygotstuck Thu 20-Oct-16 23:12:33

I know a Dylan. Actually named after Dylan Thomas.

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