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MrsSaraceni Sat 14-Jan-17 22:50:02

Opinions on Ian? We are Chinese. Thank you!

LexieLulu Sat 14-Jan-17 22:52:02

I think Kian is a similar name but more modern. Ian is very old fashioned. Don't know many newborns with that name

CauliflowerSqueeze Sat 14-Jan-17 22:54:01

No. Don't know anyone under the age of 45 called Ian.

LuxuryWoman2017 Sat 14-Jan-17 22:54:14

I'm not keen , it's rather a 1970's name. I am biased as I can't bear the only Ian I know!
Would it go with your surname? To me it's a little dated now.

Pinkponiesrock Sat 14-Jan-17 22:54:33

I think it's a fab name, very traditional strong Scottish name.

Pinkponiesrock Sat 14-Jan-17 22:56:00

Also I know lots of people 30 ish called Ian or Iain.

PuppyMonkey Sat 14-Jan-17 22:58:07

It's a no from me. Very outdated.

squoosh Sat 14-Jan-17 22:59:05

I'm not a fan.

It is interesting though to see the Western names that appeal to Chinese people when they approach a name without any cultural preconceptions. Objectively there's nothing wrong with the name Ian but to me it's the name of that dour bloke who works in the IT department and wears his trousers too high. Dated and not very appealing.

midsomermurderess Sat 14-Jan-17 22:59:28

Kian is an entirely different sort of name! I like Ian but spelled Iain. Don't know why really, I just prefer the look of it, and that Iain Glen is a bit of alright.

beanfilledfish Sat 14-Jan-17 23:01:17

i think it's quite nice, it's not dated imo and a nice name, so many cool ian's. a neglected name imo

Blackbird82 Sat 14-Jan-17 23:02:31

It's awful. Sorry!

Ohdearducks Sat 14-Jan-17 23:02:47

I'm sorry I just can't imagine a baby called Ian?
It's along the lines of Keith, Alan, Kevin and suchlike, perfectly good on grown men but a bit dated I think for modern day babies.
Sorry, no from me OP

Have you considered Ewan/Euan? Sounds similar but more modern.

squoosh Sat 14-Jan-17 23:03:44

Yes, Iain Glen is a bit of alright. I wouldn't hold his name against him grin

MrsSaraceni Sat 14-Jan-17 23:03:56

Ah, we think it's very handsome. We will keep looking, thank you.

BikeRunSki Sat 14-Jan-17 23:04:22

It's a bit dated.

squoosh Sat 14-Jan-17 23:04:26

Cian is nice though. Nicer than Kian obv.

PhoenixJasmine Sat 14-Jan-17 23:05:05

All the Ians I know are of my parents generation (50-70 years old now), but actually, I quite like it for a little one now. Makes a change from all the Alfies and Archies.

justdontevenfuckingstart Sat 14-Jan-17 23:07:21

It's not common as such now but I like it, I think it sounds nicer than it looks written down tho. But I know two very closely and they are lovely men so I may be biased.

Mrsfrumble Sat 14-Jan-17 23:07:58

It's actually very fashionable in the Southern USA where we lived until recently, along with Graham. I knew a little Ian whose parents were proper hipsters!

I think it's due a resurgence in the U.K. along with other classic 1970s boys names like Stephen, Richard, Mark and Paul.

toldmywraath Sat 14-Jan-17 23:10:39

I know several Ians, we have three in our immediate family and I like it a lot. A lovely Scottish name.

squoosh Sat 14-Jan-17 23:10:52

Isn't Trevor quite fashionable in America though? grin

WeeM Sat 14-Jan-17 23:14:05

It's a bit dated but I still quite like it. if you spell it Iain it's the Gaelic for John.

CactusFred Sat 14-Jan-17 23:16:23

Noooo! But if you really insist spell it Iain.

TeshiB Sat 14-Jan-17 23:18:47

How about Fabian
Or any name with 'Ian' included

SwedishEdith Sat 14-Jan-17 23:19:20

It's horrible, sorry. Keir is better.

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